Out of the Past – 4-3-2013
10 years ago – April 2, 2003
Representing Colfax on the Dunn-St. Croix All Conference basketball team for the girls were Carina Lenz (first), Denise Kragness (second) and Missy Sarauer and Lauren Mulvey (honorable mention). Dason Cook was a second team pick for the boys.
All Conference players for Elk Mound were Megan Krumrie (first), Stefanie Irwin (second), Lea Cernocky (second) and Kasha Cable (honorable mention). Josh Fizel was a first team selection for the boys and Dennis Arneson was named to the second team.
Colfax High School will be performing the musical comedy “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” April 4-6.
25 years ago – March 31, 1988
A 40th wedding anniversary party for Gerald and Doloris Repaal will take place April 9 at the Viking Bowl.
A starting teacher’s salary in the Colfax School District would increase from $17,900 to $19,063 if board of education members accept a negotiation proposal presented by representatives of the West Central Education Association.
Winners in the Helen Mears Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by the Colfax Women’s Club are eighth grade students Jeannette Meier and Tina Satter.
35 years ago – April 6, 1978
Deanna Simmons of Shingle Springs, Calif. and Sergeant D. Byron Viets of Colfax were united in marriage March 17 at the Assembly of God Church in Orangevale, Calif.
Proficiency Award winners at the annual Colfax FFA Banquet were Scott Woodruff, Farm Placement; Bruce Fransway, Forestry and Poultry; Kevin Snyder, Dairy Production.
Seventh grader Suzanne Freeberg will be the Colfax representative in the CESA wide spelling contest to be held April 8 in Menomonie.
50 years ago – April 4, 1963
The Norton Women’s Bowling team placed top in Class “B” in a tournament held in Woodville. Team members are Mrs. Clifford Mickleson, Mrs. Elmer Stene, Mrs. Art Grabow, Mrs. Louie Johnson and Mrs. Juel Johnson.
A son, John Michael, was born March 29 at Luther Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Berge.
Selmer Fjelsted polled 120 votes against 94 for Garlen Mittlestadt for a position of trustee on the Colfax village board. Other votes for trustees were Clifford Peterson 133, Lloyd Hainstock 81, Harold Tape 147, Julian Logslett 66.
65 years ago – April 8, 1948
Thirteen hundred alumni of the Colfax High School will soon be called upon to give donations to help light the Colfax athletic field for night football and night baseball.
The local election for Village of Colfax officers held considerable interest, with three contests for board of supervisors. Harold Puhl defeated Hjalmer Teppen, Elmer Hill defeated Harmon Teppen and Gaylon Anderson defeated Frank Langel.
Colfax city cagers won their first game in the Eau Claire YMCA tournament 54-41 over Gilmanton, then lost its second contest to Altoona 52-47. Ooley and Brimer did most of the scoring for Colfax.
100 years ago – April 11, 1913
Iver J. Haugen, probably the oldest person in Dunn County, died on Monday of this week, at the home of his son Anton Iverson in the Trout Creek Settlement, some ten miles north of town. The deceased is said to have been nearly 99 years of age at the time of his death.
Chris Kinney had the misfortune to get a badly strained back in cranking an automobile, which gave him much discomfort.
Messrs. George, Ole and Gus Christianson left Tuesday on a trip to western Canada, where they no doubt go to seek a fortune.