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  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:40 AM
    When Belle Plaine and other Scott County residents received their 1986 tax statements that week, one thing they probably weren’t looking forward to was a sizeable increase over the year before.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:00 AM
    Mike Fogarty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike T. Fogarty, won the District 5 FFA Public Speaking Contest in Waseca.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00 AM
    Directors of the Belle Plaine creamery let skim milk contract for the ensuing year to Henry Ruehling and William Tikalsky for $1,025, best skim milk bid the creamery ever had.
  • Friday, February 10, 2017 2:51 PM
    A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled that former Scott County Attorney Kathleen Morris, former Sheriff Doug Tietz, four sheriff’s deputies and a therapist were immune from civil rights lawsuits stemming from the 1983-84 child sex abuse cases in the area.
  • Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:00 AM
    Dial telephone service would become effective in Belle Plaine on March 1, 1957. The exchange number for Belle Plaine was Triangle 3.
  • Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:00 AM
    The public school was broken into over the weekend. A small sum was taken from one room and two typewriters stolen from the commercial department.
  • Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:00 AM
    The borough council passed an ordinance establishing fire limits and prohibiting the erection of frame buildings within the designated district.
  • Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:51 PM
    The Belle Plaine School Board voted to go ahead with obtaining tax anticipation certificates in the amount of $610,000. The money from the bonds would help with cash flow in the school’s budget.
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:00 AM
    The inauguration of the Highway Post Office service was carried out here with considerable display.
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:00 AM
    The first week of February brought three days of rain, which reduced the snow level mightily but left many roads difficult for driving.
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:00 AM
    At the monthly stock fair, cows were in good demand and prices ranged from $25 to $35.
  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:19 PM
    Fire inflicted heavy damage to the 4-year-old home of Don and Mary Stier in Belle Plaine that early Monday morning.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:00 AM
    A new phase of postal service was inaugurated here with the advent of red, white and blue busses to be known as Highway Post Offices. The new service replaced railway postal cars operating on this division of the Omaha railroad.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:00 AM
    The severe January with its extreme cold and much snow ended on a warmer note – a real thaw.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 AM
    The cold spell had passed and there was talk of “the winter being over.”

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