Check out the Belle Plaine Herald from ten years ago: June 15, 2020
The Minnesota River was threatening to flood the Blakeley Bridge after almost four inches of rain in May. If additional rain had fallen later that week as predicted, the road could have flooded. With the warm weather this week, the farmers had finally been able to get out in the fields for planting.
Grand Marshals ride in grand fashion - Wilmer and Erna Gruetzmacher, Grand Marshals of the German Days parade Saturday, rode in Jerry and Shirley Onnen’s wagon. The Onnens, who organized the second annual parade, won first place in the draft horse team category and received the grand marshal’s award for most outstanding rig.
Sauerkraut eating champions - One of the highlights (or lowlights) of the annual German Day celebration Saturday in Belle Plaine is the sauerkraut eating contest at midnight at Neil’s Pub. This year’s men’s winner is John Bergs who is pictures daintilly out-stuffing the runner-up Gary Baumgard of Jordan.
Children’s health fair featured - Children can see their teddy bear friends bandaged and cared for at the KARE 11 Health Fair next weekend. The family-oriented event offers health assessment for all ages.