July 10, 1924

Henry Hurst was the winner of the car given away at the Men’s Club July 4th celebration.

Patrolman Henry Worringer and Martin Corcoran are keeping their road in good condition.

Calvin, 16-year-old son of President Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, died Wednesday.

Strawberries are very abundant this year due to frequent rain. The vines are loaded with large, flavorful berries.


July 13, 1939

Otto F. Hohlstein, 66, well-known Waunakee barber, died suddenly at a Madison hospital after a short illness.

Stanley Spahn, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Spahn, was injured when he became caught in a gasoline truck and was dragged some distance.

The Waunakee Canning Company finished the 1939 pea pack Wednesday. Only 425 acres were planted this year.


July 13, 1944

The Waunakee baseball team defeated Dane Sunday by a score of 14-4. Al Fleiner was the heavy hitter with 3 for 4.

Pvt. Pete Adler returned to Fort Barrancas, Fla., Friday morning after spending a 15-day furlough with his parents.

Garfield Wipperfurth will observe his 5th birthday anniversary today (Thursday).

The Village of Waunakee fell way short of reaching its Fifth War Bond quota. Less than half was sold.


July 14, 1949

The Civic Club Baseball Team easily defeated Arlington Sunday by a score of 8-2.

The gatemen and section-men made a 24-hour survey of the traffic across the railroad crossing on Waunakee’s Main Street in 24 hours. Here is the count: 797 pedestrians, 2,491 automobiles, 10 buses, 171 bicycles, seven teams and 927 trucks.

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Koch announce the birth of a daughter at St. Mary’s Hospital on July 7.


July 9, 1959

Miss Mary Ann Hellenbrand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Hellenbrand, Waunakee, will become the bride of Marvin Paul Rortvedt, son of Mrs. Pauline Rortvedt, Madison, on Saturday, July 11.

A birthday dinner and supper for 60 guests in honor of Mrs. Clara Maly’s 81st birthday was held at the Gerald Dahman home Sunday. Her birthday was July 4.

A variety shower was held in honor of Miss Mary Lee Ripp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ripp, Wednesday evening at the village hall. Miss Ripp’s marriage to Dick Slark will take place on July 18.


July 10, 1969

A special meeting of the Waunakee School Board was held on Monday evening, July 7. A budget in the amount of $1,059,664.39 was approved by the board and will be submitted to the district electors at the annual meeting.

A white condition known as “Blast” has been discovered on the oats and grain in the Dane area, according to Dr. R.L. Norgren of the Plant Industry Division of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture.

Men and equipment are busy grading the land in the 15 acres of Industrial Development area purchased by Marshall Erdman Associates Inc. to make ready for the construction of their new 50,000 square-foot plant.

Lt. Riveland completed his assignment in Vietnam and was welcomed home by his wife, Marianne, and daughter, Wendy, and his in-laws, the Marvin Bergs.


July 5, 1979

Kayleen Brereton is working with the DNR to improve facilities at the state park system.

Pfc. First Class Robert B. Nichols, age 19, Waunakee, passed away on June 24 at Wuerzburg, Germany.

Mrs. Joan Morrison, Oregon, announces the engagement of her daughter, Joan, to Michael Endres, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Endres, Waunakee.

Jean Ann Ripp and Donovan Stronach were united in marriage May 12 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.


July 6, 1989

The Village of Waunakee now has a listing broker to help market its industrial park.

Chuck Pursell, acting school district administrator in Waunakee, will hand over the reins to Gene Hamele.

This week’s Tribune Profile features Howard and Ginny Koop, owners of Dunroven House, a bed and breakfast outside of Dane.


July 1, 1999

Audrey Edmunds’ appeal of her homicide sentence was rejected by the 4th District Court of Appeals June 24.

Developer Don Tierney explains the concept behind the Savannah Village subdivision, now beginning to take shape.

On Aug. 8, Brother Tomas (Tom) Ripp will observe the 50th anniversary of his joining the Cistercian Order of Trappists at Conyers, Ga.


June 25, 2009

As two Waunakee restaurants with bars applied for amended liquor licenses recently, Waunakee Village Board members and plan commissioners heard from neighbors who feared their expanded seating plans would add noise and other disturbances to the neighborhoods.

Ed Hellenbrand, native and lifelong resident of the Waunakee area, passed away Friday at 73 after a battle with lung cancer.

The Waunafest committee is doing all it can to ensure that softball players signed up for the tournament can have a beverage between games. The committee will soon seek permission from the village board for a second beer tent operated by the Waunakee-Westport Chamber of Commerce to be located near the ball fields.

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