Herald Reports

Jan. 13, 1870: We understand that Waconia has the county seat fever and is greatly excited thereby. Chaska and Benton are slightly agitated by the action of Waconia.

Jan. 14, 1937: Cold weather has been giving Carl A. Kayeska, city electrician, added work besides his regular duties. The low temperature has been playing tricks with the city’s white way system. Expansion and contraction of filaments in the bulbs, caused by temperature changes, have been burning out on the average of three lights a day.

Jan. 15, 1942: Mrs. C.D. Gibson, local chairwoman has announced that a meeting will be held in the Scout room at the city hall this afternoon, Wednesday, at 2:30 o’clock to start work on knitting for the Red Cross war relief and the evening session will be at 7:30. Yarn will be furnished.

Jan. 16, 1896: The officers elect of the G.A.R. Post of this city were duly installed last Thursday evening by Genl. Herman Muehlberg of St. Paul. At the conclusion of business Comrade Herman Brinkhaus, invited the Post to his hotel to partake of an oyster supper. The spread was one that reflected great credit on Comrade and Mrs. Brinkhaus, who have the heartfelt sympathy of the Post for their thoughtful generosity.

Jan. 17, 1980: A recognition party for Jim Main who has resigned as Chaska’s City Manager will be held Friday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Butch’s back room. Main has resigned to accept the position of Deputy Director of the Minnesota Energy Agency. Persons are asked to make reservations for the party with Shirley Bruers, City Clerk.

Jan. 18, 1934: The celebrated Vice Crusade feature “Is Any Girl Safe?” which comes to the Rex theatre next Monday afternoon and evening will be shown to adults only. Children under sixteen years of age will not be admitted. Afternoon at 3:00. Evening show at 7:00.

Jan. 19, 1933: Chaska shouldn’t have much trouble keeping cool next summer. The annual ice harvest, which has now been practically completed, has yielded three thousand, three hundred and seventy-five tons. The Chaska Ice Co. put up about eight thousand blocks and Frank Zamjahn & Sons about seven thousand. This total of fifteen thousand blocks, each weighing about four hundred pounds, will furnish six million, seven hundred and fifty thousand pounds of coolness.

Compiled by the Chaska Historical Society, which would love to have you as a member. Interested? Email historical@chaskahistory.org; visit www.chaskahistory.org; or call 952-448-6077.

Compiled by the Chaska Historical Society, which would love to have you as a member. Interested? Email historical@chaskahistory.org; visit www.chaskahistory.org; or call 952-448-6077.

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