By Elsie Machtemes
10 Years Ago – July 3, 2003
The Lake Waconia Triathlon held this past Sunday in Waconia, attracted an estimated 500 athletes who participated in the swim, run and bike event. The race was run under near perfect weather conditions.
This is the second year of legalized fireworks in Minnesota.
For 100 years Tony Winkel has called Waconia home. Last week he celebrated a century of life with the people he’s met along the way. “I remember in the 1920s when I used to swim from what is now Nancy’s Landing (Lola’s) to the island and back again. My wife paddled a row boat beside me,” he explained. “I asked her once, what she would do if I sank. She answered, ‘I would go down there and get you.’” The thought of those days brings laughter in his voice. Tony says in German, “Mas gut. Be Good.”
PATRIOT FORUM: How long does it take for you to fall asleep? “Anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 minutes.”-Ashley Read-Waconia. “As soon as my pillow is arranged; immediately.”-Jeanette Patrick-Waconia.
Arlo Hasse died. He was 75. He graduated from Waconia High School in 1946.
Patrick Brose and Deanne Brose of Waconia announce the birth of their son Dylan.
25 Years Ago – June 30, 1988
The Waconia High School Marching Band performed in the Spass-Tagen parade in St. Bonifacius. Leading the instrumental section of the local band were clarinet players Laura Norman, Cheryl Heckman and Suzie Smetana.
“My Fair Lady” opens next week in the Waconia High School auditorium. Leading cast members include: Ann Matthais, Steven Lorence, Charles Bean and Russ Heagle.
Happy Sweet 15 on June 29, Soupie! Love family & friends.
Mayer – Groundbreaking for additions and remodeling at Zion Lutheran Church and School were conducted Sunday between worship services. Among those attending were: Student Brenda Hoese, School Principal Mark Noennig, Building Committee Chairman Richard Krahn and Pastor Peter Meier.
Long time employee of the Nightingale Home in Waconia Molly McPadden retired. She and her husband have moved to Wisconsin.
The third annual Waconia Ridgview Hospital Foundation golf event was held at Island View Golf Course. Several doctors participated in the tournament. They included: Dr. Charles Bean, Dr. Ramone Mendiola, Dr. Scott Jensen and Dr. Joe Van Kirk.
D’Vinci’s in Waconia has added pizza delivery to its services. They will deliver to any home or business in Waconia and the immediate surrounding area, including Schmittville.
50 Years Ago – July 4, 1963
The Waconia Jaycees volunteered their services to the new Ridgeview Community Hospital. They unloaded beds, mattresses, bedside stands and chairs. They assembled the furniture and placed them throughout the rooms in the hospital. Jaycee Gene Pitra headed the group. Other persons helping were Don Supple, Frank Rief, Jerry Lenzen, Bob Wyttenhove and Mike Martin.
Commander Roman Pieper and members of the Waconia Veterans of Foreign Wars spent Wednesday evening placing reflectorized tape on the bicycles of area children. The project was conducted next to the VFW wading pool in the City Park. Luann Wolff and Billy Vit were two of the children who had their bikes taped.
New Germany – The Jolly Helpers 4-H Club held their last meeting on July 1st. Candice Clasen gave a demonstration on “How to Make Deviled Eggs.” Ricy Dingwall gave a demonstration on “How He Planted His Potatoes.” Diane Hamann gave a demonstration on “Entomology.” Happy Birthday was sung to Marsha Mueller and Sheldon Hartwig. A delicious lunch was served by Mrs. Stieve. Phyllis Kuntz, Reporter.
Steven and Kevin Klaseus, Sandy Brinkman and Rita Steinhagen were seen at the city park perched upon the new Jack and Jill Climber, part of the equipment given to the city by the Waconia Jaycees.
Cologne – Grand Opening of the Illies Grocery Store was observed on Saturday. Winner of a grill complete with charcoal and lighter was John Lewis of rural Cologne. Several locals won $5 gift certificates for groceries and $1 gift certificates for bakery goods.
75 Years Ago – June 30, 1938
A Fourth of July celebration will be held at Johnson’s Beach at Waconia at which races of all kinds, free drawings and free dancing in the afternoon and evening will be featured. The most beautiful girl chosen by the judges will receive a prize. Spend the day at the beautiful sandy beach with the kittenball diamond and lots of picnic tables.
William Graff and Lyle Strong, who averaged 33 miles per gallon of gasoline, have been named winners of the Ford V-8 “60” Best Drivers’ Contest sponsored the past week by the Braunwarth Motor Company. Their economical driving won them $15.
Tied for the next place were George Streukens and Ben Hartman.
A total of 50 drivers competed in the contest with mileages of 27 ½ to 33 miles per gallon of gas. Contestants started out with a given amount of gas in the tank and drove as far as they could on a prescribed route.
The Young America Cardinals were the latest victims of Trow’s hurling and with the noble assistance of his teammates Waconia managed to nose out that Young America aggregation by the score of 10 to 0.
A hairless calf was born on the farm owned by Ed. Krautbauer. The freak has a pink skin and no pores. The animal was one week old last Sunday and weighs over 100 pounds, being normal in all other respects, except being hairless and having pink skin. The hairless calf’s mother is a Guernsey cow.
100 Years Ago – July 4, 1913
Perhaps the most enjoyable and elaborate outing ever held at Waconia was the first semi-annual clam bake of the Epicurean Club of Minneapolis. The organization is composed of 100 leading businessmen of the Mill City. Many came up on the morning passenger while others came in their automobiles. At noon clam chowder was served. Many of the men were so enthused over our natural beauty here that they will hereafter make Waconia the mecca for their annual vacations. During the day there was boating, fishing, bathing and enjoying the breezes wafted from the lake.
St. Bonifacius – The storm which passed thru here Wednesday night did considerable damage to farmers residing north of here. It swept a majority of barns and also several residences off the earth. Several cows were killed on the Boll Brothers farm and many were injured. In town the large machine shed belonging to John Hegerle was taken up by the cyclone and carried to a neighbors yard.
KEEP COOL in the summer time by drinking that most famous and best beverage in the world. Hochsteiner Bottle Beer. Order a case from Zahler & Huckenpoehler, Waconia. We deliver.
AUTO CHAIN LOST Between Waconia and Norwood. Finder please return to the Patriot office or drop card stating where same can be had.
The anti drinking cup law went into effect Tuesday, so when away from home now you will have to carry a drinking cup about your person. The law applies to all public places, conveyances and public buildings. We wonder how the new-fangled idea will work out with the saloons and soda fountains.