1987 One-Act Play  --  

Paul Miller as Tony, Gretchen Koenig as Carolyn and Tony Hartmann as Marshall were among the cast in Belle Plaine High School’s 1987 one-act play, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do.” Pictured below are Sheral Kahle as Margaret and Mike Gaffney as Jonathan rehearsing a scene.
1987 One-Act Play -- Paul Miller as Tony, Gretchen Koenig as Carolyn and Tony Hartmann as Marshall were among the cast in Belle Plaine High School’s 1987 one-act play, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do.” Pictured below are Sheral Kahle as Margaret and Mike Gaffney as Jonathan rehearsing a scene.
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Fire inflicted heavy damage to the 4-year-old home of Don and Mary Stier in Belle Plaine that early Monday morning. The buzzing smoke alarm awoke them about 1:30 a.m. and they, including son Scott, barely had time to flee the burning house. The kitchen, livingroom and Scott’s bedroom were completely destroyed, along with the roof in that part of the home.
The Belle Plaine City Council was one step closer in the process of applying for a grant from the state that would be used to assist Prairie Plastic of Belle Plaine. That step came following a public hearing to consider submitting an application for a grant under the Small Cities Economic Development Program. The state would loan the city of Belle Plaine $88,000 to $100,000 and the city in turn would loan the money to Prairie Plastics. In the meantime, Key Tool and Plastics of Big Lake was looking at purchasing Prairie Plastics from a group of Belle Plaine stockholders.
Plans were continuing for Belle Plaine’s first ever All-Night Post-Prom Party. At a parents’ meeting, a definite theme was chosen, and some of the games for the evening would include video horse racing and carnival and casino games. Food and pop, selected to go along with the theme, would be served continuously throughout the night, and students would not have to pay for the party.
Joe Fahey Jr. of Belle Plaine was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Auctioneers Association at its annual meeting in New Ulm.
Although there hadn’t been much snow by Minnesota standards that winter, it was more than Belle Plaine Rotary Foreign Exchange student Kathleen Dunnion had ever seen as she was pictured in the Herald making a snowball. She was from Perth, Australia.
The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team lost two of three games that week – losing to St. Peter 69-44 and Mankato Loyola 50-42, and beating Montgomery 53-39. In the win, Jeff Johnson had 18 points, while Matt Lenz had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The BPHS girls’ basketball team lost to Arlington-Green Isle 49-34. Julie Halquist had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers.
The Tiger wrestling team improved to 7-3 on the season after rolling over Mankato Loyola 58-3 and Montgomery 61-3. Brian Stier recorded two first period falls as he improved his record to 13-3.