Out of the Past – 5-28-2014
10 years ago
May 26, 2004
No action was taken by the Colfax school board on a letter of resignation by Ryan Herink, head boy’s basketball coach due to the fact there was no staff member willing to replace him.
After 30 years of driving school bus for the Colfax district, Anita Rundle will be retiring at the end of the school year. Karen Henderson, Title 1 teacher will also retire after 20 years of service to the district.
The Colfax boys were second in the D-SC Conference meet while the girls were fourth. The Elk Mound girls were second and the boys fifth in the same meet.
25 years ago
May 25, 1989
Lyndon Peterson took his seat as the newest member of the Colfax School Board, filling the unexpired term of the late Alton Anderson.
Winning four events, the Colfax girls were second at the D-SC Conference meet while the boys were seventh.
A son, Aaron Michael Ausing was born May 13 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire to Michael and Barbara Ausing.
A son, Luke Fredrick Anderson was born May 11 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire to Kelwin and Nancy Anderson of Elk Mound.
35 years ago
May 31, 1979
For the first time in the history of girls’ sports at Colfax, the 440 relay team of Kristy Hoyland, Holly Brockman, Karen Fox and Jodi Snyder will compete at the state track meet in Madison after taking second in the Spooner sectional. Jerry Marko competed in the pole vault and Joe Dachel in the 880 yard run at Spooner but did not advance.
Craig Johnson was named most valuable player for the Colfax baseball team while Robbie Railton was the leading hitter for the season after the team lost a heartbreaker 8-7 in the regional championship to Winter.
Nancy Noer was named most valuable player for the Colfax softball team while Wendy Larson was most improved for coach Gary Bergman. The Vikings ended their season with a 10-3 sub-regional loss to Elmwood.
50 years ago
May 28, 1964
Members of Holden Lutheran Church gathered Sunday afternoon to pay honor to Berdie Bronken for her forty years of faithful service as organist for the church.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Art Klingenberg May 19 at Waterloo, Iowa.
A son named David Alan was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Prill at the Bloomer hospital May 16.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bronken of Barron are the parents of a son, Luke Andrew born May 2 at the Barron hospital.
A son named Todd Arthur was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nabbefeld May 17 at Luther hospital in Eau Claire.
Andrew Grabow of Colfax was among several Hamline University athletes honored at the college’s annual letterman awards banquet and received a numeral in football.
65 years ago
May 26, 1949
Goldeen Wendlandt was the valedictorian and Leroy Petterson the salutatorian of the Colfax class of 1949. There were 67 seniors in the class.
Colfax pitching gave up ten hits and the Colfax defense chipped in seven untimely errors to help Elk Mound to a 12 to 6 win in the home opener of the Dunn County base ball league. M. Schneck and D. Schneck both had three hits for Elk Mound.
The 50th anniversary of the cornerstone being laid for the Colfax Methodist Church was celebrated May 22 with several former pastors returning to represent the church.
100 years ago
June 5, 1914
Mr. Fay Lemler of Colfax and Miss Harriet Erickson of Menomonie journeyed to Black River Falls and were married there Wednesday of this week.
The contract for the installation of a new water system for our prosperous little city has been let to J. M. Donahue of Stevens Point. The amount of the contract is fixed at $12,994.46.
Ten young people are to be graduated on June 12th, being the largest class ever graduated any year since the organization of the school. Graduates are: Mabel Morrison, Flossie Gullickson, Mabel Card, Agnes Thompson, Hilda Flesberg, Garda Hilson, Stafford Scott, Lyle Wikre, Howard Lowry, Lewis Gunderson.