Out of the Past – 11-7-2012
10 years ago – November 6, 2002
After whitewashing Cameron by a score of 35-0 in a first round playoff game, the Elk Mound football team lost 46-27 to Thorp, ending their season with a 10-1 record in which they posted seven shutouts.
Colfax senior Mike Baumgartner capped off his high school cross country career with a 99th place finish at the state cross country meet in Wisconsin Rapids.
Justin L. Mannes, Colfax, and Courtney N. Craig, Elk Mound. recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under its delayed entry program.
25 years ago – November 5, 1987
The Colfax Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored a Halloween party in the Martin Anderson gym for elementary school kids Oct. 31.
On his 16th birthday Oct. 24, Charlie Storing, Elk Mound, bagged a 10 point buck while bow hunting in Dunn County.
Three tags attached to 12 balloons were found by Mark Barstad on his father Stanford Barstad’s farm Oct. 30. According to the tags, the balloons were sent up by Albert Behnke, Mathers Nursing Home, Greene, Iowa in honor of his 100th birthday.
35 years ago – November 10, 1977
Under the leadership of coach Dick Diener, the Colfax football team ended their season with a 7-2 record to finish second in the D-SC Conference. A 16-8 loss in the final game of the season to St. Croix Central cost them a conference championship. Ron Rose compiled 881 rushing yards for the season to lead the Vikings and Steve Obermueller passed for 684 yards. Jeff Sikora led the defense with 24 unassisted tackles and eight quarterback sacks.
Marine Private Donald G. Reed, Wheeler, has completed recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Cal.
Tammy Hoyland, a senior at Colfax High School, has been named the first recipient of the “Youth of the Month” award sponsored by the Menomonie Optimist Club.
50 years ago – November 8, 1962
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was the setting for the marriage of Ruaine Secraw and Arvid Gullickson Oct. 27.
Miss Carol Ingebretson became the bride of Dale G. Flatland at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sand Creek Nov. 3.
An open house for the People’s State Bank on Main Street, Colfax has been set for Nov. 17.
65 years ago – November 13, 1947
Deloris Schiedecker, Colfax, a sophomore student at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, has been admitted into the college’s prominent Pi Kappa Tau society.
George DeLaitsch, Jr. will leave this week by auto for Washington D. C. where he will accept an appointment as chemist in the Department of the Interior.
One of the most active civil leaders of Colfax for many years was removed from the midst of community life Nov. 7 when Mrs. Geo. T. Vorland, age 67, passed away at her home after a three day illness.
100 years ago – November 15, 1912
Last Sunday, Nov. 10, marked the 50th anniversary of the wedded life of Mr. and Mrs. John Hill. They were married in 1862 in Waukesha County and moved to Colfax shortly afterward, spending all but six years in our town.
Several complaints have been heard recently that cattle of various sizes have been allowed to run at large in the village, giving property owners much trouble and in many cases doing considerable damage.
Miss Orpha Livermore is now organizing a class of beginner piano lessons at her home and will charge 25 cents per lesson.