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Monday, January 26, 2015
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  • A Visitor From the Tundra
    A female snowy owl made a rare visit to Belle Plaine last week. Mike Albrecht of Belle Plaine spotted it in a corn stubble field along West Commerce Drive near Oak Crest Elementary School and called photographer Bill Diers to bring his camera and capture the image.
  • 'White Out for Lumpy’ Night Raises $4,000
    Last Tuesday marked “White Out for Lumpy” night in Jordan, which included a ceremony for Paul “Lumpy” Lambrecht.
  • Garage Fire
    Fire destroyed nearly all of the contents of Rick Brown’s garage and damaged some of the kitchen at the house at 1022 East State Street last Wednesday (Jan. 14).
  • County Board OKs Application for House, Land Acquisition
    When Scott County and the Three Rivers Park District started creating a regional park reserve in Blakeley Township.
  • Travis Otto Firefighter of the Year
    He sort of grew up with the department and now he’s a two-time Belle Plaine Firefighter of the Year.
    
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  • Tigers Put Up Fights, But
    The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team lost two Minnesota River Conference games last week, falling in two overtimes at Jordan Tuesday before bowing at home to previous winless Mayer Lutheran 68-62 Friday night. 
  • Belle Plaine Shines at Two Meets
    The Belle Plaine High School  Explosion dance team solidified its grip on first place in the Minnesota River Conference. 
  • Panthers Knock Off Royals; Place 3rd at Eastview Invite
    The Scott West wrestling team clinched at least a share of the Minnesota River Conference championship with a 51-17 victory over Watertown-Mayer Thursday night at the BPHS gym. The Panthers can win the championship outright with a win at Tri-City United this Friday night. 
  • Belle Plaine Drops Two More
    The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team is still looking for its first Minnesota River Conference win following losses at Jordan (62-23) and Mayer Lutheran (60-53) last Tuesday and Friday nights, respectively. 
  • Hockey Day in Minnesota Slides Into Belle Plaine
    Belle Plaine’s Johnny Egan, left, tried to prevent the Savages’ Zack King from guiding the puck through the goal during Saturday’s annual Belle Plaine Pond Hockey Tournament at the rinks across the street from the high school. 
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • Birth  Announcement
    Slavik and Krystal (Meuleners) Boyechko of Anchorage, AK are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Maxim John Boyechko. 
  • 30 Years Ago (1985)
    Over 10,000 farmers and small town businessmen, including many from this area, presented a list of demands to Gov. Rudy Perpich and the Minnesota Legislature during a farm rally at the State Capitol that Monday. 
  • Members of the local P.T.A. held a meeting in the high school for the purpose of making a study of the critical teacher shortage. Emil Ashauer was elected chairman, Mrs. Art Chard secretary and Mrs. Ince publicity chairman. 
  • The coldest morning of the winter hit on Jan. 27 when local readings were at minus-32. By noon of that day the mercury had advanced to 10 above zero. 

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