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KQSP undergoes switch-up
The Daily Planet carried this story about the switch-up at KQSP AM. The station had broadcast out of the Hazeltine Gates building in Chaska for years -- most recently as a Spanish speaking station. It left Chaska for Apple Valley last September and "Magic 1530" is now an R&B station.
Feb. 15, 1973: Herald reports
Feb. 15, 1973: Herald reports that Chaska Beef, at 112 West Second Street, has a grand opening. Beef halves are 67 cents a pound.
Library book sale Feb 17 & 18
The Friends of the Chaska Library are holding a book sale on Friday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Chaska Library. Proceeds from these sales goes to support library programs. Donations can be brought in any time, and are tax deductible.
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Annette Hentz, a few of her arrangements.
Rose parade
Think you're busy today? Try being a florist. Annette Hentz, with Carver Country Flowers & Gifts, located in downtown Carver, was hard at work on Monday and Tuesday creating Valentine's arrangements. Running out of space in her floral cooler, she brought the temperature of her studio to a brisk 52 degrees.
Feb. 14, 1963: Herald reports
Feb. 14, 1963: Herald reports that the Highway 212 relocation meeting is tonight at Chaska Public School. “The mass public meeting looms as final step in four-year struggle over Chaska area route.”
Obituary for Teresa Fritz
Teresa Fritz, 83, of Chaska, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 218 W. Second St., Chaska, with Father Al Backmann celebrating. The visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 4-8 p.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home, Chaska, and also 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church on Thursday. Prayer Service was held 7:30 p....
More on accused 'Man in Black' bank robber
The Pioneer Press has more on the alleged "Man in Black" bank robber who stole $69,104 in 13 Minnesota bank holdups. Former Chaska resident Mark Edward Wetsch is charged with the robberies.
Feb. 13, 1930: Herald reports
Feb. 13, 1930: Herald reports an advertisement from Eder Furniture, owned by Florian Eder, that a Philco Console Model 7 Tube Screen Grid, All Electric Receiver, Genuine Electro-Dynamic Built-in Speaker, Single Dial Control Radio is only $112.
Commentary: Water and energy savings are a two for one
by Madeline Seveland
Did you know turning off lights when not in use helps conserve water? Or how about this, taking shorter showers not only reduces your water bill, but your energy bill too? Yes, our water and energy use are strongly connected. According to Union of Concerned Scientists, an average family of four uses roughly 400 gallons of freshwater a day. Creating and transporting energy uses water as well. By adding the energy use from a coal or nuclear powe...
Senior Party seeks volunteers and donations
Chaska High School parent volunteers have begun planning the traditional all-night senior party, which takes place immediately after the June 8 graduation. Games, entertainment, food and prizes, as well as decorating help need to be secured and organized in the next few months. The group is seeking more senior and junior parent volunteers for the June 8 event. Volunteers can help with decorating, set-up, security and clean-up. Set-up starts on...
Legislators answer questions on amendments
This week, the newspaper asked Carver County legislators the following questions regarding constitutional amendments. Sen. Julianne Ortman, of Chanhassen, and Rep. Joe Hoppe responded. 1) Do you favor placing the “Right to Work” amendment on the ballot this fall? Ortman: This proposal was just introduced this week and will be sent to committees for hearings to allow legislators to fully un-derstand and consider it. I will keep an open mind and...
Carver Soil & Water Conservation District sells tree seedlings
The Carver Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) has tree seedlings available for sale to landowners interested in planting trees this spring. They do not need to be a Carver County resident to order trees. The trees that the Carver SWCD sells are primarily used for reforestation, conservation and erosion control purposes, but can be used in housing developments or community beautification projects. These trees are bare root seedlings, wit...
Optimist Club holds oratorical contest
The Eden Prairie Optimist Club invites area students who were under 18 as of Dec. 31, 2011 to enter the 2012 Optimist International Oratorical Contest. The competition will be held at Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive in Eden Prairie, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29. This contest is a 4-5 minute speech on the topic: “How Optimism Helps me Overcome Obstacles…” First-place boy and girl winners and runners-up will receive medallions...
Chaska Rotary seeks applicants for scholarships
High school seniors residing within the School District 112 boundaries, except the city of Chanhassen, are invited to apply for 2-year and 4-year college scholarships being awarded by the Chaska Rotary Club/Grace Gibson Foundation. These scholarships are open to students in public and private schools. Private schools may be located outside District 112 boundaries, but all applicants must reside within the school district. This year, the Chaska...
Feb. 12, 1942: Herald reports
Feb. 12, 1942: Herald reports an advertisement, “This month of valentines and patriots bring you these colorful and tasty spe-cial creations from our oven, sweetheart cake, log cabin cookies, chocolate logs, cherrico breakfast cake, Washington cream pie, American pioneer rye bread.”
Local student in ‘Hairspray’
Ben Johnson, a twelfth-grader at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria, recently appeared in a recent Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ production of “Hairspray.” The appearance in the Dinner Theatre’s popular musical was part of the theater’s “StarKids” program, where 100 high school students appeared on stage with the cast during November and January shows. Johnson, the son of Mark and Susan Johnson of Chaska, was nominated for the honor by...
Carver-Scott steps toward debt relief
by David Schueller
A local school district is in debt – way in debt. What happens next? Immediate talks deal with dollars. The more tangible impacts usually are felt in some combination of program cutbacks, shut-tered buildings and lost jobs. The big question is one of severity. The debt-ridden Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative is dealing with a could-be-worse situation. That is, the co-op could have been gone if even one district completely pulled out of the...
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Brendan Jackson
Congressman Kline honors service academy nominees
Minnesota Congressman John Kline honored Chaska seniors Brendan Jackson and Madison Miler at a ceremony in his Burnsville office to recognize his nominees to the U.S. Service Academies. “As a retired Marine Corps Colonel and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I take a great deal of pride in the fine young men and women who serve our country,” Kline said. “The caliber of Service Academy candidates is high and it is an honor to nomi...
Feb. 11, 1954: Herald reports
Feb. 11, 1954: Herald reports Chaska Variety Store, with S.N. Gayner, proprietor, advertises, “Stop in at our 9 cent sale now in progress.”
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Emily Goldberg
January students of the month
by Chuck Friedbauer
In cooperation with Chaska High School, the Chaska High School Booster Club recognizes Philip Cook and Emily Goldberg as its activities/athlete student for January. The recognition is presented to a female and male student who is a member of an activity or a team at Chaska High School. The acknowledgement is presented to a student who maintains a minimum 3.2 grade point average and excels in a leadership role in the sport or activity they part...
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