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If you’re wondering why red and white balloons seem so prevalent in the community this week, just know that the balloons are honoring the memory of a special boy who touched the hearts of many. Hunter Heyrman, 6, of St. Bonifacius, passed away in a drowning accident while preparing to go duck hunting with his [...]

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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. Boy Scout wreath sale From [...]

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The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Oct. 21, 2004 The battle for mayor of Waconia begins. Cynthia Stevens and Mark Schiffman, who have both served on the city council, are running for that position. A quick tumble in the temperatures this past week had many people scrambling for winter gear, but Jim Gilbert reminds [...]

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The Waconia Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau hosted its 7th annual Scarecrow Tour with a record setting 42 entries. The artistic appeal and creativity of the scarecrows truly made it fun to explore Waconia. The Grand Prize winner, ”Kiss a Boo” at Unearthed Arts on Main Street, was judged on Artistic Appeal, Original Theme, [...]

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The Waconia Lions Club will again be sponsoring a program to pay the postage for Christmas gifts shipped to military personnel deployed overseas. The dates will be Saturday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 6. Please note the following: • Packages must be addressed to an APO or FPO • Please use flat rate boxes available [...]

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