Out of the Past – 3-27-2013
10 years ago
March 26, 2003
A son, Austin Lee Schindler, was born March 6 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, to Michelle Sippy and Jeremy Schindler, Colfax.
Rural Elk Mound resident Randy Bauer earned the 2002 Chef of the Year Award for the 20 restaurants operated by the Marshall Fields (formerly Daytons) Department store chain in the Minnesota-Wisconsin region.
Colfax school board candidates Duron Bergeson, Ron Finley and Beth Resech fielded questions on a variety of issues dealing with education from an audience of about 30 persons in the high school cafeteria March 18.
25 years ago
March 24, 1988
Colfax seventh grader Jeremy Martinson was the winner of the 1987-88 elementary and junior high Spelling Bee while Jamie Stobb placed second.
Colfax players Jim Dobbs and Mark Noll were named to the Dunn-St. Croix All Conference boy’s basketball team as Dobbs led the conference in scoring and Noll was eighth. Brigid Schindler was named All Conference for the girls and was fifth in the conference scoring department.
Elk Mound girls Lisa Morris, Colleen Heimstead, Renee Weidinger and Renae Rhude were all selected to the Dunn-St. Croix All Conference team. It was Heimstead’s fourth straight year to be chosen and she led the conference in scoring this year, ending her career with 2002 points. Mounder boys named to the team were Tim Myers and Craig Koller. Myers was second in conference scoring.
Rich Maukstad won the All Events title in the Viking Bowl Men’s League tournament and teamed up with Mike Rihn to win the doubles while Roger Sykora won the singles event.
35 years ago
March 30, 1978
The candidates for three positions on the Colfax School Board for the upcoming election include Alton Anderson, David Henderson, Henry Berg, Ms. Elise Nooney, Don Berge and Gary Stene.
Purchasing land for a new softball diamond was the major topic discussed at the Colfax village board meeting. Property located on Minneapolis Street on lots three and four of Barland’s addition owned by Glen Hanson is being considered for the diamond.
Colfax School District Superintendent Dick Martzke suggested the school turn to computer bookkeeping, noting Colfax was one of the last area districts to maintain the old, time consuming system.
50 years ago
March 28, 1963
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Christison (nee Marlys Hendrikson) of St. Paul, Minn. Are the parents of a girl named Linda Rene on March 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kochendorfer are the parents of a son born March 22 at Luther Hospital.
A son named David Erwin was born March 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Carey of Eau Claire.
John Higbie, Jr., has purchased the farming operation located just east of Colfax from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Higbie.
65 years ago
April 1, 1948
Colfax and community lost three of its respected residents during the past week, removing from our midst three early pioneer citizens, who have contributed to our growth and development of this section. Passing away were Anna Secelia Erickson, Ole Andrew Foslid and Bernt Albert Syverson.
Wisconsin’s Centennial will be fittingly observed in Colfax during the 1948 Colfax Free Fair July 14-17.
Alf Lee of Colfax, with his 23 cow herd of regular and grade Holsteins had the third highest herd average in the county for the month of February according to D.H.I.A. Records.
100 years ago
April 4, 1913
At the residence of the Bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rosenberg, last Thursday at noon, occurred the marriage of their youngest daughter Harriet, to Mr. Alfred T. Jenson of Elk Mound.
On March 31, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Harstad of Hay Creek, occurred the marriage of their daughter Bessie to Oscar Gilberts.
Charles F. Anderson, who had been employed by Nels Hammer in the tailor shop, died quite suddenly last Friday of heart failure which is thought to have been a probable result of imbibing too freely of alcohol, a habit to which he was addicted.