10 years ago
Oct. 10, 2002
Local candidates for the state House of Representatives seat in District 34A include Republican Paul Kohls of Victoria and Democrat Bev Simon of Chaska. Kohls narrowly won a primary race against Don Schwartz.
Burglars struck the NYA McDonalds restaurant, using a brick to break a drive-in window and opening the safe. An unspecified amount of currency and a deposit bag were taken, and a cake was partially dug into.
The Carver County Dairy Judging team took first place at the Minnesota State Fair 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. Local members of the team included Derek Dreier and Roger Pieper of NYA, and Kyle Hoen of Cologne.
20 years ago
Oct. 8, 1992
Five students from Central Schools were killed in a traffic accident at the intersection of Highway 212 and County Road 33 when their car was struck by a dump truck and caught fire. The victims were Jennifer Wolter (16), Emily Heim (15), Jeremy Wolter (13), Andrew Norton (13) and Jerid Smith (13).
The quarter-mile stretch of Highway 212 between County Road 33 and Faxon Road has a history of fatal accidents, with at least 17 deaths occurring in the last 20 years. Scores of other motorists have been injured in accidents along this portion of the highway.
Carver County’s population in 1860 was 4,972. Of that total, 3,200 were male, and the county furnished 588 men for the Union Army, according to a history article by Cony Kratzke. That means that nearly 20 percent of the male population, regardless of age, participated in the war.
30 years ago
Oct. 14, 1982
The Norwood Times has changed its name this week to The Norwood/Young America Times, recognizing the fact that the paper has been serving both cities equally for many years.
Norwood, along with several other county cities, have balked at signing a police contract with the Carver County Sheriff’s Office for 1983 which includes a 14.3 percent cost increase. Part of the issue is that townships, which do not pay policing contracts, benefit from the city coverage as patrol cars travel the county.
Kathy Trick was crowned homecoming queen this week at Central High School, and Mike Kohls was crowned homecoming king.
40 years ago
Oct. 12, 1972
Mrs. Eugene Shima announced the sale of Palace Drug Store in Norwood to John Liberg of Minnetonka this week. Liberg, a pharmacist, has owned a drug store in Minneapolis for the previous eight years, but plans on moving to Norwood as soon as arrangements can be made.
CHS homecoming queen candidates this year are Diane Eiden, Phyllis Borchert, Jane Ittel, Gail Pieper and Bonnie Schrupp. King candidates are Randy Clark, Rick Feltmann, Dennis Kroells, Bruce Meuwissen and Hal Wolff.
The Carver County Board discussed the possibility of a countywide library system. Chaska was reportedly in favor of the system, but nothing definite was known about the other cities. School systems, however, did favor the system.