NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO

August 7, 1924

The Waunakee baseball team received a 3-2 trimming Sunday by Oregon. Waunakee had 10 errors.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dorn of the Town of Westport announce the birth of a daughter at their home on Friday, Aug. 1.

The assessed valuation of Waunakee is $923,536, with homestead exemptions of $65,500, leaving $862,036.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

August 19, 1939

Mrs. Fred Pomeranke, 80, was instantly killed when struck by the C&NW train No. 508 at Dane last Thursday afternoon.

The Waunakee baseball team defeated Lodi there Sunday by a score of 5-1. Stehr allowed only three hits.

P.J. Uebersetzig picked a tomato weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces in his garden last Wednesday.

The Village of Waunakee has been allowed a new rate for off-peak electric water heating, making it possible to heat water electrically.

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

August 10, 1944

An article in the paper reads, “Need for Paper is Growing Much More Critical. Everyone Is Asked to Save Old Paper.”

Sharon and Garfield Wipperfurth had their tonsils removed Wednesday at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Farm wives and housewives are being allowed 250 pounds of sugar for canning this year.

Word has been received by Oscar Wilke that his son, Karl, was slightly wounded in action in the South Pacific.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

August 11, 1949

Walter C. Hohlstein, 52, life-long resident of Waunakee, died suddenly early Saturday morning, Aug. 6, at his home here.

The mercury has been going up to the 90s so regularly that it has become a habit. It is also very dry.

Ray Dean was elected treasurer at a recent meeting of the Madison Association of Life Underwriters.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

August 6, 1959

Richard Reginald Schleck, 18, son of Attorney and Mrs. R.R. Schleck, died of injuries received when the car in which he was riding left the highway and hit a utility pole late Saturday night.

Scotty Woerth’s heart fund reached $843.37 by the end of the week, and its promoter announced that the drive would be “wound up” as soon as possible.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kopp Jr. are rejoicing over the birth of a son born on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Gilles, Waunakee, at St. Mary’s Hospital on Monday, Aug. 3.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

August 7, 1969

The Waunakee Home Talent baseball team, behind the steady three-hit pitching of Joe Schneider, won its 13th straight game without a defeat Sunday, shutting out the Sauk Prairie Red Sox 9-0.

The village board, at the last meeting, instructed Engineer Fey to proceed with the preliminary plans for cost and location of a sewage lift station on the County Aire plat near Six Mile Creek. This lift station would serve the western part of the village and the John Dorn farm.

Dr. Glen Leslie of Spring Valley, Wis., has joined doctors Otteson and Poelma at the Waunakee Veterinary Service.

FORTY YEARS AGO

August 2, 1979

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ganser and their two children, Jackie, 6, and Aaron, 1, are residing at Winston Way after a move from Prairie du Sac.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Dahmen, Waunakee, are the proud parents of a daughter born at Madison General on July 28.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 3, 1989

In a statewide test, 119 of 126 Waunakee students scored above the state standard. Among Dane County schools outside Madison, Waunakee’s third graders ranked fifth behind Middleton-Cross Plains, Deerfield, Sun Prairie and Wisconsin Heights.

This week’s Tribune Profile features Marge Sutinen, the outgoing director of the Madison AIDS support network.

Dave Allen, a 34-year-old world class runner from Madison, set a new course record of 49:46 for 10 miles in winning the WaunaFest Run Saturday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 29, 1999

On Sunday, Village of Dane residents will commemorate their home’s 100-year anniversary.

Stress and depression may have cause a driver to run a red light, leading to a crash that killed two Waunakee children. That is what David Raemisch’s lawyer told the court during his client’s first appearance July 23, according to published reports.

This year’s WaunaFest was complete with a run, many sports tournaments, a parade and a weekend of entertainment. Bernie Cleary was the parade marshal.

Tyler Christen received a trophy for champion market poultry for his turkey hen at the Dane County Fair. The hen was purchased for $125.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 23, 2009

At a recent meeting on the Main Street improvements planned for 2013, Waunakee village officials expressed some skepticism about the option of a roundabout at the Main Street and Century Avenue intersection.

Local cable access channels – the community-run programming where parents can view kids’ athletic events, concerned citizens can view local government meetings, and homebound residents can enjoy parades and community events from home – are coping with the consequences of a state law – the Cable Bill – that deregulated the state’s cable television industry in 2007 and created standardized franchise agreements.

The Main Street road work from Madison to West Street took a little longer than expected. Kevin Even, public works director, said the milling required more time than originally thought. In any case, we have a much smoother ride on that portion of the road now.

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