10-24-13 Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes

10 Years Ago – Oct. 23, 2003
Daylight savings time ends this Sunday morning at 2 a.m.
Remarkably warm weather has embraced this area for the last two weeks. Temperatures topped out in the upper 70s.
Teresa Pesch, who has served on the District 110 School Board for nine years and the Waconia Chamber of Commerce for four years, has been elected to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
An estimated 300 acres of grassland, crops and trees were destroyed this past Monday and into Tuesday morning when a fire, fueled by high winds and dry conditions, ripped through the rural countryside west of Waconia and east of Norwood Young America.
Mayer – The Mayer Lutheran High School volleyball team finished the season as champions of the Minnesota River Conference after completing the regular season 19-6 overall and 7-0 in the conference.
New Germany- Congratulations to Brad and Jill Noerenberg who are the proud parents of Rylee Noelle born on Oct. 10.
St. Bonifacius- The community extends its deepest sympathies to the families of Richard V. Logelin and Virginia C. Weiland who recently passed away.

25 Years Ago – Oct. 20, 1988
Waconia High School sophomore Amy Wagener died as the result of a car accident.
Kevin VanEyll resigned from his Ward 2 position on the Waconia City Council. He is moving to Seattle, Wash.
Lake Waconia has dropped 25 inches since its high mark last spring. The latest low water reading came this week after another inch was slowly lost during the fall weather. The lake had been at 24 inches for several weeks, according to Cindy Mase at In Towne Marina.
A Cologne woman was among the candidates for St. Cloud State University’s homecoming queen. Donna Brown is the daughter of Jim and Sharon Brown.
St. Bonifacius- New signal lights are being installed at the intersection of Highway 7 and County Road 92.
A farm truck owned by Ray Goetz rolled into the Anthony Bauer home at 4 West Main St. in Waconia. The truck was parked near the Waconia State Bank. When Ray came out of the bank his truck was gone. The brake had released and the truck rolled north, across Main St., over a fire hydrant, through a wrought iron fence and into the front porch of the Bauer home. This is the fifth time the Bauer home has been hit by a vehicle, according to police at the scene.
Waconia Southview student Shelly Bergmann has been selected for state honors. She has been selected for the Children’s Honor Choir of fourth through sixth graders.
The Sisters of Christian Charity were honored for 100 years of service in Waconia with special services. On hand for the celebration were Sister Alvara Henke, Sister Julienne Leuthner, Sister Mercedes Johnson, Sister Mary Ann Poppler, Sister Joanne Kelzer, and Sister Harriette Stuber.

50 Years Ago – Oct. 24, 1963
Harold R. Bollinger, President of the Pioneer Telephone Company announced plans for the construction of a new General Office building to be located in Waconia. The construction tract will face First Street on the south and is bounded on the west by the C. H. Ortlip property and on the east by the Ziemer property. It will extend north from First Street to the black top road known as old Number 5.
Snow plowing of driveways by the Laketown Township truck for the season 1963-64 is payable at the rate of $5 per year if paid by Nov. 1. After Nov. 1, the rate is $10. Mail your payment to the clerk or one of the supervisors. Othmar Kirsch, Waconia Laketown Clerk.
The winner of the Sofa-Bed at the Lenz Gamble Furniture Fair held at the fairgrounds was Tom Brinkman of Waconia.
Waconia’s Pee Wee football squad is being coached by Cliff Stahlke, Lee Stahlke and Allen Precht.
New Germany- Dorinda Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Schultz left Saturday for Chicago. She has accepted a position with Delta Airlines as a Reservation Agent. Dorinda was a 1962 graduate of Waconia High School and Gale Institute, an airline school in Minneapolis.
DUEBER’S Item of the Week: Ladies Blouses – $1.66 each.
Mrs. Roy Wessbecker and Mrs. Ben Buelow are the co-chairmen who will supervise the 1963 Little Red Stocking Neighbor to Neighbor Appeal in Waconia.

75 Years Ago – Oct. 20, 1938
The first issue of The Chieftain student publication of the Waconia High School was printed at the Patriot office Tuesday. Typists are Marcella Mattfeld, Marcella Kaufhold, Elizabeth Scharmer, Shirley Fox and Florence Klatt. Miss LuVern Ogard is the staff adviser.
Waconia went to Central to their homecoming game Friday to tear down their motto, “Whack Waconia,” which turned out to be “Waconia Whacked Central” when Waconia made a line plunge in the third quarter to set the final score 6-0 in favor of the purple and gold. Lentz made the touchdown.
Aprons to suit your individuality to be sold at the American Legion Auxiliary Rummage and Apron Sale on Saturday.
Cologne – Joseph Miller of Waconia was a business caller here Monday.
Alfred Harms, Harold Anderson, Ray La Mar, Alphonse Hartman, and Irving Splettstoesser received their limit of pheasants within the vicinity of Waconia.
One hundred fifty four duck stamps were sold by postmistress Bahr at the local post office. Nearly three times the number of stamps was sold this year than in 1934. Ducks stamps are sold for $1 each at post offices.

100 Years Ago – No Patriot Available.
112 Years Ago – Oct. 18, 1901
Doc Gibson prospected for mud chickens in Patterson’s bottomless swamp on Saturday. He brought back plenty of mud all right, but the chickens eluded him. It seems strange that Doc will persist in pursuing these cunning denizens of the mudhole when he so repeatedly returns with an empty gamebag or at the most a couple of highly colored decoys and a quantity of muscular inertia.
When a woman goes to the cities on a shopping tour upon her return she wiggles her tongue on how cheap things were. She says her jacket cost $9.98 and here it would cost $10. But she also buys an assortment of gewgaws and falderals costing $10, which she doesn’t need and is ashamed to wear after she gets them. Then there’s the railroad fare, $1; dinner, 50 cents, streetcar fare, 20 cents, chocolate at Donaldson’s, 10 cents, and gum drops, 5 cents. Where does the savings come in? While we have always made it a point to respect womankind in general we have never been able to fathom their system of mathematics as applied to city shopping tours.
This is the time of year when visitors are introduced to the barrels of sauerkraut, pickles and jars of preserves in the cellar and expected to emit gusts of laudation.
John Freiderich has started up a crop of whiskers of the imperial brand and soon his chin will present the appearance of an adult blacking dauber. It seems queer that John fails to realize that a set of galways or donegals would conform more to his particular style of beauty.