By Elsie Machtemes
10 Years Ago – Aug. 14, 2003
Medallion Kitchens names Waconia as the new corporate headquarters. A new building will be constructed off Highway 284, just north of the existing Medallion building. It will be a three story building.
St. Bonifacius- Improvements are planned for the St. Boni city park. The St. Boni Saints will provide labor, equipment rentals and the cost of sod not covered by donations. The grandstand may also receive a facelift.
PATRIOT FORUM: Who are your favorite musical artists? “AFI, No FX & Marilyn Manson”. –Anthony Kuempel-Waconia. “Starting Line, Alkaline Trio & No Pride.”-Alwx Mikityuk-Waconia. “Good Charlotte, Disbursed & Linkin Park.”-Tony Blanchfield-Waconia.
Jeremy, Happy 16th Birthday on the 16th! Love, Dad, Mom, Jason & Jared.
Tami Kahnke joins the Ju-Mel’s Hair Studio staff.
Waconia boys’ soccer will begin its first year at the varsity level this season. The WHS seniors participating are A.J. Wozniak, Matt Polding, Mathias Weinzierl, Ross Weinzierl, Ryan Hayes, Nate Ring, Karl Palm, Jared May, Brian Falck, Josh Wagener and Aaron Salo.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing to open the 2003 duck season on Saturday, Sept. 27, one day earlier than last year and a week before the traditional opening date of the Saturday nearest Oct. 1.
25 Years Ago – Aug. 11, 1988
Three babies were born at Waconia Ridgeview Hospital that came into the world on Aug. 8, weighing eight pounds in 1988 – 8/8/88. They are Daniel Remer, Carissa Braun and Katie Gonser.
A regional park on Lake Waconia has once again surfaced as a discussion item. If a regional park were planned, part of the plan would call for Highway 5 to be moved further to the southeast, straightening out the current curve in the road by the Lakeside. “It is planning for the future, maybe 10 years down the road,” said Carver County Administrator Dick Stolz.
Cologne – For the fourth consecutive year, St. Bernard’s sixth grade students took the mural honors in the Carver Soil and Water Conservation poster contest. Zion Lutheran took honors in the essay contest.
Reverend John Stehr and Martha Stehr of Waconia have been nominated for the title of Carver County’s Outstanding Senior Citizen. Lola Anderson of Victoria and Agnes Schultz of Watertown were also nominated.
Four area students were among graduates from the College of St. Thomas in May. They are Gregory Eurck of St. Bonifacius and Patricia Fischer, Anthony Kirsch and Lisa Loeffler of Waconia.
Nicaraguan youth Danilo Urbana will stay with the Ron Kolb family in Waconia for three weeks this fall sponsored by the Waconia Area Peace Seekers.
50 Years Ago – Aug. 15, 1963
Three 4-H girls were winners in the Apron Division of the 4-H Dress Revue at the Carver County Fair: Diane Kelzer, Laketown 4-H, Rita Graupman, Hamburg 4-H and Sandra Briesemeister, Cloverleaf 4-H Club.
The new Professional Building contructed by Dr. Kersten at 133 West 1st St. in Waconia, adjoining the VFW Club is now occupied by Dr. Kersten and Dr. Monroe, optometrists and by the dental office of Dr. Perry Dungey. The rear of the property is adjacent to the property of the new Super Market being constructed at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scheuble of Waconia have purchased the building adjoining the Yetzer Furniture Store on First Street in Waconia and have transformed it into an attractive tavern and restaurant.
Special services will be held this Sunday to observe the centennial of Zoar Moravian Church. There will be an outdoor service and picnic. A brass choir, directed by Mr. Charles Komarek is planning to accompany all of the hymn singing during the service.
Waconia High School football practice starts on Aug. 19. The Chiefs will be led by Captain Jack Thurk and alternate Captain Ron Scheuble. Both boys are seniors. The Chiefs have 12 returning lettermen.
75 Years Ago –Aug. 11, 1938
Nearly 100 floats have been entered in the mile long parades to be held during the celebration of the Waconia Fair. Community bands from Carver, Victoria, Jordan, Hopkins, Chaska, Minneapolis, Norwood-Young America and Waconia will perform.
Cologne – R. H. Stuewe topped the hog market Aug. 4 when his shipment of 22 hogs weighing 190 pounds average sold at $9.40 per cwt.
Funeral services were held for William Allmann a resident of Waconia who was born and raised here. He attended the local school and St. Joseph’s school here. Mr. Allmann had taken an active part in city affairs since reaching manhood.
The crystal clear Pillsbury camp swimming pool will be open to the public on Sunday. Water is pumped into the pool from the camp well, from a depth of 580 feet, and according to those who have swam there the water is so clear, even in the deepest part, that newspaper print could easily be read. The pool is located at the camp on the north side of Lake Waconia.
Having reached the age at which each is worth $1.50, more than 150 of a flock of young turkeys on a farm west of here were killed one night by some animal believed to have been a mink or weasel. The birds were scattered over several acres of alfalfa and corn ground, all of them with a wound under the wing or on the leg.
A woman found a diamond on her farm southeast of here. The diamond was in a ring she lost 21 years ago. She was watching her husband repair some farm machinery, saw something glittering on the ground and stopped to pick up the ring she lost so long ago. It was in excellent condition.
100 Years Ago – Aug. 15, 1913
Miss Flora Weinzierl has accepted the teacher position at the Logelin School District north of St. Boni.
Mayer – Webbe Brothers and O. Quaas each purchased new grain separators recently.