Out of the Past – 10-2-2013
10 years ago – October 1, 2003
Three Colfax students, Kali Blomberg, Myriah Borofka and Morgan Shane participated in a one week engineering camp called the Summer Technology and Engineering Preview at UW-Stout.
The Elk Mound volleyball team moved to 4-0 in conference play with wins over Mondovi and Elmwood while the Colfax girls are 3-1 after sweeping Mondovi and beating Pepin in four games.
70 units of blood were donated when the Red Cross Bloodmobile came to Colfax including blood from 13 high school students. Peter Torgeson received a two gallon pin and Juel Smith a 13 gallon pin.
25 years ago – September 29, 1988
17-year-old Chad Suvada placed first in the 1988 Western U.S. 4-H Tractor Operators contest held in Omaha, Nebraska.
Colfax graduate Kyle Gunderson leads the UW-Stout football team in rushing after two games, averaging 78.5 yards a game. He is currently in fifth place on the all time Stout rushing list.
Bill Cutting won the final jackpot of $2,200 in the Kirkwood’s IGA Casino Mint contest.
35 years ago – October 5, 1978
A baby girl, named Jacqueline Suzanne, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lonny Caswell of Wheeler Sept. 24.
Evelyn Larson and Thomas Burac were married Sept. 23 at Holden Lutheran Church, Colfax.
Robbie Railton ran and kicked for all 21 points as the Colfax football team beat Plum City 21-6. Don Rose led the defense with seven solo tackles, four assisted tackles and a quarterback sack.
50 years ago – October 3, 1963
Mrs. Clarence Tuschl discovered her and her husband would not have time to get to Bloomer Hospital for the birth of her baby Sept. 26 and headed to Dr. Earnhart’s house in the village instead, where their 7 lb. 7 oz. baby boy Ronald James, made his appearance.
Babies born the more traditional way were a daughter Sept. 25 named Linda Jane to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Plemon and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Topper (no name give) Sept. 27.
Nine year old Lynn Frogner suffered severe lacerations on her mouth when her bicycle jackknifed near the triangle as she was on her way home from school.
65 years ago – October 7, 1948
H. J. Hjort announces the opening of the Colfax Sport Shop which houses three fine pool tables for recreation purposes. Mr. Hjort also opened a barber shop in the same building.
Mr. and Mrs. Juel M. Olson of Sheboygan are the parents of a girl, Janice Karen, born Sept. 21.
The remains of the late Cpl. Orin Semingson are being returned home for reburial, according to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Semingson. Cpl. Semingson was wounded in action in France August 20, 1944 and died the following day. He was 29 years old.
100 years ago – October 17, 1913
Born to Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Gilboe, Monday morning, a son. Mother and son are doing nicely, while the father—well, he’s the happiest man in town.
Claus Keckman, an aged farmer who resided about one mile south of Elk Mound, committed suicide last Saturday afternoon by hanging himself in his barn. He leaves a large family of grown up children behind and it is thought despondency over his ill health was the cause.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morrison but the little one lived only twelve hours. He was laid to rest in the Hill Grove Cemetery.