Out of the Past – 5-29-2013
10 years ago – May 28, 2003
The Colfax baseball team beat the defending Division 3 state champion Eau Claire Regis team 8-7 in extra innings as Kirk Secraw drove in Trevor Knutson with the winning run on a bases loaded single.
Denise Kragness was a double winner for Colfax in the conference track meet, taking the shot put and discus competition while Megan Krumrie of Elk Mound also won two events, winning the long jump and triple jump.
Graduation ceremonies for both Colfax and Elk Mound High Schools are May 30. Student speakers for Colfax are Le Roy Harris and Jacob Varnes. Holly Samson is the Elk Mound valedictorian and Jennifer Myers the salutatorian.
25 years ago – May 26, 1988
Competing in a duel track meet, the Colfax girls defeated Elk Mound 86-50 while the Mounder boys won 87-44 over the Vikings.
Monica Aumann, Colfax business education teacher submitted her resignation while Phil Bohnen resigned as junior high football coach.
Mike Wilson of Colfax received an award for seven accident free years of driving with DART Transit Co., of St. Paul.
35 years ago – June 1, 1978
Colfax golfer Troy Gunderson qualified for the sectional meet with a score of 79 at the regional contest in Chippewa Falls.
The Colfax softball team earned a share of the conference title with a 5-1 record after trouncing Pepin 20-6.
Sophomore Tim Prince has been selected as All Conference first baseman for Colfax while Rob Railton and Steve Obermueller were also nominated by coach Dick Diener.
All Conference baseball players from Elk Mound include Tom Mousel as a pitcher, catcher Mike Rud and utility player Kevin Bjork.
50 years ago – May 30, 1963
A daughter, Connie Rene, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dobbs at Luther Hospital on May 23.
Marjorie Joyce Knight and Conrad Hernandez were married May 18 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bloomer.
Julian Rhude of Elk Mound recently claimed Jeannette Buss of Young America, Minn. as his bride at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Young America.
Gary Stene was named Athlete of the Year by the Colfax Letterman’s Club at awards night last week.
65 years ago – June 2, 1948
Vincent Harms was named as the new Commander of the Orrin Russell Post No. 131 American Legion, succeeding “Babe” Gallichio.
Virgil O. Martinson of Colfax was a recent graduate of River Falls State Teachers College.
The casketed remains of Private First Class Earl M. Thompson, a WW II deceased member of the Army being returned from overseas for final burial, will arrive in Colfax within the next month, accompanied by a uniformed Army escort.
100 years ago – June 1913
Again we are called upon to pay the last rites to to the memory of a kind and loveable neighbor, Sophia A. (Bjerkness) Lee who passed at age 50 of heart failure.
The Fourth Annual Commencement for Colfax High School will take place June 6. Graduates include Mabel Denham, Glen Madison, Cora M. Amble, Wesley Larson, Genevieve Snow and Selma Hilson.
Death claimed former Colfax resident Mrs. Ida Staples, aged 62 years May 24 at her home in Wenatchee, Wash. from complications of influenza.