Waconia Patriot

By Brady Lass WACONIA PATRIOT   Last week, the 140th annual Imperial Session of Shriners International was held in the Twin Cities. The Imperial Session is an annual business meeting and celebration of the international fraternity, which is composed of 195 temples (chapters) around the world. The Imperial Session will run from July 6-10, with events [...]

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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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by Eric Hagen ECM PUBLISHERS   Six Lake Minnetonka area fire chiefs are brainstorming about how they might band together in a fire district to share services. The communities of Maple Plain, Loretto, Long Lake, Mound, St. Bonifacius and Excelsior have yet to make any decisions and may include Hamel in a prospective partnership called [...]

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With just one departing senior in Brittany Johnson, the Waconia girls’ golf team is looking ahead to next season and eagerly anticipating the return of much of its varsity squad. Johnson’s place on the team, however, will be hard to fill, according to WHS head coach Dan Benham. “Anytime you graduate a senior, it’s tough [...]

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Despite the best efforts to save a white trumpeter swan that had been illegally shot and found in Waconia in May, the injuries proved too severe and the bird was euthanized on Wednesday, July 2. The ordeal began on May 17 when Waconia resident Nina Roberts Salveson discovered a seriously injured and grounded trumpeter swan [...]

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Officials with the SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation recently presented 11 scholarships. The 2014 recipients are: • Madison Widner (Waconia), the recipient of the SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation Cosmetology Scholarship. Widner will be pursuing Cosmetology at the Empire Beauty School – Eden Prairie. • Maleena Chounlamontry (Chaska), the recipient of the Community Bank Scholarship. Chounlamontry will [...]

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