Out of the Past – 11-28-2012
10 years ago – November 27, 2002
Colfax native Mark Ralph, a senior linebacker for UW-Stout, was named to the All WIAC second team for the second straight year. He was also named as the Max Sparger co-Scholar-Athlete.
Area Nursing Home staff members accepted the Alzheimers Association Organizational award presented in Eau Claire. Members included Millie Windsor, Christie Michels, Mary Bjork, Patty Geissler and Jon Suckow.
Chosen as the first Project Interest Students of the Week by the Colfax Student Council were Sean Lybert and Steve Mattson.
25 years ago – November 26, 1987
Bill and Kathy Stobb are the parents of a girl, Ashley Marie, born Nov. 1 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
Marcia Jean Olson and James Gordon Price II, both of Cheyenne, Wyo. were married June 6 at Lions Park, Cheyenne. Marcia is formerly of Colfax.
A last second 19 foot shot by Bridgid Schindler coming off a half court pass from Lori Bates sent the Colfax girls basketball game against Cornell into overtime. The Vikings scored six points in the overtime to win 44-43.
35 years ago – December 1, 1977
Taking over the reign of Colfax’s rich basketball tradition will be new head coach Dick Diener, formerly the junior varsity coach.
Rick and Nancy Hainstock have announced the birth of a son, Derick Carl, born Nov. 27.
The latest deluge of snow in the area left 11 inches on the ground, pushing the November total to six times more then the normal amount.
50 years ago – November 29, 1962
Ruth Jorgenson and James Ackerlund, both of Colfax, were married Nov. 17 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.
Miss Gail Quevillon and Shirlyn Steinmetz were married Nov. 10 at the Colfax Lutheran Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson are the parents of a girl, Pamela Ann, born Nov. 25 at Luther Hospital.
Mrs. Esther Gould Nelson, grade instructor here, died suddenly at her home in Cumberland, Wis. Nov. 21.
65 years ago – December 4, 1947
Seven Colfax deer hunters luckily escaped injuries or burns when their 14 X 6 tent caught fire and went up in flames as a result of an oil burning stove falling over. Men who escaped were H. Brezina, Gib. Mining, Dennis Prince, Frank Schneider, Clifford Knutson, Wayne Arnetson and Julius Mining.
Colfax High School ushered in the 1947-48 season with a 23-19 loss to Chippewa Falls. Rogestad led Colfax with seven points and Israels scored 4.
The Colfax city basketball team overcame a 10 point deficit to nip Baldwin 41-39 as “Snort” Gilberts scored 11 points for Colfax and Colfax High School coach Ken Poppy added nine.
100 years ago – December 6, 1912
At the M. E. Church in Cooks Valley last Sunday, at the close of the regular service, occurred the marriage of Miss Nellie Langel to Mr. William Jones.
At the Synod church in the village last Saturday, occurred the marriage of Ingman Hartvil Olson to Miss Alba Gurine Sundem.
O. J. Tilleson, a resident of Menomonie for thirty six years has purchased the general merchandise business of O. Noer in Colfax and will take possession at once.
Mrs John Hill, age 69, departed this life at her late home in the village last Monday after a long siege with chronic Brights disease.