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Central students perform play
Published May 7, 2014 at 10:20 am
The ninja next door: Local teacher prepares for American Ninja Warrior
Published May 5, 2014 at 8:00 am
In a back to school workshop in August 2012, Cologne Academy math teacher Chris Johnson was asked for one out-of-school goal he had for the upcoming year. Scrambling for an answer, Johnson, of Waconia, told his coworkers he was training for American Ninja Warrior, a television show that features a...
Published April 30, 2014 at 10:44 am
Music Booster Club hits the right notes
Published April 30, 2014 at 10:41 am
by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The Central Music Booster Club is setting the tone for supporting Central Schools music programs. The group officially incorporated in January 2013 but first met on Nov. 26, 2014, to help out the K-12 music programs and support the efforts of Central band...
Center Stage plans Oliver
Published April 30, 2014 at 10:37 am
Centre Stage Theatre & Arts is looking forward to performing “Oliver!,” their first musical production since “The Music Man” in 2010. “Oliver!” by Lionel Bart is the musical adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens’ tale about an orphan boy who runs away from a London workhouses...
After 10 years, the Singing Friends Chorus is still going strong
Published April 23, 2014 at 9:43 am
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Singing Friends Chorus by attending an upcoming concert. The first will be held at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The second will take place at Church of Peace in Norwood Young America at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27....
Local duo wins video game design contest
Published April 17, 2014 at 10:02 am
Don’t tell Isaac Vraspir and Luke Juusola that video games are an unprofitable waste of time. The juniors at Watertown-Mayer High School combined their experience playing video games with their aptitude in mathematics and computer programming to write an award-winning program for a video game...
Bands set for annual Stiftungsfest celebration
Published April 16, 2014 at 11:57 am
Plans are already underway and bands and some events have been set for the 153rd annual Stiftungsfest celebration in NYA. Organizers are encourage people to save the date for this year’s festivities, which will be Aug. 22 to 24. Typically the last full weekend in August, Stiftungsfest will be...
Zion students perform iAM
Published April 16, 2014 at 11:48 am
by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Mixing technology and an impactful religious message worked well for the latest Cologne Zion Lutheran School spring play, iAM, which was performed last week. It also helped to highlight the iPads students have been working with as well as religious themes. “We look...
Watertown native writes ‘Summer Letters’ novel
Published April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am
by Brad Unangst Carver County News From an early age, Dan Petermeier has usually had stories to tell and the former Watertown resident preferred telling his tales with a pen. Beginning in elementary school and extending through his senior year, his interest and ability to create compelling...