Hamburg

by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times There is a changing of the guard at Hamburg Fire Department as Justin Buckentin has taken over for longtime fire chief Brad Droege. Droege, who has served on the department for 35.5 years including 28 as an officer, will remain on the department as chief three. Droege first took over [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Working at Unhinged Pizza and helping to homeschool his kids may not be the solo musician career Allen Carlson dreamed of as a kid, but it’s working out great. Allen, a 1990 Waconia High School graduate, pursued his own musical career with trips to Nashville before settling down. Now with [...]

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Hamburg residents will see a slight increase in their water rates, a larger increase in their storm water utility payments and a significant drop in their sewer rates in 2013. No residents attended a public hearing regarding those changes during the Hamburg City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and the council approved a complete [...]

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At some point in their lives, nearly every child probably imagines what it would be like to be a firefighter when they grow up. The equipment, the danger and the heroic image all hold a certain appeal. As time goes on, however, school and sports or other activities begin to fill the schedule and many [...]

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From road-altering construction projects to rare sports and school achievements, unique personal stories to heartbreaking loss of life, the last year contained numerous memorable moments. Read on to see the top stories, week by week, covered by The Times in 2012. January Jan. 5: Jim Mesik, the Central ag instructor and FFA advisor in his [...]

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A horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday sent shockwaves through a nation that, tragically, has witnessed a number of mass shootings in recent months. Even in light of other shootings at a movie theater, mall, temple, and past violence at high schools and colleges, however, the most recent incident [...]

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