Out of the Past – 10-23-2013
10 years ago – October 22, 2003
Greg Schumacher of Elk Mound and Deb Allen were married Sept. 12 in Menomonie.
After a three game sweep of Glenwood City, the Elk Mound volleyball team claimed a share of the conference championship.
Members of the fire board of the Colfax Community Fire Department approved the selection of Rick Hainstock as chief of the department. Rick is a second generation chief as his father Lloyd is a former chief.
25 years ago – October 20, 1988
A boy, Shane Mark, was born Oct. 7 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire to Mark and Virginia Berge of Colfax.
Dawn Daigle of Sand Creek and Don Sokup of Chippewa Falls were married Sept. 10 at Faith Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.
Bill Tice of Colfax has opened a new realty business named Tice Realty. Besides dealing in real estate, Tice will also sell insurance, primarily for homes and property.
35 years ago – October 26, 1978
Beth Marie Sunby of Ridgeland and David Carl Young of North Dakota were married Oct. 7 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Bradley J. Reed, age 16 and a junior at Colfax High School, was killed in a car accident on Highway 25 near the intersection of Highway 64 Oct. 21. John Kaner, age 20 of Rice Lake also died in the head on collision.
Kevin Bjork, age 17 of Elk Mound was listed in stable condition after University of Minnesota Hospitals surgeons reattached his arm after it was caught in a corn picker on the family farm.
50 years ago – October 24, 1963
Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Frami of Muskegon Oct. 11. They have been named Jane and Joan.
Joanne Leirmo and Arlyn Solberg, both of Elk Mound, were united in marriage Oct. 12 at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church.
Dave Knutson ran for touchdowns from 60 and six yards out and Tony Braaten added a third touchdown plus an extra point but the Vikings lost 27-19 to Baldwin-Woodville.
65 years ago – October 28, 1948
Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Nelson celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with 175 friends and relatives at the Colfax Municipal Building.
Construction of a 20 X 40 addition at the Colfax Public Schools to be used for the new lunchroom has been completed to serve the 340 students who are served daily lunches.
The first Beyrer family reunion was enjoyed at the August Beyrer home at Poplar Creek Oct. 24.
100 years ago – November 7, 1913
Miss Emma O. Kraft of Waubeek and Martin Fruvog of Colfax were united in marriage Oct. 18 at the parsonage of the Friedens church.
Deputy Sheriff Wm. E. Raven has been uncovering some of the lawlessness in our midst the past few days, and succeeded in locating a bunch of five who were convicted of violating Village Ordinance No. 1 relating to gambling and they were taken before Judge Larson, who taxed them $10 each and costs amounting to $55. Then on complaint of Mrs. Gullickson Saturday night, Chas. Gullickson was found guilty of ill treating his wife and was given a choice of a peace bond of $500 or go to jail for six months, and being unable to secure bail, the latter was inevitable.