• Updated

Make the most of this weekend with our Weekend Picks. From sports to festivals and events in and around the area, there’s always something fun happening.

Calendar of Area Events, Activities and Meeting

Stringing together some impressive numbers on the scoring end, the BPHS boys’ basketball team  stood toe-to-toe with Glencoe- Silver Lake at their season and home  opener

The Belle Plaine High School  Girls’ Basketball Team played their season opener in Fairfax against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, and things went off without a hitch in the non-conference matchup Thursday, Nov. 29.

What's Happening Guide

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Updated

Charles A. Ingles, 59, otherwise known as “Charlie” passed away peacefully on December 11, 2018.

  • Updated

Mary Ellen Miska, 62, of Le Center passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Belle Plaine at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.

Mark Joseph Boeckman, 92, of Belle Plaine passed away on December 12, 2018 at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home.


George H .W. Bush 12-02-18

I was still a Republican while George H. W. Bush was President of the United States of America.

We would like to recognize the “Pot Fairies’ for designing the beautifully creative planters for the downtown streets of Belle Plaine. What a wonderful addition for the holiday season!

Trinity Lutheran School students who participated in the Forensics Festival at Dr. Martin Luther College

Not enough snow for a sleigh - The Belle Plaine Historical Society Christmas party was held at the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House Sunday afternoon. The traditional sleigh and cutter rides provided by the Prairie Down Charioteers turned out to be wagon rides because the ground was covered with just light snow which has since melted.