NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO
June 26, 1924
The Golden Jubilee of St. John’s Church was well attended in spite of rain in the morning and early afternoon.
The Waunakee Canning Co. is looking for a bumper crop of peas this year. They expect to start canning about July 5.
The severe electrical storm hit Waunakee Monday night and did considerable damage.
The farmers are busy planting tobacco. The acreage is lower this year due to the low price paid for last year’s crop.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
June 29, 1939
Miss Mary Little and Thomas Gorman were united in marriage at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church at Westport on Wednesday, June 21.
Jonas Reis was re-elected clerk at the annual meeting of the Union Free High School district held Monday night.
Miss Clara Herricks and Andrew P. Derra were united in marriage in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Dobee on Tuesday, June 20.
Ronald Hellenbrand dislocated his right elbow on Monday, June 19.
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
June 29, 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Endres of Dane announce the birth of a son at the Waunakee Nursing Home on Thursday, June 22.
An item reminds everyone about their duty to their country by purchasing U.S. Bonds during the fifth War Bond Drive.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fitzgibbon announce the birth of a son at Madison General Hospital on Thursday, June 22.
Ann Worringer was the honored guest at a picnic held at the Waunakee Park Sunday, the occasion being her birthday anniversary.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
June 30, 1949
Contractors have started to work on the new high school building. One group is tearing down the old brick structure.
The Waunakee Civic Club Indians lost 1-0 to Penn Electric at Penn Park Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Simon Jr. are observing their 12th wedding anniversary today.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
June 25, 1959
Mrs. Edward Watzke, 78, well-known resident of the Waunakee area for many years, died at her farm home Saturday after a brief illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rowley, former residents of Waunakee and well-known in this area, observed their golden wedding anniversary at Madison on Sunday, June 21.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Dishno, Waunakee, are the proud parents of a son born on Tuesday, June 16, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Several from Waunakee attended the wake and funeral of Leonard Midthun at Norway Grove on Wednesday of last week.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 26, 1969
Mrs. Fike reports that her fifth-grade class is very happy and proud to be corresponding with a fourth-grade class from England.
Village President Ed Hellenbrand accepts a check from representatives of local organizations whose donations made possible the new Waunakee Park Shelter.
SSgt. Neil Macauly, TSgt. Paul Bernards, Airman Howie Schwab, Lt. Co. Harvey Maher and Lt. Col Bill Cork were among Waunakee area residents spending two weeks summer camp with the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 148th Air Defense Wing at Gulfport, Miss.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 21, 1979
The same decay which weakened the wooden swing poles at Centennial Park and snapped off their bases last summer is eating away at much of the remaining wooden playground equipment in the park, according to a report to the village board.
The physicians, their staff and all the people who helped make the Waunakee Community Clinic here invite the public to tour the new facility this Sunday in an open house celebration.
Harris Pharmacy in the Village Mall is holding a grand opening sale.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 22, 1989
The Waunakee School Board voted to add to its 1989-90 budget a sixth-grade teacher, a reading specialist and a local vocational education coordinator for the high school.
A tornado was spotted in the Town of Vienna last week – part of a storm that wrecked cars at a Madison dealership and destroyed a farm near Sun Prairie.
This week’s Tribune Profile features Bob Kenas, who presides over the congregation at Our Masters United Methodist Church.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 17, 1999
Westport and Middleton joint planning committee members are mulling over a preliminary concept plan for 1,400 homes in the area.
Despite concerns about increasing criminal activity in Waunakee, the crime rate actually dropped from 1997 to 1998, according to the village’s Police Department annual report.
This week’s Tribune Profile features Kurt Faust, who builds model planes.
TEN YEARS AGO
June 11, 2009
After hearing pleas on both sides of the issue, the school board, on a split vote at Monday’s meeting, sided with a committee recommendation to cease the reporting of class rank to colleges and universities.
Now that the state’s biennial budget is being finalized, local municipal leaders anticipate some loss in shared revenue.
Waunakee’s village board and plan commission members could soon consider drafting a policy regulating outdoor seating areas for restaurants and taverns.
When the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Waunakee opens at Ripp Park next Friday night, it will honor all people whose lives have been touched by cancer.