Out of the Past – 9-19-2012
10 years ago – September 18, 2002
A daughter, Sidney Marie Herrick, was born Sept. 3 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire to Jordan and Gretchen Herrick, Colfax.
Amanda Burrington, a senior at Colfax High School, has been named Bremer Youth of the Month for September.
Colfax Boy Scout Troop 42 is requesting assistance in locating one of its canoes on the Red Cedar River, according to scout master Jim Nosker. The canoe was lost after senior scouts flipped it after trying to go through a fallen tree rather than around it.
25 years ago – September 17, 1987
Grand Marshall of the Colfax Fireman’s Ball Parade was Al Johnson who joined the department in 1967 and served as a lieutenant and a captain until he was injured in an off duty accident in 1982.
Pepin-Arkansaw defeated Colfax in football action 9-7 as the Vikings only touchdown came from a Jim Dobbs to Charlie DeLorge pass from 40 yards out. The P-A defense intercepted three passes including one by Paul Yingst.
Kevin Gilbertson, Vicky Christopherson and Lynn Berg represented the Elk Mound FFA at the Northwest Junior Livestock Judging contest in Eau Claire.
Marcie Earl of Colfax and Todd Berger of Menomonie were married Aug. 1 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie.
35 years ago – September 22, 1977
With the departure of Jim Nosker to Nebraska, Mike Varney and Rick Kosse have been added to the staff of the Colfax Messenger with Varney as a reporter-photographer while Kosse will assist in the commercial printing operation as well as the production of the paper.
Ruth Gundale and William Vadim Hillebrand were married Aug. 20 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek.
The “Headhunter” award for outstanding defensive play went to Jeff Sikora as the Vikings defeated Prescott 20-6. Colfax held the Cardinals to a total of 49 yards in the game.
50 years ago – September 20, 1962
Miss Susan M. Krall of Chippewa Falls, became the bride of Kenneth Rothbauer of Colfax in a double ring service at St. Charles Church, Chippewa Falls Sept. 8.
Miss Margaret Bates, formerly of Colfax is now working with the United States government after graduating from Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis, the largest transportation school in the country.
First Presbyterian Church of Cornell was the setting for a candlelight wedding of Beverly Joy Hoffman of Cornell and Barry Hoyland of Ridgeland.
65 years ago – September 25, 1947
Three early residents of our area passed away in the last two weeks including prominent farmers Jens Berg Gotlibson, age 79, Julius Evan Rublee, age 78 and popular and respected Town of Elk Mound man John Olius Jenson, age 68.
Cleabourne Pecore has been promoted to the rank of Corporal with the U. S. Marine Corps and is now serving in Tsingtao, North China.
Colfax badly outplayed Hudson in every department of the football game last Friday but lost the game 15 to 7 as Christianson scored two times for Hudson on runs of 80 and 78 yards.
100 years ago – September 27, 1912
A third son arrived to bless the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhart Hammer last Saturday. Mother and son are doing well and Papa Hammer hammered away at the wood shed he was building the next morning just as though nothing unusual had occurred.
Mrs. Ed Gotleibson died during childbirth last Monday, leaving behind her husband and four children.
Manager Toycen arrived in Stanley with only eight players for our local base ball team on Sunday but a colored gent spoke up, informing the crowd he was a player of renown from Chicago and volunteered his services. Captain Fjelstad thought he had made it known to the negro he would not be paid, but the dark man mis-understood and demanded $2.50, even after it was proven he was a frost and no player at all as our team lost the game 3 to 2.