A large industrial gas company based in Pennsylvania has its eye on Norwood Young America as a possible location for a new facility.
Last week, Central School District offered the job of superintendent to White Bear Lake principal, Tim Schochenmaier. He has since accepted the position and will be starting on July 1 of this year. On the evening of March 6, the school board met with Schochenmaier to negotiate his contract a…
Every March, Minnesota Foodshare puts together a huge campaign for all participating food shelves in the state. This year, the surrounding food shelves in Watertown, Waconia, and NYA will be ready to receive food and donations throughout March to restock for the coming months.
During the Minnetrista City Council meeting on Feb. 19, the council presented a Live Saving Award to Minnetrista Public Works employee Trevor Barrett.
There are few things in the world that give out more good feelings than charity. In a gesture of thanks, Norwood Young America residents Lois Fahey, Peg Boyle, and Candice and Wanda Wilson donated to the NYA fire department. The donation was high enough to allow the department to purchase an…
This week marked the beginning of interviews for the new superintendent for Central School District. With current superintendent Brian Corlett leaving June 30, the school board and school principals have been working hard to gather candidates. Now, the interviews have started and a decision …
If you can’t wait for the remake, you can always get your "Lion King" fix by going to Cologne Academy’s spring musical. Students between 5th and 8th grade will be putting on the show the first weekend in March.
With Carver County as a proud farming community, it’s no surprise that it would also be home to a Dairy Expo. For its 27th year, the expo will be held in Norwood Young America’s Central high school on Feb 18. With a range of speakers and vendors, along with a hot lunch, the expo hopes to sho…
After receiving a grant from the Minnesota State Clean Water Fund, the Carver County Water Management Organization will be starting up some projects in 2019. The hope of these projects is to reduce pollutants from stormwater runoff, and there are a couple solutions for doing so.
A city isn’t built in a day, nor is it maintained and made great by one person. The same can be said of a county, especially one the size of Carver. Instead, the council and commissioners are helped by an array of committees to make things easier. Each committee has their own purpose, and wh…
On Tuesday Jan 15, Norwood Young America resident Ann Fitz walked down her driveway to get the mail, as most of us do. However, a small trip outside turned into a three and a half hour ordeal, as she slipped on the ice and fell into the ditch, fracturing her knee. Unable to move and alone, t…
Despite the cold, the Norwood Young America Area Chamber met on Jan 24 for their chamber banquet. With folks representing several businesses from NYA, Plato, Waconia, and more coming together to enjoy a warm meal, the chamber revealed some of its new plans for the year to come.
Carver-Scott Humane Society has been hard at work moving and renovating for the last few months. With their move close to finishing, their ready to show off who they are and what they will be offering in their new space.
It’s time to get those creative juices flowing to write some poetry. For the 6th year running, the Arts Consortium of Carver County will be holding its Poetry Contest. This is for anyone and everyone in the community to show off their poetry prowess and maybe even win an award.
On Jan 15, Carver County commissioners held their meeting to discuss the acquisition of trails from the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority as well as the approval of a letter of map revision (LOMR) for Watertown’s Mapes Creek.
In an age of tension, one of the most popular terms being thrown around is “mental health”. There’s been a significant increase in how many are diagnosed with mental illness in the last decade. But what does mental health actually refer to, and where do you go if the mind is unhealthy?
On Jan 8, the county commissioners had their first meeting for the year. The chair and vice chair for both the board and Regional Rail Authority were elected for 2019 as well as appointing members of the county to various advisory committees. There were also several items on the consent agen…
A Norwood Young America resident was arrested in northeastern Nebraska mid-December, in what Nebraska’s Stanton County Sheriff’s Office says is the largest drug seizure in the office’s history.
Central students have always had heart, but this January, the middle school is taking that literally, raising money and awareness for heart disease on behalf of the American Heart Association.
Siberian huskies, stargazing, and skis rule the night during this Candlelit Ski and Dog Sled luminary tradition on Saturday, January 5 and February 2 from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Baylor Regional Park. Walk, snowshoe or ski the luminary trail between sipping your hot cocoa and toasting s’mores. Cr…
Following last week’s tragic loss of the Church in the Maples, the congregation looks to move forward. On Saturday, December 15 a special service was held at the United Methodist Church in Arlington, to allow a space to heal and reflect.
The loss of Church in the Maples comes at a cost to family, and not just the congregation. For the descendants of James Slocum Jr., founder of Norwood and a key figure in the churches inception, the loss of family history resonates.
A contentious public hearing highlighted schisms in the community with regards to the looming Hwy. 212 project, with long debated issues surfacing once again in the NYA council chambers on December 10.
Central has yet another reason to be proud of its excelling students, as four 7th graders have won the Congressional App Challenge for the second year in a row.
The Church in the Maples, admittedly small but carrying a huge historical footprint in the community, celebrated its 160th anniversary in September. Now, its congregation faces an uncertain future after the church was gutted by fire late Sunday.
Following a closed-door session near the end of Central’s regular school board meeting on Nov. 26, it was announced that Superintendent Brian Corlett—after a 14-year tenure—would be stepping down from the position effective June 30.
Central has announced its annual Teacher of the Year, with the honor going this year to Rachel Sandquist, 6th grade science and reading/language arts teacher.
Carver County Sheriff’s Office divers recovered the body of a snowmobiler from Winsted Lake on Nov. 29—a tragic reminder of the perils of thin ice during early winter.
With winter setting in, construction season has halted. However, that does not mean that planning is not underway. The much anticipated Highway 212 project is still moving forward, and another update was delivered to the NYA city council on Nov. 13.
For many small towns in Minnesota—and across the nation—the railway was their foundation, if not the lifeblood, for years. This was the topic presented in celebration at the Willkommen Heritage Center in NYA on Nov. 15.
It’s a moment of celebration, both for town pride and town safety—Hamburg can celebrate its first new fire engine in a quarter-century.