11-1-12 Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes

10 Years Ago – Oct. 31, 2002
SCARED SILLY! A Halloween display located in Waconia on Woodlawn Circle is no doubt one of the favorites this year. It comes complete with life-size ghouls and monsters, kept at bay by a broken down fence.
Lakeview Clinic in Waconia will nearly double in size. Construction work at the clinic has been under way for more than a week, with the focus being on a new parking lot on the southwest side of the property. A new building addition will be started soon.
The local school board race will end on Tuesday. The list of candidates include: Carl Polding, Kathy O’Neil, Beth Salo, Dave Falk, John Weinand and Doug Krukowski.
The Twins are turning 30! Happy Birthday Carrie and Craig.
Waconia swimmers broke six school records at the conference meet at Dassel-Cokato. In 400 freestyle the team of Jenny and Chrissi Nelson, Jenny Legahn and Phylicia Short set a new school mark. In the 200 freestyle Meghan Durkin, Leah Froehling, Olivia Younkin and Ericka Heitz are in the record books. In the 200-yard medley Durkin, Leah Moore and Chrissi and Jenny Nelson’s time enter into WHS sports history. In addition several swimmers set new school marks at the meet.
Mayer – The Lutheran High School Crusader boys cross country team won the Section 4A championship. The team was paced by David Honebrink. The senior duo of Honebrink and Jeff Anenson anchor the team, according to head coach Johnny Goetz.
New Germany – Roland J. Zellmann died. He was 91.

25 Years Ago – Oct. 29, 1987
Waconian Dave Philp caught a ball at the World Series game between the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals. Don Taylor had a two-run homer in the sixth game to tie the game and put the Twins in a position to keep St. Louis from taking the series. It landed in Philp’s hands! Philp and his wife Peggy were sitting in the middle of row 13 in left field.
Waconia mayoral and city council candidates presented their views in a forum on Monday. Kathy Wilson was moderator. Those sharing their views were: Larry Bodahl, Mark Sauter, Hank Speak, Mike Zender, Sharon Giesen, John Findley, Frank Medd, Jay Jasper and Kevin VanEyll.
Cologne – The fire department was called to the Pete Larson home on Juliet Avenue Sunday for a house fire. The house was a total loss.
A few weeks ago on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph Catholic Church Hugo Schmidt and Rosa Zettler married. Hugo is a 68 year old bachelor and Rosa a 75 year old widow. They met at Westview Acres in Waconia while they were walking the streets of Waconia for exercise.
Jackie Olson and Holly Olson helped her dad carve a Kirby Puckett pumpkin. It is displayed on the front steps of their home on Stacey Circle. The girls are the daughters of Linda and Brad Olson of Waconia.

50 Years Ago – Nov. 1, 1962
Mrs. Ben Buelow will serve as Chairman of the 1962 Little Red Stocking Neighbor to Neighbor Appeal in Waconia.
All four winners in last Friday evenings Cash Award Drawings sponsored by the Waconia Chamber of Commerce were absent. Erwin Wacker’s name was called at Tester Drug. Gerald Laumann at Weinzierl Jewelry, Alfred Rauschendorfer at George’s Bar, and Mrs. George Segner at Habergarten’s. Two were present in the $10 drawings. They were Garry Wagener of Waconia and Otto Hasse of Waconia.
On Saturday afternoon the Waconia Jaycees bid for the hosting of the Jaycee Junior Golf Tournament to be held here at Island View Country Club in July of 1963. Don Graff and Bob Wyttenhove and their committee have spent weeks preparing for this bid. Faribault, Fairmont and Virginia also bid. Waconia won.
BOWLING: Ladies Afternoon League Individual High Single Game: Marilyn Haering-201, Carolina Boylan-192, Dorothy Salden-190, Alta Nidalai-189.
Desmond Mock, Merlin Burandt, Ben Swenson and Bob Hilgers hunted deer in Montana and returned with four deer.

75 Years Ago – Oct. 28, 1937
The quality of potatoes grown in the Waconia community is receiving more than state-wide recognition. Last Wednesday morning a Elmer Ellis of Emmetsburg, Iowa, arrived here with a large truck and loaded five tons, or 10,000 pounds of Waconia potatoes for shipment to Iowa. The potatoes were purchased from Royal Greengo.
The Waconia High School football team trimmed the Shakopee school eleven Saturday afternoon in a well played game by a score of 12 to 6. Maiser scored the first touchdown for Waconia. Rauen scored the second touchdown when he plunged 12 yards through the center. As each week passes the Waconia gridders are mastering the details and techniques of football.
Hatcheries will be located here. The O. J. Kuntz building next to Al Winkel’s place was purchased by Snow Hatcheries. The building is being remodeled and painted in an orange color.

100 Years Ago – Nov. 1, 1912
A hunter out for game near Wood Lake became lost in the woods looking for five dollars. A farmer had tacked up a sign on one of the trees reading thusly: “Find $5.00 if you cross this field.”
Tables are turning. Five women from the cities came last week to do their shopping. Waconia has an enjoyable trade and most every traveling man going through here takes with him a basket of eggs or other merchandise.
Mattie Kunze has accepted a position as bartender at the Ferd. Peitz place. Mattie has the experience necessary behind the mahogany and certainly will make good.
SPECIALS: The Waconia Bargain House M. Goodmann, Proprietor. Store in the Claessgens Building on Main Street. Ginghams-7 cents a yard. Flannels-8 cents a yard. Fleeced lined underwear- 39 cents.
A sudden change of weather set in Tuesday and consequently a hustle to set up stoves. We had been enjoying Indian summer when the mercury suddenly dropped from 70 to about freezing within 12 hours.

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