Out of the Past – 10-16-2013
10 years ago – October 15, 2003
Erin Shane and Ronald Lemler, both of Colfax, were married Sept. 27 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden.
A fire destroyed the garage/workshop at the Don Tandberg farm south of Colfax Oct. 9.
Samantha Simonson of Colfax placed first at the state pedal pulling competition in Hawkins in the girls’ eight year old category. She then placed sixth at the national meet in Omaha, NE.
25 years ago – October 13, 1988
Chosen as King and Queen for the Colfax Homecoming this year are Matt Mikesell and Lori Bates. Colfax won their Homecoming game 26-8 over Elmwood.
The Colfax volleyball team defeated Elk Mound by scores of 15-7, 15-7 and 15-4. Stacy Bjurquist led Colfax in kills with five while Jenny Hemenway and Chrissy Gorell led the Mounders with two each.
William Alms and Anthony Popple were chosen as the Bremer Bank September Achievement Award winners.
35 years ago – October 19, 1978
Gloria Meinen of Sand Creek and Bill Berg of New Auburn were married Sept. 23 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek.
Colfax defeated Elk Mound in football action 28-14. Rushing touchdowns by Colfax came from Jerry Marko and two by Robby Railton, while Steve Cook caught a TD pass from Craig Johnson. Kevin Bjork scored twice for Elk Mound including on a 90 yard run.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Sundby will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 22 at the Bethany Lutheran Church.
50 years ago – October 17, 1963
Popple Creek 4-H Club received the Outstanding 4-H Club County Award and was presented the Norman Suckow traveling award.
A son, Rand Lee, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bates at Luther Hospital Oct. 10.
A daughter, Jodi Anne, was born to Mr. and Mrs. David Bates of Minneapolis Oct. 8.
Sunday afternoon while traveling from Milwaukee to Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. Perley Entzminger, Kathy and George, and Perley’s aunt Mrs. Lawrence Entzminger were involved in a car accident when their car went end over end after hitting a patch of gravel. All were taken to a hospital in Oshkosh where they were treated for bruises.
65 years ago – October 21, 1948
Parts of the Howard and Cooks Valley school units have been added to the Village of Colfax School district recently following an order released by authority of the Chippewa-Dunn County school communities.
Marvin Hurley of Colfax was adjudged the champion buttermaker of Wisconsin for the second straight year at the Wisconsin Buttermakers and Managers Association held at Chippewa Falls.
On Oct. 13, residents of our village craned their necks to see a white object about 1,500 feet above the terra firma. Could it have been a flying saucer? It would not be above the realm of possibility but chances are it was a weather balloon slowly descending earthward.
100 years ago – October 31, 1913
At Menomonie Oct. 25th occurred the marriage of Mr. William Stockland to Miss Elizabeth Olson, both of this village.
Mrs. Eliza J. See (Sherwood), age 69, a highly respected settler of Poplar Creek, passed away Wednesday morning after an illness of about two years. She will be buried in the Poplar Creek cemetery next to her husband Richard.
Reports reached here Tuesday that a gang of six yegman had blown up the safe at the Bank of Dallas in Barron County. The robbers secured between $2,400 and $8,000 in the heist. The gang is said to have cut all telephone and telegraph wires leading into the town before the robbery and a telephone lineman was gagged and bound and left in the bank.