Out of the Past – 11-6-2013
10 years ago – November 5, 2003
After defeating Spring Valley 13-7 a week ago to win the conference championship, the Elk Mound football team lost to those same Cardinals 7-3 in a Level Two playoff game.
A daughter, Katrina Louise Thul was born Aug. 8 to Aaron and Genevieve (Holman) Thul at Riverside Hospital in Minneapolis.
A one car accident in Eau Claire County Nov. 2 resulted in the death of Colfax resident Tetyana M. Johnson, age 23.
25 years ago – November 3, 1988
A son, Dayne Allyn, was born Oct. 18 to Donald and Tonya Hahn of Wheeler at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
A son, Ryan Christopher, was born to Ronald and Gloria Corder of Bloomer Sept. 14 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
Rural Colfax resident Thomas Moyer has been awarded an out of court settlement for $140,000 stemming from a lawsuit against the Village of Colfax and Dunn County involving a high speed chase while he was driving a motorcycle.
35 years ago – November 9, 1978
A fire believed to have been started by faulty electrical wiring, destroyed the Horseshoe Inn in Wheeler Nov. 3 which was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ganong.
Dunn County Reserve officers Janice Hilson and Michael Mense completed the 320 Basic Recruit School at District One Technical Institute of Eau Claire.
50 years ago – November 7, 1963
Roger Scheidecker, formerly of Colfax, and Marvis Montgomery of Milwaukee, were united in marriage at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran parsonage in Milwaukee Nov. 3.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Barstad and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stene returned home after a two week trip in which they covered over 3,300 miles. They visited friends and family in Illinois, Kentucky and South Carolina.
Jack Wendt is the new scoutmaster for the Colfax Boy Scouts, Troop 42, taking over for an ill Tom Hill.
65 years ago – November 11, 1948
Russell Sorenson, age 8 of Sinking Creek, was painfully injured when he was kicked in the chin by a horse last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hogen Knudson celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends Nov. 7 at their home.
Colfax played a better brand of ball during most of the game against Hudson but penalties sorely hurt the home cause as they lost 12-2. Hudson took the Middle Border Conference championship with the win.
100 years ago – November 24, 1913
Last Saturday, six year old Alvin Olson nearly drowned after deciding to walk on the ice on Mirror Lake but discovered it was very thin, thus falling in the cold water which was over his head. After calling for help and nobody nearby to hear him, he grabbed on to some bushes and pulled himself out.
Harold Berseth also had a near death experience when he was overcome with gas fumes after being sent to clean out the underground gasoline tank at the Colfax Store Company. Luckily, help was close at hand and he was extricated but one of his arms was badly injured in the process.
Miss Avis Sherburne who used to live on a farm near the village, was married Nov. 20 in Grassy Lake, Canada.