1-24-12 NYA Looking Back

10 years ago
Jan. 23, 2003
No one can accuse Carver County of making hasty decisions on feedlot ordinance changes. The county has been working through an ordinance change process for the past two years. On Jan. 21, Carver County Commissioners again postponed a decision on the final ordinance, this time to let new commissioners get up to speed on the issue.

Hamburg city officials are worried about an alleged garbage house, and concerned residents have warned the city about the potential for cockroaches to spread through the sewer system. City officials are concerned that there are no easy ways to deal with the situation, but law enforcement officials will monitor the situation and exterminators will monitor the sewers.

NYA Fire Department officers for 2013 include Chief John Schmielpfenig, assistant chief Butch Potter and assistant chief Mark Stender.

20 years ago
Jan. 21, 1993
The most controversial part of a hotly debated 11 percent pay raise for elected officials in Carver County was rescinded by the county board at its most recent meeting. Board members moved to end several weeks of public contention by rescinding market adjustments approved late last year that would bring salaries for the county’s 10 elected officials more in line with those in neighboring areas.

The first big snowfall of the season hit the area last week with snow lasting over 24 hours and causing travel problems for many local residents. Norwood Young America received 12 inches of snow, closing schools for the first time this season and creating a challenge for city maintenance workers attempting to keep streets cleared.

Duane Wickenhauser, 30, of Watertown died Jan. 19 at the hospital after he became trapped in a silo unloader at his farm.

30 years ago
Jan. 20, 1983
The Carver County Toy Drive received enough gifts for 290 children from 85 donors — 60 percent more than last year. These are children who might not have received any Christmas gifts because of their parents’ financial situation.

The Cologne City Council passed a resolution urging the Minnesota Waste Management Board to drop the potential hazardous waste site near Cologne. Council members cited the loss of valuable farm land, concerns for water pollution and potential for spills as major concerns.

Central wrestlers won the Central Invitational Tournament by defeating Annandale, Glencoe, Brownton, Belle Plaine, Hector, Edina and Gaylord.

40 years ago
Jan. 25, 1973
Central High School’s band will be featured on WCCO radio’s Prep Parade on Jan. 26. Jack Douglas, one of WCCO’s technicians, said bands were selected for giving outstanding performances at last year’s Minnesota State Fair.

President Nixon has declared a Day of Mourning for the late President L.B. Johnson on Jan. 25. There will be no counter service or rural delivery at the Norwood, Young America and Hamburg post office.

Winners of the two snowmobiles given away at the Young America Businessmen Club chili feed and snowmobile party were Donald Schrupp of Young America and Leonard Jannusch of Plato.