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Belle Plaine FFA officers for the 1986-87 school year were back row, from left, Jeff Morrison (executive committee member), Dale Entinger (executive committee member), Tony Johnson (sentinel) and Don Tiegs (president). In the front row are Joel Larson (advisor), Dale Chard (treasurer), Ron Iverson (secretary) Erwin Koepp (reporter) and Kevin Jeurissen (vice president).
FFA Officers -- Belle Plaine FFA officers for the 1986-87 school year were back row, from left, Jeff Morrison (executive committee member), Dale Entinger (executive committee member), Tony Johnson (sentinel) and Don Tiegs (president). In the front row are Joel Larson (advisor), Dale Chard (treasurer), Ron Iverson (secretary) Erwin Koepp (reporter) and Kevin Jeurissen (vice president).
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. The mill rate was up in Belle Plaine by 7 1/2 percent, or 117.509 to 126.508 mills, according to city assessor Ed Bowler. A mill is one-tenth of a cent, a figure used in computing tax rates. The reason for the increase at the county level, according to Jim berg, county controller, was that the budget approved went up 19.7 percent, or $2.3 million. The county maintained that it was hit hard by the loss of state and federal aids.
The public would get a chance to tour the new Scott County Highway Department Central Shop and Surveyor’s office at an open house that coming Sunday afternoon. The complex was built at a cost of $3 million. It was located 4 1/2 miles southwest of Prior Lake on Highway 282.
The 92nd annual Belle Plaine Fireman’s Dance would be held that coming Saturday evening at the Park Ballroom in New Prague. Music would be provided by the Revival Band.
When Andy Rider went out to check on his traps that Thursday morning, he was in for a surprise. Instead of a fox, for which the traps were set, he came across a coyote. Rider, who did a lot of trapping on his farm southwest of Belle Plaine near the Minnesota River, planned to have the coyote’s hide made into a full head rug to mount on the wall.
The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team defeated Le Center 58-45 before a Parents’ Night crowd in Belle Plaine. Mark Johnson led the Tigers with 16 points, followed by Jeff Johnson with 12 and Kevin Jeurissen 10.
The Tiger girls’ basketball team lost to Jordan 48-34 and Mankato Loyola 43-38. Robyn Denny scored 12 points against Jordan and Julie Halquist had 14 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola.
The Tiger wrestling team lost to St. Clair 38-19. The lone wins for the Tigers were turned in by Paul Murphy, Emmett Fogarty, Andy Fogarty and Brian Stier.
The boys of the Belle Plaine basketball program travelled to Williams Arena in Minneapolis to observe a University of Minnesota men’s basketball practice on Feb. 10.