1-24-13 Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes

10 Years Ago – Jan. 23, 2003
Lt. Gov. Molnau addressed Waconia’s business community at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast held at Island View Dining on Thursday.
The new Mackenthun’s grocery store is set to open at the end of February. It will be located on the south side of Highway 5.
PATRIOT FORUM: What is your favorite winter activity? “Playing in the snow with my friends.”-Anna Ayers Looby-Waconia. “I like having hot chocolate by the fire.”-Lindsey Samuelson-Waconia. “Hanging out in the snow with my friends and playing basketball.”-Moriah Sutherland-Waconia. “Basketball.’-Ashley Carlson-Waconia.
ON CAMPUS: Micheal Ernst of Waconia has been named to the dean’s list during the fall 2002 semester at South Dakota State University. Micheal John Hilliard of rural Mayer was named to the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, fall semester 2002 dean’s list.
Cologne – Anna D. Paschka Wildung died. She was 104.
BOWLING: Tuesday Night Ladies League : top 3 Series: Sharon Bohn-499, Essene Grote-471 and Shirley Hasse-462.

25 Years Ago – Jan. 21, 1988
Two juvenile girls aged 14 and 15 admitted to calling in a bomb threat to Waconia High School. They said it was meant to be a joke. The girls are being referred to juvenile court. Principal Bob Lind said, “It has been about 10 years since the school received this type of a threat.”
Tuesday’s snow and wind caused the cancellation of the Waconia City Council meeting. The storm hit Tuesday afternoon creating slick roads and making travel difficult. Several accidents were reported.
A carnival for preschoolers and their families began the Early Childhood Family Education winter program in Waconia on Monday. Preschoolers Sarah and Max Roth, along with their parents, Max and Kathy of Minnetrista enjoyed a performance by Bimbo the Clown. Two-year old Sonja Ellingson, daughter of Scott and Jan Ellingson of Waconia sat patiently as her cheek was brightened with a painted picture. Wearing a clown hat, Ryan Engelen worked on an art project while his mother, Mary watched.
Ice fishing on Lake Waconia is catching on with local women. Hazel Hamann enjoys fishing with her close friend, Frances Janski. They fish together several times a week. Valerie Bean who has been fishing for seven years spends her extra time in her very own fish house named none other than “Valeries’ Fish House.”
Cologne – A happy belated birthday to Natalie Sauter and Lowell Wolter who celebrated their birthdays this weekend at the Embassy Suites with their spouses and other friends.
Third quarter domination saved the Waconia Chiefs boys basketball team from losing to Orono. Wing man Jason Hilgers became the catalyst for the winning third quarter drive. Hilgers shot 70 percent from the floor as he led the Chiefs with 15 points, according to Coach Doug Sayles. Kevin Wessale, nursing a tender back, chipped in 13 second half points.

50 Years Ago – Jan. 24, 1963
Five new Elders, three Trustees and a Sunday School Superintendent were elected at the annual church council meeting at the Waconia Moravian Church. Elected to the Board of Elders were: Owen Anderson, Dr. Charles Bean, William Peltz, Lowell Stahlke and Lee Strong. Trustees will be Charles Barth, Raymond Felmlee and Dohn Leindicker, Mrs. Earl Braun was elected to the position of Sunday School Superintendent. A vote of thanks was given to the past officers: Harold Bollinger, Gerhard Nowack, Earl Braun, Erwin Splettstoesser, Gerald Trende, and Mrs. Charles Bean.
The Waconia Jaycees will conduct a Sabin oral polio vaccine clinic on Feb. 6. It will be held at the city hall. No pre-registration is required.
The Waconia High School Honor Society has started a student employment agency for all public high school students. This agency is designed to provide a communicative link between local adult residents and students. Students could then obtain part time work or steady employment in the area.
Don Wagener bowled a perfect spare game of 10 spares followed by a strike which was worth $100. He won this cash at the Waconia Lanes. Bill Ehrenberg of Waconia Lanes presented Wagener with a hundred dollar savings bond. Wagener is a member of the Wagener Sod Company bowling team. Other members are: Clarence Schmidt, Ben Swenson, Geroge Eggers and Ralph Lindner.
New Germany – The Jolly Helpers 4-H Club held their meeting at the New Germany Village Hall. A report was given by Laurie Schultz on “How to Clean Floors.” Happy Birthday was sung to Ricky Dingwall and Kevin Mueller. Lunch was served by Mrs. Erlin Mueller and Mrs. Wm. Schultz.

75 Years Ago – Jan. 20, 1938
The Harlem Globe Trotters Will Play Here Tonight! No it’s not a talking movie picture. For action, thrills, spills and what not, you will have to be at the Waconia High School Auditorium for the greatest sports spectacle ever put on in these parts. The greatest team in the nation will be here tonight to meet one of the best in Minnesota in the greatest basketball games ever put on in Carver County. Fans from Waconia and Chaska should be especially interested in this game as some of the regulars on the Sparkler team hail from these two towns. They are Kolesar, Goodman, Heinisch, Luebke, Vojtisek and Kunze. Yes, I will break down and confess it’s “Sep.” He is the sweetheart of all lovers of basketball around these parts. I don’t think he needs an introduction, but just to refresh your memory here’s his record. Three years all district in the 18 districts, all region center in the old 5th district. And all-state with St. Cloud teachers college.
Last Monday mail service to towns formerly served by the Great Northern through Maple and other places has been taken over by mail truck service out of Minneapolis and Hutchinson.
The Pleasant Valley 4-H Club met at the Fred Raether home. Joce Krause, Reporter.
St. Bonifacius- The St. Boni Hockey team defeated the Waconia Hockey team Sunday last by a score of 12 to 10. The St. Boni lineup is as follows: Goalie Man, Ambrose Gothmann, Defense Men, Darrel Fink and Francis Klein; Center, Clarence Ess; Wingmen, Alex Stifter and Joe Geyen; Relief player, Johnny Kohmann. Goalie, Charley Logelin, August Geyen; Defense man Center Elmer Geyen, Nobert Simon and Richard Boll, Wing men.
100 Years Ago – Jan. 24, 1913
It is a great pleasure for us to this week announce to our readers that good old Carver County won the highest honors as a corn raising county over the entire Northwest. The corn was raised by Arthur Hoese, son of Fred Hoese, who is farming on the old Wm. Brandt farm one mile north of Goose Lake near Watertown. The 16 year old earned a $200 scholarship by his success as an agriculturalist.
Dr. A. G. Meyer, who has been living with Victor Lundquist for several months, and the last few weeks practicing medicine at New Germany, has left for parts unknown. He left New Germany without paying his board bill and several other accounts. He forged a farmer’s name to a check for $30.00 on the Maple Plain Bank and cashed the check at the Delano bank. The next town that had business with the doctor was Canby, where he had paid $7.00 for a suit case with a check on the Maple Plain bank. The doctor claims to own property in Minnepolis.
If all the people who flock to the White House receptions to shake hands with President Taft had voted for him, he would have been re-elected by an overwhelming majority. Lives of great men remind us that it is sometimes better to remain obscure.
STANDARD SEWING MACHINES for $28.00 each will be closed out at the Wostrel Hardware Store. The lot includes 5 and 7 drawer Wheeler & Wilson, Singer and Free sewing machines. You never had a snap like this before. Remember the sale lasts for 30 days.