Colfax Out of the Past – 10-31-2012
10 years ago – October 30, 2002
After finishing eighth at the sectional cross country meet, Colfax runner Mike Baumgartner qualified to run at the state level in Wisconsin Rapids.
A son, Maxwell James Knudson was born Oct. 14 to Richard and Rebecca Knudson, Colfax.
In football action, Elk Mound and Boyceville, both undefeated, squared off for the conference championship. A 28 yard field goal by Paul Hittman and a TD pass from Josh Fizel to Jevin Boardman gave the Mounders a 9-0 win. The game was played in front of a standing room crowd in Elk Mound.
25 years ago – October 29, 1987
The Colfax area was covered with an inch of snow on Oct. 22.
Winning the first game 15-0, the Colfax girls’ volleyball team defeated Glenwood City in three games to finish their regular season at 6-6. They then lost their first regional game to Flambeau 2-1.
Dick Neumann, a Colfax High School graduate, is retiring in January from the U.S. Air Force, from his post as assistant commander for reserve affairs.
35 years ago – November 3, 1977
The Colfax Vikette volleyball team brought the Boyceville sub-regional crown home with them Oct. 27 but their quest to reach the state tournament ended two days later when they went winless at the Weyerhauser regional.
Two new businesses opened their doors in the village including Seehaver’s Refrigeration and Electrical, owned by Jim and Diane Seehaver, and the Kiln Shed, a craft and gift store owned by Gary and Mona Thorson.
Colfax student Renee Scheidecker was the Junior High Division winner of the Dunn County Soil and Water Conservation Speaking Contest.
50 years ago – November 1, 1962
Pastor Elnar Gundale tendered his resignation as pastor of the Running Valley Lutheran Church which becomes effective Feb. 1 when the Lutheran Free Church merges with the American Lutheran Church. Gundale will become a pastor in that church body which the Running Valley congregation decided not to join.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schulz attended the wedding of their son Gerald, to Mary Hanson of Milwaukee Oct. 20 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.
A Colfax Girl Scout Troop will be re-activated with 36 girls signing up at the Brownie level and 17 for the Intermediates.
65 years ago – November 6, 1947
Colfax won their last football game 13-7 over a strong Ellsworth team that had held Menomonie and Hudson scoreless this season. David Frogner raced around the end “like a scared rabbit” for a nine yard score and Tom Prince added a TD on a quarterback sneak from a yard out for the Norg’s points.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fjelsted will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 9 at the Bethany Lutheran Church.
Elling Ellingson caught one of the biggest fish in the Red Cedar River this season, a 15 ¾ pound Northern Pike that measured 39 ½ inches long.
100 years ago – November 8, 1912
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Greswick was the scene of a merry gathering of eight little folks to celebrate the eighth birthday of their daughter Vivian.
A long felt want is now realized for our village and we now possess a new chemical fire engine of the latest pattern with 150 feet of hose for the same, and together with hooks and ladders will make a most valuable addition to our fire protection facilities for our village. The total cost of the new appliances is $420 and it is the same as those used in the big cities.