Out of the Past – 11-20-2013
10 years ago – November 19, 2003
Burglars struck two places of business including Colfax Farmers Union and the Village Inn, both on Main St. Nov. 12. Telephone wires were cut after gaining entry through locked doors and money was stolen from both places.
A Postal Service Flag autographed by five time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was presented to Colfax student Mitchell Borofka who donated it to the Colfax post office.
Karla Jenson of Colfax and Krista Moore of Elk Mound, both members of the Equine Riders 4-H Club both received numerous awards at the Wisconsin State 4-H Expo held in Milwaukee.
25 years ago – November 17, 1988
A daughter, Samantha Nicole, was born to Robbie and Missy Railton Nov. 8 at North Pole, Alaska.
Ron and Nancy Finley of Colfax announce the adoption of a son, Benjamin Charles, born Oct. 14.
Named to the All Conference football team from Colfax were Ron Scott and Craig Schleusner and from Elk Mound, Aaron Stamm and David Rhude.
All Conference volleyball players include Stacy Bjurquist, Lori Bates and Jennifer Bennesch from Colfax and Crissy Gorell, Renee Paulson and Sarah Solem from Elk Mound.
35 years ago – November 23, 1978
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Corwin, Wheeler, are the parents of a son, Christopher Michael, born Oct. 31.
Representing Elk Mound on the D-SC All Conference football team were Brad Redwine, Kevin Bjork and Jeff Hill for offense and Bjork and Randy Faulkner for defense. For Colfax, Don Rose was chosen for offense and defense and Jerry Marko for defense.
Tina Stovern, Shelly Knutson, Kari Kressin and Kathy Thompson were named to the All Conference volleyball team for Colfax.
Seven inches of snow fell on the area Nov. 17.
50 years ago – November 21, 1963
There were plenty of new babies born including: a daughter named Rose Marie to Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Crosby Nov. 9, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Jay Taylor Nov. 13, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gundlach Nov. 13, a son named Dean Alan to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bartilson Oct. 31, a daughter, Renee, to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Nelson Nov. 14, a daughter, Laurel Ann, to Dr. and Mrs. David Duffin Nov. 15, a son named Randy Lynn to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bauer Nov. 7 and a daughter, Kristin Mary to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Larson Oct. 30.
The marriage of Ruth Ann Weaver of Colfax and Ralph V. Bradford of Minneapolis took place Nov. 16 at Hay River Lutheran Church, bringing a Minnesota Vikings fan to our area.
65 years ago – November 23, 1948
The Chicago Bears eke out a 7-6 win over their bitterest rivals, the Green Bay Packers in the closest battle of the 61 game series. The Bears’ Bobby Layne, Texas All American, hits Geo. McAfee for a long touchdown pass and a Lawler kick makes it 7-0, then Jacob passed to Luhn for a Packer score but Cody missed the extra point kick.
Rev. S. M. Moe resigned from the four congregations of the Colfax parish to become superintendent of the Eau Claire Lutheran Home for the Aged.
Colfax High School basketeers dropped their opening game to Cornell 50-26 as Rogstad scored seven points to lead the Vikings.
100 years ago – December 5, 1913
A representative of a pickle factory at Minneapolis was here recently to meet with businessmen to try and engage the interest of local farmers to establish a pickle factory in Colfax.
At the close of the service at the United Church in the village on Thanksgiving day, K.A.S. Swensen handed the Pastor, Rev. M.K. Aaberg an envelope with $110.25 in it as a gift from the congregation to show their appreciation for him.