Days of Old – 12-26-12
10 years ago – December 25, 2002
Scott M. Keltner, Colfax, received a BS in automotive engineering technology during commencement exercises at Minnesota State University, Mankato Dec. 14.
64 units of blood were collected during the recent visit by the Red Cross Bloodmobile at Colfax Lutheran Church.
The Elk Mound boys remained perfect at 5-0 with a 53-40 win over Colfax. Josh Fizel led the Mounders with 17 points and Dennis Arneson added 16, while the Vikings were led by Dasan Cook’s 12 points.
25 years ago – December 24, 1987
Kurt Kadinger was the first place winner in Mrs. Gunderson’s home economics gingerbread house contest at Colfax High School.
The Colfax wrestling team won a triple dual meet, beating Luck 48-18, Prairie Farm 42-27 and Webster 44-14.
The Colfax boys basketball team was dealt their first loss of the season by Glenwood City 63-52, putting the Toppers in first place all by themselves. “We played poorly in all aspects of the game,” said Colfax coach Andy Meade. Mark Noll was high scorer for the Vikings with 19 points.
35 years ago – December 29, 1977
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Albricht, Colfax, are the parents of a baby girl born Dec. 27 at Luther Hospital. She has been named Karen.
Village president Mike Hanson accepted a $3,000 check from Peoples State Bank for a new ambulance and rescue squad building in Colfax. The Otto Bremer Foundation also made a $20,000 grant commitment for the building.
The Colfax boy’s basketball team took over sole possession of first place in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference with a 68-55 win over Prescott. Steve Obermueller led the Vikings with 23 points.
50 years ago – December 27, 1962
Roger L. Gotlibson, aviation structural mechanic first class, USN, is serving at the Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, R.I.
By rolling over a lowly River Falls Wildcat team 56-35, the Colfax boys won their eighth straight game and remain at the top of the Middle Border Conference with a 6-0 record. John Hovre and Joel Vettrus led the Vikings with 14 points each.
Arnold Sudbrink, Colfax, will return to Camp McCoy after a 4 day Christmas holiday spent with his wife and family.
65 years ago – January 1, 1948
First Lt. Lyle B. Larson was one of six survivors rescued from the Seward Peninsula of Alaska after the B-29 Superfortress he was flying in crashed during a training flight. Two other members of the crew had not been spotted by rescuers yet.
An open house was held Dec. 21 at the Clarence Burling home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burling on their 50th wedding anniversary.
Prof. H. S. Hilleboe, prominent educator in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota for over 50 years, passed away Dec 27 at the home of his daughter Mrs. S. M. Moe in the village.
Stuart Barstad of Colfax, was named one of four outstanding players on the St. Olaf College freshman football team.
100 years ago – January 3, 1913
Chris Larson has been having a water system established in his residence, where they have a fine home over his place of business on Main Street.
Children should be taught that snow is unclean and therefore dangerous to eat, according to a Rhinelander doctor. A child can be taken with diphtheria, tonsillitis or some other disease due to microscopic dust particles hidden in even the cleanest snow.
Colfax and Elk Mound split on the basket ball games played at the local hall last Friday evening, the city team winning easily 29-9 over Elk Mound’s second class artists, while the high school alumni lost by 24-20. Fjelstad, Swenson, Thompson, Lowery and Olson, who composed the alumni group, played consistent ball and were quicker then their opponents, but Elk Mound seemed to have a better eye for baskets. Chub Howe, Livingston, Jessel, H. Hanson and Johnson made up the Elk Mound quint.