Waconia Patriot

For the seventh time, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the National Take Back Initiative Program on Saturday, Sept. 27. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) website, since the start of the Medicine Take Back Program, “4.1 million pounds (2,123 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation. This is important [...]

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A house fire proved fatal in Watertown over the weekend. According to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, his office received a 9-1-1 call of a house fire in the city of Watertown at approximately 9:47 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. Carver County Sheriff’s Office, Watertown Fire Department and Ridgeview Ambulance were dispatched to the 400 [...]

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Could an increasing number of free fitness classes being offered at Safari Island translate into higher membership rates in 2015? In an effort to address the costs that are associated with offering the free fitness classes, the Waconia Park Board is considering a possible rate increase that would go into effect in 2015. The matter [...]

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If they haven’t already, area history buffs better make room on their bookshelves because the Waconia Heritage Association (WHA) will soon be releasing the second volume of “Waconia: Paradise of the Northwest.” The second volume, entitled “The Town And Its People,” is the long-awaited follow up to the first volume, “The Lake And Its Island,” [...]

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An inquisitive eye and a little bit of luck helped Jackson Boberg of Waconia put an end to the 21st annual Nickle Dickle Medallion Hunt at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. While engaged on a “long and easy” practice run for the Waconia High School cross country team with teammate Max Stanton, Boberg [...]

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The Waconia cross country team great results on Thursday, Sept. 4 at a meet in Montgomery, with both varsity teams and both junior varsity teams placing in the top five. “Our best ever team finish,” said coach Christian Gilbert. “Huge improvement over years past.” The girls varsity team placed third and the boys varsity team [...]

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