Out of the Past – 12-5-2014
10 years ago – February 4, 2004
A daughter, Julia Louise Seehaver, was born Jan. 23 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, to Kim Munsch and Jason Seehaver.
Colfax Elementary and Middle School classes made going away cards and presented them to their principal Bill Yingst during a surprise assembly in his honor Jan. 26. Yingst and his Army Reserve unit will be leaving at the end of this week for a year’s tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The Colfax School District will be receiving a third and fourth automatic external defibrillator due to a matching funds grant from the Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons of Wisconsin.
25 years ago – February 2, 1989
A son Tryston August, was born Jan. 20 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire to Bill and Sherri Beyrer of Colfax.
Born on Jan. 14 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire to Mark and Joyce Peterson of Eau Claire, was a son named Brody Alan.
A two seat Cessna 150 was forced to make an emergency landing in a field west of Colfax on Hwy. 170 after its engine stalled. The plane was piloted by Sammy Jenkins of Menomonie and both he and his passenger were unhurt in the incident.
A late January thaw pushed temperatures up past 40 degrees in the Colfax area last week.
35 years ago – February 8, 1979
The Colfax boys’ basketball team had their 16 game winning streak snapped with a 86-72 loss to St. Croix Central in a match described by coach Dick Diener as a “football game”. Colfax bounced back with a win over Elk Mound 85-65 as Jay Miller led the Vikings with 21 points and Bruce Myers scored 19 for the Mounders.
A fire Feb. 3 destroyed the Cedarworkshop, located at Cherrystone Farm about six miles north of Colfax on Route 1.
Local representatives attending the 48th Annual Meeting of the Farmers Union Central Exchange, Inc. in Minneapolis included Raymond Hilson, Vernon Hanson, Vernon Schindler, Jerry Higbie and John Faust.
50 years ago – February 6, 1964
Kathy Hanson has been named valedictorian of the Colfax class of 1964 with an average of 95.12 while salutatorian is Diane Spaulding with a 95.03 average.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Myers are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 29 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Moyer on Jan. 21.
Margaret Bates of Colfax became the bride of A/1c Clyde W. Kerr of Jefferson City, Tennessee Dec. 21 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City.
65 years ago – February 10, 1949
Miss Rita Styer of Boyceville and Gilbert Yakesh of Menomonie were united in marriage Feb. 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie.
Nine new typewriters are being received by the Commercial department of the Colfax Public Schools, according to Mrs. W. R. Larson, instructor.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Everson, the owners of the local Coast-to Coast Store left for Minneapolis on Monday to attend the Annual Meeting of Coast-to Coast stores.
100 years ago – February 13, 1914
While operating the pumping system for the water supply in The Messenger building, A.C. Chase of this paper met with ”a lucky accident” that might have cost him the loss of his right hand when it was caught in the chain and drawn over a sprocket wheel, resulting in only a badly bruised hand.
From the Downing Herald: The basket ball game Friday night between the Downing High School team and the Colfax team resulted in a victory for Colfax with a final score of 10 to 6. It was a fast, clean game and only one foul was allowed and that against Colfax.
Minnie, the eleven year old daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. F. Mortensen died from Scarlett Fever Wednesday night. Two more of their children are afflicted with it.