Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – July 15, 2004 Cologne – The Cologne City Council has cleared the path for a major housing development. The proposed Hans Hagen development of more than 1,000 homes is planned in three phases. If all goes as planned, construction of the first phase would begin in 2005 and [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – July 8, 2004 A new church is taking shape. Faith Lutheran Church is adding on to its current facility. A new sanctuary will seat 500. The new facility will also have a nursery area, large gathering space and administrative offices. JOIN ME! As I celebrate my 60th birthday [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – July 1, 2004 The Waconia High School Marching Band captured the grand championship award at Alexandria’s Vikingland Band Festival. SNAP Fitness is now open in Waconia at 120 Vine Street. The Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict have announced that Sister Ann (Jessica) Machtemes is celebrating 50 [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – June 24, 2004 The Waconia Regional Park officially opens this Saturday. The grand opening will feature free activities and entertainment by Bob the Beachcomber as he plays beach music and 50s dance tunes. Jenny Gustafson, Mallory Kling, Rachel Horner, and Sammy Forsythe, students at the Waconia Performing Arts [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – June 17, 2004 The Waconia High School Marching Band will be one of the featured bands at this Saturday’s Lake Waconia Band Festival. It and 13 other bands will march down Main Street. Waconia’s band is 175 members strong this season, making it one of the largest in [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – June 10, 2004 The annual Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club dog show was held in Waconia last Friday-Sunday, with hundreds of dogs, and their owners, coming to town to demonstrate their skills, obedience, beauty and training. The show was held at the fairgrounds. The Waconia Wildcats baseball team is [...]

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