NYA Looking Back

10 years ago Feb. 20, 2003 Central teacher, librarian and drama director Jim Spille retired in mid January after 35.5 years in education, including 23 years at Central Schools. Spille said one of the best things about retirement is that it will give him more time to read. After terminating county administrator Dick Stolz on [...]

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10 years ago Feb. 13, 2003 Former Morrison County Sheriff Paul Tschida has taken over the chief deputy job at the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. He replaces former Chief Deputy Denny Owens, who retired on Jan. 31. Ten individuals have been convicted in a gang-related shooting in Chaska that apparently involved members of the Latin [...]

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10 years ago Jan. 30, 2003 For the third year in a row, District 108 is facing budget cuts. A failed referendum last fall is forcing the district to once again look at spending and ways to cut expenses. The district has cut about $400,000 over the last two years, and needs to cut another [...]

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10 years ago Jan. 23, 2003 No one can accuse Carver County of making hasty decisions on feedlot ordinance changes. The county has been working through an ordinance change process for the past two years. On Jan. 21, Carver County Commissioners again postponed a decision on the final ordinance, this time to let new commissioners [...]

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10 years ago Jan. 23, 2003 On a 3-2 vote, the Carver County Board of Commissioners took action to buy out the contract of county administrator Dick Stolz, who was under contract until 2004. Newly elected commissioner Tom Workman said the change was part of an effort not to have “business as usual at the [...]

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10 years ago Dec. 12, 2002 Due to the state’s poor budget situation and the loss of local government aid, Norwood Young America residents will see a 25.3 percent increase in their taxes next year when a total of $864,929 is collected. A murder trial is expected to begin in April for James Kirk, 27, [...]

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