Out of the Past – 4-17-2013
10 years ago – April 16, 2003
Colfax students Jenise Palewicz and Jacob Zinn placed first in the girls and boys division at the Menomonie Optimist Club speaking contest.
Melissa Sarauer, a senior at Colfax High School was named the Bremer Youth of the Month for April.
The Colfax baseball team, playing for the third time in 10 years at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, defeated Park Falls 7-4. Andy Lorenzen started on the mound for the Vikings but was relieved in the fourth inning by Kirk Secraw who earned the win. Colfax catcher Kyle Sikora threw out base runners attempting to steal second in two different innings.
25 years ago – April 14, 1988
Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound will celebrate their 75th anniversary April 17.
Dominique Bohnen of Colfax and Kirk Simon of North St. Paul were married March 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk Mound.
Barb Braaten won $1,000 at Kirkwood’s IGA during the Wheel of Fortune game played in the store.
Jennifer Bennesch and Greg Albricht of Colfax were the March Achievement Award winners for First American Bank of Colfax.
35 years ago – April 20, 1978
Jamie Knudson of Colfax placed fourth out of 14 entries in the state basketball skills contest held in Fond du Lac sponsored by the State Optimist Club.
Four wrestlers from Colfax qualified to compete at the State Kids Federation Freestyle meet in Wisconsin Rapids including Buddy Beyrer, Scott Bradford, Mark Osterberg and Richie Seehaver.
Winning the Colfax Bowling League Championship at the Bloomer Bowl were members of the Outhouse team including Bob Scheidecker, Dick Paulson, Dave Kragness, Dave Henderson and John Bates.
50 years ago – April 18, 1963
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Don Estenson of Pigeon Falls, a girl named Lisa Kaye April 10 at Luther Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gilberts will observe their 50th wedding anniversary April 28 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sand Creek.
Fran Tarkenton of the Minnesota Vikings has been selected as the principal speaker for the Colfax athletic banquet.
65 years ago – April 22, 1948
Frank’s 4 Corners was visited by burglars early Tuesday morning between 1 and 3 a.m. and the thieves made off undetected with an estimated $50.00 to $75.00 in cash and merchandise.
Jerald Knock of Lennox, South Dakota, arrived here last week, starting his new duties as assistant to George Hilson at the Soo Line Depot.
Principal Martin Anderson and school board members Leon Dunbar, G. T. Krause and R. O. Larson spent two days attending the state school board convention in Milwaukee.
100 years ago – April 25, 1913
L. Friesem, the popular horseman of Eau Claire closed a very successful spring sale here, having sold seventy five fine horses to the farmers of this locality. Mr. Friesem is held in high esteem and always “makes good”.
The home of Mrs. Mary Burling northeast of town was the scene of a merry assemblage of young people last Saturday, the occasion being the 18th birthday of her daughter Ethel.
We are authorized to state that anyone not satisfied with the entertainment at the close of the second act of the play entitled “Married in Haste” at the local Opera House can return their ticket at the door and have their money refunded. — Editor