11-14-13 Down Memory Lane

By Elsie Machtemes

10 Years Ago – Nov. 13, 2003
The voters of District 110 said no to additional tax money that would have added space in the schools and raised money to help keep programming and teachers in place. “We’re looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of at least $800,000 in cuts,’ said Supt. Kjergaard.
PATRIOT FORUM: “What good book have you been reading.?” “Harry Potter # 4-Goblet of Fire.”-Elizabeth Schermer-Waconia. “Boxcar Kids”-Eric Mechals-Waconia. “Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot”-K.C. King-Waconia. “The Classroom at the End of the Hall.”-Hanna Wille-Waconia.
Mayer – The Lutheran High School girl’s volleyball team went to state competition. They finished the Minnesota River Conference 7-0 and 20-6 overall. They finished the season 23-8. Members of the team include: Kelsey Scheele, Carley Heckmann, Melissa Hilk, Christy Stuewe, Katie Lane, Pam Feltmann, Laura Mielke, JoAnna Winter, Jessica Werner, Laura Tewes, Melissa Jones and Jean Ingelin. Senior Christy Stuewe earned a spot on the all-state tournament team.
SNYDERS: Grand Opening Specials: Dairy Fresh Milk 1 Gallon. Skim 2 for $5.00. Coca Cola 12 oz. 12 pack cans-$1.98.
At the Waconia Wildcats volleyball banquet Jen VanKirk was given the all-conference award. Kelsey Paulson and Courtney Buesgens received honorable mention. Others receiving recognition included Chelsea Honebrink, Kathryn Hilliard, Megan Frederickson, Anna Philp, Megan Masurka and Liz Fischbach.

25 Years Ago – Nov. 10, 1988
St. Bonifacius – David Geyen was elected mayor. Ferdie Ehalt and Andy Wienzierl were elected council members.
In Waconia Roger Lehrke was appointed to fulfill the term of Ward II Council member Kevin VanEyll until an election is conducted in November 1989. VanEyll moved to another state.
Three new homes received building permits in October. There were 12 permits issued in all. The permits for homes included one on Scott Lane and two on Sunset Boulevard.
Telephone dialing in Waconia will change on Saturday. Waconia callers will no longer need to dial the “6” before dialing a “446” St. Bonifacius number. Calling St. Boni may be done simply by dialing the regular seven-digit number. In Waconia the five-digit number will not be recognized. All seven-digits must be dialed.
George Bush was the presidential winner at Southview Elementary School on Tuesday. Students in grades one through six cast their ballots in a mini election. Bush was the winner. He received 299 votes to 202 cast for Michael Dukakis.
ON CAMPUS: The Hennepin Technical Institute announces that Diane Ohlsen has graduated from the administrative support careers program. Ohlsen previously attended Waconia High School. Lynn Hoen of Cologne was one of 10 students honored at a graduation ceremony for medical assistants at Willmar Technical Institute.
The Waconia Chiefs football team had a winning season even though the team had to adjust to a new coach, new plays and a new conference. The Chiefs were 4-3 in conference play, 4-4 in the regular season, and 4-5 with the playoff loss to Orono. Top rusher Brett McEnelly remarked that he was pleased with the season as a whole. “Everyone would have liked to have won more games, especially the Annandale game,” he said.

50 Years Ago – Nov. 14, 1963
A new Super Valu grocery store opens today at Second and Vine Streets in Waconia. The Waconia Chamber of Commerce now states that “Waconia is the Largest Shopping Center of Carver County.” In existence as a grocery and general merchandise store for 90 years “Erhards” gave way to a new and modern facility. Ray and Blackie Erhard closed the door for the last time at 6 p.m. Saturday. The last customer was Mrs. Willis Born.
Mackenthuns Super Market held its Grand Opening as their store was enlarged by one-fourth. Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Mackenthun are the founders of the store and have been running it for some 40 years. Son Marvin Mackenthun was present for the event.
Roman Pieper, long time dealer in Coop Oils and Gas at his station in Waconia, announces that he has switched to North Star petroleum Products and welcomes you to his Grand Opening on Friday and Saturday. Pieper’s Service (North Star) is located at Olive and West Second St. in Waconia.
Open House ceremonies will be held this Sunday afternoon at the new Nightingale Home which is located in the building which formerly housed Waconia’s Community Hospital. The resident capacity of the new home will be 42. The present board members of the Nightengale Home are: A.A. Segner, Erwin Honebrink, Fritz Bost, Charles Gramith, Joseph Schecher, John Guettler and Irvin Splettstoesser.
West Union News: The Silver Belles Home Extension group met at the home of Mrs. Stanley Anderson. Fourteen ladies attended. Mrs. Lloyd Lindmeir, Mrs. Marvin Rolf and Mrs. Edward Nord volunteered to be leaders.
Cologne – Local deer hunters headed for the north woods to try their luck. Among those were Wally Mohrbacher and Gerald Weber of Victoria who left for the Grand Rapids area. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arnst and family and C. J. Arnst went to Merrifield. Both Bob and his father came home with a deer. Sylvester Aretz and two fellow friends hunted near Garrison. Roger Dols and Neil Schneider got their deer by hunting in the local area between East Union and Jordan on Saturday.

75 Years Ago – Nov. 10, 1938
The new governor! Harold E. Stassen of South St. Paul was elected governor with a plurality of approximately 200,000, defeating the present incumbent, Elmer Benson, who was the first Minnesota governor seeking reelection to be defeated in 40 years.
George Thul of Chaska succeeded the retiring sheriff, Frank Trende. Thul polled a big vote to beat Frank Boyle, a sticker candidate and Val Lindner of Waconia, who was a good third in a close contest.
Three Brownies were admitted to the Girl Scouts at a fly-up ceremony. They are Bonita Braunwarth, Rose Marie Philippy and Mary Ann Splettstoesser. They have now passed their tenderfoot test.
Waconia man Arlo E. Haering is the new Carver County attorney. He has been in practice here for some time. He defeated present county attorney J.J. Fahey in a nearly dead heat but pulled ahead when the final returns came in.
Louis Schreiber, Waconia High School agricultural instructor, took a group of 20 ag students to the junior livestock show held on the University farm campus last week.

100 Years Ago – Nov. 14, 1902
Many thousand ducks made their headquarters upon the lake this week and hunting was good. A flock of about 20 white swans took a short rest upon the bosom of the lake on Monday morning and then resumed their flight south.
We hardly think the village council has inspected that ornamental gravel sidewalk on Elm Street already yet. “Tis a beauty, brothers, and we would suggest that the ducks be prohibited from swimming upon its surface and preventing its solidification.”
Philippi, the harnessman, tells you some truths in a new ad this week. Every horse owner knows that Philippi’s handmade harness is put together to last long.
APPLES! APPLES! By the carload. Call at W. J. Kuntz. Only $2.45 per barrel.
John Friedrich’s vapor lamps are fast moving the kerosene brand into the recesses of the attic and the cellar.
Wednesday morning John Lehrke died at his farm residence, the cause of death being general paralysis or old age. He was 73 years old.