10 years ago – September 25, 2002
A tribute to the Grand Ole Opry in the Martin Anderson Gym at the Colfax High School was a success as $1,920 was raised for the preservation and restoration of the Colfax Municipal Building.
A daughter, Katherine Grace Carlson, was born Sept. 16 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN to Keith and Karin (Tape) Carlson.
A daughter, Autumn Jean Marie Jenson, was born Sept. 12 to Christina and Jesse Jenson of Colfax at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
25 years ago – September 24, 1987
Elk Mound’s football team improved its record to 4-0 with a 35-0 win over Spring Valley while Colfax dropped to 2-2 with a 24-3 loss to Prescott.
Tim and Linda Prince of Ladysmith, are the parents of a baby girl, Erika Lynn, born Sept. 10.
Cy and Lorraine Katzbahn were the winners of a trip for two to Hawaii in a contest sponsored by 2’s Company Styling Salon of Colfax.
35 years ago – September 29, 1977
Jill Christie Scharlau and Keith Russell Smith were married Sept. 10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Menomonie.
Wind, rain and mud were all elements in the football game last Friday as Colfax beat Plum City 33-0. Mark Lofthus, Jerry Marko, Ron Rose, Steve Obermueller and Dave Kochendorfer all scored for the Vikings.
Marine Private First Class Charles J. Berger of Elk Mound has completed recruit training in San Diego, Calif.
50 years ago – September 27, 1962
Sandy Johnson and John Hovre have been chosen as homecoming queen and king for Colfax High School.
Under the direction of Larry Kochendorfer, Colfax defeated River Falls for the first time since 1952 to win their first Middle Border Conference football game of the season by a score of 35-0. The Viking’s intercepted seven Wildcat passes in the win.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kvaal, Stillwater, Minn., a daughter named Denise Anne, Sept. 16 at Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul.
65 years ago – October 2, 1947
Miss Elsa Moe has been chosen as queen and will reign over homecoming activities for Colfax High School this week.
A deal was closed last week whereby Babe Gallichio became owner of Berg’s Grocery. Gallichio has disposed of the grocery stock and plans to open another line of business in the former quarters.
13 wall-eyed pike were bagged by Barney Olson and Melvin Olson in Lake Tainter (or Lake Colfax) last week.
100 years ago – October 4, 1912
Fred Goodell badly shattered his arm when he accidentally shot himself while out in a boat with young Lefstad, who also got a few of the shot. It was indeed a lucky escape for the two young men and they should consider themselves lucky in not being killed outright.
A new Telephone Directory for the Colfax system with the farm lines has just been issued and one of the new features is to be the enforcement of the rule to call by number, which, if put in force will insure a more prompt service and make matters generally better for all concerned.