Class C state baseball runners up - Belle Plaine baseball fortunes ended at the number two spot losing in the finals Monday to Regal, 7-3, at the state amateur baseball tournament in Red Wing. The Tigers ended the season with a remarkable 32 and 3 record. Ironically, on the two previous times Belle Plaine teams reached the state baseball tournament, they also lost in the finals. Back row, l-r: Trace Selly, John Bergs, Jeff Johnson, Brad Muehlenhardt, Pete Fogarty, Mike Zellmann, Jeff Miller, Dave Wagner, Kevin Studnicka, Jay Soule, Jeff Bruder, Terry Kahle, manager Brent Meyer. Front row, l-r: Jim Buesgens, Brett Kruschke, Jeff Fahey, Eric Johnson, bat boy Mike Hanson, Paul Fogarty, Jeff Gansen, Greg Hillstrom, and Barry Wohler.
A new attraction this year, the Bed Races, were very entertaining said Fairboard Secretary Maynard Harms. Sixteen teams participated in the event in which one person rode a bed equipped with wheels and four others pushed it.
Gettin’ a taste of farm life. Thirteen kids from Shakopee and Jordan learned about the farming business when they visited the Triple E Farm, Belle Plaine Commission Company, and Ruck’s Meat Market.
Take your pick -- Corn WAS below average or above average on the Fourth -- At the traditional milestone, July 4th, Minnesota’s major crop was showing the wildest contrast in maturity most farmers could remember.