The 2014 class of the Waconia High School Hall of Fame includes Michael Borka, Jenn Bostic, Eric Nord and Mary Radde-Jones. The inductees were recognized before the home Waconia football game on Friday, Sept. 12 and also during a program and reception held at the high school on Saturday, Sept. 13. The purpose of the [...]

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Whether her students are dissecting pigs or learning about the stars, Waconia High School science teacher Roxanne Kuerschner is committed to seeing each and every one of them succeed. In recognition of her teaching excellence, Kuerschner received the WEA Teacher of the Year Award for 2014. She was formally recognized by the Waconia School Board [...]

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The 2014 Nickle Dickle Car Show attracted a record 355 vehicles. Here are the results of the show: Class 1 – 0-1940 — Stock 1st: 1932 Ford Deluxe Sport Roadster owned by Joel Way of Minnetonka 2nd: 1927 Paige 645 owned by John Latterner of Mound Class 2 – 1941-54 — Stock 1st: 1951 Chevrolet [...]

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By Lorrie Ham The city of St. Bonifacius recently sent a letter to the Metropolitan Council appealing an Inflow and Infiltration (I and I) surcharge and questioning the accuracy of the 2015 municipal wastewater charges. The Metropolitan Council had adopted a 3.5 percent increase in the wastewater budget for 2015. Combined with a $145,250 surcharge [...]

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Senior Center TUESDAYS – The Waconia Senior Center is open on Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. in the Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Come and socialize. Legion, VFW events Waconia American Legion holds a sheephead tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and a Texas hold ‘em tournament at 7 and 9 p.m. on Fridays. [...]

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Growing up has never been easy. Throughout our journey from infancy to adulthood, we all face adversity — it is a natural part of life. Today’s children face daily stressors and difficulties, and these are at times coupled with other setbacks such as: family problems, serious illnesses, personal crises, or painful losses. They may also [...]

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