Out of the Past – 2-26-2014
10 years ago
February 25, 2004
The Colfax Kiwanis Club presented Don Knutson, Colfax Rescue Squad coordinator, with a Community Service Award Feb. 20.
The Colfax boys scratched and clawed their way to a 34-33 win over Elk Mound for their first win over the Mounders since Jan. 15, 1999. Matt Hagen led the Vikings with 13 points while Scott Harrison was top scorer for Elk Mound with 15.
Colfax girls’ basketball coach Joe Doucette has led his team to a Dunn-St. Croix Conference championship with a 17-1 conference record and 19-1 overall record.
25 years ago
February 23, 1989
A daughter, Cherie’ Carol Flatland was born Feb. 13 to Paul and Karin Flatland of Colfax at Myrtle Werth Hospital, Menomonie.
Jerry Eder will display over 250 pieces of his toy tractors and equipment at the Second Annual Colfax FFA Alumni Toy Farm Show Feb. 26.
Jodi Bosch scored 25 points for Colfax in a 48-32 win over Boyceville to end the Vikings regular season with a 12-7 record and 10-7 conference record.
35 years ago
March 1, 1979
A daughter named Tina Sue was born to Ken and Sue Rothbauer of Colfax on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.
Jerry Marko of Colfax placed sixth at the WIAA state wrestling tournament held at the Madison Fieldhouse. After a first round bye, Marko defeated a Tomahawk opponent 10-2, lost 8-4 to a Janesville Parker wrestler, came back in wrestlebacks with a 4-3 win over a Shawno opponent, lost 9-2 to a Waupun wrestler and having to wrestle for the third time in three hours, lost 11-1 against a Manitowoc opponent.
Although they claimed the Dunn-St. Croix Conference title with a 70-45 win over Glenwood City, the Colfax boys lost their final conference game to Prescott 72-54.
50 years ago
February 27, 1964
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jon Scott (nee Marian Barstad) Feb. 18 at Luther Hospital. He has been named Kraig Alan.
A fire destroyed a 34 x 86 barn filled with baled hay at the Donald Fjelsted farm three and one half miles southwest of Colfax Feb. 21.
Harold Holman, owner of Harold’s Texaco Station, was awarded with a portable RCA Victor TV set by a Texaco official for having the largest gas sales increase in his section for the past June, July and August.
65 years ago
February 24, 1949
Marie Gullickson of Colfax and William Stewart of Elk Mound were married Feb. 12 at the Colfax Lutheran parsonage.
Four accident cases last week were reported by the office of Dr. O.M. Felland including Lester Revels of Wheeler severely cutting the cords on his left hand while engaged in chopping wood, Patsy Rye spraining her ankle while playing, Russell Bartlett breaking his right arm while slipping from a ladder and Wallace Rostamo cutting a deep gash in his knee while sliding.
A record breaking crowd attended the John Deere Day program held in the Colfax Auditorium.
100 years ago
March 6, 1914
Arrangements are being made to hold a fireman’s ball at the Opera House March 17, the proceeds to be used to help buy a new hose wagon.
While handling an air gun last week, Edward Beyrer was nearly responsible for the loss of an eye of one of his schoolmates, Clara Lunn, as the gun was accidently discharged, the bullet striking her between the eyes. With the aid of a physician, the bullet was removed with no serious results.