Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – May 20, 2004 The Waconia Lions Club has donated $75,000 to the city to build a skate park at Brook Peterson Park. It is expected to be finished by this summer. The Waconia baseball team finished a superb three game stretch last week, going 3-0. The Wildcats remain [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – May 13, 2004 This Saturday is a big day for Minnesota anglers, with the walleye, northern and lake trout season opener being held, starting at midnight. The Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Lake of the Woods. MSNBC was in Waconia last week, taping interviews for [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – May 6, 2004 Trinity Lutheran School will be expanded in the months ahead to provide more space for a growing enrollment. Ground breaking is scheduled for August. Trinity’s last expansion occurred in 1995. Waconia High School students recently competed in the regional art competition in Litchfield. The individual [...]

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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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