4-4-13 Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes

10 Years Ago – April 3, 2003
PATRIOT FORUM: What has been your favorite thing this school year? “The penny project.”-Emily Sanborn-Waconia. “I like math and being with my friends.” –Molly Elasky-Waconia. “I like doing all the 4th grade plays and I like my teacher, Mrs. Kronk.”-Paige Weiland – Waconia. “Playing with the big stuff.”-Jack Kalenberg – Waconia (preschool).
SCHOOL NOTES: Matt Geiger, a Waconia native, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December with a bachelor of science-natural sciences degree in biology. Kate Scholla, a Luther College senior of Waconia, is spending the 2003 spring semester in a social work field internship. She is a 1999 graduate of Waconia High School.
It’s not over yet! The Waconia area got socked with three inches of snow and ice this past week.
The Waconia boys’ golf team has a new face at its helm after the retirement of 15-year veteran Doug Sayles after last season. Waconia High School math teacher Heather Hogenson will be the new coach for boys golf at Waconia High School this season.
Cologne – The seventh and eighth grade Zion girl’s basketball team returned home after traveling to Valparaiso, Ind., where they won the Lutheran Basketball Association’s National Tournament of Champions. The team includes: Jill Lenzen, Kindra Boelke, Tonya Marcisisak, Hattie Hatberg, Emily Lundquist, Sarah Etheridge, Heidi Buckentine, Rachel Pexa and coach Tom Marcsisak and assistant coach Dale Molnau. Tonya Marcsisak and Rachel Pexa received MVP and Sportsmanship awards.
The Waconia High School girls’ softball team includes seniors Jackie Olson, Angie Massengale, Emily Sims, Chrissi Nelson, Jamie Ta, Katy Wachholz, Amanda Lemke and Anna Jonas.

25 Years Ago – March 31, 1988
St. Bonifacious – A new post office appears to be a possibility in the near future for the city. It may be located off of Highway 7.
Three local students received degrees from St. Cloud State University at the end of winter quarter. They are: Debra Gerding of Waconia, Jill Moore of Victoria and John Hilgers of Waconia.
There’s no “egg-aggeration,” eggs are “egg-cellent” when they are decorated for the Easter season by Jan Arman who makes coloring eggs a hobby the whole year around and Karl Klatt whose eggs come from his hens already colored. They lay pastel colored eggs for Easter baskets.
The Holstein herd of Larry and Diane Dubbe of Waconia swept honors at the 21st Century Genetics annual meeting in milk, butterfat and protein production among cooperative members milking three times a day. The Dubbes have a herd of 73 cows.
Mayer – The Lutheran High School boys track team is off to a running start in ’88. At. St. John’s Andy Cook won blue in the 60 meter high hurdles. Butch Snow took first in the 60 yard sprint. Sean Peters won in the 400 and Jason Bonk took first in pole vault.
Margaret Tiffany, D.V.M. has joined the staff of the Waconia Veterinary Clinic. Her primary duties at the clinic will involve the medical and surgical care of small animal patients.
NIGHTENGALE NEWS: Employee of the month for March is Judy Schindler. Employee of the month for April is Molly McPadden. Lillian Trittabaugh’s great granddaughter presented candy to all residents. Our newest resident is Alice Fritz of Cologne.

50 Years Ago – April 4, 1963
The Waconia Public grade school boys basketball team received the second place trophy in tournament play. Members of the squad include: J. Musjerd, K. Hasse, Bruce Melcher, D. Laufenburger, Mark Braun, S. Stover, K. Erickson, M. Bartels, Steve Elling, Mullins, Scott Larson, Richard Stahlke, Schullz and their coach Marlin Meyer, Waconia Industrial arts instructor. The cheerleaders are Nancy Nelson, Jane Weinzierl and Sandra Kortgard.
Officers for the 1963-64 year were elected during the Jaycee membership meeting at the public library. Ed Winkel, lineman for Northern States Power, was elected president. Other officers include: Marlin Born, Gene Pitra, Don supple, Bob Wyttenhove, Don Graff and Marlin Meyer. Leon Budahl was appointed to the position of State Director. At the conclusion of the election, this year’s president, Dr. Herb Strait, now of Fridley, presented the gavel to Ed Winkel.
Mrs. Earl Sorenson was elected the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5462 of Waconia as president. The president-elect appointed Mrs. Al Dahlke as her secretary.
After being a part of Waconia Township for many years, Navaho Heights has been annexed and is now a part of the Village of Mayer. This little community contains eight dwellings and is a welcome addition to the village.
WILLLEMS JEWELRY: Expert Watch Repair. All makes including 400-day Cuckoo and Mantle. Next to the WA-Co Café –Waconia.
New Germany – Diane Hamann, a student at St. Mark’s Lutheran School attended the Carver County Spelling contes at the courthouse in Chaska on Saturday. Diane tied for third place.
When you thumb through seed catalogs this spring remember to select vegetable varieties that are adapted to Minnesota. The University of Minnesota Extension Service recommends some of the following: snap beans, beets, carrots, and Fordhook, butterhead type lettuce with glossy dark greens and creamy, yellow hearts.
A bridal luncheon was given on Saturday afternoon for Sharon Biersdorf. The luncheon, given by Judy Boll, was held at the Florian Boll residence in St. Bonifacious. Guests were friends of Miss Biersdorf. She will be the bride of Mr. Micheal Boll in April.

