Out of the Past – 6-26-2013
10 years ago – June 25, 2003
A daughter Marissa Mae Harmon, was born May 27 to Martin and Melissa Harmon.
Mike Knutson, former Elk Mound track athlete, was named co-recipient of the Vernon Kennedy Award as outstanding senior male athlete at Central Missouri State University for cross country and track.
The Colfax School District approved three new staff members for the 2003-04 school year including Emilie Baier for eighth grade science, Kimberly Myers, high school English and Meg DeVoe, elementary special education.
25 years ago – June 23, 1988
Ernst and Lillie Sundstrom will celebrate 60 years of marriage with a family reunion July 3 at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls.
Todd Grossnickle of Colfax was awarded a $1,600 Elda Bark Walker scholarship at UW-Stevens Point and another $500 for being the valedictorian of the class.
Colleen Heimstead, Elk Mound valedictorian, received a four year scholarship worth $28,000 from the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale.
35 years ago – June 29, 1978
A son, Billy Ray, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brown of Colfax June 23 at the Bloomer Hospital.
Michael and Karen Harstad of Westby, WI. announce the birth of a daughter, Jodi Ann on June 16.
Ellen Flesberg and Rodney Maukstad, both of Colfax, were married June 17 at Faith Lutheran Church of Running Valley.
Christ and Norabelle Christensen, formerly of Colfax, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 20.
50 years ago – June 27, 1963
Chaplain and Mrs. Stuart Barstad, Kristin and Kirk, of Dover, Delaware, arrived June 18 to spend some time with family and friends in Colfax.
On June 22, Arnold C. Mortenson began his new duties as rural carrier on Colfax, route 3.
Byron Berg proudly displayed a dandy 3 ¼ pound German brown trout caught at Otter Creek Tuesday evening.
65 years ago – July 1, 1948
Consolidations of eight rural school districts into the Village of Colfax District No. 3 takes effect July 1.
Colfax school board members placed an order with Westinghouse Electric Company for a 10 pole system to light the Colfax Athletic field for both football and baseball.
A large crown of about 250 people attended the Big Elk Creek Church 90th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday of last week.
100 years ago – July 11, 1913
Harmony prevailed at the annual school board meeting of joint district No. 3. town and village of Colfax as a general tax of $4,000 was voted and the same arrangement as last year, with reference to text books and tuition was agreed upon.
A lack of a celebration of our nation’s birthday was strongly in evidence as the 4th of July passed off very quietly in the village with quite a number spending the day at Lake Colfax while some went to Elk Mound, Bloomer and other surrounding towns.
A bolt of lightning entered the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Letteer on the north side of town July 4, shattering the chimney, tearing off plaster and otherwise damaging the building. Damage estimate is about $50.