Out of the Past for the week of October 3, 2012.
10 years ago – October 2, 2002
Brandon Powell’s 81 yard kickoff return for a touchdown helped Elk Mound take a 21-12 win over Colfax. Earlier in the day, Dennis Arneson and Lea Cernocky were named homecoming king and queen for the Mounders.
A son, Lewis James Seehaver, was born Sept. 7 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire to Jenny and Travis Seehaver, Colfax.
A daughter, Kaira Ann Smiskey, was born Sept. 19 to Carl and Laura Smiskey at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls.
25 years ago – October 1, 1987
For the first time ever, Colfax has a brother and sister as homecoming king and queen as Dennis Schindler and Brigid Schindler earned the honor.
Colfax lost their homecoming game to Elk Mound 21-0 as sophomore W. J. Vincent stepped in at quarterback for an ill Jeff Mousel, and another sophomore, Chris Stoffel took over at quarterback for the Vikings when Jim Dobbs lost his tooth in the first quarter.
Lee and Bonnie Knutson, Colfax, are the parents of a girl, Sara Marie, born Sept. 7 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
35 years ago – October 6, 1977
After outselling other similar size Chevrolet dealers in a contest last summer, Dave and Paula Hovre, owners of the local dealership, won a Chevrolet sponsored trip to Switzerland.
Linda Kay Amundson of Prairie Farm and Gary Joe Moen of Wheeler were married Sept. 10 at United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm.
Colfax defeated Glenwood City 12-6 in overtime as Steve Obermueller threw a touchdown pass to Dave Kochendorfer for the winning score.
50 years ago – October 4, 1962
Three Colfax men recently enlisted in the Air Force including Jeffrey Saumer, Richard Myers and Charles Stoffel.
Miss Anita Stovern was among the 37 graduates of the General Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis Sept. 20.
Three members of the Colfax Future Farmers of America Club, David Larson, Rich Shong and Jim Irwin, will be attending the National FFA convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
65 years ago – October 9, 1947
A very pretty fall wedding was solemnized Sept. 27 when Miss Sarah Campbell of Colfax became the bride of M. C. Keasling, now of Colfax, at the Little Brown Church near Nashua, Iowa.
Death claimed two more of our prominent citizens when James Parker of the Town of Wheaton died Monday at the age of 84, and Gustave P. Hong, treasurer of the Town of Otter Creek for the past 32 ½ years, died Wednesday at age 77.
It is no longer news to most people that the New York Yankees won the World Series, four games to three over the Brooklyn Dodgers. The “Bums” made a fight of it all the way and prolonged the classic to the full seven game limit through sheer spirit.
100 years ago – October 11, 1912
The latter part of last week, a large specimen of spider of the tarantula family was discovered on a shelf in the grocery department of the Colfax Store Co. It no doubt dropped from a bunch of bananas.
Thursday last week 24 railroad cars were loaded with potatoes and one with grain and all were sent out that day.
Miss Emma Sander of Barron has accepted a position on The Messenger staff, and began work Tuesday.