Out of the Past – 3-26-2014
10 years ago
March 24, 2004
A son, Raleigh Jon Wallace, Jr. was born March 7 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls to Raleigh and Sheila Wallace of Colfax.
A daughter, Anna Louise Roder, was born March 6 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire to Kurt and Kelly Roder of Elk Mound.
Andrew Dietsche was named second team All Conference in boys’ basketball for Colfax while Denise Kragness and Lauren Mulvey were first team and Rachel Woolever second team for the girls.
Representing Elk Mound on All Conference basketball for the boys were Jake Ausman, first team, Paul Hittman, second team and Tim Johnson, honorable mention, and for the girls Megan Krumrie and Stefanie Irwin were named first team and Kasha Cable honorable mention.
25 years ago
March 23, 1989
Colfax High School will play host to the state’s top high school girls basketball players when the school has the 1989 A.A.U. State basketball tryouts and tournaments next weekend.
Friends and neighbors of John Secraw, a rural Colfax farmer, have turned out to help with his farmwork after he was injured when a wall of frozen silage 10 feet high and 12 inches thick fell on him.
Mark Oas represented Elk Mound at the CESA 11 regional Spelling Bee but did not advance to the state competition.
35 years ago
March 29, 1979
Sally Johnson of Elk Mound and David Johnson of Colfax were married March 17 at Holden Lutheran Church in rural Colfax.
A daughter, Erin Anne, was born March 13 to Barbara and George Entzminger of Rt. 2 Colfax.
Colfax sophomore Janet Rothbauer has been selected as a member of the Dunn-St. Croix Girl’s Basketball All-Conference team. Becky Knutson of Colfax and Barb Sivertson of Elk Mound were given honorable mention status.
50 years ago
March 26, 1964
Two new businesses opened their doors in Colfax last week including an army surplus store operated by Bill Dobbs, and DeLuxe Beauty Salon, owned by Mrs. Harry Ross of Menomonie.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Loren Dressel of Minneapolis, a son named Michael Joseph.
Nine people were injured in a two car crash in front of Club 40 Monday evening including seven members of the Sam Popple family along with Daniel Donagan and Robert Marko.
65 years ago
March 24, 1949
Colfax football coach Ken Poppy is now a real “poppy” as he and his wife are the parents of a son born March 20. Judging from Poppy’s ability as one of the best coaches in this section, we predict the youngster will be seen kicking a pigskin around before too long.
Kenneth L. Frogner, formerly of Colfax and Miss Beverly Anderson of Portland, Oregon were united in marriage March 12 in Portland.
Marvin Hurley, buttermaker at the Colfax Cooperative Creamery was among a select few who received a Diploma of Merit for his top quality butter at the National contest held in Pullman, Washington.
100 years ago
April 3, 1914
Mrs. Ole Noer left on Thursday evening of last week for Chicago to attend the final recital of her daughter, Miss Ebba, at her musical graduation in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Martinson of the village returned last Sunday from their wedding trip to Minneapolis.
With this issue, The Messenger completes its seventeenth year of its existence and has weathered the blasts reasonably well thus far, having grown from a meager beginning with two pages of a five column home print to four pages of a seven column, giving to its readers at present a variety of matter seldom excelled by any paper published in a town the size of Colfax.