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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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  • A Few Words on Bus Safety

    Matt Stier of Stier Transportation spent time with students at Chatfield Elementary School Tuesday morning showing them the safe way to approach a school bus, properly leaving the school bus and emergency evacuation of a school bus. 


  • iPad Orientation

    Oak Crest Elementary School sixth-graders in Kristen LaJeunesse’s classroom received their iPad minis Monday morning.


  • Learning from Experience

    Under the watchful eye of his grandfather, Chuck Kasper of Montgomery (seated, right), Belle Plaine’s Jeffery Kasper crushed apples for their juice Saturday morning at Autumn Fare/City-to-Country Tour at the Scott County Fairgrounds in St. Lawrence Township. Along with a breakfast made from items produced in Scott County.

  • City Holds Archery Range Grand Opening

    A couple dozen representatives of the city and public attended a grand opening event Monday for Belle Plaine’s new Archery Range.


  • OLP Draws a Crowd

    Parishioners and supporters of Our Lady of the Prairie enjoyed the church and school’s fall festival under bright, sunny skies and mild breezes Sunday afternoon.

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  • Joshua Sundblad, the Belle Plaine man charged with third-degree murder in the death of his infant son, remained in the Scott County Jail yesterday (Sept. 16) awaiting his next court appearance.


  • Council Okays Land, Dump Truck and Other Purchases

    The Belle Plaine City Council Monday night addressed an assortment of issues, some of which involved significant expenditures.


  • City Slows Down on Library Expansion

    After viewing cost estimates of between $500,000 and $570,000, Belle Plaine city staff recommended, and the council concurred Monday night, to hold off on applying for a grant that, if approved, would pay for a portion of the cost of expanding the public library building as early as 2015.


  • Scott County commissioners approved work to improve roads into and out of Blakeley Township damaged by torrential rains in June.


  • A number of area corn and soybean fields, especially in the low areas, were hit with a light frost this past Saturday and again Tuesday, according to Belle Plaine farmer Ewald Gruetzmacher.


  • Tigers Swept Twice at Home

    The Belle Plaine High School volleyball team absorbed two of its most lopsided home losses in years when it was swept twice in a 48-hour period by Waconia and Jordan last Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.


  • Janessa Meuleners Leads  B.P. Girls to First Place at NYA

    Belle Plaine High School senior Janessa Meuleners topped a field of 110 runners to lead the Tiger girls to a first-place finish at last Tuesday’s 16-team Norwood Young America Lions Invitational at Baylor Park.


  • Tigers Can’t Solve Fogarty

    For a second time this season, the Belle Plaine High School football team was almost defenseless against the run and it showed on the scoreboard at Jordan Friday night as the Hubmen handed the Tigers their second loss of the year by a 35-22 margin.


  • The Belle Plaine High School tennis team dropped its third and fourth Minnesota River Conference matches of the year by 4-3 scores to Sibley East and Tri-City United last Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. All four of the Tigers’ MRC losses have come by the same score.


  • Minnesota State University Moorhead junior volleyball player Abby Wolpern of Belle Plaine led the Dragons in a tournament in Golden, Colo., recently, smashing 50 kills in four games. She averaged 3.57 kills per set and hit a spectacular .360 on the weekend.


  • Mary A. Terwedo
    Mary Ann Terwedo, 78, of New Prague, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Mala Strana Health Care Center.  

  • Nicole Goldman
    A resident of Lonsdale, MN, Nicole Krista (Jandl) Goldman was 44 when she went to her heavenly home Wednesday evening, September 10, 2014, at her home.

  • Betty J.  Mathwig
    Betty June Mathwig, 80, of Waconia passed away peacefully Thursday, September 11, 2014 at her home in Waconia.


Video Gallery

Scott County Fair 2014
Scott County Fair 2014
Honoring High School Wrestling Coach Kevin Slack
St Patrick's Day 2013
Belle Plaine MN St. Patrick's Day 2013 Celebration
New Prague Middle School Shooting Hoax Press Conference
New Prague Middle School was locked down and a 12-year-old boy was later arrested on suspicion of making a phone call that indicated a possible shooting
  • Birth  Announcement

    Rick and Gabrielle Stidger of Elko are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jack Jameson, who was born on July 25, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague.


  • Engagement

    Nathan Schrot and Clair Stier, along with their parents, are happy to announce their engagement. Nate is a 2011 and Clair is a 2012 graduate of Belle Plaine High School. 


  • Birth  Announcement

    Trace and Shea Selly of Belle Plaine are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savanna Shea Selly.

  • 30 Years Ago (1984)

    The suspense ended that Monday night as Ed Fogarty and Cathy Chard were crowned Belle Plaine High School’s 1984 homecoming king and queen. The previous year’s king and queen, Todd Kahle and Sarah Riesgraf, were present to transfer their titles.


  • Mrs Henry Kloempken, 36, of Washington Lake Township, was in fair condition at the New Prague hospital after being struck by an automobile in Belle Plaine. Her pelvis bone was fractured in four places and her right leg was fractured


  • The Jordan three-day fair was held with rainless weather and the largest crowds it ever had.



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