I am disappointed as I read the letters in the newspaper for Oct. 14. Our nation has become great for many reasons, but a major factor has been the education of citizens and strong belief in facts, information and knowledge. Unfortunately, that history seems to be losing favor.
In a paid letter to the editor that was featured in both the Chaska Herald and the Chanhassen Villager this past week, some concerns were raised about the amount the district spends per student, as well as the inflation factor that is included with the referendum question. (“Biggest negative…
Homeowners in the Eastern Carver County School District will be expected to pay approximately $240 a year more with the upcoming referendum. The ECC School District website estimated enrollment for the 2022-23 school year is 10,825. However, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated …
I was distressed by the statement by the top elected officials of Carver and Chaska taking sides with the Easter Carver County School Board regarding the recent heated debate (and actions) by parents in front of the board objecting to mask mandates ("We're truly better together," Oct. 7).
In response to "We have to do better," written by School Board Chair Jeff Ross, I agree 100%. We have to do better. Doing better starts with regaining control of the school board from those who choose to force our kids to wear masks at school, despite having zero evidence to support their use.
There’s an inspirational poster in our district office: “I touch the future. I teach.” That quote is from Christa McAuliffe, a gifted teacher from the Space Shuttle Challenger. Those words resonate with Eastern Carver County Schools employees who invest their lives working with the youth of …
Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen, a Chaska family physician, according to an interview in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, is calling for civil disobedience against the COVID-19 vaccine and wearing masks. He is asking all of us to ignore vaccine and mask guidance intended to stem…
The spinner whirled and “Candy” was what it stopped on. But wait, almost all the slots were labeled “Candy”! The wheel was rigged, just like our political system is rigged to allow the big money spenders to influence our candidates and elected officials.
In the last few years, I've noticed that many adults and particularly elementary through high school age children do not follow bike and pedestrian safety protocols. Specifically, riding their bikes against oncoming traffic (left-hand side of the road), instead of riding with the flow of tra…
It’s called “America last.” President Joe Biden and his handlers from the former Barack Obama administration are out to drastically change and weaken America, in preparation for their post-America global government. There — I said it. What other conclusion can we come to?
The situation with respect to American law enforcements’ effectiveness has hit an unprecedented low. The near-term does not look promising, as violent crime in major cities has hit double digit increases. But that is not the fault of the “rank and file.”
With support of city leaders and a group of dedicated community members, Chaska became a Yellow Ribbon City almost 10 years ago. The mission statement “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is united to bring service members all the way home” is a powerful statement that we take seriously.
When it comes to home, local leaders have been stepping up. But there isn’t enough investment from the state back into our communities — and that’s a problem in the long run.
In recent months it is very apparent that the issue of “critical race theory” (CRT) has caught the attention of parents across the nation. There is no shortage of clips showing parents taking school boards to task. Future elections will certainly change school boards focus and agenda.
Trending Now in Chanhassen
- Belle Plaine woman dies following motorcycle crash on County Road 40
- Outdoors enthusiast remembered at regional trail ribbon cutting
- Eight candidates run for Minnetonka School Board election
- Jenna Weidner: From Division I volleyball to U.S. Olympic bobsled hopeful
- Football: There's meaning beyond outcome with Holy Family Catholic program
- Communication adapts in COVID era
- Football: Chanhassen, Chaska win regular season finales
- Commentary: How to fill your tank before it runs dry
- Cross Country: Metro West champion, now onto Section 2AAA for Chanhassen's Marissa Long
- Crack the case on the perfect Saturday night activity