Out of the Past – 7-10-2013
10 years ago – July 9, 2003
During the June 30 meeting, the Elk Mound school board approved moving the fifth grade from Mound View Elementary to Elk Mound Middle School.
Patrick Furey, high school science teacher in Colfax, received a master of science degree in natural resources from UW-Stevens Point May 18.
Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw performed as In Capable Hands at the Tower Square for part of the summer reading program conducted by the Colfax Public Library.
25 years ago – July 7, 1988
Members of the Colfax Comets 4-H club won the Wisconsin Dairies Herdsmanship Award at the Colfax Free Fair. The 22ers club was second while the Norton Knights were third.
Resignations were excepted by the Elk Mound school board from board member Jim Vesper, librarian Norma Christopher and bookkeeper Erna Roth.
Jennifer Bennesch of Colfax was one of 220 high school students chosen to attend a weeklong workshop at Michigan Technological University as part of their women in engineering program.
35 years ago – July 13, 1978
The Colfax Merchants women’s softball team rebounded from an opening game loss to capture the championship in the double elimination tournament July 1, 2 and 3 in Roberts.
Demolition of the Colfax High School is underway to make way for the new school which will be directly behind it.
Earning Herdsmanship awards at the Colfax Free Fair were the Sand Creek Pipers in the dairy division, Sheridan Pals in the sheep division and the Colfax FFA for the beef and swine divisions.
50 years ago – July 11, 1963
Miss L. June Clift became the bride of Clifford O. Nelson June 15 at the groom’s home.
A daughter, Michele Marie was born July 5 to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Close, formerly of Colfax, in St. Paul.
Linda Kragness, Marian Barstad and Kenny Lestrud left for Manitoba, Canada as part of a 4-H exchange trip for a week.
65 years ago – July 15, 1948
Colfax loosened up in two innings and Ridgeland pushed across four runs in the second and four more in the eighth to take a 9-1 win over the Colfax A-team. Deny Prince went the distance on the mound for Colfax and Joe Dobbs scored their only run on an error.
Montana Jack and Tex and the Cherokee Kid, direct from the plains of Oklahoma are part of the entertainment at the Colfax Free Fair which runs July 14 through the 17.
The casketed remains of Private First Class Arnold A. Melgaard, a World War II deceased veteran of the Army from Colfax will be returned from overseas sometime in the next four weeks for burial.
100 years ago – July 25, 1913
The local base ball team met the strong Glenwood City team at the Riverside diamond last week. The team from our neighboring city is composed of good players and gentlemanly fellows who played a clever and clean game to beat our locals 8 to 1.
Miss Lavine Lauritzen (Iverson), age 76, died at her late home in the town of Norton Sunday evening from pneumonia and blood poison, having been sick but six days.
A deal was made the latter part of last week by which Elmer B. Hill became the owner of the Card Meet Market building. This is a fine stone building and will no doubt soon be utilized for some useful purpose.