NYA Times

Cologne Academy, a public charter school serving students from approximately 20 neighboring towns, welcomed several new staff members as the 2014-15 school year begins. Among the new staff members were Jessica Bronk, Carla Riemer, Tamra Kielty, Alyssa Benson, Jennifer Laaksonen, Melissa Miller, Leann Bohn, Amy Rodelius, Dan Armstrong, Becky Puckett, Brittany Herrmann, Mitchel Frey and [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Bill Salden is remembered as a quiet, stoic man who had a love of cars and, most importantly, his family and their nicknames. Bill battled colon cancer before passing away at the age of 55 on Dec. 13 of last year. Honorary Caregiver Dawn Salden of Cologne and her daughters, [...]

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By Brady Lass If you want a fast-paced and entertaining read that has humor, tension, romance, and hits close to home, then Fred Plocher’s new novel, “Stealing Watermelons,” is for you. The story is set in Carver County, Asia, and Europe. Four boys meet in Waconia High School in 1954 and the plot follows them [...]

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Heidi Hoks, the new Library Director for Carver County, developed her passion for libraries during her childhood, when her two favorite things were ideas and people. “Libraries have been a part of my life for my entire life because of my mother,” said Hoks, whose first official day as the Library Director was Aug. 18. [...]

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by Genna Torney Guest Columnist One in four individuals live with a mental illness, which means that you or someone you know would likely benefit from programs and classes that the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota provides. The Mental Health Consortium of Carver County has utilized NAMI speakers for a number of [...]

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