Out of the Past – 12-18-2013
10 years ago
December 17, 2003
Denise Kragness, a three sport athlete from Colfax High School has been selected to receive the 2004 Award of Excellence from the Women’s Sports Advocates of Wisconsin.
The Colfax girls’ basketball team moved to 6-0 on the season with a 51-36 win over Spring Valley while the Elk Mound girls won their fourth straight game when they defeated St. Croix Central 53-39.
On Dec. 4, Bill Yingst, Colfax elementary/middle school principal was informed he would be activated to serve in the Middle East. His principal duties will be delegated to Dr. Bjurquist, Mr. Geissler and Mr. Kiesow.
25 years ago
December 15, 1988
After retiring from GTE, Orie Obermueller has joined his wife Hazel in the furniture upholstering business at a shop in their home.
Jennifer Bennesch and Justin Loew have been chosen as the November Achievement Winners by First American Bank of Colfax.
Included on the Tour of Homes sponsored by the Colfax Woman’s Club were the homes of Wayne and Jan Fehr, Donald and Lana Berge, Harlan and Joann Earnhart, Bruce and Lynn Sampson and Edward and Eleanor Kvelland.
35 years ago
December 21, 1978
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Luer of Eau Claire announce the birth of their daughter Jenney Lea, born Oct. 15.
Gordon and Kathy Knudson of Hudson are the parents of twins born Dec. 12. They have been named Kent Michael and Kari Marie.
The Colfax wrestling team took down Glenwood City 33-31 as 185 pounder Kris Kressin secured the win with a final pin over his Topper opponent.
50 years ago
December 19, 1963
A son weighing ten pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Flesberg of Pelican Rapids, Minn. on Friday, Dec. 13.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Seehaver are the parents of a daughter, Tamara Ann born Dec. 10 at Luther Hospital.
Four Colfax players scored in double figures in a 65-42 win over Glenwood City Friday evening. Dave Olson hit for 14 points, Jerome Vettrus 12, and John Arntson and Gary Braaten both had 10.
65 years ago
December 23, 1948
Geo. Hilson tells us that after about 40 years of working seven days a week as the Soo Line telegraph operator in Colfax, he is now able to have Sunday for a day of rest as he has a relief operator taking over his duties.
The Methodist Church has been renovated by church members and now has a new stairway, new coal and wood bins and best of all, new washrooms have been built.
John Paul and LaVerne Alman have recently entered into a business where they will make trips right to your farm to do grinding with their new portable grinding mill.
100 years ago
December 26, 1913
A Farmers’ Short Course will be offered in Colfax Dec. 29, 30, 31 for farmers and their wives, teachers and girls and boys. The course will be taught by Theodore Sexauer of the Dunn County School of Agriculture.
Buy him a jar of very choice tobacco for Xmas at the Idea Fruit Store –and he’ll have pipe dreams of you.
On account of the prevalence of smallpox in Wisconsin at this time, the Health Instruction Bureau urges the serious condition of vaccination upon every reader of this column.