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Poll: Should state legislators collect their paychecks during the shutdown?
Earlier this week, City Pages published a list of which senators and representatives are not collecting their paychecks during the state shutdown. What do you think? Should legislators cash their checks with the state at a standstill?
Light construction season for Chaska
by Mollee Francisco
Local drivers bracing for a sea of orange this summer will be pleasantly surprised to find only a couple road construction projects on the board. “It is less than recent years,” said City Engineer Bill Monk of this year’s road construction schedule. This summer, Chaska is beginning a multi-year effort to reconstruct downtown city streets beginning with a trio of streets on the western fringes of downtown. Spruce, Locust and West Third streets ...
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Garden center goes green(er)
by Mollee Francisco
The wind used to be a curse to staff at the Mustard Seed Landscaping and Garden Center just west of Chaska on Highway 212. Gusts regularly knocked over the containers of flowers, shrubs and trees, keeping employees busy setting everything upright again. But now, owner Mark Halla hopes to turn that meddlesome wind into a blessing by installing a wind turbine to power his business operations. “This is a cool thing,” he said. “It will power our w...
Public notices from the July 7, 2011 Chaska Herald
Are you interested in reading the public notices published in the July7, 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.
Molnau on Pawlenty: 'Not a good judge of what he needs'
Carol Molnau had a pretty strong assessment for former Minnesota governor, and now presidential hopeful, Tim Pawlenty, in a recent Huffington Post interview. Molnau, a former Chaska farmer and city councilor, served as Pawlenty’s lieutenant governor. “He has a tendency to not be a good judge of what he needs,” Molnau told the Huffington Post. “He surrounds himself with people that say ‘yes’ and tell him how good he’s doing, but he doesn't have...
Rounding up horses suburbs style -- with electrical cord, dog leash and a golf cart
The Chaska Police had their own rodeo in June, as recounted in this Chaska Police 411 article: "At approximately 9:00 AM one June morning, an officer observed something unusual while on patrol. A black and white horse, sans a rider, was in a full trot in the eastbound traffic lane of Engler Blvd. "The officer followed the horse (named Jasmine) as she jumped the median and ran into the Liberty Heights neighborhood. Jasmine continued her journey...
Obituaries for July 7
by Southwest Obituaries
William J. Habeck Jr. William Habeck Jr., 75, of Carver, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at St. Francis Regional Hospital in Shakopee. Visitation was Friday, July 1, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery directly following the visitation. He is survived by his children, Steve (Shelly) Habeck of Jordan, Becky (Bob) Snell of New Prague, Kay (John) Polster of Chaska, Brenda (Lino) Ba...
Obituary for Willis "Bill" Loose
Willis Loose Willis (Bill) Loose, 80, of Chaska, died Friday, July 1, 2011 at his home. Funeral service was held July 6, at East Union Lutheran Church in Carver. The Rev. Tom Stutelberg was the officiant. Casket Bearers were Tim Gohla, Charlie Kohler, Galen Lutteke, Kyle and Kendra Lutteke and Phillip and Mitchell Kohler. Internment was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chaska. Willis (Bill) was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Morgan, MN to Otto and Lena (Ki...
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Record attendance at Jonathan Fourth
The Jonathan Fourth of July activities were a big success, according to Nate Bostrom, Jonathan Association president. He sent us this news: In addition to perfect weather, our efforts were blessed with record attendance (“the most participants we’ve ever had in my 30+ years as a volunteer” said Marsh Halberg) and a large crew of energetic volunteers. Linda Frey, a member of the Jonathan Board of Directors, was the event coordinator again this ...
Funeral Notice for Martin B. Schroepfer
Martin "Ben" Schroepfer, 87, of Chaska, formerly of Richfield, died Monday, July 4, 2011 at Auburn Manor Care Center, Chaska. Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 8, 10 A.M. at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. Third St., Chaska, with visitation beginning at 9 A.M. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemtery at 11 A.M., meeting at assembly area 1. Arrangements are with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, 952-448-2137.
