10-10-13 Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes

10 Years Ago – Oct. 9, 2003
As a part of a school fundraiser at Trinity Lutheran School, teachers and staff agreed to have their hair colored a multitude of colors if students were able to surpass the goal of $10,000 that had been established. They not only surpassed the goal, they shattered it, by raising an estimated $23,000 for the school. Among those who had their hair colored were Pete Graudin, Ron Anenson and even former principal Paul Puckett.
There’s a New Pharmacy in Town! WACONIA PHARMACY is now open at Lakeview Clinic. Locally owned and operated by John Marsden, Registered Pharmacist. Open to the public.
Winners of the Waconia Homecoming Helicopter Drop, held during the halftime of the football game, are as follows: John Synstegaard-Chaska, Nathan Waldvogel-Cologne and John Laulainen-Waconia. Other prize winners include: Karen Ring, Kaitlyn Albers, Stacy Wothe, Carolyn Bjellan, Lisa Baumann, Sunny Logelin and Julie Matz.

25 Years Ago – Oct. 6, 1988
Debbie Reichenberger and Nat Lindner were crowned homecoming queen and king at Waconia High School.
Waconia is in a strong financial position, according to the 1987 audit received by the city council. The lack of snow last winter helped Waconia save money in the street fund.
Medallion Kitchens is expanding in Waconia’s industrial park. The kitchen cabinet manufacturer will build a 59,500 square foot building north of its present building on Industrial Boulevard.
Happy 50th Birthday, Oct. 7. Mrs. Hans (Mary) Meyer.
Due to lack of interest Dan Steinhagen’s 50th birthday has been cancelled. Love, Danny, Amy, Gary, Betsy, Charley, Peggy, Andy, Tony.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Zebell of Waconia announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly, to Allan Melchert , son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Melchert of Waconia.
The Waconia Chiefs volleyball team beat Howard Lake-Waverly 3-2. Coach Hoffman praised players Cynthia Buetow who had 10 ace kills in the last round and Vici Moonen who continued her 100 percent service record for the season.
New Germany- Bob Roepke was a first place winner in the Watertown Rod & Gun Club Contest Class A.

50 Years Ago – Oct. 10, 1963
Sharon Brandenburg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Brandenburg, was chosen Homecoming Queen at Friday’s program in the school auditorium.
Local businessman Engelbert Fasching passed away at Ridgeview Hospital due to a heart attack. He was 43.
Because drivers license expiration notices are no longer being mailed, the Minnesota Highway Department is reminding drivers to check their licenses frequently so they will not run over the time allotted before renewal.
BOWLING NEWS: Ladies League, High Individual Games: Ann Bolduc, Barbara Kuntz, Marlys Schafer, Dorothy Nelson, Eunice Lange, Winnie Whittaker, Kathy Wessbecker, Joyce Litfin, Lil Jacobson, Lois Winckel and Eliz. Biersdorf.
The Waconia High School PTA had its first meeting of the year. The standing committees for the year were announced. They are: Membership-Mrs. Herb O’Connor, Hospitality-Mrs. Herb Bartels, Refreshments-Mrs. Ovid Northrop, Parlimentarian-Barry Maxon, Fund Raising- Al Dahlke.
Cologne – The foundation is being put in for the construction of a new home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weibel in Benton. Mrs. Herb Schroeder was a luncheon guest of Mrs. Florian Geyser at the Hannah-Strong Homemakers Institute and luncheon Tuesday noon at the VFW clubhouse at Chaska.

75 Years Ago – Oct. 6, 1938
Waconia’s football team took a much undeserved beating at the hands of an inferior Bloomington eleven last Friday by the score of 12 to 7. After the opening play on which Bloomington scored on a “sleeper” the contest took Waconia to the finish. A number of bad breaks and several bewildering decisions on the part of the referee found the Waconia team emerging from the contest unable to fathom their failure to win.
The second annual Homecoming and Carnival will be held this year on Thursday and Friday. The festivities will open tonight with a program in the auditorium to which an admission charge of 10 and five cents will be made. The program for tonight includes a crystal gazer, the Silver Creek Quartette, Kangaroo Court, selections by a trio, humorous declamation by Margaret Mae Radde, boxing bouts, impersonations of the football players and crowning of the homecoming queen. The band will close the program. The candidates for queen are Marcella Kaufhold, Madeline Fink, Irene Kirsch and Evangleine Tschimperle. The four pages are Mary Ann Mackenthun, Shirley Tester, Iris Schwichtenberg and Gladys Justus.
St. Bonifacius – Mrs. Jack Gwin had her tonsils removed Monday at Dr. Arkin’s office.

100 Years Ago – Oct. 10, 1913
Last week there was a new concern organized in this village. It shall be called the Waconia Ice Service Company, whose object will be to deliver ice to all those desirious of obtaining this service. Ice will be delivered every day of the week except Sunday. Frank Harvey and Chas. Fahse, who are proprietors of the Waconia Dray Line are the organizers of this new concern.
Two young men went melon stealing one night last week. Physicians have not yet completed their task of picking shot from under the coat tails of the thieves, who are taking their meals from the mantelpiece.
A fine foaming glass of Purity or Jordan beer goes good with smoked or sour eel, crab meat, sardines, salmon, beans or high grade cheese. All of this can be had at the Sherman House Buffet, Mike & Harrigan, Proprietors, Waconia.