9-6-12 Down Memory Lane

10 Years Ago – Sept. 5, 2002
School resumed for almost all area schools this past Tuesday. Cody Dewitt, Sammy Schooley and Logan Mielke were among those heading to classes at Bayview Elementary School in Waconia.
PATRIOT FORUM: What is the best way to handle stress? “Have a beer; spend time with family and friends.”-Lynda Mellgren-Cologne. “Read a book.”-Paula Klein-Carver. “Crossword puzzles.”-Marlene Paal-Chaska. “Get away from people. Sometimes I go on the computer.”-Sharron Hammers-Chaska.
The Minnesota Department of Health inspected the Good Samaritan home in Waconia and it passed with flying colors. The team of health inspectors spent four days at the nursing home that has 100 residents and found no deficiencies.
Wednesday was the open house for St. Joseph’s new education center.
Stephanie, Rebecca and Tyler Gregoire had their last summer hurrah before school started when they enjoyed their slip and slide in their backyard.
The 2002 Waconia Wildcats fall cheerleaders are: Tracey Kuphal, Jena Niesen, Jenny Erickson, Katie Zancig, Danielle Sampson, Megan Haberling and Laura Schmidt.
The Waconia Wildcat girls’ soccer team got off to a good start this season beating Southwest Christian. Head coach Joe Bendix was extremely happy with a 4-1 score. Courtney Dixon, Kari Luce and Ali Lindsey Rague were praised for their performances.

25 Years Ago – Sept. 3, 1987
Waconia council member Mark Sauter and resident Ed Windhauser have both filed for the mayor position. Mike Zender has filed for his Ward I position. Jay Jasper has filed for the Ward II seat currently held by Mark Sauter.
Cologne – Child’s Play Theatre Company launches it’s fourth season with an outstanding cast of 21 in “Mother Goose.” The musical features Peter, Marcus and Stephen Klemp, all of Cologne.
Victoria – Main Street Hair Co.- Every day Children’s prices $1 per year of age.
Cilla Jodzio is the newest employee at Yetzer’s Home Furnishings in Waconia. She is a salesperson and design consultant.
Population in Carver County increased 17.2 percent between 1980 and 1987 or twice as much as the entire seven-county metropolitan area, according to a Metropolitan Council estimate. Only two counties in the metro area Dakota and Scott, grew at a faster rate than Carver County.
In honor of the 35th wedding anniversary of Gerald and Rose Laumann, Waconia, a party will be given by their family at the St. Bonifacius Community Hall.
The Waconia Chiefs football team is ready for action. Coach Kim Benson and his staff of Steve Hullander, Robin Jacobs, Jim Olson, Dick Wegehaupt, Bob Theis and Jeff Pichotta will be working with the 75 plus players on teams from ninth through varsity. “But it is 14 seniors,” says Benson, who shape the density of the team.
Waconian Rochele Goetz was on the court this week as the Minnesota Gophers volleyball team opened the 1987 season in Florida. Goetz is the right-side hitter for the team and a co-captain.

50 Years Ago – September 6, 1962
Mayer – Mrs. Sam Nelson was selected recipient of the top bread baking honor in the senior division at the Carver County Fair.
Frank Rief, chairman of the Bicycle Safety program for the local Jaycees, announced that a special clinic will be held later in September.
Micheal Martin, Waconia, DFL chairman of Carver County has been named chairman of the Minnesota DFL’s 1962 Friends and Neighbors Fund Drive for Carver County.
Victoria – Victoria Public School District 109 started school on Tuesday. Mrs. Le Julsrud is the kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Lillian Lobitz has charge of Grades 1 and 2. Mrs. Esther Sandberg has Grades 3 and 4. Mrs. Eloise Raedeke has Grades 5 and 6 and also is principal.
Ronald A. Machtemes of Waconia Motor Co. has earned membership in the “100 Club,” a group of outstanding salesmen in Lincoln-Mercury dealerships. His proficiency placed him in the top third of all salesmen.
Cologne – Tommy Laumann of Cologne and Darrel Fasching of Waconia spent a few days in the Black Hills and at a ranch.
Mrs. Roger Sicheneder and Mrs. Dennis Siegle of Waconia won Dr. Spock Books at the New York Life Insurance booth at the Carver County Fair.

75 Years Ago – Sept. 2, 1937
The wife of one of the members of the midget troupe with the Gould show appearing at the Waconia fair last week was taken to the local hospital and treated for superficial chest wounds, apparently self-inflicted. According to bystanders, the woman stabbed herself several times with an ice pick, but not seriously. She rejoined the troupe in time to leave with them for their next engagement.
Yesterday was the first day for registration of students at the Waconia High School. It is estimated that the Waconia High School will have the largest freshmen class in its history as nearly 80 freshmen plan to register.
The Waconia Trinity Lutheran School will open for classes on Tuesday. Mr. V. C. Blatz will again be the principal and will also teach the four upper grades. Miss Marie Schmiege, of Bovey, Minn. will teach the first four grades in place of Miss Marie Ziegenhagen.
School will open at St. Joseph Catholic School. Sister Clarencia will teach 7th and 8th grades. Sister Corduala will have 5th and 6th. Sister Joanna will teach 3rd and 4th and Sister Helene will teach 1st and 2nd.
According to Superintendent of Schools for Carver County, R. W. Siewert, there will be 55 teachers in all the county schools this year.
MOCK’S BEN FRANKLIN STORE : Model 105 Hoover Cleaning Tool -$22.95.

100 Years Ago – Sept. 6, 1912
A “bunch of live wires” took advantage of Labor Day and went to the peninsula for an outing. Julius Dahlke, Peter Weinzierl of this place and Tony Weinzierl of St. Bonifacius performed the culinary stunts with an assortment of spring chickens. Harry Wagner was in charge of the dog feast and proved that he could roast a dog equal to any aborigine. For those who did not relish dog meat, fricasseed chicken hawk basted with spider fat was served. Iced hops was the only refreshment on the liquid side of the bill-of-fare. Some time, eh fellers.
The Laketown Moravian Church at Victoria will hold its mission festival Sunday. As. Rev. Heidenreich will be one of the speakers there will be no English service at the hall on Sunday evening.
While working with the G. Knott threshing crew E. Wessbecker got caught in the fly wheel. He was badly shaken up and received several bruises.
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POCKET BOOK found containing small amount of change and some store chips. Owner can have same by calling on L. Stenger and proving property.