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The Belle Plaine High School FFA Novice Team won first place out of six teams at a Parliamentary Procedure Contest in Waterville.

Fran Smith and Sandy Johnson are the new owners of the Country Cupboard. After much restocking and re-organizing, they will begin their first full day together on December 1.

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving - Hardees employees prepared food baskets for the needy Tuesday. Mary T. Plantz, Debbie Kaslow, Mary Fasching, Jayne Olson, and Linda Stier helped with all the food put into six food baskets for Thanksgiving.

No it’s not snow. This is two feet of sand piled on top of a geotextile fabric as part of the construction on the Waste Water Treatment Facility expansion project.

Students of the fifth and sixth grade L.E.A.P. program built this scarecrow for Emma Krumbee’s contest to promote awareness of the dangers of styrofoam in the environment.

A worker from Wentz-Laff and Laabs Construction of Arlington checks to see that the cement blocks are in place for the new grandstand at South Park. The construction finally got started after much debate and many changed plans.

Harvest Service at Historical Episcopal Church - Lee Smith, who was one of the last babies baptized at the old church, addressed the 55 people who attended the annual Harvest Service Sunday afternoon.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department was investigating an apparent act of vandalism at the Blakeley Cemetery

Homecoming Week Fun....High School principal Lowell Hoffman played genie as Brad Hanauer, Mike Cote and Carol Hannon-Orr pretend they were football coaches Riggs, Fox and Anderson in the faculty skit.

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