Glad to Meet Ya Abe --
A lot of fourth-graders don’t get a chance to shake the hand of a president, certainly not Abraham Lincoln’s. But Belle Plaine fourth-grader Jeff Witt got the chance via Bruce Hanks, a distantly-related descendent of the 16th president. Hanks came to talk at Belle Plaine Elementary School in March of 1987. For Jeff, it was an extra special occasion since he had been working on a school project about Hank’s famous relative.