Out of the Past – 10-17-2012
10 years ago – October 16, 2002
A daughter, Bailey Jean Bradford, was born Sept. 29 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire to Scott and Jill Bradford of Ridgeland.
Heather Rothbauer and Todd Wanish exchanged marriage vows Sept. 28 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cook’s Valley.
Two Colfax area residents, Herman Tuschl and Dorothy Michels, were killed in a two car collision at the intersection of Highway 29 and 970th St. in the Town of Elk Mound Oct. 13.
25 years ago – October 15, 1987
Karen and Dan Sarauer are the new proprietors of Club 40, a tavern four miles east of Colfax.
Theresa Stovern and Bruce Buckley, Colfax, were married Sept. 5 at the Colfax Lutheran Church.
Roald Ovren of Elk Mound shot a hole in one on the seventh hole of Whitetail Golf Course Oct. 5 during the Monday Senior Men’s League. He aced the same hole August 19, 1985.
35 years ago – October 20, 1977
George and Barb Maukstad, lifelong Colfax residents, have bought the Colfax Family Shoe Store and will have a Grand Opening this Saturday.
19 seniors suited up for the Colfax football team for their last homecoming game as they stunned the crowd of 1,000 with a 20-8 victory over Spring Valley. The Cardinals had lost the week before to Elmwood and had not lost two games in a row since 1971. Ron Rose scored twice and Steve Obermueller once for the Vikings in the win. Coach Dick Diener called it “the greatest victory Colfax has had since he came to the school.”
After last Tuesday’s first snow fall of the year, Gust Fehr picked three quarts of raspberries from his patch. Fehr said he doesn’t remember picking raspberries this late or if it ever snowed this early.
50 years ago – October 18, 1962
Mixed fall flowers adorned the alter of St. John’ s Catholic Church, Cook’s Valley, Oct. 6 for the wedding of Miss Miss Melva Scheidecker and John Schindler.
The annual Lutefisk Supper will be held at Holden Lutheran Church Oct. 18. Cost of the meal which includes all -you -can -eat lutefisk, lefse, meatballs,potatoes, rutabagas, salad, cranberries and pie is $1.50 for adults.
Colfax coach Larry Kochendorfer’s football team pulled out a 19-14 victory over New Richmond last Friday as Bob Christianson picked up a Tiger fumble caused by Dave Olson and ran 85 yards for a touchdown. John Hovre also scored twice, on runs of 45 yards and one yard for the Vikings.
65 years ago – October 23, 1947
Sundstrom’s Cafe is the new name of the former Red Diamond Cafe when a deal was closed by new owners Mr. and Mrs. Orland Sundstrom and former owner Robert Dick of Eau Claire.
Miss Marilyn Jenson became the bride of Truman Halvorson on Oct. 11 at the Elk Mound Lutheran parsonage.
Fire of unknown origin completely leveled the barn on the Howard Hoff farm two miles north of the village on County Trunk “W” Saturday night. Lost in the blaze were 50 tons of hay, nine Holstein calves and one bull.
100 years ago – October 25, 1912
At the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Van Brunt, in the village on Oct. 23, occurred the marriage of their daughter Addie to Mr. Dan O’Brien. The bride is too well known to need any introduction, having lived in this area all her life while the groom grew to manhood in Cook’s Valley, where he is well and favorably known, having followed farming nearly all his life.
Not in the memory of the oldest resident, has Colfax experienced such a residence building season as this year with 13 new residences. In addition, three new businesses have joined our village.
While on a drive north of town last Tuesday, Manville Knapp had a narrow escape from serious injury when his team became frightened when meeting an auto and set out for a run, throwing Mr. Knapp out and rendering him almost unconscious. Mr. Knapp was picked up by a passer by and brought to town and has been nursing a very sore side.