Down Memory Lane
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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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Dec. 2, 2004 The Waconia Chamber of Commerce holiday tree lighting ceremony held in City Square Park attracted more than 1,000 people. Santa arrived by a horse drawn sleigh. Hello winter! The first snowfall of this season left less than an inch of the white stuff ...Read More
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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Nov. 25, 2004 The top snowiest winters in this area were in 1983-84 with 98.6 inches of snow and 1981-82 with 95 inches of snow. The driest winters were in 1930-31 when there was 14.2 inches of snow and in 1894-95 with 16.2 inches of snow. Samantha Konrady, [...]...Read More
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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Nov. 18, 2004 The annual Waconia Ministerium Thanksgiving worship service and reception will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Waconia on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. The entire community is invited. Handbell choirs from St. Joe’s and Faith will provide special music, as...Read More
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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Nov. 11, 2004 Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer announced last week that Minnesota’s 77 percent voter turnout in Tuesday’s general election was enough to garner the first-place ranking among all of the states, according to the Washington D.C. based Committee f...Read More
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