A 1954 March  --  

In 1954, the Belle Plaine Girl Scouts troop marched down Main Street as part of a parade celebrating the centennial of the borough of Belle Plaine. The local Girl Scouts had come a long way over the years. In 1940, the big adventure was a train trip to Blakeley. In 1986, the girls took a trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City.
A 1954 March -- In 1954, the Belle Plaine Girl Scouts troop marched down Main Street as part of a parade celebrating the centennial of the borough of Belle Plaine. The local Girl Scouts had come a long way over the years. In 1940, the big adventure was a train trip to Blakeley. In 1986, the girls took a trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City.
The Belle Plaine School Board accepted the resignation of Orville Heitkamp, physics, chemistry and biology instructor at the high school since 1956. The board accepted the resignation with regret, noting appreciation for what Heitkamp had given to the school.
The local school board election was set for May 19. The incumbents whose terms were expiring in 1987 were Donald Koepp and Pat Schwartz.
Scott County Extension Agent David Hart was predicting better times ahead for area farmers in the days leading up to National Agricultural Day on March 20.
Area township elections, most of which were unopposed, took place on March 11. In Belle Plaine Township, 43 people showed up at the polls to cast 40 votes for Richard Klehr as supervisor and 43 votes for Sylvester Glisczinski for treasurer. The road and bridge levy was set at $20,000.
Twenty people voted in Blakeley, with Ray Meierbachtol getting 19 votes for supervisor and Arnold Woestehoff getting 20 for treasurer. The road and bridge levy was set at $17,000.
There were 65 voters in Faxon Township, with Lloyd Schultz defeating Larry Carlson for supervisor 46-19. Judy Wentworth was elected treasurer with 56 votes. The road and bridge levy was set at $20,000.
There were 29 voting in St. Lawrence Township to elect Emil Mulhausen supervisor with 24 votes and Michael Duff for treasurer with 24 votes. The road and bridge levy was tabled until the September township meeting.
All 18 voters in Jessenland Township gave the nod to Arnold Narr for supervisor and Donald Monahan as treasurer. The road and bridge levy was set at $20,000.
Belle Plaine seventh-grader Pam Aufderhar finished in second place among over 50 competitors at the regional spelling bee in Mankato, which qualified her to compete in the upcoming state contest in Minneapolis.