90 Years Ago (1927)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00 AM
Directors of the Belle Plaine creamery let skim milk contract for the ensuing year to Henry Ruehling and William Tikalsky for $1,025, best skim milk bid the creamery ever had.
Charles G. Johnson was well pleased with the results of his auction. His cows sold for an average of $68.
The Blakeley Farm Club was holding interesting meetings. A.O. Woestehoff was president, William E. Weldon vice president and Fred E. Holste secretary-treasurer. At one of the monthly meetings the Belle Plaine Boy Scouts put on the entertainment program.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Messenbring gave up their home in Hancock-Benton Township to locate at Minnewashta.
Carver County officials held a meeting to lay out plans for marking all the highways in the county.
The McNary-Hagen Farm Bill was the political issue of the day. Two college debating teams – St. Thomas and Gustavus Adolphus – arranged to debate the issue at Belle Plaine High School.
The Nelson Clothing store in Le Sueur was burglarized to the extent of $7,000. The robbers worked unmolested and cleared rack after rack of garments, hauling them to their truck and getting away without detection.
Ed Eckardt indicated that he would again sponsor a semipro baseball team in Belle Plaine during the 1927 season.
Union Hill young people were making ready to sponsor a home talent play, “Safety First.”
Belle Plaine firemen announced $60 in cash prizes for their annual masquerade ball.