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Take a ride on the Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Tickets are now available for commemorative passenger rides aboard the Twin Cities & Western Railroad on July 30, and July 31. The TC&W line runs through Chaska and Chanhassen. The money raised by the rides will be donated to the Lake Superior Rail Road Museum (LSRM) at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center in the Depot, according to a LSRM press release. The rides mark the 20th anniversary of the purchase of the railway by Twin Cities...
Hot, hot, hot
If anyone has good photos or stories of surviving these hot temps, send them to editor@chaskaherald.com.
Obituary for Barbara Saunders
Barbara Saunders, 86, of Chaska, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Friendship Manor Care Center, Shakopee. A private family service will be held at a later date in Michigan. Barbara was born April 2, 1925 in Detroit, MI, to Harold and Ruth (Strong) Stark, one of five children. Barbara moved to Chaska to be closer to her son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Mary, and lived at the River Gables in Chaska for four years. She is preceded in death by he...
City Council Agenda for 7/18
Among the items included on tonight's Chaska City Council agenda are: * Tour De Tonka presentation * Bid awarding for the 2011 overlay program ** A work session will be held prior to the meeting at 5:30 to discuss the five-year financial forecast and County Road 10 reconstruction. Chaska City Council meetings are held the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at Chaska City Hall, One City Hall Plaza.
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This Girl Scout has it in the bag
by Unsie Zuege
It was on a visit to her grandmother’s home, when Nicole Bailey hit on her Gold Award project. Bailey, 18, is a lifelong Girl Scout, and recently graduated from Chanhassen High School. Among her senior year projects was completing her Gold Award. In Girl Scouts, the highest honor a scout can achieve is the Gold Award, the equivalent to Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts. The Gold Award is awarded to only 5 percent of all Girl Scouts. The award is so pr...
Mystery offers look at Japanese culture
by Mark Olson
Chaska resident Dan O’Brien has written a mystery that also offers readers insight into Japanese culture. “I want [readers] to understand Japanese culture and understand that connections are important in our world and possible across cultures,” O’Brien said, adding that he also hopes it’s a “fun read.” The book, “ Star Points: Connections Old and New ,” has been an 11-year project for O’Brien, a social studies teacher. In it, he draws extensiv...
Chaska High School alumni directory in progress
The District 112 Foundation is working with a company called Harris Connect to produce an alumni directory designed to help keep alumni connected. The new CHS directory is scheduled for publication in 2011 and will include comprehensive biographical listings with contact information, career overviews and family highlights for CHS alumni. To ensure the directory is as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible, Harris Connect will contact alumni ...
Robert Moeller is parks rep for Met Council Parks and Open Space commission
The Metropolitan Council recently appointed six members to the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission (MPOSC), including Robert Moeller, of Chaska, representing District B. Moeller’s term will end in January 2015. In coordination with 10 regional park implementing agencies (counties, cities and special park districts), the Commission helps the Council develop a long-range plan and an acquisition and development program that includes fund...
Carver-Scott Humane Society seeks baked goods
The Carver-Scott Humane Society will hold its annual baked goods sale to raise money to help the abandoned pets, July 29 and 30 during River City Days in Chaska. The society asks for donation of home-baked items (but no frosting that melts, or store-bought items). Bring the baked goods to the CSHS tent at River City Days, Friday, July 29, 3-4 p.m.; or Saturday, July 30, 9-10 a.m. The location is City Square Park, at the Highway 41 and Fourth S...
Moravian pastor to be ordained
by Mark Olson
Pastor Mike Eder will be ordained as a deacon this Sunday. Then he’ll be the Rev. Mike Eder. Eder began as chaplain at Auburn Homes & Services, before being called to service with Chaska Moravian Church in 2006. Originally, Eder said, he never intended to serve a church or be ordained. “I just want to be a Christian,” he said. Eder, 59, came to serve the church later in life, working as a woodworker and building contractor for 21 years before ...
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From left, quilting bee painters Bonnie Deardorff, Naomi Russell, Tim Mulcrone, and James Russell.
