Well it looks like another Barber from Wayzata will be headed to Texas to play NFL football–this time it is Dom Barber and the team is the Houston Texans. Barber was drafted in the sixth round, and potentially meets his brother Marion Barber III and the Dallas Cowboys in week 3 of the NFL Season.
Author: Daniel Gustafson
In an interview aired on KARE 11, Barber indicated that he had given up on the draft, and was watching Braveheart when he heard his family cheering in his home upstairs. He indicates he is excited, and Wayzata.com wishes Dom all the best in his football career.
Real Estate: Open House Sunday (4/27) – Noon to 3:00 pm. We are seeing a few parties interested in the townhome. We are having one more open house this weekend. If you have not seen the property, please do so. The Property is located in the Parkers Lake (Parkview) development at 1905 Shenandoah Ct Unit B (Plymouth, 55427), these are the red roofed townhomes located between Hwy 55 & CR 6 just east of Vicksburg Lane. This unit interior is in OUTSTANDING condition. Please check out http://www.zillow.com/ and place the above address in the search bar to find the location and the market value for the property. There are also a few pictures there by clicking “see home info.”
Complex built in 1991-92. The “B” unit is about 1100 sq ft. 2 Bdr, 1 Bth and 1 Car garage with parking nearby. Also include gas fireplace and two decks. Many Updates on the home is past year. Community PO Boxes on street near home. Association dues are $235 a month and include water, garbage, lawn care, snow removal, exterior maintenance and cable TV. Association has some work to get done on the outside in the spring as well and they are pretty responsible.
Other highlights: The neighborhood is a combination of singles, retried and young couples with two children or less. New carpets, white tile in entry and kitchen, whitewash oak cabinets and trim. Paint throughout is updated and very sharp. New sky light in vaulted stairwell. Two walk out decks: one off master bedroom and one off living room. The big front yard and deck great for pets and sun tanning. Near MTC bus line. Beautiful park only 600 feet away from your front door (Parkers Lake Playfields) and walking/biking trails (Luce Line Trail) nearby.
This property will be ready for move in. Set the furniture and start living!! The only suggestion would be to add window treatments. This property is available for RENT TO OWN or PURCHASE OUTRIGHT. Rent will be $1150 plus utilities for rent to own. Let us know how we can work together, but most important, tell your friends to check out the property this weekend.
I have a generous finders fee for those who help me find the buyer of this property. Many thanks for your interest.
Watch out for Road Construction in Wayzata! It’s true what they say about Minnesota–There are only two seasons: Winter, and Road Construction. Since it’s road construction season, keep your eyes peeled for some very big projects. The biggest is the continued work on the west side of town as Highway 12 is rerouted around Long Lake. If you haven’t seen it, take a drive past County Road 6 where it meets 12 and be prepared for some big time changes!
According to the Bay Window, another project in Wayzata is scheduled maintenance to Highway 12 from 494 to Wayzata Boulevard. MN/DOT will be conducting repairs to all those potholes that seem to get worse every year. Expect lane closures, shifting and delays.
City of Wayzata plans also include rebuilding Ferndale Road West, and a new access in front of US Bank on Wayzata Boulevard for better visibility.
Questions about the local projects can be directed to Mike Kelley, City Engineer at 952-404-5316.
The Star Tribune is reporting that Jordan Helgren will compete in the triple jump at the Hamline Elite track meet. She is a 2A title holder in long jump and triple jump.
The DNR has declared the Ice Out for Lake Minnetonka as of 04/23/08. The last couple of days the temperature has reached towards 80 degrees, and the remaining ice that had been hanging on the surface of the Lake could not survive. Get your boat out of storage, dust off the life jackets, hoist the sales, and get ready for another great summer of boating on Lake Minnetonka.
In the latest edition of the Wayzata Bay Window, Mayor Andrew Humphrey indicated that the City website, www.wayzata.org will likely be redesigned within the next couple of months in an effort to modernize and simplify communication efforts with citizens. Pictured is the City’s current website.
My hope is that they knock the ball out of the park, and take advantage of RSS distribtion of information. It would be nice if they would link the City website to Wayzata.com as well! 😉
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for all the latest news from Wayzata.
Signe Brewster, Editor in Cheif at the Trojan Tribune posted the first three stories from the current edition of the Wayzata High School newspaper at Wayzata.com this week. Additionally, the Top Headlines Around Wayzata Provided by Wayzata.com ran on page 2 of the Trojan Tribune.
Pictured left is the copy that appeared in the April 23rd edition.
In what appears to be a mutally beneficially, move the two organizations hope to continue the relationship for a long time.
The first three articles from the Trojan Tribune were as follows:
The fish wrap factory West side of the river published an article on the potential demise of the Classic Lake Conference. According to the article, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Edina, Hopkins and Robbinsdale are the five surviving School Districts that make up the Classic Lake. Recent developments in Robbinsdale have created budget shortages that threaten to break up the conference. It has presented scheduling challenges for the teams, and if you remember, Wayzata drummed Minneapolis North in a lopsided football game last fall.
According to MHSHL rules, each conference must have a minimum of 5 schools in order to have a conference. If Robbinsdale continues to have trouble funding it’s schools and activities, the Classic Lake might be broken up and each school assigned a new conference. Part of the problem is the way in which the Classic Lake was created in the early 90’s. All five schools left the Lake Conference in the same the Cleveland Browns packed up in the middle of the night and moved to Baltimore.
Invitations to other schools to join the Classic Lake Conference has been met with a cool reception by other local School Districts. In my opinion, the best teams to add to the fold would be Osseo / Maple Grove and Eden Prairie. Nothing like playing the next door neighbors who already don’t care for your manners every year in every sport to fuel a rivalry!
By Claire Dunlap, WHS Trojan Tribune
Wayzata band Flow and the Mingos won the Jam Solid Productions battle of the bands at the Dinky Towner on April 13th, earning them a spot in the finals with the possibility of their own tour. Flow and the Mingos consists of Kevin Coughenour (Grade 11, bass), Mike Drasher (Grade 11, drums) and Sarah Walk (Grade 11, keyboard and vocals). “We have been together as Flow and the Mingos for about 2 and a half years now,” said Coughenhour. “We started off just playing at friends’ parties.
During the summer we played at Parkers Lake and participated in a few battle of the bands that we actually did pretty well in. It’s been in the past four or five months that we have been getting more shows.” “Jam Solid Productions contacted us about this contest over Myspace. We didn’t know much about it, but we decided to give it a try,” said Walk. When the band arrived at the Dinky Towner they were a little surprised by how things looked on the outside. “It looked really small from the outside, turns out most of it is underground,” said Walk. “It was really cool though, there was a really wide variety of people.”
There were about 20 to 30 Wayzata students in the crowd waiting to support their friends. “It was a big turn out, we were really thankful to all of the fans that came to support us,” said Drasher. “This show was the most energy filled performance we have had.”
Once the band took the stage all of the fans realized how thankful they were that they came. “I don’t know who Flow is and I don’t know who Mingo is, but I’m sure they would have been proud because the show was epic,” said Josh Vicary (Grade 12). “This was the best show they have had yet,” said Dana Ness (Grade 11). Two days after the show, Walk received an email informing them that they had beat the other, much older bands that they had played with on Sunday. “We were pumped when we got the news,” said Coughenhour.
The band will go on to play in the finals at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. A date has not been finalized, but the band is excited for what could come of it.
Said Coughenhour, “The prize is awesome: $400, 20 hours of recording time, and the possibility of a tour!”