Out of the Past – 8-14-2013
10 years ago
August 13, 2003
A son, Branson Dale Longdo, was born July 30 to Karen Knutson and Brian Longdo of Colfax at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie.
Kari Kragness, freshman from Colfax, qualified for the spring dean’s list at Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn.
Three members of the Colfax 22ers 4-H club reaped many awards for showing cattle at the Dunn County Fair including Andrew Dietsche, Kari Lauffer and Lance Lauffer.
25 years ago
August 11, 1988
A son, Cody William, was born to David and Angie Cook of Colfax July 28 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
Mavis Johnson and Gary Anderson were married June 18 at the Hay River Lutheran Church in Wheeler.
16 members of the Colfax cheerleading squad were named Grand National Champions and first place for Positive Mental Attitude at a camp at UW-Eau Claire July 10, sponsored by the International Cheerleading Foundation.
Members of the congregation at Faith Lutheran Church of Running Valley will celebrate their 125 years as a congregation Aug. 12-14.
35 years ago
August 17, 1978
Elk Mound’s Little League team finished with a 9-2 record for the summer and upset the season champion Boyceville team in the league tournament 10-4.
A new day care center called the Busy “B” will soon be operating at the junction of Hwys B and BB under the direction of Rita Sundstrom.
Harold T. Larson of Elk Mound became the second golfer in the eight year history of the Whitetail Golf Course to shoot a hole in one, acing the number two hole August 10.
50 years ago
August 15, 1963
A daughter, Mary Jean, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur LaRue of Colfax August 4 at Luther Hospital.
A son, Brian Paul, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dressel, Jr. Aug. 9 in Minneapolis.
The Elk Mound Lutheran Church will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary with a program Aug. 18 at the church.
The village water tank will be painted a pale blue shade instead of the usual silver color due to the fact the silver color on a high tower such as this causes TV interference.
65 years ago
August 19, 1948
Andy Pafko, one of the outstanding outfielders and hitters with Connorsville in the Dunn county league several years back, is now a great third baseman for the Chicago Cubs after moving from center field for the team. Pafko received well over a million fan votes to win the starting assignment for the National League in the major league All Star game last month.
Tom Prince pitched a stellar seven innings as the Colfax baseball team beat a slugging Menomonie Eagles team 3-2. Gordon Gilberts, Colfax catcher, had two doubles and a single and knocked in all three runs.
Eight year old Daniel Lange of route 2 Colfax died Aug. 14 from an accidental discharge of a .22 calibre rifle last Thursday.
100 years ago
August 29, 913
The ball game Sunday between Elk Mound and Colfax was the best game ever played on the Colfax diamond, the game going fifteen innings to a tie, neither side being able to get a score.
Ole Nelson, one of the old settlers of Dunn County, died at his late home in the village August 22 at the age of 90 as a result of general decline of old age. His wife Inga died in 1904, leaving no off spring to the couple. Ole lived with his faithful housekeeper Miss Mary Arntson after Inga’s death.
During a revival meeting at the Christian Church in Lee’s Sumpter, MO, Cole Younger, the former bandit, became a member of the church. At the conclusion of the service, there were a thousand persons who remained to congratulate the former member of the James gang.