Out of the Past – 4-10-2013
10 years ago – April 9, 2003
Jonathan Jones was the top speller in the local Colfax elementary/middle school Spelling Bee while Kelsi Gullickson was the runner up.
Brent Johnson earned the Star Chapter Farmer Degree at the Colfax FFA banquet April 3 while Janet Sager was the Star Chapter Agribusiness award winner and Josh Secraw the Star Greenhand.
Megan Krumrie of Elk Mound won the 40 m dash, the long jump and the triple jump at the Dunn County Invite at the Menomonie High School Fieldhouse while teammate Alecia Ellingstad won the 40 m high hurdles and the pole vault.
Sheila Petty and Heath Mathews were married March 3 at Makena Beach Cove in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.
25 years ago – April 7, 1988
Former owner and publisher of The Colfax Messenger, Kenneth D. Reed, age 82, died April 3 at the Area Nursing Home. Reed owned The Messenger from 1952 to 1968 before selling it to Lyle Christianson.
Bob Kenefick of Elk Mound received an award for having the largest animal health products sales volume in the entire Tri-State Breeders Cooperative Company.
Claiming first place in the Wednesday Bowlerettes League at the Viking Bowl were members of the T & T Lumber team including Janice Wittrock, Peggy Johnson, Bonnie Johnson, Vicki Larson and Shelley Brockman. Winning the Monday Village People League were Phyllis Williams, Jane Arntson, Lu Neumann, Beverly Beyrer and Chicko Ziebell of the Whitetail team.
35 years ago – April 13, 1978
The Menomonie Optimist’s Club has recognized Colfax junior Chris Olson as their March “Youth of the Month” award winner.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gundlach, of the Colfax Farmer’s Union Co-op, were recently honored in Honolulu, Hawaii, for their dealership accomplishments with Namolco Liquid Supplements, a product of the National Molasses Company.
Mr. amd Mrs Selmer Fjelsted will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 23 at Holden Lutheran Church.
50 years ago – April 11, 1963
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harland Schultz (Beverly Stovern), Thorp, a boy on April 2 at Victoria Memorial Hospital, Stanley.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Albricht are the parents of a son born April 4 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
A son, Daniel Joseph, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Close of Waukesha March 28.
Colfax Eagles won the dartball championship by winning 2 of 3 games against the Holden Wildcats. During one night of league play earlier in the season, the Wildcats and Eagles scored 107 runs in three games with the Eagles winning 18-12, 23-9 and 32-13. This could well be a record for the entire state for most total points scored in three games.
65 years ago – April 15, 1948
Colfax and community lost two more of its respected citizens during the past week. Alfred Ingman Frogner, 57, died as a result of a car accident when his Model T Ford overturned on the highway, and Edward Otto Mittlestadt, 60, passed away in Ridgeland following an illness of 11 months.
Ronald O. Braaten, Colfax, enrolled last week at the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis to take a 44 week junior accounting course.
Dr. and Mrs. O. M. Felland went to Minneapolis on Saturday to attend the wedding of a relative. They were accompanied by their son Phillip, Charles Barstad, Jimmy Hjort and Billy Ellingson.
100 years ago – April 18, 1913
In the residence of the bride’s mother Mrs. Arnt Tiller in town last Saturday, occurred the marriage of her daughter Paula, to George M. Olson.
At Chippewa Falls at high noon yesterday occurred the marriage of Mr. Chris Olson and Miss Grace Beebe. Both are well knowns and highly respected by a large circle of friends within The Messenger reading area.
At the Synod Parsonage in the village on Tuesday of this week, occurred the marriage of Mr. Geo. E. Burch to Miss Caroline Austin.
No more seed potatoes can be supplied to Wisconsin farmers by the College of Agriculture this spring, the supply being completely exhausted.