Brushes, not needles, bring Barn Quilts to life
by Unsie Zuege
Volunteers, standing in the driveway of Suzanne Thiesfeld’s Carver home, study the results of their morning quilting project. The volunteers — James Russell, Tim Mulcrone, Ginger Mulcrone, Bonnie Deardorff, Naomi Russell and Suzy Swanson — look at the “Blazing Star” quilt pattern, and discuss the color palette. Project leader Thiesfeld doesn’t like the medium blue they chose for the pattern. It doesn’t complement the other colors in the patter...
Matthew Abraham receives agriculture award
Chaska High School student Matthew Abraham was the winner of the 2011 DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. He received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Abraham is the son of Jim and Rosemary Abraham of Cologne. His accomplishments include a Star Award in Agri-Science; 2011 state runner-up for Environmental Science & Natural Resources Management; 2011 Region VII Proficiency Winner for Envi...
New Dakota Rail Regional Trail closed intermittently
The recently opened Dakota Rail Regional Trail will see intermittent closures due to the replacement of the County Road 10 Bridge over the next several months. Removal of the old bridge and construction of the new bridge over the Dakota Rail Regional Trail on County Road 10 is expected to begin as early as July 18. The trail is expected to be closed during the removal of the old bridge between July 18 and July 26, and again with the placement ...
How to beat the heat (or at least not die from it)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers  advice on how to cope with hot temps . Extreme heat brings  the possibility of heat-induced illnesses, including severe sunburns, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. Understand symptoms, and take the appropriate actions, seeking medical attention if conditions are severe, advises FEMA. Here are some tips: * Become familiar with the emer...
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Feeling fur on a living wild animal? Scary. Fur pelt hanging in a nature center? Touchable. Fourteen-month-old Ellary Cooke from Buffalo took an interest in the pelt display.
Seeking refuge at the refuge
by David Schueller
In a scenic area, a deer turns its head and meets the eye of a curious hiker. A bald eagle soars above the trees. A frog swims away from a ripple in the reeds. It doesn’t take much traveling to see these sights. But having a trained eye to guide you to them could make it easier to get some oohs and aahs from something besides fireworks. This summer a new program might do just that in a setting that looks more like wilderness. A Refuge Ramble t...
The Cadets drum and bugle corps is practicing in Chanhassen
Check out a world-class drum and bugle corps in your backyard. The Cadets, of Allentown, Penn ., are practicing at the Chanhassen High School football stadium today. With the rain, their performance might be up the air, but planning to put on a “Community Exhibition” at 8:15 p.m., Friday, July 15. The Cadets are competing against 22 other drum and bugle corps, from around the nation, at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday. According to the University...
NKOTBSB: When boy bands unite
by Mollee Francisco
It was the summer of 2010 when a video of the Backstreet Boys making a surprise appearance at a New Kids on the Block concert in New York City began to circulate on the Internet showing the best of 90s pop colliding with the best of new millennium pop all on one stage.  Most assumed the pairing was a one-night-only affair, but a year later, the two groups have mashed their acronyms together into one big, beautiful NKOTBSB tour that's among the...
Just in time for the hottest week of the year: No city swimming pool
Just in time for a week of temps projected to hit the mid- to high-90s: No city swimming pool. The city of Chaska issued the sobering (or is that sweating?) news that the Chaska Community Center swimming pool and splash pad are closed as of July 14. The closure is due to a failed valve, leading to flooded mechanical room. Here’s the City Hall Bulletin announcement: Effective today, July 14th, the indoor swimming pool and splash pad at the Chas...
Public notices from the July 14, 2011 Chaska Herald
Are you interested in reading the public notices published in the July 14, 2011 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.
Chaska CEO offers tips on identity theft
Being fleeced by a thief was a good reminder for Dianne Cutter to not swipe her credit card at gas stations, reports the Star Tribune . Cutter, CEO of Asurency Protection in Chaska, specializes in identity theft. Consumers need to change as thieves continue to change, Cutter notes.
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