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Burglars ransack Dahlgren homes
On June 16, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office received two burglary reports of homes in Dahlgren Township with forced entry to the doors. Both burglaries happened during the daylight hours, according to the Sheriff’s Office. A witness in the area observed a white passenger vehicle near one of the burglaries with the trunk open. The vehicle was described as a possible Pontiac Grand Am or similar looking vehicle, the report stated. In each burg...
Funeral notice for June H. Knight
June H. Knight, 86, of Chaska, formerly of Merrill, WI and Des Plaines, IL, passed away June 13, 2011. Among others she is survived by family in Eden Prairie. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 8, at St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, 903 E. Second St., Merrill, WI (715-536-7322). Visitation is one hour prior to services at church. Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 952-975-0400.
Run, walk in race with Rev. Jarvis
Guardian Angels’ last parish event with the Rev. Paul Jarvis is the upcoming SayHey5K race around downtown Chaska, at 10:15 a.m., Saturday June 25, beginning at City Hall. The 5K race, sponsored by Guardian Angels and downtown businesses, “is a chance for all of us to walk with Father Paul around the community he’s come to deeply love,” states a Guardian Angels press release. “The Christian life is a journey in which we get to know each other,...
State demographer to give June 22 talk
Tom Gillaspy, the demographer for the state of Minnesota will speak at the SouthWest Metro Chamber’s membership luncheon on June 22 at Oak Ridge Conference Center. Gillaspy has served as the state’s demographer since 1979 and will provide a breakdown of the most recent census data and how those demographic changes could affect businesses. “Businesses are interested in what the new census data says and how the changing demographics could affect...
A rose in need of a name
By Mollee Francisco  Nestled among the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s 400 different varieties of garden and shrub roses is one rose in need of a name. The public is now being invited to submit their ideas for a name for Rosa 66, a pink rose with a scalloped, double-petal bloom and a light fragrance. The rose was developed through the University’s Woody Landscape Plant Breeding and Genetics program at the Horticultural Research C...
Chaska middle school teacher cited for disorderly conduct
A Chaska Middle School East teacher received a disorderly conduct citation (a misdemeanor) following an incident with a student, according to a Chaska Police report. At about 8:45 a.m., May 26, John Thomas Saindon allegedly grabbed a sixth-grader at Chaska Middle School East after the student attempted to run a race in his bare feet after the teacher told the student not to, the report stated. Saindon, a Victoria resident, grabbed the student’...
Athletic opens this Sunday
The city is ready for its first game of the season at Athletic Park. The baseball park’s opening was long delayed due to spring flooding (60 percent of the grass was killed in the field.) However, it is slated to open for the Chaska Cubs vs. Shakopee game at 6 p.m. this Sunday. “Initially, we anticipated the park to open about the first of July. But the Chaska Public Works crew has worked extremely hard over the past month re-seeding, fertiliz...
Public notices from the June 16, 2011 Chaska Herald
Are you interested in reading the public notices published in the June 16, 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.
Groundbreaking for Levi Griffin Road
There will be a groundbreaking for the future Levi Griffin Road, at the intersection of Jonathan Carver Parkway and County Road 61 in Carver, at 5:30 p.m., June 20. “The mayor and city council of the city of Carver wish to thank the following people for their efforts and commitment to moving this project forward: Stuart and Hank Mills, Mark and Sam Lano, Oppidan, The Darril Peterson Trust, JCP Holdings, and the Carver County Board and staff,” ...
City unveils potato plant plan
By Mollee Francisco  Chaska hopes a new plan for Northern Star potato processing plant will help neighbors get some sleep at last. According to Chaska City Administrator Matt Podhradsky, City Engineer Bill Monk met with sound engineers from Bonestroo and Northern Star earlier this month to try to combat nearby resident complaints about excessive noise during nighttime operations. “They feel they have consistent operations,” said Podhradsky, of...
Lightning strikes school headquarters; community ed classes cancelled
The District 112 Education Center on Peavey Road was hit by lightning on Wednesday and lost its electrical systems. “We’re installing a generator and hope to have our phones and website up again tomorrow,” said Nancy Kracke, District 112 community/staff relations director. As a result, the following community education classes will be cancelled on Thursday: Early Childhood Family Education, preschool, family literacy and adult ELL classes. Emp...
Teacher charged with disorderly conduct
According to the latest Chaska Police Department newsletter, a teacher was charged with disorderly conduct for grabbing a student and pulling him across a gym floor. Here's the report: "A Chaska Police School Resource Officer investigated an incident, which occurred between a Chaska Middle School East teacher and a male student. "The teacher, who teaches a Physical Education class, became upset at the student after the student disobeyed an ins...
Chaska official is finalist for Farmington's top job
Bart Fischer, Chaska’s assistant city administrator is among four candidates for the Farmington city administrator spot, according to the South Washington County Bulletin . Fischer was hired for the Chaska position in February 2009 when his predecessor, Matt Podhradsky, moved into the city administrator position.
Obituary from the June 16 Herald
The following obituary is from the June 16, 2011 print edition of the Chaska Herald newspaper: Mark William Austad Mark Austad, 54, of Carver, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, MN. Mark Austad Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at East Union Lutheran Church, Carver, with the Rev. Tom Stutelberg officiating. The visitation was Monday, June 13, from 4-8 p.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home, and ...
So have you heard the one about four mayors who walk into a bar?
Heartbreakers Bar and Grill hosted “Pack the Pub” last Sunday as a benefit for Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Over 100 people attended the event, during which Chaska Mayor Mark Windschitl, and three former Chaska mayors – Bob Roepke, Tracy Swanson and Gary Van Eyll helped with dishes, bus tables and serve the crowd. The Rev. Paul Jarvis participated in the fun, playing a ping-pong game that included using tennis rackets, license plates and F...
Chaska student meets with President Obama
Chaska High School junior Esther Lee was one of 10 young Americans invited to the White House to meet with President Obama’s senior staff and Washington-based youth advocates last week to discuss issues of concern to youth. President Obama (with first dog Bo) joined the meeting about halfway through, according to a press release from Minnesota Alliance with Youth.  Lee attended as the representative of Minnesota Alliance With Youth, on whose b...
Ryder Cup coming to town! (In 2016)
Fox 9 wins the award for the earliest Ryder Cup news tie-in (coming in five years) with this story about Hazeltine National Golf Club's recent upgrade. Hazeltine Nat’l Gets Ryder Cup Ready:
Chaska City Hall moves to Florida
Here's a fun story in the Palm Beach Post  about Brad Hand's major league debut, and his Chaska entourage, which begins: "City Hall in Chaska, Minn., was pretty quiet Tuesday. But if any business were required it could have been conducted in South Florida, where the mayor, city administrator and assistant finance director were preparing for a big night at Sun Life Stadium."
Funeral notice for Mark William Austad
Mark Austad, 54, of Carver, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, MN. Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at East Union Lutheran Church, 15180 Co. Rd. 40, Carver. The visitation is Monday, June 13, from 4-8 p.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home, and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home, Chaska, 952-448-2137.
Honorary diploma marks achievement of a lifetime
By Unsie Zuege  At age 85, Bill Kurtz finally has his high school diploma. What makes it even sweeter is that it’s from Chanhassen High School, and that he is an honorary member of the Class of 2011, the school’s first-ever graduating class. Bill, born in 1925, attended St. Hubert School through the eighth grade, and then worked on the family farm. For several summers, he and a couple friends went west and worked in the railroad and lumber ind...
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