Out of the Past – 5-15-2014
10 years ago
May 19, 2004
Eva Harris and Matthew DeMoe were crowned queen and king of the Colfax junior prom May 8 in the high school gym.
Major awards at the Colfax athletic banquet went to Toni Morning, Female Athlete of the Year, Lucas Vold, Male Athlete of the Year, Denise Kragness and Lloyd Neuburg Most Coachable Athletes and Doug Brown, Loyal Fan.
62 students will graduate from Colfax High School May 21 while Elk Mound will have 67 graduates on May 28.
25 years ago
May 18, 1989
A daughter, Allison Louise, was born May 5 to Ronald and Marie Swartz of Colfax at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Jenny Hemenway of Elk Mound has been nominated to receive the State FFA Degree, the highest award by the Wisconsin Association of FFA.
Colfax High School will graduate 50 students at commencement exercises May 19 while Elk Mound will have 72 students go through their graduation ceremony.
35 years ago
May 24, 1979
A son, Travis William, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Martinson of Colfax May 16 at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.
The Colfax girls’ track team was third in the conference meet at River Falls as Jodi Snyder set an individual record by winning the long jump at 14’8 ½, Kristy Hoyland had two records in the hurdle events while the 440 yard relay team was first with Snyder, Hoyland, Holly Brockman and Karen Fox.
Students in Gerald Slind’s Building Trades class including Chris Olson, Craig Lorenzen, Gary Swartz, Harvey Flesberg, Dean Kochendorfer and Gene Stovern recently constructed a gazebo in the courtyard of the Colfax Area Nursing Home.
50 years ago
May 21, 1964
Kathy Hanson heads the Colfax graduating class as valedictorian while Diane Spaulding is the salutatorian as 68 students will take part in commencement May 21.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alan Weaver of Eau Claire, a daughter named Roxanne Faye May 6 at Luther Hospital.
Dennis Harms has received notice from the Sports Afield publication that his story titled “Walleyes Are Wanderers” has been accepted for publication in the Sports Afield Fishing Annual.
65 years ago
May 19, 1949
Betty Jenson and LeRoy Petterson of Colfax High School won a beautiful first place trophy for individual achievement at the first annual Drivers Training contest in Eau Claire.
Martin E. Anderson of Colfax is one of 61 University of Wisconsin students elected to Phi Beta Kappa, highest scholastic honor possible to undergraduate students.
Louis Brinkman of Norton visited with the famed Civil War veteran Lansing Wilcox, age 103, at Cadott last week.
100 years ago
May 29, 1914
The Messenger force had the distinction of having the first loaf from the new Colfax Bakery that is now open for business.
Nobody under the age of sixteen years will be permitted to drive an automobile or operate a motorcycle in Wisconsin according to the secretary of state on automobile regulations.
A barn on B.A. Lee’s farm in the Town of Grant was blown down last Tuesday during a bad storm in the locality, giving us torrents of rain and hail.