Waconia Patriot

In Waconia, four seats are up for grabs in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The two-year term for mayor, a position currently held by Jim Nash, features only one candidate in Jim Sanborn. In Ward I, incumbent Lynn Ayers is running unopposed. In Ward II, incumbent Kent Bloudek is being challenged by Jeff [...]

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For the Waconia School Board, four Director positions will be contested in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. All four seats are four-year terms and incumbents Mike Bullis, Keith Griffin, Brian Rothstein, and John Weinand are all running unopposed. As part of this newspaper’s coverage for the upcoming election, all four candidates were asked [...]

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In New Germany, two races will be contested in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Incumbent Mayor Steve Van Lith is running unopposed this election. There are two four-year terms on the council that will be on the ballot, with incumbents Nick Hartwig and Cathy Ruschmeier, along with challenger Paul Engelhart, all vying for [...]

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The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Oct. 21, 2004 The battle for mayor of Waconia begins. Cynthia Stevens and Mark Schiffman, who have both served on the city council, are running for that position. A quick tumble in the temperatures this past week had many people scrambling for winter gear, but Jim Gilbert reminds [...]

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The Waconia Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau hosted its 7th annual Scarecrow Tour with a record setting 42 entries. The artistic appeal and creativity of the scarecrows truly made it fun to explore Waconia. The Grand Prize winner, ”Kiss a Boo” at Unearthed Arts on Main Street, was judged on Artistic Appeal, Original Theme, [...]

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