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On Monday, Feb. 11, the Westonka School Board announced that in the Spring of 2020 they will be ending their cooperative agreement with Holy Family, and stepping away to make their own Mound Westonka High School Boys Lacrosse team. This will be exciting for the boys, as it will mean they wil…

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On Tuesday, Feb. 12th, the Westonka White Hawks Girls Basketball traveled to the Panther Den of Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL). The White Hawks set out to redeem themselves after their previously close defeat. Their loss to GSL (45-42) left a bitter taste in mouths of the hungry Hawks. But, like …

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The Mound Westonka White Hawks boys basketball team is currently on a nine game winning streak, increasing their overall record to 17 wins with six losses. It’s been a busy and exciting week for the boys squad as they’ve sought redemption for earlier losses in the season against Glencoe Silv…

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The Mound Westonka Hawkettes Dance Team had one of their top placements in the team’s history at the Minnesota State High School League Dance Team Tournament, held on Feb. 15th at the Target Center. The Hawkettes were coming off of the Section 3AA championship, in which they qualified as sec…

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The MWHS/W-M/SW Christian Girls Hockey team qualified for its third state tournament berth in its history last Thursday night down at Gustavus College by defeating Hutchinson by a score of 2-1. This victory puts the White Hawks record at 22-0-5 and earned them the number three seed in the MS…

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The Mound Westonka High School Rotary Interact Club partnered with the Mound Westonka Rotary on a service project in January at Mary’s Place (Sharing and Caring Hands) in Minneapolis. The high school students delivered caps and mittens to Mary’s Place to be distributed to the residents there…

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The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is coming to life on the Westonka Performing Arts Center stage March 8-10. The Mound Westonka High School Theatre is excited to present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” This musical will delight audiences with a contemporary take on a…

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At its meeting on Feb. 4, the Minnetrista City Council accepted quotes and approved contracts for lift station cleaning, sewer main cleaning, HVAC maintenance, generator maintenance and the installation of a replacement pump for Well 1.

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March is Minnesota FoodShare Campaign month, and that means that the Westonka Food Shelf is preparing for their biggest fundraisers and food drives of the year. Next month will see the return of the Westonka Food Shelf’s fun annual events including Stuff the Bus, Pack the Pews, an omelet bre…

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U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Deephaven) has announced that he will host a free and open-to-the-public community conversation focused on HR 1, the For the People Act, the campaign finance, ethics, and electoral reform package he and others sponsored in Congress.

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North Shore Gymnastics held its 23rd Annual John Roethlisberger Iceberg Open at the University of Minnesota Maturi Pavilion on Jan. 25-27, hosting nearly 500 boys representing 36 different teams from across the country. During the afternoon session on Saturday of the Iceberg meet, the MN Gol…

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The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling squad hosted Orono and Glencoe-Silver Lake in a triangular meet at Mound Westonka High School on Thursday, Jan. 31. In the first round, the White Hawks took on the Orono Spartans in a non-conference match-up. In a seesaw battle, the Spartans came out …

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The Mound Westonka Nordic Ski team competed in the Section 6 Championship Meet on Feb. 4 at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. As usual for Nordic Skiing, weather played a big factor on the day. Freezing rain overnight made for treacherous travel to Wirth. Navigating the ice-covered roads, …

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The Mound Westonka White Hawks boys basketball team has recently moved into third place in the Western Division of the Wright County Conference. The streak started with a home game against Watertown Mayer. Westonka’s pep band helped support the team and entertained the crowd. The gym was roc…

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The MWHS/W-M/SW Christian Girls Varsity team ended its regular season with a flourish last week. They defeated Waconia on Friday, Feb. 1st on Senior Night to earn their 20th win of the season. It’s the highest regular season win total in program history.

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Over a month after their official opening, Painter Creek Winery invited the Westonka Community and Commerce to join them in a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new winery. On Thursday, Jan. 31 the owners, managers and employees of Painter Creek Winery were joined by members of the Westonka Com…

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On Thursday, Feb. 7 the Westonka Community and Commerce (WCC) will be hosting a free public event titled, “A Night with Community Leaders.” The event will take place at the Westonka Performing Arts Center from 6-8 p.m. and will feature updates from Westonka Superintendent Kevin Borg, Mound C…

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February is officially here, and that means that Valentine’s Day isn’t far off. Making romantic plans for the special day can be fun, but it can also be a lot of work. So for those looking for a local, unique way to spend the day, Gale Woods Farm will be offering a Lovebirds’ Local Foods Din…

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North Shore Men’s Gymnastics Optionals’ team headed west to compete in the 12th Annual Junior Rocky Mountain Open at the US Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs, CO, with 670 gymnasts from across the nation on January 11-13. On Saturday evening, the athletes were invited to attend t…

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The Mound Westonka Nordic Ski Team competed in a conference skate ski race on Jan. 15 at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. This was a dual conference race with the teams from the Twin Cities Nordic Ski conference and the Minneapolis City Conference. The Mound Westonka girls were one skier …

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Five Mound Westonka High School seniors were invited to take part in this year’s prestigious Dorian Vocal Festival, hosted by Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Jan. 12-14. Seniors Sarah Brammer, Joey Colianni, Nick Drilling, Camryn Ess and Emma Jordahl were chosen to perform with over 1,100 s…

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The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling team faced the Chaska/Chanhassen Storm Hawks in a dual meet at home on Thursday, Jan. 17, and came out with a 43-27 victory. The Storm Hawks are an old rival from the White Hawks previous section, and both teams decided to keep the rivalry going with …

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A total of 14 Mound Westonka High School musicians were chosen to participate in the Annual Wright County Conference (WCC) Honor Band and Honor Choir Festival on Jan. 5 at the Annandale High School Performing Arts Center. About 180 students from 14 school districts were selected for the even…

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Volunteering comes in many forms; from serving on a civic committee to mentoring students to taking a shift at a food shelf, there are plenty of ways to use your talents and extra time to make the community a better place. Here, we’ve put together a list of some of the area organizations loo…

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The Westonka Performing Arts Center has slated all kinds of great performances for the coming months. Next up, Tonic Sol-Fa will be performing at the Westonka Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.