By Elsie Machtemes
10 Years Ago – April 17, 2003
Nicole Wynsteker, Cecelia Findorff and Dara Wynsteker were middle school gold medal winners at the regional FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) competition.
Loren and Muriel Zieroth won a television from Casualty Assurance, Inc. at the Waconia Home & Business Expo.
PATRIOT FORUM: What will the Easter Bunny bring you? “Candy and more candy.”-Zach Rademacher-Waconia. “Whopper eggs and jelly beans.”-Katelyn Rademacher-Waconia. “Candy and Easter eggs.”-Anna Rademacher-Waconia. “Candy, like suckers.”-Madison Voigt-Waconia.
Sandra Z. Beulke, M.D., family practice physician, has joined Lakeview Clinic, LTD.
St. Bonifacius – Pony rides, pet grooming and a picnic style lunch were part of the St. Boni Pet Hospital’s grand opening on April 5.
Jerome Vanderlinde, Dan Weinzierl and Mark Meuffels, all of Waconia Farm Supply, recently completed the 2003 Sukup grain drying and handling sales and service seminar.
Cologne –Zion Lutheran school students took second place at the annual Spelling Bee held at Lutheran High School Mayer. Included in the contest were Jon Latzke, Rachel Pexa, Reid Stacken, Bryce Kroells, Kelli Bones, Jake Andersen, Ashley Huinker and Neal Kroells.
The Waconia Wildcat Boys’ golf team tied for first at Southbrooke in Annandale. WHS senior Matt Jensen shot a one-under par 35 for medalist honors. Dillon Sletten trailed Jensen with a 38, followed by Patrick Ross at 40, Joe Pogatachnik at 41, Nick Marxen at 42 and Blake Willborg at 43.
The Waconia Wildcats boys baseball team’s seniors this season include: Jono McKee, Nate Koch, Andrew Fredricksen and Mike Groschen.
25 Years Ago – April 14, 1988
St. Bonifacius – Firefighters from St. Boni, Waconia and Victoria attacked a barn fire Sunday evening at the Skip Hildebrandt farm on Six Mile Creek Road south of Highway 7.
There will be no outdoor burning in Carver County until further notice. Dry weather conditions have forced the burning ban, which began April 11.
At the District 110 School Board meeting resignations were received and accepted from several staff members. They are Jeanne Anderson, a health and physical education teacher for 22 years, Corda Hill, guidance secretary for 22 years, Douglas Thomas, who is returning to private business and Jim Tisel, who will be teaching in Berlin, West Germany next year.
International Dairy Queen, Inc. announces the promotion of Missy Schrupp to director of word processing services. In this position Schrupp will oversee the operations of the word processing center at the corporate office located in Bloomington.
Six candidates are up for Carver County Dairy Princess. They are: Sandra Boehmke, Julie Klaustermeier, Denise Traver and Lois Plekkenpol, all of Cologne, Cherie Schrupp of Mayer and Michelle Peterman of New Germany.
The Waconia Chiefs girls softball team began the season with a win over Chaska 11-6. The leading Chief hitters were Roxanne Walter, Lisa Hammann, Jenny Boll and Cindy Buetow.
Six Waconia youth wrestlers attended the Hutchinson Open Wrestling Tournament Saturday. Shawn Wagener and Steve Marsden took first place in their weight class. Jason Dukes took third. Mark Long and David Wagener took fourth and Jeff Smith took fifth.
50 Years Ago – April 18, 1963
Winners in the Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary at the county fairgrounds in Waconia Saturday afternoon had the following winners: Linda Neumann, Suzann Sorensen, Patricia Hilgers, Mark Hoen, Fritz Bost, Danny Buesgens, LeAnn Lahr, Linda Moonen and Kurt Hinz. They found the silver eggs. The weather man cooperated and youngsters from 3 years old thru third grade hunted for the gaily colored eggs in every nook and crook on Machinery Hill. Each child participating received a sucker.
Rodney Riebe of Waconia, a student at Mankato State College, is a member of Delta Sigma Pi, national professional business fraternity. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Riebe of Waconia.
The Knights of Columbus, Waconia Council 2506 held their annual Lenten Catechism contest in the St. Joseph School auditorium. Waconia, Chaska, Mound and St. Bonifacius participated. Waconia received 490 points out of a possible 500. They took first place. Members of the Waconia team were: James Hartmann, Paul Rauen, James Lano, Micheal Thurk, Larry Hartmann, James Hall, Robert Lundgren, Arnold Feltman, John Weinzierl and Joseph Schlechter. There advisor was Sister Antonella.
