Out of the Past – 1-20-2014
10 years ago – January 21, 2004
Don Knutson, director of the Colfax Rescue Squad, presented a year end report of activities to the Colfax village board, stating the squad responded to 302 incidents in 2003, four short of the record 306 in 2001.
Lindsey Mae Mehlhaff of Colfax was named to the dean’s honor roll at the University of Wyoming in Laramie while Tracie Hittman of Elk Mound was named to the High Honors list at Minnesota State-Mankato.
Elk Mound took home a double dose of wins as the boys’ team beat Colfax 48-45 and the girls’ team handed Colfax their first loss of the season 52-40.
25 years ago – January 19, 1989
A son, Grant Lee, was born Dec. 30 to Dan and Wendy Luer of Wasilla, Alaska.
Colfax’ oldest resident, Esther Alf, celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 26 at the Area Nursing Home, where she is a resident.
Manley Steen of Colfax was congratulated by Colfax Farmers Union for 40 years of delivering fuel oil to area customers.
A 1962 graduate of Colfax High School, Donald F. Olson, brought a 24 year military career to a close as he retired from the U.S.Navy.
The Elk Mound girls defeated Colfax 44-29 as Renee Weidinger scored 15 points for the Mounders while Jodi Bosch led the Vikings with 17.
35 years ago – January 25, 1979
Starting this issue, Lyle Christianson, Publisher of the Colfax Messenger, announced that news from the Elk Mound area has been added to the paper’s regular coverage. Village board and school board meetings as well as school activities and features of people in the area will be part of the weekly news.
The Colfax boys moved to 6-0 for the year with a 70-52 win over the Arkansaw Travelers as Mike Kiekhafer and Tim Prince combined to pull down 44 rebounds in the contest.
The Colfax Women’s Bowling Association will hold the 1st Annual Women’s City Tournament, open to its members, Feb. 26 at the Viking Bowl.
50 years ago – January 23, 1964
A daughter was born Jan. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Loew at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Peterson celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary with family and friends Jan. 21 at their home.
John David Bergeson of Route 2 Colfax, completed eight weeks of recruit training for the U.S. Navy and will now attend one year of specialized schooling and training in the polaris missile submarine field.
65 years ago – January 28, 1948
Miss Lorraine Rothbauer of Colfax became the bride of Raymond Spaeth of Boyd Jan. 15 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie.
Wallace Haelterman of Norway, Michigan, started his new duties as English teacher in the Colfax High School on Monday. This is his first teaching engagement.
Mrs. Shirley DeMoe and Clovin DeMoe received injuries when DeMoe’s 1937 Chevrolet tudor ran into a tree on South Main street early Sunday morning. Both had several bruises and lacerations from the accident but neither was seriously injured.
100 years ago – January 30, 1914
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Braaten, in the village last Saturday, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Inga Christine to Mr. Chris A. Kinney.
While assisting during the illness of a sister in Milwaukee, Miss Nettie Davey of Wheeler, sister of our townsman E. C. Davey, met her death by being overcome by gas fumes omitted into the house.
O. N. Larson reports the sale of twelve 7 months old pigs in November for 7 cents per pound that brought him $210. How is that for profit in swine raising?