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Feb. 24, 1955: Herald reports
Feb. 24, 1955: Herald reports “Rural mail carrier Adrian Arlt may always be on time when delivering mail, but when it comes to other deliveries, well … Early Sunday morning in front of the home of Dr. B.H. Simons, Second Street Chaska, Mrs. Arlt gave birth to an 8 pound, 8 ounce baby girl in their automobile. Somewhat abashed, Adrian insisted, ‘Our rural mail carriers carry anything!’”
Off the wall is off the charts
by Mollee Francisco
Nestled among the standard computer, cooking and fitness class listings, the Eastern Carver County Community Education catalog harbors some eye-catching entries. Dance the Argentine Tango, create Viking weave jewelry, build a personal solar station – these are just a few of the unique things locals can try their hand at this year through the adult education program. And as it turns out, residents seem drawn to the off-the-beaten path selection...
New president at Maximum Graphics
Maximum Graphics, a large printing company located in Chaska, has a new president -- Rob Nawfel. Read more in this Printing Impressions story .
Hazelden opens doors
Hazelden held a ribbon cutting today at its new Chaska location . Read this Finance and Commerce story for more information.
Public notices from the February 23, 2012 Chaska Herald
Are you interested in reading the public notices published in the February 23, 2012 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.
What's too late for kids?
by Mollee Francisco
Angling to get his citizenship merit badge, Kyle Simon, of Boy Scout Trip 337, stood before the Victoria City Council on Jan. 9 and asked why the city’s curfew ordinance didn’t match up with that of Carver County. At the time, the council was considering a repeal of its curfew law (which restricted minors under 17 years of age from being on public property after 11 p.m.) to fall in line with the county’s more complex ordinance. The Chanhassen ...
Jonathan meeting ends in meltdown
by Mollee Francisco
The annual meeting of members of the Jonathan Association ended abruptly Tuesday night following nearly four hours of procedural questions, confusion and an attempted coup of the board. Much of the night's debate revolved around proxy votes with questions of what motions proxy votes could cover and which proxy votes were eligible. At its January meeting, the Jonathan Board passed a motion to suspend the voting rights of members who were found ...
Feb. 23, 1961: Herald reports
Feb. 23, 1961: Herald reports Richard “Dick” Shima, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Shima of Chaska, was named to the Dean’s List at Harvard College. Shima is a graduate of Chaska High School and will accept a commission in the Naval Air Force.
Obituary for Elaine Elizabeth (Ebert) Stelten
Elaine Stelten, 86, of Chaska, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Chaska, with Father Mike Kaluza celebrating. The visitation was one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday, Feb. 20. Casketbearers were David Stelten, Tim Hammers, Mark Hammers, Russell Fahey, Christopher Winkler, Sean Stelten, Jake Stelten, and Chase Stelten. Burial at Gua...
Obituary for Phyllis Helen (Gothmann) Stacken
Phyllis Stacken, 79, of Chaska, died peacefully with her devoted husband Charles at her side, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home, Chaska. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 20, at 3:30 p.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Chaska, with Father Thomas Joseph celebrating. The visitation was Monday, Feb. 20 from 2– 3:15 p.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home. Casketbearers were her 12 grandchildren. The buria...
Obituary for Marion Alvina Nord
Marion Nord, 84, of Chaska, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at Friendship Manor Care Center, Shakopee. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, Feb 23, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4th and Oak St, Chaska, with the Rev. Greg Snow officiating. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The inurnment will be later at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Chaska. Marion was born Sept. 17, 1927 in Renville, MN, to John and ...
Feb. 22, 1945: Herald reports
Feb. 22, 1945: Herald reports Legion planning stag party for Feb. 22 at Legion Memorial Hall, starting at 8 p.m.
Carver County to be split among congressional districts
A special Minnesota judicial panel released its  redistricting plan  for Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon. As expected, there were some major changes that reflect Carver County’s population growth of 30 percent between 2000 and 2010. Among the biggest changes – the new Second Congressional District (currently represented by U.S. Congressman John Kline) no longer includes Carver County. Carver County will instead be split between the Third and Si...
Christmas in May seeking applicants
Chaska’s 16th Christmas in May is May 19, 2012. Christmas in May-Chaska is a local non-profit organization that enlists volunteers and coordinates a one-day work project to repair and rehabilitate the homes of Chaska residents who don’t have the financial or physical ability to accomplish. Skilled and unskilled volunteers do the work, which can include painting, plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, hauling, cleaning, and landscaping. Christma...
Eden Prairie bus stop on South Dakota-Minneapolis route
SouthWest Transit, with Jefferson Lines, is establishing an “intercity” bus stop at SouthWest Station, 13500 Technology Drive, in Eden Prairie, according to a SouthWest press release. Jefferson Lines provides intercity service in the upper Midwest states and is especially popular with college students in Duluth, Sioux Falls and other cities, the release stated. The Eden Prairie stop will be along the Jefferson Lines route between Sioux Falls, ...
Feb. 21, 1929: Herald reports
Feb. 21, 1929: Herald reports the Chaska High School staff of the “Purple Gold Parrot” is James Faber, Editor; Dorothea Miller, Senior Reporter; Gladys Koch, Junior Reporter; Magdaline Fink, Sophomore Reporter; William Klammer, Freshman Reporter; Dorothy Gastler, Grade Reporter.
Double state champions
by Eric Kraushar
Twelve times during the 2011-2012 season, Chaska danced like champions. The Hawks added two more electrifying performances to its resume and along the way captured two state titles this weekend at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Chaska is the first double state champions in any class since St. Cloud Cathedral in 2010. It was the first state title in jazz/funk for the Hawks Dance Team. Coming into the season, Chaska had one state cha...
Feb. 20, 1930: Herald reports
Feb. 20, 1930: Herald reports first “talkie” (a movie with sound) at the Rex movie theater is next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. “Best of equipment … and pictures will make Rex one of the best in state.”
Beacon Council fosters cultural understanding
by Meghan O'Connor
A community is built around diverse backgrounds and cultures coming together in pursuit of a common good. The Beacon Council is doing just that. Their mission statement is “To cultivate welcoming and inclusive communities in Eastern Carver County.” The Beacon Council has a history of providing educational opportunities for the community to learn and explore diversity and inclusion within eastern Carver County. Topics including, “Understanding ...
Attention shoppers
by Karla Wennerstrom
Army Pfc. Kelly Collins stood outside the Eden Prairie Menards store on Feb. 2. She was nervous. Her grandparents, Dave and Priscilla Cassin of Edina, had just picked her up from the airport. “I have been in Afghanistan since June,” Kelly said. The mission that night? Surprising her father, John Collins, who works at the store, with her homecoming. “It’s been very hard keeping it a secret,” Priscilla said. Kelly’s route that day took her throu...
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