The balmy January weather and no snow made Sunday a perfect day for a football game for about 20 players. Above normal temperatures with daytime highs in the 40s have prevailed for nearly three weeks.

Firemen from Belle Plaine and Jordan poured hundreds of gallons of water on a stubborn house fire in St. Lawrence Township Saturday afternoon. Firemen were on the scene for about four hours. The roof burned away but the rest of the house was saved and the owner, Don Slathar, plans to rebuild.

January Thaw - After the frigid double-digit below zero temperatures which preceded Christmas, residents were basking in March-like weather this week.

George Herrmann was selected 1989 “Fireman of the Year” for 90 percent attendance at fires and accidents and for his contribution to the Fire Department.

Vern Heutmaker sponsored the “Santa Anonymous” Toy Drive through Murphy Realty. More than 100 toys were collected for needy children.

Willard Laabs works on the screen printer at the newly established business, Circuits Plus. Gold, silver, copper, or platinum is printed on ceramic chips, which are used for computer parts.

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.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!