Out of the Past – 9-4-2013
10 years ago – September 3, 2003
Thanks to donations, memorials, and the sale of cards and posters, the Village of Elk Mound now has enough money to light the flag on Mound Hill.
After leading 22-6, the Colfax football team lost 25-22 to Phillips in the opening game played at the UW-Stout field.
Elk Mound dropped their football opener 26-0 against Colby.
Elk Mound’s Shepherd of the Hill will dedicate its new sanctuary addition Oct. 19.
25 years ago – September 1, 1988
Ann Grill of Bloomer and Victor Kuehl, Jr. of Colfax were married Aug. 5 at the Dunn County Courthouse.
Returning to set up practice in Colfax is Dr. Harlan Earnhart, who originally had an office in Colfax from 1961-1984.
The Colfax football team dropped its season opener 21-0 to Boyceville while Elk Mound began the season with a 25-14 win over Elmwood. Quarterback W.J. Vincent threw touchdown passes to Charlie Storing and Randy Paulson in the win.
35 years ago – September 7, 1978
Holden Lutheran Church was the scene of an afternoon wedding ceremony between Rhonda Kay Luer of Colfax and David Michael Hayden of Elk Mound Aug. 12.
The Pepin Lakers defeated Colfax 25-0 in football action, bringing the Viking’s record to 1-1 for the season.
Ann M. Wilson and Brian Foust, both of Colfax, were married Aug. 26 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Ann M. Germain and Duane Michels, both of Chippewa Falls, were joined in marriage Aug. 26 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls.
50 years ago – September 5, 1963
Gwen Suvada entered Luther Hospital Friday evening with broken ribs and bruises she suffered in a fall from a horse she was riding.
Sandra Lynn Gilberts and Robert Charles Pierce, now residents of Madison, were married Aug. 24 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Sand Creek.
Jean Burling escaped with minor injuries when her car went out of control and left the road about 3 ½ miles west of Colfax on highway 170, striking a utility pole, causing extensive damage to the car.
65 years ago – September 9, 1948
Marriage vows will be exchanged Sept. 11 between Emma Sorenson and John Nitchie and a wedding dance will be held at the Wheeler pavilion.
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Pederson will be guests of honor at Holden Lutheran Church Sept. 12 to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
Ed P. Rosenberg raised one of the best tobacco crops in this section this summer, having nine and one half acres of No. 307 which was a bumper crop.
100 years ago – September 19, 1913
Mr. P. E. Hove, former Iowa resident who bought the Ferguson farm out at Norton, recently received notice of his appointment by Governor G.W. Clarke of Iowa as a delegate to the Farmers National Congress to be held in Plano, Illinois.
A new comet is approaching the earth at a rate too fast to be estimated by the most eminent astronomers. It can be seen in the sky every morning by the aid of powerful telescopes and it is daily growing larger. It has been named Metcalf’s Comet in honor of the man who discovered it.
F. Swenson from the Soo Line railroad was in Colfax Tuesday making arrangements for the building of a new depot here that will be made entirely of Colfax stone.