Out of the Past – 7-19-13
10 years ago – July 16, 2003
Family members helped Dan and Eunice Freeberg celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Paradise Shores, followed by cake and gifts in Colfax July 5.
The Colfax Black Sox scored 49 runs in three games, beating Plum City 20-9, Spring Valley Junior Legion 15-3 and Boyceville 14-13.
Willie and Iylah Morning will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 26 at the Grapevine Senior Center.
A daughter Adeline Marie Paulson was born June 27 to Troy and Becky Paulson at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
25 years ago – July 14, 1988
A girl, Kaitlin Amy was born to Daniel and Eve Burrington of Colfax July 7 at Bloomer Community Memorial Hospital.
A daughter, Samantha Sun was born to David and Uni Steinkraus July 2 at St. Joesph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls.
Members of the Wisconsin Junior Olympic 13 and under basketball team won the National Invitation Tournament in St. Louis, MO. Players from Colfax include Angie Meindel, Kristy Edwards, Natalie Noll, Jenny Stokke, Jodi Bosch and Heidi Morning. The team was coached by Keith Noll.
35 years ago – July 20, 1978
A dramatic increase in the amount property owners will be paying for their schools next year due to back taxes owed to the district was approved by the Colfax School District’s Board of Education.
Woods Run Forest Products, a new business providing wood products and wood treating services will begin operation in about two weeks, according to co-owners Bill Hahn and Bruce Ayers.
Colfax students Scott Woodruff and Rolly Sundby, along with agriculture instructor Allen Danielson attended the Tri-State Cooperative Educational Institute at UW-Platteville June 26-27.
50 years ago – July 18, 1963
Clara Kriegler and Loren Dressel, both from Colfax, were married June 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Cooks Valley.
Patricia Hanson became the bride of Carly Martin Carlson July 6 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Over 200 friends and relatives helped Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gilberts celebrate their golden wedding anniversary July 7 at the Colfax Lutheran Church.
Mr. and Mrs. John Farner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with more than 175 friends and relatives July 14 at the Colfax Methodist Church.
65 years ago – July 22, 1948
Military funeral services were held for the late T-Sgt. Edwin C. Frogner July 14 at the Colfax Lutheran Church. Frogner was killed Oct. 9, 1944 when three planes collided in mid air over Towcester, England.
Wisconsin’s Governor Oscar A. Rennebohm spoke to a large audience about the state’s economy at the Colfax Free Fair Thursday night.
Miss Lois Harrison of Fond du Lac became the bride of Vernon Holm, formerly of Elk Mound, at a ceremony at her parents’ home.
100 years ago – August 1, 1913
Notice: Ice cream, and Ice cold drinks, and a good smoke, will be served in the I.S.W.A. Park Sunday afternoon.
The fire company was called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Pickett on South Main Street last Friday night. It seems Mrs. Pickett had cleaned the bed on which they and their youngest child of three months slept with gasoline and the bed clothes became ignited. Mr. Pickett died from severe burns that night while the little one passed away Monday evening.
While on a drive with their automobile near Meridean, Prof. and Mrs. Wm. E. Steinberg had a serious mishap when the machine turned turtle by striking a sand heap at the foot of a hill. Both were pinned under the machine for 11 hours and when discovered, Mrs. Steinberg had died, while Mr. Steinberg was quite seriously injured and almost suffocated from the gasoline dripping in his face the entire time.