Out of the Past – 1-30-2013
10 years ago
January 29, 2003
Elk Mound school district superintendent William J. Vincent informed the school board he would be retiring at the end of the school year.
The Colfax girls’ basketball team kept it close but blew a 10 point lead and lost to number one ranked Boyceville 40-37.
Amanda Burrington, Colfax High School senior, has been selected to receive the 2003 Award of Excellence from the Women’s Sports Advocates of Wisconsin, Inc.
25 years ago
January 28, 1988
The Colfax wrestling team had a busy week as they lost a triple dual meet to Clear Lake, Glenwood City and St. Croix Falls but won meets over Boyceville and Elmwood while losing one to Prescott. Dennis Schindler finished with a 3-3 record for the Vikings.
After months of debate, study and speculation, the Dunn County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to close the doors of the psychiatric unit of the Dunn County Health Care Center.
A check for $1,500 from the Bremer Foundation along with a check for $990 from Title 3 Nutrition Program for the Elderly, was donated to the Senior Citizens Center of Colfax for a new dishwasher.
35 years ago
February 2, 1978
Due to nasty weather conditions at the time, Colfax police chief Ron Hodgson suspects local people were involved in two break-ins and burglaries to the Coast-to-Coast store and Cart’s Place Tavern on Main Street.
Mark Lofthus scored 26 points and grabbed 23 rebounds as the Colfax boys clobbered Elmwood 72-50 in the third to the last varsity game to be played in the Martin Anderson gym. Bob Fehr held Elmwood’s leading scorer Jeff Mountain to nine points in the game. After trailing Glenwood City at the half by two points, Colfax came back for a 70-52 win. Steve Obermueller and Lofthus both finished with 20 points each in the win.
Vicki L. Bjork of Colfax has been named to the Dean’s List of Honor students at Viterbo College in La Crosse for the first semester of 1977-78.
50 years ago
January 31, 1963
Russell Knutson was among those who graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Eau Claire State College Jan. 17. He has accepted a teaching post at Spring Valley High School.
The Colfax Fire Department was called to the Phillip Rose home for a chimney fire Jan. 23.
Two Colfax students, Mary Lou Boughton and Linda Kragness participated in the Legion sponsored oratorical contest and Boughton was picked to enter the district contest at Blair.
65 years ago
February 5, 1948
Thirty-six students of Colfax High School have enrolled for the approved course in driver training and driver education announced recently by superintendent of schools Martin Anderson.
Dunn County D.H.I.A. Co-operative records recently released for October show that among top county producers was Alf Lee’s holstein herd of 15 cows which tied for third place in the county.
Colfax put on another flashy exhibition of basketball and climbed out of the cellar depths in the Middle Border Conference to upset the strong Spring Valley quint at the Flood City by the score of 29-28. Tom Prince topped the scoring for the Norgs with 14 points.
100 years ago
February 7, 1913
(From Editor)-In our issue last week we made complementary notice (just as reported by one who we took to be authority) of the marriage of Frank Pooler, Jr. to Miss Mae Wheeler, with nothing but thoughts of compliments, but we received a letter censuring our action. If the report was untrue, it was not our fault, as a near relative of the reported groom was the source of our information.
John Friberg died at his home north of the village Jan. 29 of pneumonia. He leaves behind his aged wife Gorgine and three children, Mrs. C. Crank of Duluth and Peter and Nels of Colfax.
E. A. Israels, formerly of this village, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Mabel Connor of Orange, Wis. at St. Paul Feb. 5. Miss Connor is held in the highest esteem by all who know her, while the groom, being one of our home boys, will need no introduction to our readers.