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Under the theme “Light Up the Night,” hundreds of people attended the 5th annual Relay For Life of Waconia that was held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia on Friday, Aug. 15. Recognized as one of the top Relays in the state and Midwest for its fundraising success, the Relay For Life of Waconia [...]

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Senior Center   TUESDAYS – The Waconia Senior Center is open on Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. in the Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Come and socialize.   Legion, VFW events   Waconia American Legion holds a sheephead tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and a Texas hold ‘em tournament at 7 and 9 [...]

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By Jim Gilbert When young spiders emerge from their eggs they already are adults in miniature. The mother spider cares for her eggs and watches over her newly hatched young with as much diligence as the more sophisticated mammals. It might appear that there are more spiders in August than in early summer because they [...]

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The 21st annual Nickle Dickle Medallion hunt begins this week with Clue #1. The medallion will be located on public property. Everyone is encouraged to follow along with the weekly clues that will be published in The Waconia Patriot. You are looking for a brass medallion inside a red bag. The person who finds it [...]

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On the morning of Sunday, Aug. 17, Oakwood Community Church broke ground on a new building that’s being constructed on a 12.5-acre parcel 1.5 miles east of Waconia near the intersection of County Road 10 and Klein Drive in Laketown Township. The master plan is a 42,000 sq. ft.-building, which requires multiple building phases. Construction [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Aug. 19, 2004 Elizabeth Wagner and Parker Breza, both 7 and a half years old, shared a ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl at the Carver County Fair. Mayer –Harold Hill’s 90th birthday will be celebrated at the Mayer Community Center on Sunday. Minnesota’s duck hunting season will be September [...]

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