12-13-12 Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes

10 Years Ago – Dec. 12, 2002
Scott Jensen and Theresa Pesch, both nine year members of the District 110 School Board, attended their final regular board meeting this past Monday evening.
MERRY CHRISTMAS: From Neubauer Chiropractic Health Center-Becky Neubauer, Peg Schmalz, Nikki Peterson, Dr. Dan Neubauer, Ann Heimerl, Pat Kuerschner, Becky Schmieg and Dr. Sean Neubauer.
Mayer – The Lutheran High School Crusader girls’ basketball team cruised to a 62-20 win over visitors Faith Lutheran of Las Vegas. Laura Tewes led all scorers with 10 points, followed by Christy Stuewe, Jenna Rolf, Amanda Jones and Steph Hoffman.
Kyla Smith, Cassy Norton and Laura Grangaard were three out of 10 area young people to play the grand piano for the “Young Artists Performance at Nordstroms at the Mall of America.
On Campus: Annie Dressen and Heidi Meier of Waconia are serving as volunteer tour guides for the office of administration at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
“Frost and Steam” on Main Street has new owners. They are John and Margaret Allenburg.
PATRIOT FORUM: What is your earliest memory? “I can remember when I was three, my mom’s dog, Sheba.”-Jessica Kullman-Waconia. “Our dog Addler. I remember when I was two.”-Mariah Welich-Waconia. “I remember a funny cat story when I was four.”-Kevin Blachowiak-St. Boni. “I can remember things when I was a baby and getting sprayed with water.”-Julie Zakashekski-St. Boni.

25 Years Ago – Dec. 10, 1987
Mike Leivermann, a 1982 graduate of Waconia High School, recently signed a one-year contract to play football for the Bonfiglioli Warriors of the IFL. The Warriors are located in Bologna, Italy. Leivermann is the son of Bob and Judy Leivermann.
Gary Fritz was crowned 1987-88 homecoming king for Concordia College, St. Paul. Fritz is the son of Elmer and Ella Fritz, members of Trinity Lutheran Church of Waconia. Gary is a senior in the secondary church teacher program and is majoring in religion.
Dick and Jean Kelzer announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle to Mark Anderson, son of Warren and Louise Anderson of Lester Prairie.
The Waconia Chiefs wrestling team is building a solid foundation according to Coach Bob Lindemann. Against St. Micheal Brad Ess pinned his man at the 105 lb. weight. Shawn Plocher pinned at 112 lbs. Kevin Wagener scored by points at 132 lbs.
The 1987 Waconia Chamber of Commerce Holiday Drawing local winners are as follows: Mildred Krause $20 at Our Own Hardware, Bev Cook $20 at Waconia Farm Supply, Pat Symanitz $20 at Everson’s Hardware Hank and Frank Schmalz $20 at Beck Pharmacy.
New Germany – Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. David Berge, and Mr. and Mrs. James Kohls.
Mayer – The bridge club was hosted by Mrs. Herb Ernst. The 500 club was hosted by Mrs. Curt Honebrink.

50 Years Ago – Dec. 13, 1962
Thomas Kerber, Waconia High School graduate and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Kerber of St. Bonifacius, will sing for President Kennedy as a member of the St. John’s University Men’s chorus. The chorus will be featured at the National Pageant of Peace at the White House in Washington, D.C., Dec. 17.
The Waconia High School Art Club, under the sponsorship of Mrs. Gladys Johnson, decorated several downtown windows last week. Sharon Brandenburg, Nina Jerko and Dan Theis decorated the store front of Matson Drug Store. Susan Wilson, Sandra Westlund, Virginia Wabbe and Steve Gorres decorated the Gambles Store. Pauline Reinitz, Susan Musgjerd, Jim Peters and Jan Machtemes decorated the Northern States Power Building.
The Waconia Lions Club opened their Christmas tree lot located between the Coast to Coast Store and Kelzer Hardware on First Street. A tree auction will be conducted on Saturday. Radde Brothers Auctioneers will conduct the sale. Ben Hartman of the First National Bank will be the clerk. Lion members under the direction of Arnold Westphal have been rehearsing and will sing Christmas carols. Free coffee will be served during the auction.

75 Years Ago – Dec. 9, 1937
Grandma Burau celebrated her 90th birthday anniversary Wednesday. A large group of friends dropped in to help make the event outstanding. Mrs. Burau was born in Germany. She came across after marrying in Germany with only eight cents between them. They first settled in Carver. Fifteen children were born to them, nine of whom are still living. Grandma lives with her oldest son, Ferdinand, a bachelor and she still in spite of her 90 years, does all the house work, cooking and canning for the two of them. Grandma is a very active little lady, and the only thing that troubles her is a failing sense of hearing. Some of the people who surprised her were: Mrs. Joe Miller, Mrs. Henry Steinhagen, Mrs. Mary Fischer, Mrs. Math. Grausam and Mrs. Wm. Lemke.
A drastic order closing all Minnesota lakes to winter fishing after Dec. 31 was issued last week by Governor Benson. Closing of lakes to winter fishing was recommended by Conservation Commissioner Herman Wenzel after reports showed a sharp reduction in the number of female fish at spawning stations.
UECKER 7 SCHWICHTENBERG COMPANY, Waconia. Bed, Vanity, Chest or Dresser Complete 3 piece modern bedroom – $81.50. Walnut Hope Chests – $17.95.

100 Years Ago – December 13, 1912
HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE: Victoria may get a pickle factory by next spring. Two broken wheels, two ribs fractured and an ear sliced was the result of an auto accident at Gibbon. The third annual rabbit hunt at Gibbon Hasenjaegers was pulled off last week. The entire town was invited to a feast of hasenpfeffer. Eighty-five rabbits were shot. A New Auburn farmer killed a hog and hung it on his back porch to cool. Some one is enjoying pig knuckles and sauerkraut just for the trouble of carting Mr. Porker away.
That cloud of smoke you saw Saturday last at the John Zeman home was not caused by a fire, but it was all the result of John’s friends smoking a bunch of pure havanas which he was handing out. The cause of John’s happiness was a bouncing baby boy with which his good wife presented him. “Ere’s ho! John!”
Alice, the one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Radde Sunday evening is some manner got hold of a cup containing kerosene and drank it. Later in the evening after she had been sleeping for some time she awoke crying and nothing could be done to pacify her. Dr. Diessner was called who administered an emetic and the little one is getting along nicely.
Don’t miss Gomoll’s great sale from now until Christmas on Pianos, Organs, Victrolas and Graphenolas. Player piano – $350. Organ – $45. Victrola -$100. Graphonola-$60. A number of good phonographs – $5, $10 and $15.
Mayer – Gerber & Hahn: The finest line of Ladies Winter Coats in Carver County: Ladies’ Chinchilla Coats – $16.69. Ladies’ Black Caracul Coats – $6.98 to $9.00.
BOYS COMPOSITION OF GIRLS: Girls is the only folks that has their own way every time. Girls is alike one way, and they are all like cats. If you rub ‘em the right way of the hair they’ll purr and look sweet at you, but if you rub ’em the wrong way or step on their tails they’ll claw you. This is all I know about girls, and father says the less I know about them the better off I am.