30 Years Ago (1987)
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.
The Scott County Board agreed to accept a bid of $125,276 for the Scott County Minimum Security Jail Annex remodeling project. The bid was awarded to W.H. Cates Construction of Hamel.
Miss Belle Plaine Lisa Nelsen was among the many royalty from communities across the state representing their town at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Nelsen, 19, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nelsen of Belle Plaine.
Employees of Lano Equipment in Norwood Young America were cleaning up after an arson fire on Jan. 28. Though damage estimates were from $500,000 to $750,000, Lano Equipment was still in business.
The featured speaker for the Feb. 9 meeting of the Belle Plaine Parents Communication Network would be Nancy Johnson, Scott County representative for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD’s slogan for 1987 was “Drunk Driving Destroys Dreams.”
The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team defeated the Arlington-Green Isle Indians 55-46 in a home game that Friday night. The Tigers improved to 5-4 in conference play and 9-5 overall. Matt Lenz led the Tigers with 19 points, while Scott Schmidt added 10 points.
The BPHS girls’ basketball team lost two games to the top teams in the conference, falling to Le Sueur 52-25 and Norwood/Young America 44-31. The losses dropped Belle Plaine to 3-8 in the conference and 6-9 overall.
The Tiger wrestling team completed its conference schedule with a 35-23 win over Arlington-Green Isle. Belle Plaine was powered by three falls by tri-captains Paul Murphy, Jim Buesgens and Andy Fogarty. The victory gave the Tigers an 8-3 dual meet record.