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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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Thanks to the votes of people both near and far, Mocha Monkey in Waconia was named “The Best Coffeehouse in Minnesota” on last week’s “Best of Minnesota” series that appears on WCCO-TV. In the weekly “Best of Minnesota” series, a category is chosen and viewers are asked to vote for their favorites. After the winner [...]

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by Cassia Brand WHS FCCLA Secretary The Waconia chapter of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) traveled to St. Timothy’s Church in Blaine, Minn., for the Region 4 Mid-Winter STAR Event Competition on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Twenty-five of our members and their projects are advancing to State Level Competition in April. STAR stands [...]

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Tim Tesch, Executive Chef for Byerly’s and Lund’s Food stores, will prepare a four course meal along with youth from the Moravian Churches in Waconia and Victoria at the Waconia Moravian Church at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Students are preparing the dinner to raise money for an August mission trip to Limon, Costa [...]

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The replacement for Pat Hittle, the current Dean of Students at Watertown-Mayer Elementary School who recently announced her plans to retire at the end of the school year, will be Marnie Pauly, the current principal at Watertown-Mayer Primary School. The transfer was discussed and approved with a 6-1 vote by the Watertown-Mayer School Board during [...]

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