Out of the Past – 6-4-2014
10 years ago
June 2, 2004
Groundbreaking ceremonies were conducted May 25 for the ethanol plant to be constructed by Western Wisconsin Renewable Energy Cooperative between Wheeler and Boyceville.
Josh Borofka, eighth grade student form Colfax won an essay contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Sheriffs Association.
Fueled by a grand slam from Tony Berres and a two run dinger from Chad Berge, the Colfax baseball team beat St. Croix Central in the first game of the regional tournament 10-3.
25 years ago
June 1, 1989
Crowned as royalty during Nursing Home Week at the Area Nursing Home were King and Queen Ron and Agnes Hagen and runners up were Eck Hovind and Nona Anderson.
Brynda Lyn Ebling and Darral Robert Otto were married May 6 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
A new school record for Colfax was set in the 3200 meter relay by Jordi Buchner, Jennifer Hill, Heidi Morning and Nicole Earnhart at 11:11.
Chris Stoffel was named to the All Conference baseball team for Colfax and was also the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Three baseball players were chosen All Conference from Elk Mound including Dave Rhude, Chuck Storing and Randy Paulson.
35 years ago
June 7, 1979
Timothy W. