Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – April 29, 2004 Marilyn Laulainen was recently selected as ECFE Area Coordinator of the Year at an annual awards event. She’s been an ECFE coordinator for District 110 since 1994. Long-time Waconia resident and city council member Dan Steinhagen may be considering a run for county commissioner this [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago- April 22, 2004 The first spring storm of the season ripped through the area this past Sunday causing little damage, but sending some folks to the ‘junk drawer’ searching for matches and candles. The biggest complaint was power outages. Some neighborhoods in Waconia were without power for four hours. [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – April 15, 2004 The annual Waconia Lions Easter Egg Hunt and costume parade was held at Bayview Elementary School. Winners of the costume parade were: Madeline Vierkand, Farmington, Sally Scheuble, Waconia, Matthew Landin, Waconia, Lilliana Plagge, Cologne, Meredith Varble, Waconia, McKenzie Mack, Waconia and Jonathon Butz, Waconia. Each [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – April 8, 2004 Rosalie Peterson, a longtime resident of Waconia and Waconia Good Samaritan Center, passed away. She was a frequent correspondent for The Waconia Patriot. She leaves a legacy of kindness, inspiration and civic activism. She suffered from a disability for most of her life and was [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – April 1, 2004 Daylight Savings Time Begins April 4. Spring your clocks ahead! Cologne – Becky Rademacher, daughter of Robert and Cheryl Rademacher is a candidate for Carver County Dairy Princess. She is sponsored by First National Bank of Waconia, Kenzoil and the Waconia Farm Supply. Waconia High [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – March 25, 2004 The 2004 Waconia High School Show Choir Spectacular was a huge success. Natalie Maiser, Lauren Krukowski and Ashley Iacona opened with their version of “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” Kaley Peters offered a stunning rendition of “At Last.” Katie Hedstrom and Adam Fisel sang “Hear My [...]

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