10-3-13 Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes

10 Years Ago – Oct. 2, 2003
The Waconia Wildcats volleyball team is on a tear and the football team remains unbeaten on the season. Coach Lee recognized several volleyball players for their efforts, including Anna Philp, Chelsa Honebrink, Liz Fischbach, Jen VanKirk, Megan Masurka, Nanette Ristow and Kelsey Paulson. Coach Foley recognized several football players for their accomplishments: Justin Reitsma, Ben Smothers, Ben Timm, Brant Douville, Luke Wilhelm, Jacob Lesher, Andy Meeks, Kevin Krautbauer, Cody Edlund, Joey Hiben, Joe Nord, Matt Eiden, Reilly Schoo, Patrick Timmers, Brady Gibbs, Jon Priess, Chris Bullis, Dillon Sletten and David Flemig.
Z’s Trees & Pumpkin Patch: Pick up your pumpkins and gourds, then select and tag your tree for Christmas. Enjoy wagon rides with the whole family! 2 miles south of Waconia on #284 then ¾ mile west on 110th St. 952-466-2577. www.zstrees.com
Matt Polding and Jenna Ely wee selected as homecoming king and queen at Waconia High School.
ON CAMPUS: Alex Bruce Schmid of Waconia will be interning this semester at Morgan Stanley in Bloomington. Schmid is majoring in management at Hamline University and is a graduate of Waconia High School.

25 Years Ago – Sept. 29, 1988
Homecoming royalty at Waconia High School includes Jason Theis, Shelly Johnson, Kim Scheuble, Todd Bailey, Paul Eveslage, Cris Worm, Kristi Clemensen, Dave Kuntz, Nate Lindner, Debbie Riechenberger, Ryan Berger and Jodi Stahlke.
Mayer – Homecoming royalty at Mayer Lutheran High School includes Angie Swanson, Patricia Matthias, Debbie Schultz, Joy Zellmann, Jeni Moldenhauer, Steve Bierle, Shawn Schmidtke, Marc Schwichtenberg, Jeff Ische and Andy Cook.
St. Bonifacius – Longtime St. Boni businessman Hans R. Meyer died. He was 74. He owned and operated the St. Boni Oil Co. for 34 years. In the 1940s he served as mayor, police chief and fire chief for the city.
There is a new owner at the Prairie House Motel in Waconia. Lenore Turner of Farmington purchased the motel from Elmer and Lucille Wagener and Lester and Robert Burandt. She will be managing the motel with her husband, Ernie.
The Waconia Lakettes will be performing at the Bloomington Kennedy Danceline Invitational on Saturday. The captains of the 1988-89 Lakettes are Vicky Weinzierl and Jill Gray. Advisors are Dawn Swiers and Judy Brown.
PATRIOT FORUM: What is one of your favorite childhood memories? “At home on the farm, having fun milking the cows and squirting my brother, Charles.”-Don Karels-Waconia. “I guess camping with my parents and learning to water ski. That was an experience.”-Lynne Ganser-Waconia. “I’m still living my childhood.”-Lisa Litfin-Waconia.

50 Years Ago – Oct. 3, 1963
The Waconia High School Football Field will be dedicated Saturday to the late Willy Meuwissen who was killed in a boating accident. He won a total of 12 letters while at Waconia and selected All-Conference football player during his senior year. He maintained a 3.5 honor point ratio while attending high school. He graduated from Mankato State College He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Meuwissen.
Waconia High School homecoming queen candidates are Mary Gail Meyer, Bonnie Weinzierl, Kay Yetzer, Sharon Brandenberg and LeAnn Burau.
St. Bonifacius – Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ehalt will observe their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house at their home.
The Waconia Cub Scouts parents gathered at the City Hall for their first Pack Meeting of the year. Mrs. Shirley Heitz volunteered her services as Den Mother. Delores Bost won a copy of “The Parents Guide to Cub Scouting” while playing name-bingo. Orville Anderson accepted the position of Cub Master for the 1963-64 year. Richy Wagener was the past Cub Master.
Mil Burandt and Josephine Koehnen, both residents of the Waconia area, were the top winners of the two $25 Gift Certificates at last Friday evening’s drawing in Waconia. Mr. Burandt’s certificate is good at First National Bank. Mrs. Koehnen’s is good at Al’s Radio and TV. Ten dollar winners were Mary Manteuffel at Ray’s Place and Everal Hedtke at Maggie’s Bar.
The automobile dealers in Waconia are showing the next year’s models. At Lindner Motors can be seen the new ’64 Pontiac Tempest. At the Koch Rambler shop will be the 1964 Ramber Ambassador V-8 station wagon. Waconia Motor Company is displaying the ’64 Mercury and Comet Caliente.
Victoria – The Victoria PTA will have its Monday evening meeting at the public school auditorium. Mr. Wayne Steiner, president of the organization extends a cordial welcome to all.
Cologne – The North Benton Homemakers Group met. Joan Wickenhauser showed how to make many decorative and useful items out of plastic Hilex jugs and detergent bottles. Lunch was served by Elaine and Joan Schmidt.

75 Years Ago – Sept. 29, 1938
The Farm Bureau’s Picnic was held here. The highlight event of the day was the “cigar smoking” contest. It is impossible to list all the entrants because the smoke was so dense. But we saw Ed. C. Johnson and Wm. Molnau puffing away. The “milking contest” was a success in which bottles of pop with nipples on the end were handed entrants. The “baldest baldheaded man” contest was held. Mr. Lundsten won the competition. Arlene Wellens won the “peanut picking” contest.
New Germany – Gerhard Bruckschen of Hydes Lake was awarded second prize at the skat tournament held here recently. Mr. Bruckschen received $75 on 994 points. Two hundred players gathered from around the county.
Voters of the second ward of Waconia elected Elmer F. Miller as alderman by a three-vote margin to fill the unexpired term of the late William Allmann. Miller and Henry Lobitz are the two aldermen from the second ward.
A pinch-penny carnival will be held, the same as last year, with sideshows, an ice cream social, corn game, hot dogs and pop in connection with the Homecoming celebration on Friday. The slogan “Chastise Chaska” has been chosen for the homecoming game to be played here. The four classes have chosen their candidates for queen of the Homecoming. They are Freshman-Madeline Fink, Sophomore-Irene Kirsch, Junior-Evangeline Tschimperle and Senior- Marcella Kaufhold.

100 Years Ago – Oct. 3, 1913
Limburger isn’t such a much of a smell. Just get alongside a guy who has been drinking cheap booze and who is wearing an overcoat that has just been dug out of moth balls.
This village was astounded by the sudden sounding of the fire alarm Friday afternoon. The firemen from here took the hose cart and engine to the Chris Simon farm. The teams were secured and the men arrived at our sister village of Mayer where the farm is located in short time. Six horses, all harness, blankets, 50 bushels of oats and a large quantity of hay and straw besides the building were consumed by the hungry flames. The total loss to the barn and contents is estimated at about $1,800 including the buildings.
This week we printed 100,000 wrappers for cigar clippings for E. H. Mock. Mr. Mock always has a good grade of tobacco and cigars and everybody can again do that which they have been desirous of doing — smoke up Gene’s clear Havana cigar clippings.
Contractor-mayor Chas. Klatt has completed a substantial flower storage building on the island property belonging to Mons. Emile Amblard. The structure is built of concrete blocks made by the Lakeside Cement Works. The building is quite sufficient for the purposes intended and adds one more to the numerous artistic buildings on that beautiful island property.