By Elsie Machtemes, correspondent
10 Years Ago – July 19, 2001
The Waconia City Council approved a decision to renovate the 1924 water tower as a historical landmark.
The average teacher salary for Minnesota educators is $39,802. New Jersey has the highest with $52,174 and South Dakota is the lowest at $29,972. Figures are based on 1999-2000 salaries.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding all residents to be aware of burning regulations that are in place, especially during this dry weather.
Officials at St. Joe’s Church and School are beginning to realize the dream of a new education center. The $5 million dollar project is well on its way to becoming a reality.
Former County Commissioner Earl Gnan died. He was 66.
25 Years Ago – July 17, 1986
Cologne – A new fire station is being proposed for the city.
Southview Elementary School in Waconia now has a new principal. Ric Dressen started his career at Annandale. Then moved to St. Joseph, Minnesota and the last two years was assistant principal at Brooklyn Center. He and his wife will be moving to Waconia and are building a home on Lakeview Terrace.
Former Minnesota Vikings head football coach Bud Grant has purchased a house and land in Carver County. He bought property with buildings and a home from Myron J. Laurel in Camden Township.
Carol Coburn and Jackie Neubauer of St. Bonifacius and Jerry Gray of Waconia went on a 500 mile bike ride in the famed "Jaunt With Jim" ride that has been in existence in Minnesota for 12 years. It is led by famed Minneapolis Star and Tribune columnist, Jim Klobuchar.
Mayer – The bridge club was hostessed by Cathy Stifter.
NEIGHBORS: Father Martin Siebenaler-Waconia. Father Siebenaler is the new pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was born the oldest of nine children on a farm in New Trier. He was pastor of St. Peter and Paul at Loretto for the past 14 years. Tuesdays, on his day off, he enjoys being a participant in golf and in the winter, indoor tennis. He also enjoys gardening, bird watching and beekeeping.
"Never Ashamed," a top rated film, will be shown at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia on Sunday. The film was voted best film of the year and best evangelistic film and received awards for best supporting actor and best actor.
50 Years Ago – July 20, 1961
The following boys have been participating in the Summer Recreation Basketball Program at Waconia. They are: Don Burandt, Mark Braun, Dennis Laufenburger, Bob Ganzer, Jon Musjgerd, Dave Dungey, Billy Hall, Terry Mullins, Jon Arnold, Alan Johnson, Dave Hilgers, Billy Ryan and Steve York.
The Explorer Post group vacationed at the Clarence Ortlip cabin on Round Lake near Grand Rapids. The group included: Jim Lehmkuhl, Carl Hoernemann, Stan Hasse, Ron Ortlip, Dave Maiser, Larry Hasse, Ron Hartmann and Rick Gramith. Rick caught a 12 pound northern while there.
The Lakeside 4-H Club met at the John Pofahl farm. The committee for the next meeting is as follows: Janet Luedtke, Diane Loehrs, James Seltz, Bruce Anderson and Gayle Schwalbe. At this meeting Barbara Seltz gave a project talk on sewing and James Seltz gave a project talk on home yard improvement.
Victoria – While mowing with a power lawn mower Ben Diethelm suffered the loss of a large toe and the tips of others. He was hospitalized and is now at his home.
75 Years Ago – July 16, 1936
The Girl Scout troop of Waconia held their annual camp outing on the Peninsula last week under the guidance of Miss Hyde and Miss Miles. Mr. J.J. Braunwarth and the girls pitched the tents. Mrs. J.J. Braunwarth and Mrs. Ben Buelow each spent a night at the camp. Among the girls attending were: Helen Braunwarth, Sally Wagener, Bernadette Schelitzke, Lois Philippy, Delphine Schutz, Marie Weinzierl, Ruth Habergarten, Jane Braunwarth, Marion Buelowk Germaine Yetzer, Doris and Mary Jane Kistner and Margaret Wagener.
Sweltering in a room heated to a temperature of over 117 degrees, representatives from county townships met Wednesday to discuss the removal of next winter’s snow from county roads.
HINTS FOR THE HOME: Corn meal makes an excellent substitute for shampoo for removing excess oil and cleaning the hair. To be on the safe side, spread newspapers over the floor of the room where you do it, then take a cup of corn meal and brush thoroughly through the hair. After it is removed, carefully and completely, scent with a little perfume and press your waves in place.
100 Years Ago -July 21, 1911
The Waconia ball team Sunday last drove to Chaska to take on Lundstroms’ White Diamonds and after nine innings of listless ball playing, studded with errors of the rottenest nature, the Waconia bunch gathered up their duds and left the field a loser by a score of 10 to 2. Witnesses of the contest say that the game was the rottenest of the season and manager Graff has been very busy this week organizing the team. He secured two good players for the city. They will take on the New Germany-Lester bunch next week.
Herman Harthun is in receipt of his new moving picture machine. Herman intends to put on shows in the various halls in this and surrounding counties. He has an up-to-date machine which carries moving pictures and stereopticon views.
The amusement committee of the Lakeside Club is making arrangements for a grand old time harvest picnic to be given in Weinzierl’s grove on Sunday. A grand old time is being expected.
Walter Schwichtenberg has received the contract for the new residence to be built by And. Schraan. Chas. Klatt has the contract for the mason work. The residence will cost in the neighborhood of $300.00 and will be built on modern plans.