12-13-12 NYA Looking Back

10 years ago
Dec. 12, 2002
Due to the state’s poor budget situation and the loss of local government aid, Norwood Young America residents will see a 25.3 percent increase in their taxes next year when a total of $864,929 is collected.

A murder trial is expected to begin in April for James Kirk, 27, of California who has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Christopher Tanchin, 42, at a Norwood Young America residence on Sept. 3. Kirk fled the scene, but was apprehended the following day while driving on Highway 212.

The NYA City Council big goodbye to longtime council member Dorothy Bohnen at its last meeting of the year. Bohnen had spent 12 years on the Norwood and then the Norwood Young America city councils.

20 years ago
Dec. 10, 1992
Young America residents will see an 18 percent tax increase this year and a tax rate increase of 51.4 percent. If the city maintained the same budget as a year ago, property taxes would still increase 35 percent because of the loss of local government aid.

The sale of the State Bank of Young America’s building to the City of Young America was finalized Dec. 1. A new bank building on Faxon Road will be constructed, and the city and county library branch will move into the old bank building on Main Street.

Gene Miller, Dahlgren Township Supervisor for the past 21 years, recently was warded second runner-up at the Minnesota Township Leader of the Year awards ceremony.

30 years ago
Dec. 9, 1982
Richard Rygh, 59, superintendent of Waconia School District 110 for the past 15 years, suffered a massive coronary during the first half of the Waconia-Chaska boys’ basketball game at Chaska and died at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee.

Five groups of University of Minnesota students will be making their presentations to present findings on Norwood, Young America and Hamburg. The groups have been studying how to enhance the downtowns, promote Hamburg’s Centennial, preserve the Young America city hall building, and fix the main intersection in Carver.

A St. Martin man has proposed a hazardous waste site within 50 miles of the Twin Cities that residents will not object to, using a combination of processing and above ground storage. At least one possible hazardous waste site has been identified in Carver County.

40 years ago
Dec. 14, 1972
Young America’s sewer and street construction projects have progressed at an amazingly fast rate, and are now being wrapped up for the winter. Of 33,000 feet of sewer main to be installed, only 3,000 feet remains to be installed next spring.

The City of Norwood is looking at enlarging and upgrading its waste treatment plant, and a preliminary estimate of the cost is $275,000.

Lind’s Supper Club will host a meeting for anyone interested in starting a local snowmobile club. The contact person for the club is Lyle Bromstad or Butch at Kraemer’s Mobil and Marine.