Out of the Past – 8-28-2013
10 years ago
August 27, 2003
Timber Technologies, a new business located in the industrial park began operation last week.
The Colfax school board voted in favor of allowing two home schooled students to attend two classes at Colfax schools, but voted against allowing one of them, an eighth grader to play middle school sports.
Colfax graduate Mark Noll has been named the UW-Stout women’s tennis team head coach.
Taffy Benson and Jim Hirsch were married July 25 at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church.
25 years ago
August 25, 1988
For area farmers in need of feed for their cattle due to the extremely dry summer, hay is now available in Colfax and can be ordered by railroad car through the efforts of First American Bank, Equity Co-op and Colfax Farmers Union.
A daughter, Samantha Jo, was born August 12 to James and Cynthia Tuschl of Colfax.
A member of the Colfax Women’s Bowling Association, Mary Aspen of Augusta was named co-champion in all events, division 3 at the Wisconsin Women’s Bowling Association tournament in Waukesha.
35 years ago
August 31, 1978
Robbie Railton scored from three yards out and kicked the extra point whileTim Prince jumped for an eight yard pass from Craig Johnson in a 13-7 opening game win over Flambeau.
Kathryn Ann Ziebell and Richard Anderson were married August 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bloomer.
Warren and Donna Sylte, Ridgeland, are happy to announce the birth of twin sons, Jeffrey Wade and Jason Wyatt August 4. Both boys weighed just under four pounds.
Debbie K. Popple of Colfax and Richard A. Hanson of Eau Claire exchanged wedding vows August 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.
50 years ago
August 29, 1963
A son, David Arvid was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Gullickson at Bloomer Memorial Hospital on August 24.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. DuWayne Winger of Colfax, a daughter Stacy Lynn August 21 at Luther Hospital.
Over 700 spectators thrilled to the horse show presented by the Menomonie Saddle Club in Colfax with all proceeds from admission tickets going to the building fund for the construction of the area nursing home.
Bonnie Marie Schneck of Menomonie exchanged wedding vows with Curtis Rodger Hagberg of Colfax August 17 at Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church, Menomonie.
65 years ago
September 2, 1948
The wedding of Miss Vera Rosenberg of Colfax to Mr. James B. Hanson was solemnized in Long Beach, California August 21 in the home recently purchased by the newlyweds.
Installation of floodlighting on the Colfax athletic field started Tuesday morning with hopes the Barron Electric Company can erect the 10 90 foot poles to be ready for the first night football game with Glenwood City Sept. 17.
The prosperous little city of Sand Creek is in the process of forming an archery club which will be called the Riverside Archers of Sand Creek. A course has been built one mile south and one half mile west of Sand Creek on the Red Cedar river.
100 years ago
September 12, 1913
A very pretty home wedding took place at Poplar Creek last Sunday when Nora Edith Longdo was united in marriage to Malcolm William McNaughton of New Auburn.
While feeding an ensilage machine at his farm west of town, Morris Houghtaling had the misfortune to get the end of the first finger on his left hand cut off.
Our local base ball team journeyed to Menomonie last Sunday for a game with the invincible Blue Caps team of that city, but on account of not having a full lineup of their usual strength, they lost by a score of 8 to 3.