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Public Notice from the December 30, 2010 Chaska Herald
Are you interested in reading the public notices published in the December 30, 2010 print edition of the Chaska Herald newspaper? The page or pages on which those notices were printed are attached to this item, in the form of .pdf's that can be opened with Adobe Acrobat.
County completes review of drug/evidence protocol
By Richard Crawford The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has completed a six-month administrative review of how it safeguards evidence. The review followed a case in which a long-time detective took methamphetamine from a storage area containing drug case evidence. In May, Detective Daniel Kahlow was charged in connection with missing methamphetamine that was stored in the evidence vault area of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in Chaska. As p...
Icy situation
Icicles may be the most common sight around town, as this downtown photo demonstrates. Do you have any giant icicles in your neighborhood? Send a photo to editor@chaskaherald.com, and we'll post it online.
Citizens Academy begins Feb. 1
The Chaska Police Departments’ next Citizen Academy begins Feb. 1, according to a recent 411 Chaska police newsletter. The Citizen Academy is a six-session program, in which people learn about police work in Chaska by experiencing police work. Lectures and actual hands-on experiences are combined for a insight into the police department. The free classes are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays. “The police department is providing an academy t...
Board gives County Fair financial boost
By Richard Crawford The Carver County Fair received some financial help from the Carver County Board as the calendar is about to turn. On Dec. 21, the County Board voted to restore $25,000 in funding to the County Fair in 2011.The fair, based in Waconia, is operated by an independent board that is not affiliated with county government. In recent years, the county has pared back on the amount of money that has supported fair operations.“It is a...
Former deputy sentenced in meth case
By Richard Crawford Former Carver County Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Kahlow has begun serving a sentence in connection with the theft of methamphetamine earlier this year from the evidence vault at the Sheriff’s Office in Chaska. Kahlow, who was with the Carver County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years, was accused in May of taking methamphetamine from the evidence vault for personal use. According to the complaint against him, he told agents with t...
Obituaries from the Dec. 30 Herald
The following obituaries are from the Dec. 30, 2010 print edition of the Chaska Herald newspaper: Joseph Duane Hanson Joseph Hanson, 33, of Cologne, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis. Memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home, Chaska. The family received friends from 10-11 a.m. The inurnment will be done privately at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Jo...
Funeral notice for Teresa Stahl Rothmeier
Teresa “Terri” Stahl Rothmeier, 49, of Chaska, died Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 at her home. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Chaska. Visitation is Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home; prayer service is at 7:30 p.m. Friends and family may gather Friday starting at 9:30 at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, 952-...
Funeral notice for Joseph Duane Hanson
Joseph Hanson, 33, of Cologne, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis. Memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. Third St., Chaska. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, 952-448-2137.
Sunny Day
The Chaska Community Center was recently host to the Chaska Community Photo Show and Contest. There were a total of 26 entries. All photos, on display at the CCC through Dec. 27, had a theme of either lifestyle or nature in Chaska. Pictured is "Sunny Day,” by Sarah DeSmith, which won first place in the adult nature category in a recent photo show and contest. The entire list of winners, and their photo, included, Youth Category: 1st place, Wil...
Wellens are Outstanding Conservationists
Larry and Mike Wellens from Carver were recently honored at the Minnesota Association of Soil & Water Conservation District’s (MASWCD) annual convention.   The Wellens were selected by the Carver SWCD as the 2010 Outstanding Conservationists for Carver County, according to a Carver SWCD newsletter. Wellens Farms has grown over the years and it currently runs a corn and soybean operation along Carver County’s wooded bluff lands.   The Wellens h...
Utility rates level, tax rate increases in Carver
By Nick Mason City of Carver residents will usher in 2011 with a 3.78 increase in the city property tax rate and no increase in utility fees. The City Council voted unanimously Dec. 6 to adopt a $2,200,495 budget for city government operations in 2011 and a $1,855,575 property tax levy to pay for most budget expenses. The approved budget raises spending less than 1 percent next year, compared to the 2010 budget. The property tax rate increase ...
Middle school celebrates the spirit of giving
By Unsie Zuege It’s amazing what people can do when they find a common cause. Students at Chaska Middle School East raised $4,106.35 in four days in order to spread Christmas cheer and goodwill among seven local families as well as assist the Toys for Tots program. Two weeks ago, nearly a dozen students representing the student body gathered to describe how they raised the funds to help local families celebrate Christmas by filling their wish ...
Like moths to an oak tree
Putting Down Roots by Cliff Johnson Ever wonder why some people seem to have more birds in their yards and at their feeders? It may be because of the kind of trees growing in their yard. Oak trees are birds’ favorite. Many birds aren’t attracted to the tree itself; rather, birds are attracted to the amazing number of insects that prefer oak habitat. Of course, some birds (e.g., blue jays, flickers, turkeys) and many animals are attracted to oa...
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Guest column b y Amber Kamerud I’ve been visited recently by the Ghost of Christmas Past. The visit didn’t surprise me, as he often comes this time of year. When I observe the Christmas celebration in this day and age, I can’t help but go back in my memory to the Christmases of my childhood and it’s quite a contrast, believe me! First of all, we never believed in Santa Claus. No one ever told us that Santa was real – he was just a pleasant myt...
Be safe this Christmas
The holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. Many households engage in holiday activities that serve as some of the leading causes of U.S. home fires, including cooking, according to a press release from Kevin Gravalin, city of Chaska fire marshal. Christmas trees, candle usage and holiday decorations also signif...
Jonathan holds sledding party
Cocoa & Coasting, the Jonathan Association’s annual Christmas sledding party, was held last Friday at the Marsh Halberg Sledding Hill, at the Bavaria and Hundertmark roads intersection. “The event is designed to build community among neighbors and celebrate the joys of the holiday season,” stated Nate Bostrum, president of the Jonathan Association board. Sponsoring organizations included The Mustard Seed Landscaping and Garden Center and the M...
A very Carver Christmas
Even Carver’s water tower, which serves as the city of Carver’s emblem, is in the Holiday spirit, decked out with a large wreath. The tower, off of County Road 40, was built about 1900 out of cypress wood and repurposed 1882 rails. A Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway depot used to also stand at the site.
Minnesota’s top 10 Christmas carols
Guest Column by Rob Mapstone Just for fun I thought I would put together a top 10 list of Minnesota versions of popular Christmas Carols.  You will probably recognize most of these songs, and if you live in Minnesota you will hopefully enjoy the little Minnesota twist.  Christmas is a time of joy, so I hope you enjoy this. 10. It’s Beginning to Lutefisk Like Christmas 9. Zygi Bells 8. We Wish You a Mauer Christmas 7. Brett Favre Got Run Over B...
Garden variety books at the Arb
Award-winning teacher and author Toni McNaron, University of Minnesota professor emerita of English, will teach a new series, “Books in the Garden,” at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The monthly noontime sessions will meet the second Wednesday of the month, Jan. 12 through June 8, exploring the idea of “the garden” in literature from classic to contemporary.   Class members will arrive at the Arboretum’s Learning Center having read the sel...
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