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The 2014 Barns of Carver County calendar project spearheaded by Ruth Tremblay raised $2,600 to benefit the Waconia United Food Shelf and Mary’s Wish in Waconia. Each group will receive $1,300. Checks were distributed to those two organizations at KleinBank in Waconia on Wednesday, March 19. The $2,600 was $600 more than what was distributed [...]

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This spring, students at Mayer Lutheran will be performing an adaptation of the famous book “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” This classic tale from C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, tells the tale of four human children who discover the magical world of Narnia. They play an important role in the fulfilling of the [...]

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Members of the Watertown-Mayer Middle School Peer Advocacy Club recently shared the important messages of kindness, acceptance and tolerance with first grade students through a reading of  Spookley the Square Pumpkin. The story features Spookley, a square pumpkin who lives in a round pumpkin patch world, and delivers the message that everyone, including those perceived [...]

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Whether it’s the smiling faces of the regulars who meet for coffee or the delight shown by first-time visitors enjoying the antics of Buck, the singing and talking deer in the lobby, there are plenty of reasons why people keep coming back to the Egg-Cetera Cafe in Waconia, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in January. [...]

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Freedom Farm was founded in 2000 and is committed to enriching lives by partnering with the unique attributes of the horse. Freedom Farm’s Spring Volunteer Trainings are Saturday, March 29 at 9 a.m. (volunteers with horse experience), and Monday, March 31 at 4 and 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 1 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., [...]

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Television actress Marion Ross is the subject of the current historical society display in the Carver County News window.  Ross and her siblings were born in Watertown. The Ross children spent their early years living in Waconia where their father was the manager of the Interstate Power Company.  Ross gained fame in her role as [...]

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