by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Showcased on their farm just west of town, Duwayne and Shirley Schmitz of NYA have a unique collection of antique carriages they want to share with interested visitors before they sell them. The Schmitz have collected and showcased the 22 carriages, dating back to the 1850s, for over 45 years. [...]
by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Bill Salden is remembered as a quiet, stoic man who had a love of cars and, most importantly, his family and their nicknames. Bill battled colon cancer before passing away at the age of 55 on Dec. 13 of last year. Honorary Caregiver Dawn Salden of Cologne and her daughters, [...]
By Brady Lass If you want a fast-paced and entertaining read that has humor, tension, romance, and hits close to home, then Fred Plocher’s new novel, “Stealing Watermelons,” is for you. The story is set in Carver County, Asia, and Europe. Four boys meet in Waconia High School in 1954 and the plot follows them [...]
The Waconia Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 53rd annual Nickle Dickle Day celebration on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Check out the Waconia Patriot’s NICKLE DICKLE DAY SPECIAL SECTION.
Red Johnson, a charter member of the Country Music Association, will be in concert at 7 p.m. at the Waconia American Legion (233 S. Olive St.) in Waconia on Saturday, Oct. 4. Johnson, a member of the Minnesota Country Music and the Traditional Country Music Association, has been a songwriter, musician and country singer for [...]
Scandia Lodge in Waconia and the Nordic Heritage Club of Carver County are teaming up to hold the 5th annual Nordic Music Festival, which will be held at the Lion’s Park in Victoria from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Lion’s Park is located at 1505 82nd Street, about three miles west [...]