By Elsie Machtemes, correspondent
10 Years Ago – June 20, 2002
Tony Winkel is celebrating his 99th birthday at Westview Acres with an open house on June 28.
Kristin Klingelhutz, ninth grade, and Matthew Dahlke and Angela Dimler, sophomores, were all named to the Holy Family High School second semester honor roll. All are from Waconia.
ON CAMPUS: Theresa Johnson of Waconia received a degree from Crown College. JoAnna Meuwissen of Waconia was named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Elizabeth R. Roebke of Waconia graduated from Boston College. Jacob Edlund of Waconia has been accepted at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Jeffrey Berger of Waconia earned a degree from Crown College.
PATRIOT FORUM: What makes you angry? "What makes you angry?"-Emily Braun-Waconia. "My sister."-Courtney Liebhard-St. Bonifacius. "My brother when he pushes me and stuff."-Molly Elasky-Waconia. "My brother when he takes my stuff."-Cayman Scarrella-Waconia.
Waconia High School band director is leaving Waconia for California. He will finish off the marching band season before starting a new job.
Waconia Veterinary Clinic,P.A. announces the addition of Dr. Kathy Strupp to its staff.
Waconia Farm Supply, located in Waconia, has announced the hiring of Sue Nerud. She will be heading up the equine/specialty division of Waconia Farm Supply.
25 Years Ago – June 18, 1987
St. Bonifacius – Long time businessman Lawrence C. Segner died. Segner was owner of St. Boni Ford. He was a member of the St. Boni Fire Department and the Waconia School Board as well as numerous other community projects. He was 85.
Cologne – Cologne residents will be going to the polls next week to approve or reject a new community center/fire station for the city.
HEAT WAVE! Temperatures went over the 100 mark here over the weekend.
Prizes were handed out to St. Joseph Catholic School students who sold more than 150 candy bars in a recent fund raiser. Winners were as follows: Lincoln Goede, Andrew Chandlier, Jackie Boll, John Cebulla, Erin Ditsch, Jason Fritz, Matt Logelin, Leah Dressel, Eileen Palattao, Jamie Lubitz, Chris Joos, Ryan Hanson, and Jessica Radde.
Friends and relatives are invited to an open house to help Leon and Marilyn Kelzer celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The evening of the 20th will be hosted by their children at the Mayer Community Center.
Daniel and Diane Carlson of Waconia announce their 25th wedding anniversary.
Cologne – The Cologne A squad girls softball team grabbed a great win against Victoria. Mary Remer led off hitting with four consistent singles, followed by Cynthia Buetow, who went 3 for 4 with one double. Kara Willems pitched a solid 4 ? innings with 11 strikeouts and no hits.
Mayer – The "Oswald Hoese Field" dedication was held Sunday. Oswald has been part of Mayer baseball for 50 years as player, manager, coach and groundskeeper.
50 Years Ago – June 21, 1962
The Waconia Jaycees will conduct a Soap Box Race for any child between the ages of eight and twelve on the Fourth of July. The location of the race will be on Main Street in downtown Waconia. Marlin Born is chairman of the project. Sub-committee chairmen are Don Ficks, Ivar Johnson, Bob Johnson, Lynis Lehrke, Dan Steinhagen and Richard Cook.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Zrust (Rita Lenzen) on Friday June 1st. The boy has been christened Thomas Lee.
Victoria – Fred Plocher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Plocher, graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul.
The Women’s Golfing League of Island View Golf Course had a low putt tournament on Tuesday. Winners were Gladys Kaufhold, Lois Yetzer, Lorraine Rudloff, Evie Larson, Donna Bean and Maxine Otto.
FOR SALE: Girl Scout dress, size 12. $2.00-Call Mrs. Laury Clark. WH 5-2239.
The St. Bonifacius Saints battled the Cologne Hollanders for a 5 to 4 win. Tom Swanson pitched the route for Cologne. Al Ebert started for the Saints and went 4 1/2 innings. John Styvie worked the two middle frames and Al Provo finished.
The Waconia High School band had a 100 percent attendance for Memorial Day and this is the second year in a row. Rick Gramith and Gary Hegstrom were selected to play in the All-State Band that will be performing at the MEA Convention next fall.
75 Years Ago – June 17, 1937
Another diamond ball game is scheduled for next Tuesday. Teams representing First Street and Main Street will engage in another of these popular contests at the Waconia baseball field.
Sixteen students received their diplomas in the new Waconia High School auditorium on Wednesday evening. The two most unpopular men, as far as the Class of ’37 is concerned, are Hitler and Mussolini. F.D.R. leads the Waconia High popularity parade. The girls glee club directed by Miss Loretta Kraker sang two numbers.
An event heralded as unusual as the birth of the Canaian ‘quints’ occurred last week on the Varner farm north of here. A ewe gave birth to four lambs.
St. Bonifacius – St. Boni took possession of first place in the Crow River Valley Baseball League by beating Chaska 9 to 2. Pete Guzy, St. Boni’s veteran hurler allowed only seven hits. Vern Bruhn, St. Boni catcher, led his team’s batting with three hits. Schuler and L. Boll had two hits each.
Rumor has it that it was 20 years ago that the boys over in France were shouting that they would be out of the trenches by Christmas. Many of the legislatures are beginning to feel that they will be lucky to get home for the holidays this year.
Every house trailer and all towed vehicles being transported on the streets and highways of Minnesota, will be violating the new traffic code if they are not equipped with brakes that can be operated by the driver of the towing car. This is the warning from the Minnesota Highway Patrol.
100 Years ago – June 21, 1912
The Fourth of July will be celebrated in Waconia as it never has been celebrated before. There will be music by the Citizens Band and Troubadour Orchestra. Festivities will open with the roar of cannon at sunrise. At ten o’clock there will be a grand street parade. The fire department will appear in full dress uniform. Teams will be hitched to the new apparatus which will be decorated with bunting and flowers. The St. Bonifacius ball team will play the locals for a purse of $150.00. At the picnic grounds there will be all sorts of amusements. Dancing in the open air will be one of the features. Tell your friends about the celebration at Waconia. It will be a hummer!
While making a trip to Hopkins the other day we noticed that the road along the John Peterman farm east of town was the best piece of highway along that route.