75 Years Ago – March 31, 1938
Voters of Independent School District No. 44 will vote on purchasing the Fair grounds for playground facilities and an athletic field. The field will include a track, baseball diamond and a football field. The Waconia Fair patrons will have the pleasure next year of attending the fair on an entirely new and enlarged grounds it was announced by the fair board. This of course is contingent on the school district acquiring the present fair grounds. Buildings will be moved to the new location and a few new buildings will be erected to house the many exhibits which increase every year.
The Waconia Garden Club will meet on Monday. Ferd. C. Gatz, president of the club, will preside at this meeting.
Ed. Eckardt of Waconia was awarded first prize in the recent skat tournament held at the Manteuffel & Fahse place. This was a regular tournament of the Community Skat League. Prize winners at this tournament received $51 dollars.
A hen on the Charles Bender farm east of here began to show signs of seasonal “clucking” and was making it inconvenient around the chicken coop by sitting on fresh eggs. Benders put her in the hog barn to get her out of the way. There she followed her motherly instinct and adopted a group of newly born pigs, sitting on them the same as she might have on her flock of chicks.
Pins are not a palatable diet, but they cause no ill effects, according to one young student, who swallowed a pin during home economics class at school. She gulped down the pin, which she was holding in her mouth, while laughing at the antics of a classmate. Rushed to a doctor, the pin was located deep in her throat and was removed before causing any internal strife.
St. Bonifacius – Eddie Gregg received first prize, Buddy Segner second prize and Kenneth Ess third prize in the Bird House Building Contest.
Re-Roof Now! Get Asphalt Shingles for $54.60. Enough to cover your entire house. Henry Simons Lumber Co.

100 Years Ago – Aprill 4, 1913
A woman says when her husband stays out all night she doesn’t give him any breakfast. Usually a man who stays out all night doesn’t want any breakfast. And, a woman will go into 14 stores before she finds a 19-cent corset cover that will suit her. But the first guy that comes along will do for a husband.
HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE: A theatre is under construction in Excelsior. A Lester Prairie man became so nervous that he could not sleep because he owed another man a small sum of money. To relieve his conscience he informed his creditor that he could not pay the note and now his “nibs”, the creditor, cannot sleep.
Otto Boettcher, while in the employ of a carpenter crew at Mr. Falk’s place south of here had the misfortune of cutting his right leg below the knew with an axe. Dr. Diessner was called who was obliged to make several stitches in order to close the wound. It will take about three weeks before Mr. Boettcher will be able to use the injured member.
St. Bonifacius –A big street fair will be held tomorrow. The business people of our enterprising village will do themselves proud in the display of the latest styles of spring clothing, shoes, hats, dress goods, millinery, all kinds of live stock, machinery, and hardware. Farmers that have anything to sell are urged to bring it in and it will be sold at auction free of charge by some of the best auctioneers in the state. Ladies don’t forget to come and examine the spring bonnets! No doubt all in the territory will be present.
Dr. Hosterman was at Cologne Friday last where he treated a number of people afflicted with teeth troubles.
While Henry Stacken was entering the Goldschmidt & Plochner Saloon last week Thursday, he walked into the wrong door and as a result of that he fell into the cellar. Dr. Diessner was called who was obliged to make 17 stitches in order to close up the deep gashes on his head.

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