Funeral notice for Joy Kowitz
Joy E. Kowitz Joy Kowitz, 83 year old resident of Royalton, MN, died Friday, July 1 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls, MN. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 16 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Royalton. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Saturday, July 16 at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Royalton immediately following the service. Arrangements for Joy are with the Emblom-Brenny Fun...
Obituaries for July 7
Anne M. Vogel Anne Vogel, 89, of Chaska, died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Hidden Creek Assisted Living, Chaska. She was born in Sisseton, SD, Sept. 1, 1921 to Mathias and Theresa (Moelenhoff) Vogel. Anne was a retired employee of West Publishing where was employed as the Art Director. She was a member of St. Mark’s Council of Catholic Women. Anne is survived by sister, Claire Vogel; nieces and nephews, Faye (Don) Piersant, Jean (Alan) Crome, Dw...
Nominations sought for outstanding senior
Candidates for the award are Carver County residents over the age of 70 that are known for going out of their way to help others, to volunteer, to organize, or help out with volunteer services. The award recognizes outstanding community service and serves as an example to others in the county, according to a Carver County Fair Board press release. The winner will be honored at the Carver County Fair in the Entertainment Center at 1 p.m., Thurs...
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Glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets remain popular during fireworks displays.
Celebrating with a bang
Chaska celebrated its Fourth of July with fireworks over Jonathan Lake. Hundreds of people crowded McKnight Park for a look at the display. While sitting on the McKnight hill, next to Jonathan Elementary School, viewers could also check out the Victoria, Lake Minnetonka and Chanhassen displays.
Truong completes 2nd term with AmeriCorps
Chaska High School graduate Jon Truong is finishing his second 10-month term of AmeriCorps service at the Twin Cities nonprofit Admission Possible. In his role as a senior coach, Truong mentored 36 seniors at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School as they completed college applications, searched for scholarships and prepared to navigate the transition to college. In their junior year, Truong helped his students prepare for the ACT, create resumes a...
River City Days deadlines for photo and talent contest
The deadline for the 2011 River City Days amateur photo contest is July 15. Categories are: people, pets and places, as well as an open category for photographers under 18. A first place prize of $20 in “Chaska Bucks” is awarded in each category and all entries are entered for a prize drawing. Applications can be downloaded at or applications can be picked up at Rita Vannett Photography (110 West Second Street, Chas...
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Fireworks light up Round Lake Park every Fourth of July in Eden Prairie.
He’s gonna let it shine
by Karla Wennerstrom
Kent Orwoll, of Chaska, is seeing a pattern this year, and area residents can expect to see it too. Fireworks viewers will see a variety of “the ones that make the shapes in the sky,” he said of pattern shells that are gaining in popularity. Orwoll is a partner at RES Specialty Pyrotechnics in Belle Plaine, with Steve Coman and Ed Vanasek of Belle Plaine. Fireworks displays change every year, to keep it interesting, he said. And, of Eden Prair...
Guardian Angels releases honor roll
Guardian Angels Catholic School recently completed the third trimester of the 2010-11 school year and acknowledges middle school students who achieved honor roll status: Principal’s List (Average of 95 percent or above in all classes, no grades below 90 percent): Becca Baker (7), Shea Braden (7), Andrew Fraser (8), Zac Gallus (6), Timmy Kaufhold (6), Jenny Miller (7), Rachel Oldsberg (8), Anna Perrill (8), Christopher Pohlen (8), Megan Schierm...
Class of 1971 gets ready to party
The Chaska High School Class of 1971 Reunion is Saturday, Aug. 13. Contact or Margo Rosenwinkel-Steffel at 952-448-5880 by July 8 for more information. These alumni already have their spot reserved: Gary Allison from Carver; Debra Bomstad-Frey from Victoria; Roger Carlson from Webster; John Chapman from Victoria; Steve Christenson from Chaska; Marilyn Dietz from Hopkins; Jim Dollerschell from Chaska; Patricia Forner-Arns...
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