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1/29/2015
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  • Tom Stolee Recognized for ‘Going Above and Beyond Call of Duty’
    Belle Plaine Police Chief Tom Stolee wanted no part of the spotlight at last Tuesday night’s city council meeting. But Mayor Mike Pingalore, city staff and members of the police department pointed it at him anyway.
  • BPHS’s Cyber Tigers Getting Ready for Regional at U of M
    If there’s anything to be learned from finishing at the bottom of the standings last year, members of the Belle Plaine High School robotics team are using those lessons to their advantage as they prepare their entry for the regional competition this year.
  • Phoning for Pledges
    Belle Plaine High School seniors were busy dialing for dollars during the annual Dollars for Scholars Phone-A-Thon that took place in the public library’s Rose Room Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
  • Pinewood Derby Champs
    Cub Scout Pack 324 held its annual Pinewood Derby Saturday at Matt Saxe Chevrolet-Buick in Belle Plaine.
  • Gone Fishin’
    Jim Hooper of Jordan (left) and Brian Raleigh of Belle Plaine spent Sunday afternoon on the ice-covered Minnesota River just north of the Highway 25 bridge in Belle Plaine.
    
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  • BPHS One-Act Play Group Going Cuckoo
    The Belle Plaine High School one-act play group will perform “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” as it’s 2015 production. 
  • The Belle Plaine City Council last Tuesday night batted around the proposed 2015 street improvement project some more, the key element still in doubt being the need or lack thereof of a sidewalk being part of the project. 
  • Belle Plaine Senior High School choir students will tour and perform at Graceland, learn from a university choir professor, the Grand Ole Opry and a Southern plantation where slaves sang spirituals during a choir trip to Tennessee in March. 
  • A woman and man from Bloomington face felony drug  charges thanks to a Belle Plaine police officer noticing the vehicle they were driving had an inoperable headlamp with a touch of marijuana emanating from inside the car. 
  • With more projects than funding immediately available and an opportunity to attract commercial-industrial development, Scott County commissioners knew a road project had to be rescheduled if County Road 60 in Blakeley Township is to be rebuilt on a new alignment. 
  • Tigers a Rare Prey for Giants
    All sporting streaks, good and bad, come to an end at some point in time, which was the case at the Hilltop Elementary School gym in Henderson Friday night. 
  • Panthers Claim MRC Crown; Capture Forest Lake Duals
    After wrapping up its 13th Minnesota River Conference championship with a 50-17 win over Tri-City United Friday night in Montgomery, the Scott West wrestling team rolled into Forest Lake early Saturday morning to compete in the 2015 Ranger Duals. 
  • The Belle Plaine High School  Explosion dance team won the Minnesota River Conference championship in high kick and was second in jazz. 
  • The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team won back-to-back games for the first time this season in downing Norwood Young America 70-52 last Tuesday night. 
  • The National Wild Turkey Federation and the Valley Yelpers chapter are hosting an annual fund-raising banquet Friday, March 6, at Caribou Gun Club in Le Sueur. 
  • Sidonia “Sid” Anderson
    Sidonia “Sid” Anderson, 93, of Belle Plaine, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her home.

     
  • Leon Leonard Koentopf, 75, of Glencoe, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minnesota.
     
  • Barbara E. Quast
    Barbara Elizabeth Quast, 76, of Belle Plaine, passed away on January 15, 2015 at her home.
     

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Film Shot in Belle Plaine Could Become ‘Best of Fest’ Entrant
A short film shot largely in Belle Plaine, including Sparetime Tavern, this past weekend is destined to premier later this winter as an entrant in Z Fest in Minneapolis.
Film Shot in Belle Plaine Could Become ‘Best of Fest’ Entrant
A short film shot largely in Belle Plaine, including Sparetime Tavern, this past weekend is destined to premier later this winter as an entrant in Z Fest in Minneapolis.
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
  • Stark - Schroers Wedding
    Sandy and Patrick Schroers, were united in marriage on October 11, 2014 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. 
  • Engagement
    Geoff Bullock and Danielle Brueck, along with their parents, are happy to announce their engagement. 
  • Birth  Announcement
    Ryan and Krystle Ladd of Belle Plaine are proud to announce the birth of their son, Watson Patrick Ladd. Watson was born November 5, 2014 at 10:01 a.m. 
  • 30 Years Ago (1985)
    A 15-year-old rural Belle Plaine youth was killed about 2:50 p.m. that Sunday in a freak accident in the driveway of his farm home in Faxon Township. 
  • A large group of relatives and friends gathered at St. John’s Lutheran Church parlors to help Mr. and Mrs. August Stier celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. 
  • There was dog trouble that winter. A petition loaded with names was presented to the council to do something toward eliminating the packs of ownerless dogs. 

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