Waconia Patriot

By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Oct. 14, 2004 Seven candidates compete for four seats on the District 110 School Board. They are Doug Krukowski, Carl Livingston, Teresa Kittridge, Jeff Nelson, Scott Moats, Brent Davis and Tina Fortwengler. There will be an open house to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Edward and Pat [...]

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Ahead of its time, the 1974 Minnesota Legislature funded the piloting of six Early Childhood Family Education-ECFE programs. Today, ECFE is available statewide and serves thousands of parents and their young children ages birth to age 5 each year. This Oct. 20-25, ECFE celebrates 40 years of educating Minnesota’s families. ECFE understands the importance of [...]

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Rev. Robert L. White named the 2014 recipient of The Langenfeld Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement. White is the Pastor of St. Victoria Parish Family, in Victoria; a community of over 1,200 families. In additon to caring for that large number of people, he also volunteers his time at Holy Family Catholic High School, as [...]

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City officials in Waconia recently discovered the need to make unexpected repairs related to the newly installed sanitary sewer in Maple Street between the intersections of Main and First Streets in Waconia. Affected residents were recently informed about the project, which will result in the closing of Main Street and a detour for approximately two [...]

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Waconia history book The Waconia Heritage Association presents the long-awaited Volume II “Waconia: Paradise of the Northwest – The Town and Its People,” a 496-page book with 600+ photos. Available at Carver County Historical Society, Waconia City Hall, Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, Melchert Hubert Sjodin Law Office, and Wild Bird Store. Boy Scout wreath sale From [...]

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Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by a short-term focus [...]

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