Community

The 2014 Carver County Senior Expo will be held at Waconia High School (1400 Community Drive, Waconia) from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. Under the theme “Minnesota Style,” the expo will feature the following aspects: • Keynote speakers Doug Ohman, photographer, and Will Weaver, author of “Barns of Minnesota” • Knee-slapping [...]

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A house fire proved fatal in Watertown over the weekend. According to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, his office received a 9-1-1 call of a house fire in the city of Watertown at approximately 9:47 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. Carver County Sheriff’s Office, Watertown Fire Department and Ridgeview Ambulance were dispatched to the 400 [...]

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The Mental Health Consortium of Carver County is sponsoring a community forum on hoarding from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Chaska Community Center Theater, 1661 Park Ridge Drive in Chaska. A presentation will be given by The Hoarding Project staff from the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force. Hoarding is a mental [...]

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Heidi Hoks, the new Library Director for Carver County, developed her passion for libraries during her childhood, when her two favorite things were ideas and people. “Libraries have been a part of my life for my entire life because of my mother,” said Hoks, whose first official day as the Library Director was Aug. 18. [...]

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Carver-Scott Humane Society (CSHS) is hosting the 22nd annual Walk/Run Fur Love 5K from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Lions Park (1101 Adams Street) in Shakopee to benefit homeless animals. The goal this year is to raise $20,000. This pet-friendly walk/run 5K will kick off a day of celebrating animals [...]

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SunPatriot Newspapers is pleased to introduce James Stitt as the newest member of its editorial staff. Stitt’s first day was Monday, Aug. 18 and he will be covering sports (including regular coverage of Waconia High School and Mayer Lutheran High School sports) for the Waconia Patriot and its sister newspapers, along with completing other general [...]

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