Out of the Past – 3-5-2014
10 years ago
March 3, 2004
The new owner of the NAPA Auto Parts store in Colfax is Kyle Laramy who purchased it from Gene Woolever.
The Colfax girls’ basketball team lost the regional championship game to Boyceville 44-31 in Amery.
Megan Krumrie of Elk Mound reached the 1,000 point mark in a 47-32 regional semifinal win over Spring Valley. The Mounders went on to defeat Fall Creek in the regional title game 41-40 as Krumrie hit one of two free throws with less then 20 seconds left in the game.
25 years ago
March 2, 1989
For the first time, an after prom party is being planned for Colfax High School students for April 22, possibly at the Viking Bowl, with the goal of giving all students a chance for a fun, safe night without drugs and alcohol.
After winning their first two sub-regional games over Clear Lake and Elmwood, the Colfax girls were defeated 56-41 by Elk Mound in the first round of regional play. Jodi Bosch scored 65 points in the three games for Colfax including 25 against the Mounders. Renae Rhude and Renee Weidinger both scored 18 for Elk Mound in the win over the Vikings.
35 years ago
March 8, 1979
Robert and Janice Hansen of Almena announce the birth of a son, Seth Robert on Feb. 28.
In boys’ basketball action, Colfax defeated Elk Mound in the first game of the subregional 75-56 as Mike Kiekhafer scored 26 points for Colfax and Scott Miller led the Mounders with 14. Colfax went on to score an all time season high in a 93-47 win over Boyceville in the next round as Jay Miller scored a game high 21points. Moving into regional action, the Vikings trailed by nine points heading into the final quarter against Prairie Farm but a Kiekhafer shot with three seconds left put the Vikings up by one point and Tim Prince added two free throws for a 65-62 win. Prairie Farm was led by the Mau brothers as Dave scored 27 points and Dan 19.
Nearly 200 people gathered for the Cherrystone Fire benefit held at Deepwood and raised over $1,000 for the woodworking shop destroyed in a fire last month.
50 years ago
March 5, 1964
Jerome Vettrus has been named to the first team of the Middle Border All Conference team for Colfax while Dave Olson is a second team pick and Rich Knutson honorable mention.
Julie Peterson will represent Colfax in the Spelling Bee contest at the county level after winning the school contest. Brenda Fjelstad was second and Kathryn Hoffman third.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Holm March 2 at Luther Hospital, a baby girl named Julie Jean.
Jacquelyn Jo Israels of Colfax became the bride of Paul W. Brunkow Feb. 22 at the Colfax Lutheran Church.
65 years ago
March 3, 1949
Colfax FHA and FFA quartet members Eunice Follingstad, Donna Seehaver, Daniel Friberg and Lewis Laustad carried off the coveted first prize honors at the district contest held in Menomomie.
Kenneth Hones started his 16th year as president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union and his 19th as a member of the board of directors.
Colfax Commercial Club members learned a new “Presso Chair-Presso Board” will begin being manufactured in the newly purchased American Legion hall. The new invention is a combination ironing board and chair and it is expected as many as 10,000 will be manufactured in a year’s time.
100 years ago
March 13, 1914
A deal was made the first of the week by which Perence Toycen with his brother Durmont became the new proprietors of the People’s Fruit Store.
Flossie Mildred, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ferry died of typhoid fever March 5th.The little one was seven years of age and a twin to her only living brother, the last of nine children.
The local High School Basket Ball First team played a “fast” game with the Chippewa Business College team here Tuesday evening and won out by a score of 49-27. Our boys are playing good ball and should be encouraged to excel, as to excel in one line has a tendency toward a similar desire in all lines.