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Grant checks from the Catholic United Financial Foundation are winging their way across the Upper Midwest. St. Joseph Parish in Waconia recently received a $1,000 grant for Chastity and Abstinence Education, and another $500 grant for Education Technology. Those grants, plus an additional $1,000 matching grant from our Matching Grant program, totaled $2,500 for the […]

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In recent weeks, members of WHOOT (Wildcats Helping Others Over Themselves) and the Waconia Show Choir joined forces to collect food for the annual Stuff-A-Truck community food drive. The students collected items during the “Trick or Treat for a Ton” activity on Halloween and continued collecting donations in the high school lobby in the weeks […]

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Waconia history book The Waconia Heritage Association presents the long-awaited Volume II “Waconia: Paradise of the Northwest – The Town and Its People,” a 496-page book with 600+ photos. Available at Carver County Historical Society, Waconia City Hall, Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, Melchert Hubert Sjodin Law Office, and Wild Bird Store. Cologne FD Toy Drive NOW […]

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If you need help this holidays eason to provide your children with gifts, you are welcome to attend the 2014 Waconia Toy Drive on Friday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Waconia Fire Station. You will be required to show a proof of address that you live in the Waconia area […]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Nov. 18, 2004 The annual Waconia Ministerium Thanksgiving worship service and reception will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Waconia on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. The entire community is invited. Handbell choirs from St. Joe’s and Faith will provide special music, as well as create a […]

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Trinity Lutheran Church of Watertown is this year’s host of the Watertown Community Thanksgiving Eve service, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Joining Trinity will be worship leaders and singers from Peace Lutheran Church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and Evangelical Free Church. The churches will be combining their children’s choirs, […]

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