Down Memory Lane

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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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – June 3, 2004 Mayer – The banks of the Crow River could be the next site for a Carver County regional park. It was discussed at a recent Mayer council meeting by Marty Walsh, the director of Carver County Parks. Many reasons were given as to why it [...]

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10 Years Ago – May 27, 2004 A total of 160 high school seniors will participate in graduation ceremonies at Waconia High School this Sunday. There will be co-valedictorians this year: Mallory Hanson and Kaylee Rasmussen. Both completed their high school careers with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. Both will give speeches Sunday. Allen Hasse, [...]

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