Island View Country Club will open on Saturday. Mr. Marlin Meyer will again assume the duties of club pro and be available for golf lessons. Mr. Dick Klaseus has been hired on a full time basis to assist Mr. Meyer in the running of the club house.
The chairmen of the Cancer Crusade in Waconia are Mrs. Ray Maiser and Mrs. Frank Peura.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Steinhagen announce the arrival of a baby girl, Amy Jo, Saturday, April 6. Amy Jo is welcomed home by her brother, Danny.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Welch of Mound have taken over the ownership and management of the What-Not Shop located in the Wulf Building at 126 West First Street in Waconia. The Seegerts are the previous owners.
Bongards – The monthly meeting of the Bongards Busy Beavers 4-H Club was held at the Bongards Public School. The meeting was called to order by president Connie Hoen. Leo Willems gave a project report on “Summer Care of the Garden.” Allen Feltmann gave a demonstration on “How to Plant Strawberries.” Cheryl and Susan Barlau gave a comedy skit. A delicious lunch was served by Mrs. Leonard Hoen. Patricia Hoen, Reporter.
75 Years Ago – April 14, 1938
Fire destroyed the awning on the C. O. Diessner Drug Store late yesterday afternoon. The fire probably was caused by throwing a lighted cigar.
Confirmation Services were held for five boys and girls at the Waconia Moravian Church Sunday last. Those confirmed were: Magy Kilstofte Andersen, Ruth Marian Swavely, Lowell Stuart Fox, Ralph Wallace Buelow and Homer Kilstofte Andersen.
Nearly 200,000 pounds of Waconia milk powder was purchased by the federal government and loaded into freight cars Saturday last. In the shipment were 935 barrels in freight cars to Missouri, Indiana and Butte, Mont. Ralph Bettes, of Chicago, left for his home yesterday after being in Waconia for a week taking samples of the local creamery’s milk powder. Mr. Bettes says of samples taken from 1,100 barrels not one of them was rejected. He said Waconia’s product is of higher quality than any milk powder in the entire purchase of 5 million pounds made by the government.
Construction work was started last week on the new creamery building which E. F. Stahlke, owner of the Maple Creamery building at Maple.
The Waconia Fair Association, after conducting fairs for 26 years on the fair grounds recently sold to the school for athletic purposes, Saturday last purchased an enlarged fair grounds consisting of 16.3 acres. About nine acres of the new fair grounds are located in Waconia City and the balance in Waconia Township. The tract of land was purchased from Mrs. John Burkhart, this real estate some years ago being owned by the Sudheimer family. The 1938 fair, however, will be held at the old fair grounds this year. Tenative plans are being made to have a four-day fair.
HOUSEWIVES: The hit of the year — The new Coronado Electric Refrigerator. A six cubic foot model. Only $99 — $2 a week. Gamble Store Agency F. J. Lenz, owner, Waconia.
“Curiosity once killed a cat.” Whether or not it was curiosity this time or some other cause will not be proved, but whatever the reason, it has killed a cat. Completely, nine lives and all — the cat is dead. Climbing to the transformers north of town, a cat shorted the connections causing sparks and flames to shoot into the air. Electric lights were out and the cat fell to the ground.
100 Years Ago – April 18, 1913
Prof. Brandt has had a most successful career as a teacher in which capacity he has been employed for the past 23 years, 11 of which he spent at Waconia as principal of the public school. He recently has attained a position of Superintendent of the high school at Morgan, Minn. He has accepted the position at a salary of $1,200 per year and will take up his new work next September.
Her. Molnau this week purchased the 120 acre farm from C. Fahse, Sr., just west of town. The land sold for $125 an acre. Mr. Molnau will take possession next fall when Mr. Fahse and family will retire from active farm life and move to Waconia.
Harnessmaker Philippy is probably the busiest man in town supplying new harnesses and other paraphernalia in the horse equipment line. Farmers from surrounding towns, some coming quite a distance, trade at this popular institution.
We are informed that E. Plocher of Victoria now owns a fast pacer and can be seen driving in a speed cart. The animal comes from Savage barns and steps a mile in 2.07. Ed is calculating on entering the horse in the races at the state fair next fall.
The annual removal of storm doors and sash was indulged in by the villagers this week.
Mayer – Art and Ed Hoesse visited at Waconia Sunday last.