Down Memory Lane
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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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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