Out of the Past – 10-24-2012
10 years ago – October 23, 2002
Friends, relatives and well-wishers came to the Area Nursing Home to help Adina Felland celebrate her 103rd birthday Oct. 13.
The Colfax boy’s cross country team placed second, ending their streak of five straight conference championships when Boyceville won the five team meet Oct. 17 on the Tiffany Creek course, The Colfax girls were also second in the meet.
A substantial delegation of ethanol plant opponents were seated at the Colfax Village board meeting holding a petition with 216 signatures indicating they did not want a plant built within the village.
25 years ago – October 22,1987
Lynn and Shari Johnson, River Falls, are the parents of a girl, Jenna Lynn, born Oct. 11 at Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul.
Debra Kaye Ebling and Louis Marshall Jensen IV were married Sept. 3 at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.
The 1987-88 total enrollment for the Colfax Public Schools as of Sept. 18 was 835 students which was down six students from last year.
35 years ago – October 27, 1977
Jerry and Marlys Bergeson announce the birth of their twins, Matthew Allen and Laura Ellen born Sept. 25 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
Cheryl Roseland and Robert J. Eder were united in marriage Oct. 1 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.
Colfax ended their football season with a 7-2 record after a 16-8 loss to St. Croix Central, leaving them in a tie for second place in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference standings. Ron Rose scored on a 17 yard run and Mark Lofthus ran in the two point conversion for the Vikings only points.
50 years ago – October 25, 1962
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams (nee Judy Gehring) on Oct. 18 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
A daughter, Mary Ann, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Duane Hart at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire on Oct. 19.
A ‘59 Oldsmobile owned by Victor Rye was discovered stolen early Monday morning from the village. Police Chief Ziebell was notified and he immediately began a search for the car. Ziebell spotted the car about two and a half miles out of town on highway 40, barely visible, deep down in a ditch. With a few slight clues, Ziebell was able to find the offenders and three juveniles from Chippewa County were apprehended.
65 years ago – October 30, 1947
After scoring two touchdowns on a 40 yard run and an 85 yard run by David Frogner on their first three plays of the game, the Colfax football team put in reserve players after the first quarter and defeated Glenwood City 34-0.
The casketed remains of Private Arthur L. Berg, the first World War II deceased member of the Army from Ridgeland, is to be returned from overseas for final burial and will arrive in Ridgeland in the next few weeks.
Thieves entered the Colfax Public Schools last Wednesday evening and made good their get-a-way with about $40.00 in cash and a valuable camera, the property of Principal Martin Anderson.
100 years ago – November 1, 1912
Last Friday evening as Ed Lowery was returning home from the village on horseback, his horse suddenly stopped and he saw that a hold up man in a mask had seized the bridle-rein and had a revolver aimed right at him. Lowery reached for his whip and made a desperate stroke for his assailant but hit the horse instead. The villian fired, grazing Lowery in the shoulder but failed to succeed in a death shot and he was dragged some distance by the horse before releasing his grasp on the rein.
At the meeting of the Nordland Femboringen association held Oct. 21, it was decided to give the I. S. W. A. association $100 to help fix up necessary buildings and beautify the Park.
Sam K. Iverson is now wearing a Bull Moose pin. He says you must wear one of you claim to be a progressive.