NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO

July 3, 1924

Miss Rutilla Endres and Jacob Weber were united in marriage at St. John’s Church here on Tuesday, July 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Christ Ripp announce the birth of a son at their home in the Town of Westport on Sunday, June 29.

John B. Endres, 65, brother of M.F. Endres, died at his home at Martinsville Tuesday, June 24.

The Waunakee baseball team lost to Cottage Grove Sunday by a score of 6-1. Frank Gratiot hurled the game.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 6, 1939

The Waunakee Sportsman Club received 355 day-old pheasant chicks from the Poynette Game Farm June 21.

Ray Lamboley is the leading hitter in the Home Talent League with a .640 average. This is a pretty good average.

In Rosenberg’s advertisement, we notice that McLaughlin’s 333 coffee is selling a three-pound bag for 39 cents.

Joe Check of Spring Green is the new mechanic at the Kohlman Auto Co. garage here.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 2, 1959

A four-ton statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been completed in Milwaukee and will be installed on the exterior of St. Mary of the Lake Church at Westport soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Wipperfurth, Waunakee, are the parents of a daughter born Thursday afternoon, June 25, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wipperfurth announce the birth of a son at the Sauk-Prairie Hospital on Wednesday, June 24.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 3, 1969

The Waunakee Jaycees annual Chic-Pic will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Books were donated to the Waunakee Library as a memorial collection of the late Harry Koltes. Koltes was interested in early U.S. history and American wars. The books were donated by Mrs. Harry Koltes and son James.

Roman Ripp came back from a weekend fishing trip with a 42 ½ inch, 23-pound muskie.

The first meeting of the Beautification Committee, recently appointed by the village board, was held June 28 in the village park. Discussed were the building of the shelter, improving creek banks, tree planting, etc.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 28, 1979

Gerald and Marilyn Buechner swung through a turn as the Westport Squares celebrated their 25th year of square dancing in the area earlier this month.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pertzborn will observe their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house on Friday, July 13. She is the former Helene Birrenkott.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vervoot and their two daughters, Melissa, 4, and Heidi, 4 months, are residing at 212 Sunset after a move from Belvidere, Ill.

McMillen Excavating scored four consecutive victories to win the 1979 Waunakee Jaycees Women’s Closed Softball Tournament.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 29, 1989

A petition signed by 28 classified employees urged the Waunakee school board to reconsider their pay-raise package and hinted that the package smacks of sex discrimination. The raise for the aides, cooks and clerical workers was 9 cents below the raise for custodians, but the board did not review the package.

Waunakee’s Patricia Nelson Endres was a finalist for the Alice in Dairyland.

This week’s Tribune Profile features Bob Weber, a successful discotheque owner and community volunteer whose only regret is dropping out of high school.

Michael and Julie Meyer, Waunakee, are the proud parents of a daughter born Tuesday, June 20, at Meriter Hospital.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1999

River Road commuters will see many changes on the way to and from work, including three new stop signs and lower speed limits – all an effort to slow traffic here.

The Waunakee Village Board has approved the borrowing of $525,000 to finance improvements to storm-water drainage, streets and alleys.

The Great Circus Train is coming to the Waunakee area on July 2.

This week’s Tribune Profile features Loretta Holmen, who visits with women inmates at the Dane County Jail to give out New Testaments and simply talk.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 18, 2009

In this economic recession, many businesses and nonprofits are struggling, but the Waunakee DeForest Ice Rink organization continues to see support for its Expo Center. Todd Scheffler and Eric Olson, both members of that nonprofit organization’s board, say despite this tough economic climate, the ice rink organization has received $1,175,000 in cash donations and between $300,000 to $400,000 in in-kind donations.

A&W will not be coming to Waunakee’s Main Street after all. Village Administrator Bill Barlow said the franchise’s parent company, Yum Brands, decided to cut back on its expansion.

Waunakee Village Board members considered several recommendations from the personnel committee that will affect village employees. Trustees voted to approve a policy that requires employees to keep and sign time sheets that accurately reflect the times they start and end their shifts. Also approved was a policy recognizing employees at each five-year interval and upon retirement.

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