Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – March 4, 2004 Carver County is making plans for a big 150th anniversary celebration. The anniversary will be commemorated in a 28-page calendar with historical photos on 14 pages. The calendar will be ready for public distribution during the 2004 Carver County Fair. The sesquicentennial committee has applied [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Feb. 26, 2004 Fish houses on Lake Waconia and other nearby lakes are slowly beginning their migration to dry land this weekend. This Sunday, Feb. 29 at midnight fish houses will be off the lake. Fish houses on the Minnesota/Iowa border were removed last Friday. Houses on the [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Feb. 19, 2004 The Medallion Cabinetry headquarters building in Waconia is well on its way to being completed. The three story structure, when completed, will be 20,000 square feet in size and provide parking for up to 195 vehicles on the 3.2 acre lot. The building is expected [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Feb. 12, 2004 As District 110 School officials prepare for another budget season, cuts may be the buzz word again. The School Board has instructed school leaders to trim $700,000 from next school year’s budget. PATRIOT FORUM: Today is Lincoln’s birthday. What do you know about him? “He [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Feb. 5, 2004 Work at Waconia Good Samaritan has been completed. The open house will be Feb. 18-19. Featured at that event will be the new chapel, rehabilitation center and dining rooms on two levels. Also on hand will be KSTP Channel 5’s Jason Davis. PATRIOT FORUM: What [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Jan. 29, 2004 PATRIOT FORUM: What is the best way to survive a big snowfall? “Stay home.”-Dale Arndt-Waconia. “Sleep and snowboard.”-Chealsea Rice-Waconia. “Definitely be out in it and have a friend teach me to snowboard.”-Gabrielle McLay-Waconia. “Hang (outside) with my friends.”-Jessica Rice-Waconia. Waconia Public Works crews were out [...]

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