Waconia Patriot

By Joe Nathan “Simple Choices” is one of the wisest, most humble and helpful books for parents that I’ve read in a long time. It’s written by Lisa Graham Keegan, a nationally recognized educator and political leader who has had to deal with her father’s desertion of the family, discovery that she is carrying a [...]

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The Zion LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) of Mayer will host the Spring Rally of the North Carver and South Carver LWML Zones at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 21. The registration fee is $5 unless you are a first-time attendee, in which case the registration fee is waived. [...]

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The Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call of a suspicious incident in Waconia Township at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8. Carver County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and found a deceased adult male and female in a residence. The two adults were later identified as Kenneth and Beverly Gongoll, both [...]

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Gardeners — take heart! The 46th annual Arboretum Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale is just around the corner. Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-11, to shop for unique plants, hard-to-find varieties, and University of Minnesota introductions. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Highlights include sections on Shade [...]

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Thanks to the arrival of J. Carver Distillery, the micro-distillery boom is coming to Waconia. And as reflected in its name, J. Carver Distillery promises to feature a distinct, local flavor in all aspects of its business. “We want Waconia’s heritage and all the history of Carver County to be represented in each bottle of [...]

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Because severe weather can threaten the lives and property of Minnesotans at any time, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed April 21-25, 2014 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. At 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 the National Weather Service will issue a simulated tornado warning, and outdoor warning sirens will be activated so families and businesses [...]

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