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  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:55 AM
    Tina Soller, nine-year-old daughter of Tim and Jean Soller, found the Bar-B-Q Days’ coin under the tree along Church Street near Steffen’s Hardware and won $50.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:00 AM
    The Belle Plaine and Carver bands were exchanging service on their concert schedules.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:00 AM
    Belle Plaine had a bandwagon and it was being repainted to make it look like something you had to notice.
  • 30 Years Ago  (1987)
    Friday, July 07, 2017 9:09 AM
    A modern-day battle was being fought by two groups – the Scott County Historical Society and the board of the Minnesota Valley Restoration Project.
  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:00 AM
    William Gruetzmacher, lifelong resident of this community, died at the age of 77. His death followed by four months that of his wife.
  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 7:00 AM
    The first grain cutting of the 1927 season started on the Belle Plaine prairie on July 11.
  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 6:00 AM
    Two-day fishing excursions to Lexington Lake and Spring Lake were quite the thing.
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:22 AM
    The old Kerry Lake School building and property were sold to the Faxon Township Board for a token $1 at the meeting of the Belle Plaine School Board on June 29.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:00 AM
    Response to the call of the open meeting at Henderson to consider the plight of the crop owners in the Minnesota River valley was so great that the meeting had to be adjourned to the school auditorium.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:00 AM
    Corn made the knee-high requirement by the Fourth of July. The crop was previously considered backward.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:00 AM
    Hail damaged crops between Belle Plaine and St. Thomas. Some farm homes had windows broken and corn and grain ruined.
  • 30 years ago
    Monday, June 26, 2017 10:55 AM
    Milred Boyle, a resident of the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home, turned 101 years old on June 11 and fondly remembered the many changes that occurred during her century of life as a city girl, having never lived on a farm.
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 8:00 AM
    Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township observed its centennial June 23 – 30.  The church was founded by Rev. Friedrich Kahmeyer in 1857 and the following year the first log building housing the church and parsonage was erected. 
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 7:00 AM
    There was no July 4th celebration in Belle Plaine that year. A softball league was formed with four teams representing Triangle Motor Company, Lynch Brothers, Hahn’s Store, and Art Haas.
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    Belle Plaine was making big plans to celebrate the Fourth. John Schaffer was here from Jordan seeking purchase of a Belle Plaine store.

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