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Belle Plaine students Christine Wentworth, left, a sixth-grader, and Katie Moriarty, a fifth-grader, had their advertising designs published in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune in the spring of 1987. Christine designed an ad for the Minnesota Valley Humane Society of Dakota County and Katie did hers for the Mexican restaurant, Estebans. The girls proudly displayed their ads, which were part of a special advertising section in the newspaper.
Advertising Experts -- Belle Plaine students Christine Wentworth, left, a sixth-grader, and Katie Moriarty, a fifth-grader, had their advertising designs published in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune in the spring of 1987. Christine designed an ad for the Minnesota Valley Humane Society of Dakota County and Katie did hers for the Mexican restaurant, Estebans. The girls proudly displayed their ads, which were part of a special advertising section in the newspaper.
Belle Plaine City Administrator Tony Hallman submitted his letter of resignation to the city council that week. He said he accepted a job with the state of Wisconsin. Hallman had been Belle Plaine’s city administrator for less than a year.
Over 50 applications were received for the Belle Plaine School District’s superintendent job. Members of the superintendent search committee began the process of narrowing down the list at its meeting that Monday. The school board hoped to have a replacement for the retiring Dr. John Bartholow hired by May 15.
Filings for two three-year terms on the Belle Plaine School Board would open April 13. Donald Koepp and Pat Schwartz were the incumbents whose terms would expire on July 1.
Hennepin County Board Commissioner John Derus presented a proposal for a light rail transit system networking the metro area. Counties would purchase abandoned railroad tracks and convert them so that light rail train cars could operate on them and provide public transportation.
Over 800 people attended the Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative’s 50th annual meeting on March 28 at Jordan High School. Three of the cooperative’s board  positions were up for election. Incumbents John Carlson of Henderson and Ed Halloran of Le Center were reelected in districts 2 and 3, while first-time board candidate Myron Boegeman of Shakopee was elected to fill the District 1 seat vacated by Ray Jabs of Jordan, an MVEC Board members of 19-plus years. A special historical slide show, which touched on the milestones of MVEC’s first 50 years of operation, was presented. Lunch was served to the attendees and 40 door prizes were awarded after adjournment.
Scott County Board Chairman William Koniarski presented a plaque and pin for 20 years of service to County Administrator Joseph Ries. “Mr Ries is the dean of county administrators,” stated Koniarski. “He’s one of the best in the state.”
Belle Plaine’s representatives on the 1986-87 All-Minnesota River Conference wrestling team were Jim Buesgens, Andy Fogarty, Jason Piche and Brian Stier. Jeff Bahr was honorable mention.