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Public notices from the August 4, 2011 Chaska Herald
Are you interested in reading the public notices published in the August 4, 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.
Stomping it out at River City Days
Middle school students, in a community education class under the direction of teacher Eric Songer, give a "Stomp" influenced performance of percussive music on non-percussive instruments at River City Days on July 30, 2011 in Chaska's City Square Park. They perform "Ode to Joy" on plastic "boomwackers" and hammer out "Fresh Trash" on trash cans.
River City Days was cooking
by Mark W. Olson
Hot and muggy weather didn’t hold back the crowds at last weekend’s River City Days. “What people told me was this was the biggest crowds they’ve seen,” said River City Days coordinator Tim Sebenaler. He also observed more people attending Saturday night activities this year. “We had to turn down crafters – the same with info booths and food vendors,” Sebenaler said. “The park is only so big.” The event is a big fundraiser for many local group...
Ren Fest around corner
Holy cow is summer over? The Ren Fest press people just reminded us that the event is just around the corner. Hope you can still fit in that corset, and that your mead tolerance hasn't dropped. Here's the info: The 41st Annual Minnesota Renaissance Festival, one of the largest attended themed events in the country is just around the corner. Journey back in time as more than 275 merchants contribute to the atmosphere of this charming 16th centu...
Obituary for William Cranston Hurley
William Hurley, 86, of Chaska, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Auburn Manor Care Center, Chaska. Memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4th and Oak Street, Chaska, with the Rev. Gary Zieroth officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. at the church. The inurnment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. William was born Feb.17, 1925 in Barberton, OH, to Clifford and...
Obituary for Jennifer Joy (Mitchell) Moorse
Funeral service for Jennifer Moorse, 47, of Chaska will be held Thursday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour before at Westwood Church, 3121 Westwood Dr., Chanhassen (1 block north of Highway 5 on Highway 41). Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 4-7 pm. at the Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 block north of Highway 5). Jennifer was Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, a member of the Southwest Metro Cham...
Obituary for Helen Irene Chan
Helen Chan, 90, of St. Louis Park and formerly Waconia, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011 at Auburn Manor in Chaska. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, August 1 at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waconia, with Father Lawrence Blake officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to Mass at church. Casket bearers included Jeff Ische, Nicholas Calder, Bryan Suchy, Matt Miller, Jon Vossen, and Frank Koudela.Interment Tuesday, August 2, at 10...
Obituary for Fred Bertil Hallin
Fred Hallin, 90, formerly of East Union and Excelsior, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Winthrop Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Friday, August 5, at East Union Lutheran Church in Carver, with Pastor Layton Lemke officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Fred Bertil Hallin was born Jan. 2, 1921, in Carver, MN. H...
Obituary for John William Pass
John Pass, 72, of Carver, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Bethesda Hospital In St Paul, after a courageous battle with several health complications. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 1, 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Chaska. Con-celebrating were Father Thomas Joseph of St Nicholas Catholic Church and Father Bill Paron. Casket bearers were Bob Zimmermann, Tom Strobel, Bob Strobel, Mike Rogers, Scott Pass, John Li...
Chaska workers prepare to strike
American Crystal Sugar Co. union employees are preparing to strike today. The strike impacts 1,300 workers – mostly at beet processing plants in the Red River Valley, but also at the company’s Chaska operation off of Stoughton Avenue. Here’s the Grand Forks Herald story on the strike.
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Carver-on-the-Minnesota, Inc. officers (from left), Vice President Barbara Swanson, Secretary Annette Hentz and President John von Walter pose in front of the organization’s fund-raising used bookstore display inside Carver Country Flowers & Gifts, 109 Third Street East.
Nonprofit hopes to foster heritage, tourism in Carver
by Nick Mason
A nonprofit corporation in the city of Carver is rebounding after avoiding extinction last year. Carver-on-the-Minnesota, Inc. elected officers, established goals, started raising money and began building its membership to re-sume its past role as a major contributor to city life. The organization’s mission is beautifying, restoring and improving historic Carver, its nature trails, riverfront, cultural, artis-tic, historic and educational amen...
Commentary: Tree’s bad habits are a thorny topic
by Cliff Johnson
A few weeks ago as I neared the parking lot of my church, I was surprised to see small drifts of cottonwood tree “cotton” along the street curbs. It got me to thinking about the habits, good and bad, of trees and other plants. Too often we discover bad habits of trees years after the trees are in the ground — too late to do much about the bad habits, in other words. Sometimes we inherit the problems when we purchase a different home. Many bad ...
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The entrance to the 1912 Carver County Fair.
Commentary: Peaceniks, rivalries and crooked roads
by Wendy Petersen-Biorn
The 100th anniversary of the Carver County Fair is being celebrated this year in Waconia, Aug. 10-14. An event of this magnitude immediately put me in the hunt researching, to learn the nuances of this well known event. My first stop was to pick up the secretarial notes from the Waconia fair office. These minutes cover the years of 1911 through 1986. There is a problem with research however. I have often told people who are researching their f...
Stream of consciousness
by Mollee Francisco
For 76-year-old Don Javurek, stream monitoring was always a good reason to get up in the morning and enjoy a bit of the great outdoors. “I’ve always been an avid outdoorsman,” he said. For the last 10 years, the Chaska resident has been monitoring local streams and tracking their clarity as part of the Citizen Stream Monitoring Program. The program provides data to understand the health of a body of water. “In much the same way that blood pres...
Strike up the band
by Mollee Francisco
By day, they are doctors, lawyers, teachers and scientists. But by night, they put aside their varied careers and find common ground in their love of music. They are the members of the Minnesota Valley Community Band. “There’s a certain satisfaction to playing an instrument in an ensemble,” said conductor Barry Fox. The group will perform in front of the gazebo on Friday evening as part of River City Days’ festivities. They have been regular p...
Food shelf open house
by Mollee Francisco
The Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Eastern Carver County will have an open house at its new location in Chaska from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, July 29. The food shelf moved into the old Snyders Drug building at the southwest corner of Highway 41 and Co. Rd. 61 after Chaska’s CAP Agency offices closed in late June. The public is welcome and encouraged to stop the open house and see the new location. For more information call Bountiful Bas-ket at (952)...
River City Days Parade is Sunday
What: The Chaska Area Jaycees sponsor this annual downtown parade. Time: 1 p.m., Sunday, July 31 Route: Parade begins at Fourth Street East and Beech Street; right on Ash Street; left on Fifth Street; left on Oak Street; left on Second Street; left on Beech Street Preferred viewing area: Along Fourth Street and the Auburn Manor area, but all areas on parade route is good viewing. Parking: Available in the St. John’s Lutheran Church parking are...
Commentary: The bull and the wisdom of Solomon
by Gordon Stewart
Driving past a sign last week, I couldn’t help but think of the untimely face-off on the debt ceiling in our nation’s capitol. The sign stated “Don’t cross this field unless you can do it in 9.9 seconds … the bull can do it in 10!” The clock is ticking. In a few more minutes we – the USA – won’t have time make it across the field. As our nation’s leaders brandish their partisan swords with 9.8 seconds left to make it across the field without d...
County to seek state funds for Waconia public access
by Richard Crawford
Carver County is enlisting financial support from the state to help pay for a public access at Lake Waconia Regional Park. The county is seeking $2.8 million in state bonding to pay for half of the total project cost, which includes purchasing a 19-acre site adjacent to the county-owned park. A public access has been included in long-range plans for the park and the current access on Lake Waconia is inadequate, ac-cording to a staff report. “T...
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