Down Memory Lane

10 Years Ago – Jan. 22, 2004 The District 110 School Board voted to begin the school year next fall before Labor Day. Also five coaches were given approval for fall sports by Activities Director Jeff Jeska. They include boys’ soccer coach, Josh Hutchcraft, girls’ soccer coach Tom Erickson, cross country coach Clark Machtemes, volleyball [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Jan. 15, 2004 THE GAMES THEY PLAY- The increased fees that have been instituted for participation in extra-curricular activities at Waconia High School have not done much to slow participation so far. For the fall of 2003, there were an estimated 474 kids participating in sports in grades [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Jan. 1, 2004 Christmas Eve was a beautiful day thanks to Jack Frost the night before. The landscape was painted a crusted white. Temperatures climbed into the low 40s. PATRIOT FORUM: What would you like to learn in 2004? “I’d like to learn to drive, but probably can’t [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Dec. 25, 2003 Waconia City Council member Mark Schiffman has been appointed to a 17-member Met Council land use and advisory committee by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Long icicles hanging on buildings in downtown Waconia are proof that the weather has been rather warm lately. Caution is urged on [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Dec. 18, 2003 The flu vaccine is all but exhausted in Waconia. According to Lakeview Clinic’s Dr. Scott Ellingson, this has been the most well publicized year for the flu, and at least locally, there have never been more flu shots administered. “We’ve ordered more doses this year [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Dec. 11, 2003 The Waconia area received an estimated five inches of snow by 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Jerry Grote, owner of the Sports Korner, was one of many residents seen digging out at his store. Waconia will be closing its doors to new open enrollment students, starting [...]

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