10-4-12 Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes


10 Years Ago – Oct. 3, 2002
Bud Olson and Derek Lee are running for Carver County Sheriff in this year’s upcoming election.
The local Waconia Lions Club recently made a significant donation to the Boy Scouts for the purchase of a new equipment trailer. And the Waconia Fire Department also gave a contribution.
The Waconia High School girl’s swim team includes: Leah Froehling, Olivia Younkin, Phylicia Short, Meghan Durkin, Jenny Nelson, Chrissa Nelson, Leah Moore, Danielle Miller, Jenny Legahn, Camille Moore, Erica Heitz, Melissa Mowry, Rachel Mowry and Kerin Jetto.
The Waconia girl’s soccer team won its second and third games in a row against Mayer Lutheran and Mayer-Watertown. Against the Royals Brittany Bammert, Maggie Klason, Lindsey Rague and Courtney Dixon all scored for Waconia. Dixon and Kari Luce added assists.
Lisa Nelson and Scott Wakefield, both of Waconia, announce their engagement and plans to marry in October. Wakefield is a graduate of Waconia High School and the president of the First Minnesota Bank of Mayer.

25 Years Ago – Oct. 1, 1987
Cristiane Barros Leal is Waconia High School’s exchange student this year. She is a senior who is living with the Roger VanHorn family. Her sponsor is the Waconia/West Carver Rotary. Her homeland is Brazil.
Cologne – Cable television is expected to be installed in Cologne by the middle of the month.
The Waconia City Council is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Waconia Planning Commission due to the resignation of Bob Bertsch. He was awarded a certificate recognizing his years of service from Planning Commission Chairman Walt Schmakel.
Keith A. Goetz, 17 of Waconia, won a gold medal in high school automotive service technology at the Minnesota VICA Skill Olympics. He then traveled on to the Nationals held in Kansas.
Waconia High School’s 1987 yearbook the “Chieftain” received honorable mention at the Minnesota High School Press Associations convention. Andrea Fulkerson was editor. Barbara Danger was faculty advisor and Mark Torberg and Lee Huls were faculty photographers. Students who worked on the yearbook included Thomas Wempner, Kathy Howe, Jenny Roeser, Holly Bentz, Cady Connery, Jodi Bednar, Marnie O’Neil, Kim Stangret and Andrea Jurek.

50 Years Ago – Oct. 4, 1962
The Lutheran High School Guild will conduct a Rag Drive throughout Carver County. In Waconia, the drive is under the direction of Mrs. Gilbert Quast. All donors of rags are asked to leave them at the Gilbert Quast home at 417 So. Pine, during next week.
Five cars make a 1963 debut locally. The new Ramber will be seen at Koch Ramber and Implement Company. The Pontiac and Tempest are on display in the showroom of Lindner Mothers and the new Mercury is in the showroom of Waconia Motor Co. These automobile dealers invite you to stop in and look over their new line of cars. Refreshments will be served. The new Buick will also be on display at Dauwalter Motors in Carver and Chaska.
Paul John Giles M.D. has recently become an associate of Dr. Leighton Larson and Dr. Charles Bean of the Waconia Clinic.
There is a building boom in Waconia. An average of 20 houses a year have been built in Waconia in the last 10 years. Among those currently being built or completed are: Ted Gatz- West Third St.. Clifford Stahlke-West 3 1/2 St. (Fair Hills), Hans Meyer- North Maple St., John Devins-West 1st St., Edward Erickson-Ridgewood Court, and Frank Schlitzke-Co.10 SE of Waconia.
POST OFFICE PROMOTIONS: Window clerk Frank Groschen has been promoted to Assistant to the Postmaster. Robert Schwictenberg will be a Classified Substitute Clerk-Carrier. Other employees are: Bernard Rauen- Postmaster, Jerry Robinson-Rural Carrier, Donald Stahlke-Career Regular Carrier City Delivery and Robert Otten-Career Substitute Carrier.

75 Years Ago – Sept. 30, 1937
Irvin Stahlke of Maple expects his Taylor plane which he bought to arrive Friday. Mr. Stahlke will use Sell’s Flying Field in Mayer. The Aeroplane will seat two passengers. Irvin expects to be ready to take passengers up next March, as he requires only 50 additional hours of flying before he receives his license. He received his instruction at the Wold-Chamberlin Field in Minneapolis. The plane is coming from Bradford, Penn.
Ninety-seven students are enrolled in the local Lutheran School. Mr. V. C. Blatz is teaching 65 and Miss Schmiege has 32. Two hundred two students are enrolled at St. Joseph Catholic School. Two hundred are enrolled from seventh through seniors at Waconia High School.
St. Bonifacius-Milton Bruhn of the St. Boni baseball club is the final champion batsman of the Crow River Valley League — batting .500 and his brother Vernon Bruhn batting .432. Milton also won the championship of distance ball throwing of the league. Earl Bruhn, the baby brother was mascot for the St. Boni team and also is going to be in the St. Boni line-up before long.

100 Years Ago – Oct. 4, 1912
The2-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. George Justus was attacked by a vicious hen while playing in the yard around the farm house. Before grown-ups could run to the aid of the child one of its eyes was pecked out. The baby was taken to the city where an operation was performed to save the sight of the other optic.
The crew graveling the new state road east of town is making great headway. The road has recently been graded and with the addition of gravel will be one of the best roads in the county. Peter Weinzierl and Otto Kuntz are in charge of the work.
Young girls, let us call your attention to the bad habit of a few of you who make it a point to be at the depot every time a train pulls in. It is not good etiquette and we feel sure that if your parents were award of the fact they certainly would not allow it.
“Hochsteiner” Lager: The beer of quality and flavor. Brewed and bottled exclusively by the leading bottle beer Brewery. Zahler & Huckenpoehler Waconia, Minn. Call up 15 Waconia for a case.