Down Memory Lane
By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Jan. 13, 2005 The village near the city is what appears on Lake Waconia every winter. There are more than 425-450 fish houses on the lake. Some long time anglers remember years when as many as 650 houses filled the lake. This season the fish houses showed up [...]...Read More
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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Jan. 6, 2005 Waconia High School graduate Phil Litfin (2003) sang the national anthem along with fellow Naval Academy Midshipmen Collin Chandler, for the Emerald Bowl football game last week. The game featured Navy vs. New Mexico. Navy won that game 34-18. An offi...Read More
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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Dec. 30, 2004 Happy New Year! The first slippery road conditions of the season have forced drivers to get reacquainted with winter driving. Throughout Carver County drivers were stuck on slick roads without the ability to move as road maintenance crews struggled t...Read More
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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Dec. 23, 2004 Two sets of triplets were recently delivered locally. Tina and Jeff Hayes have boys, Bennett, Jacob, and Nicholas. The family lives on one side of Waconia. On the other side of the city girls, Lauren, Haley and Caitlin have been a blessing for parent...Read More
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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Dec. 16, 2004 The surf was definitely up on Lake Waconia this past Sunday. Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and sustained winds at 40 miles per hour created monstrous waves on the local lake. In typical years, the lake has already frozen over at this [...]...Read More
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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Dec. 9, 2004 A five alarm fire just before 5 p.m. last Friday called on the fire departments from Waconia, Victoria, Cologne, Mayer and St. Bonifacius. An eerie, gray cloud of smoke was first detected by one of Yetzer’s delivery workers (Greg Kahler) from the lo...Read More
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