Out of the Past – 3-13-2013
10 years ago – March 12, 2003
Ron Fandry, Colfax High School principal the past 13 years, has announced his intentions to retire at the end of the current school year. It is expected the school board will name elementary principal Dennis Geissler to replace him and the board will choose middle school science teacher Bill Yingst to take Geissler’s place.
A son, Lance Van Alan Kuesel, was born Feb. 27 to Jami and Michele Kuesel at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
Colfax students LeRoy Harris, Daniel Sarauer, Chelsie Harder and Rachael Goodman participated in the 2003 Dorian Vocal Festival Jan. 12-13 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
25 years ago – March 10, 1988
With Colleen Heimstead scoring 32 points, the Elk Mound girl’s basketball team earned their first trip ever to the state tournament with a 65-45 win over Shell Lake at Cumberland March 5. The Mounders shared the conference title with Spring Valley and had just one loss on the year. They defeated the number one team Prentice in Prentice, 62-60, breaking their 52 game home winning streak in the regional final, then beat Spring Valley 53-49 in the sectional semi-final.
Ron and Ellen Maukstad, Colfax, are the parents of a girl, Robin Ellen, born Feb. 29 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
The Colfax boy’s basketball team won their sub-regional game over Bruce 61-54 with Mark Noll scoring 19 points, then defeated Elk Mound in a come from behind win 65-52 as Jim Dobbs led the Vikings in scoring with 31 points.
35 years ago – March 16, 1978
The Colfax boys basketball team defeated Prairie Farm 71-70, then beat Bayfield 73-66 to punch their ticket to the state tournament in Madison. Mark Lofthus canned an 18 foot jump shot at the buzzer for the win over Prairie Farm and against the taller Bayfield team, the Vikings out rebounded the Trollers 34-31. Steve Obermueller led the Vikings with 22 points in the win. It is the first trip to state since 1933 for a Colfax team.
A farewell party was held March 8 at the Colfax Area Nursing Home for Eldora Sipple who has worked there since 1966.
Willie Rose of Farmer’s Union Co-op Supply, Colfax, recently completed a two day course in Advanced Crop Production sponsored by Cenex and its affiliated cooperatives.
50 years ago – March 14, 1963
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mayer are the parents of a son, Peter Ronald, born Feb. 27 at Eau Claire. Little Peter has five sisters.
A son, LaMoine Savel, was born March 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Haugle of Moncure, North Carolina.
A Colfax man, Arnold L. Sudbrink, was one of 34 who graduated from the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy March 8. He will be assigned to the Stoughton area.
Sarona L. Weaver became the bride of David Zimmerman at Norton Lutheran Church March 2.
65 years ago – March 18, 1948
Several farm auctions will take place in the next two weeks including at the Joe Wittrock, Duard Cole, Malcolm Mickelson, Carl Schultheiss and L. A. Ruff farms.
Colfax Women’s Club met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Martin Anderson with Mrs. Lawrence Christianson and Mrs. Elmer Hill assisting her.
At the Capping Exercises of the Luther Hospital School of Nursing in Eau Claire, Miss Vila Knutson of Colfax was one of 30 students to be honored.
100 years ago – March 21, 1913
Christ Rowe, who lived about four miles south of the village, was called to the great beyond last Saturday, March 15th, the deceased being a victim of that dreadful disease known as Tuberculosis. He was 47 years old and leaves behind a wife and 11 children.
After devoting all day Wednesday and the greater part of Tuesday to taking evidence in the suit of the American Foundry and Furnace company against Joint school district No. 3 of the town and village of Colfax, the case was settled by compromise for $500 just before court convened Thursday.
The Ladies Aid of Running Valley will be entertained at Ed Bernson’s next Tuesday, March 25th.