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Out of the Past – 9-11-2013

Out of the Past – 9-11-2013

10 years ago – September 10, 2003

A daughter, Abigail Lynn Irwin, was born Aug. 27 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, to Dave and Kris Irwin, Bloomer.

The Elk Mound football team brought its record to 1-1 with a 20-19 win over Owen-Withee as Jared Suckow ran for two touchdowns. Colfax moved to 0-2 with a  52-12 loss to Chetek.

Lisa Ludwig, director of the Colfax Public Library, was the recipient of the 2003 Woman of the Year Award from the Colfax Women’s Club.

25 years ago – September 8, 1988

A daughter, Allison Kay, was born to Allan and Marlys Kruger of Colfax, Aug.26 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.

A son, Justin Andrew, was born Aug. 24 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire to Andrew and Holly Cseter, Menomonie.

The Colfax girls opened the volleyball season with a three set win over New Auburn as Lori Bates led the team in both serving with 12 and in assists with 21.

A pair of fourth quarter touchdowns by Loren Bergeson gave the Colfax football team a 12-6 win over Pepin-Arkansaw.

35 years ago – September 14, 1978

During the monthly village board meeting, nine interested citizens inquired about using village land north of the treatment plant for a permanent village baseball diamond.

Patricia Wassink is the first elementary librarian to be employed by the Colfax School District and she will be working with students in grade K-6 in the new library.

Colfax District Administrator Richard L. Martzke will attend the State Superintendents annual conference in Madison Sept. 13-14.

50 years ago – September 12, 1963

A daughter, Carolyn Lee, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dutter of Eau Claire at Luther Hospital Sept. 7.

Miss Jane Marie Knoepke and Ronald Duane Buchner, both of Colfax,  were united in marriage Aug. 31 at Holden Lutheran Church.

Marian Barstad and Jon Scott were married at Colfax Lutheran Church Aug. 30.

David P. Irwin died of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Sept. 5 at Devils Lake, North Dakota enroute to Montana for a hunting trip.

65 years ago – September 16, 1948

Colfax will have one of the best lighting systems in the Middle Border Conference and folks will get a chance to see it when they host Glenwood City in football Friday night.

A 57 millimeter U.S. Army piece and a 90 millimeter Japanese mortar arrived here Saturday and the two pieces were placed on the Municipal lawn and Legion Triangle.

Miss Betty Felland  completed her three year course in nurses’ training at Fair View Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.

100 years ago – September 26, 1913

Under the new Wisconsin law enacted by the state legislature, gossip is punishable under the same conditions as slander, only the penalty is less severe. The first action to be brought under the new law has a defendant charged with making an improper remark concerning a woman while conversing in a barroom.

Early Tuesday morning, J.H. Clark grabbed his 20 gauge shotgun to try and scare a dog away from his henhouse. After raising the hammer he discovered he had not removed the ramrod cleaner he kept in the barrel and in trying to extricate it the gun discharged with most of the shot entering his arm. He proceeded to the Doctor’s office to have the wound dressed. The shot could have been fatal had the gun bursted near the stock.