NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO

July 17, 1924

The annual Free Pavement Dance will be held Thursday, July 31. Plenty of seats will be provided for spectators.

The village board voted Monday night to purchase an Oberchain Chemical engine at a cost of $1,624.

The Waunakee Baseball Team lost to Sun Prairie Sunday by a score of 3-1.

A large number of autos passed through Waunakee Saturday night and fired some explosives. It is believed they were members of the Ku Klux Klan.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 20, 1939

The Waunakee Baseball Team defeated Springfield there Sunday by a score of 7-0.

Two thrilling softball games are scheduled for July 21 and July 26 at the park.

A.J. Rosenberg is advertising Missouri Cobbler potatoes for $1.69 per 100 pounds.

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

July 20, 1944

Larry Endres, F1/c, returned home from Santa Cruz, Calif., with a medical discharge. He served in the Navy seven and a half months.

Martin Gilles had the misfortune of falling down in a barn July 8 and fracturing his pelvic bone.

Word has been received by the parents of Joe Hellenbrand and Roman Ripp that they have been elevated to the rank of sergeant.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 21, 1949

Connie P. Grattin, Waunakee Trotter, owned by Dr. Wm. R. Marquis, won her second triumph of the season when she took the fifth race at the Aurora Downs.

The Waunakee C.Y.O. Baseball Team toppled Martinsville from the league Sunday when they defeated them 4-3.

The Waunakee Baseball Team defeated DeForest Sunday by a score of 14-3 for the 10th straight league win.

A group of boys leave by bus every morning for the Jerry Henry Farms where they de-tassel hybrid seed corn.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 16, 1959

George A. Kessenich, well-known resident of this village, died at a Madison hospital Saturday morning after a brief illness.

Aubrey J. Buhlman, 79, former well-known resident of Waunakee, died at a Madison hospital Thursday after a brief illness.

Congressman Kastenmeier has announced today that the regional office of the post office department expects to reach its decision on construction of a new post office quarters some time this week.

Miss Kathleen A. Ripp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ripp, Cross Plains, and Donald J. Kaltenberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kaltenberge, were married on July 2 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Martinsville.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 17, 1969

The village board considered adoption of an ordinance which would permit construction of multiple family dwellings (apartment buildings).

You can purchase chuck roast for 77 cents a pound, chuck steak for 65 cents, three pounds of peaches for 69 cents, and blueberries at 39 cents a pint at Millers Finer Foods Store.

The Monkees and Eddy Arnold are entertaining at the Dane County Junior Fair which is being held July 16-20.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1979

Bill and Diane Wipperfurth watched as firemen fought a fire which destroyed their barn Monday afternoon causing $64,000 in damages.

Mrs. Theresa Kessenich, age 79, of Middleton, died Friday, June 29, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was the former Theresa Sitzman.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ballweg of Sauk City will observe their 50th wedding anniversary. Ballweg and the former Elizabeth Laufenberg were married on July 23, 1929, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ashton.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1989

The broker hired to market space in Waunakee’s industrial park, Arthur Sandridge of Sandridge Investment Real Estate, said Waunakee should be able to hold its own in the competition for industries. The positives – location, quality of life, school system, work ethic and attractive, affordable housing – win over the negatives – lack of existing buildings in the industrial park and low unemployment.

Waunakee, the school district, and surrounding townships should join forces and assign someone to coordinate the area’s recreational activities, according to a report prepared for the school district.

Waunakee lost to Middleton by a score of 7-6 in Home Talent Baseball League action at Middleton Sunday, ending an eight-game win streak.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 8, 1999

The Waunakee Village Board has reached an agreement with developer Don Tierney which will allow a four-acre park to be added to the Southbridge subdivision this summer.

The new Walgreens drug store in Waunakee will look like no other in the nation, according to plans presented to the Waunakee Plan Commission. Designers have worked to preserve the character of the corner.

A boy was injured when a crossing arm hit a semi and snapped off as the crowd waited for the Great Circus Train to appear in Waunakee.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 2, 2009

The Public Works and Transportation committee of the Dane County board elected to recommend the county scrap a proposal to explore marketing of county land in the town of Westport for potential sale or lease.

An article about former Waunakee resident Audrey Edmunds, who was released from prison after her conviction in the death of Natalie Beard, is featured in this month’s Madison Magazine. The article examines the changing beliefs among medical experts about shaken baby syndrome.

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