Waconia Patriot

By Brady Lass WACONIA PATRIOT   Thanks to the 140th annual Imperial Session of Shriners International, an abundance of red fezzes and heartfelt stories were shared in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. The event is an annual business meeting and celebration of the international fraternity, which is composed of 195 temples (chapters) around the world. The [...]

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A week of surprising wins and losses has shaken up the Crow River Valley League with just one week left in the regular season. The Waconia Lakers have fallen from their throne atop the CRVL North division after two league losses last week bumped them to second place under now league leader Winsted. The Winsted [...]

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On Thursday, July 17, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reported the current state of restrictions on the following bodies of water:   Waconia • Lake Waconia-Wake restriction within 300 feet of shore. This is a change from the slow-no wake restriction that had previously been on the entire lake.   Victoria • Lake Zumbra-Wake restriction [...]

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Although the season may have ended earlier than wished, the Waconia baseball team has a lot to be proud of from the 2014 campaign, including the team’s first Wright County Conference championship since 2008. With a 16-4 overall record, the Wildcats were an impressive 12-1 in the WCC – East standings, easily winning the conference [...]

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Attend Relay For Life to help ‘Finish The Fight’   To the editor:   Do you Relay? If not, then you should! Relay For Life of Waconia is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. People (like you and me) raise money to help people with cancer. I got involved with Relay because all [...]

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Several long-serving staff members retired from Waconia Public Schools this year, including Superintendent Dr. Nancy Rajanen, who discussed her career and retirement plans in a recent edition of the Waconia Patriot. Of course, Rajanen isn’t the only staff member retiring this year. Others include Peter Gustafson, the principal at Clearwater Middle School whose career spanned 35 [...]

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