Out of the Past – 1-29-2014
10 years ago
January 28, 2004
A daughter, Jasmine Olivia Best, was born Jan. 15 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, to Justin and Kari Best of Colfax.
A son, Reed William Styer was born Jan. 16 at Myrtle Werth Hospital, Menomonie to Dale and Amy Styer, Elmwood.
New members welcomed into the Colfax Kiwanis Club included Mark Hollister, Michell Albricht and Krag Blomberg.
Josh Borofka was the winner of the Geography Bee for Colfax students in grades 5-8 while Troy Cleven was the runner up.
25 years ago
January 26, 1989
A son, Austin Marshall was born Jan. 13 to Debra Kaye and Louis Marshall Jensen of Irving, Texas.
Elk Mound defeated Colfax in boys’ basketball action 54-42 as David Rhude scored 16 points and Jason Stamm 15 for the Mounders while the Vikings were led by Chris Stoffel with 20.
Warm weather did not help the fishing which was slow all afternoon at the Tainter Lake Sportsman’s Club tenth annual Ice Fishing Contest held on Upper Tainter Lake Jan. 15.
35 years ago
February 1, 1979
A boy, Brandon Michael, was born Jan. 17 to David and Julie Haugle, Colfax.
Wayne and Edith (Bauer) McKee of Bloomer are proud to announce the birth of their son, Mitchell Wayne Jan. 24 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
Tim Prince scored 22 points as the Colfax boys’ basketball team beat Pepin 71-60, putting their record at 8-0.
Colfax defeated Elk Mound in girl’s basketball 52-26 as Janet Rothbauer led the Vikings with 20 points.
50 years ago
January 30, 1964
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Hovre Jan. 22 at Luther Hospital. She has been named Teresa Kay.
Jerome Vettrus was really plunking them through the hoop and at the final whistle he had tallied 13 field goals and a like number of free throws for a total of 39 points as Colfax beat Spring Valley 86-55. His efforts topped the old mark of 35 points set by Steve Figura in 1957.
Fire of unknown origin completely destroyed a barn on the David Prince farm just east of the Catholic Church in Cook’s Valley Saturday night.
65 years ago
February 3, 1949
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hoveland of Sand Creek celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday evening at the Zion Lutheran Church in Sand Creek.
You must now use a two cent stamp to mail any valentines and other unsealed matter and a three cent stamp on smaller or larger than normal third class mail, under the current boost in postal rates.
Colfax is all set for another top notch stage attraction when the WCCO radio artists, the Red River Valley Gang will be at the Cozy Theatre Feb. 9.
100 years ago
February 6, 1914
Frank Albright of Willow City, North Dakota has been making a two weeks visit at the home of his brother Harry in the Town of Tainter. Mr. Albright was a member of the 9th Cavalry Regiment of Illinois, and being a former resident of Tainter, helped to break land in that town 47 years ago.
With the immense water power everywhere in Northern Wisconsin, it is only a matter of short time until every farm house will be lighted by electricity and certain machinery operated.