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British politician Nancy Astor once said, “Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.” When Waconia Public Schools held such service projects as Soup Bowls, Conservation Club, Blankets for Refugee families and the 363 Sandwich Project for the homeless, it sparked a [...]

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Mackenthun’s Fine Foods is one of six companies statewide to be recognized for its exceptional efforts to end hunger in its community. Mackenthun’s Fine Foods participated in the October 2013 “Minnesota’s Own” campaign to end hunger. “Minnesota’s Own” raised food and monetary donations to provide over 7.4 million meals to Minnesota families in need. It [...]

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After interviewing eight candidates over the course of April 30 and May 1, the Waconia School Board selected three finalists for the Waconia Schools Superintendent position during a special meeting held on Thursday, May 1. The finalists: Patrick Devine, who is currently a Middle School Principal in the Litchfield School District in Litchfield, Minn.; Dr. Jana Hennen-Burr, the Assistant Superintendent [...]

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The door opens and the cold April air enters in with her — it’s 9 a.m. on the dot and she’s not a second late. Watertown native turned women’s college basketball star Marissa Janning is home visiting for Easter. More enthusiastic than most would be on a Friday morning, Janning wears a Bluejay’s basketball t-shirt [...]

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To the ends of the earth. For most folks, that phrase may sound like a movie title or just simple cliché. But for one local pastor and his congregation, that phrase has deep significance. When preparing last fall for an upcoming sermon series, Steve Anderson already knew he would be leading his Waconia congregation on [...]

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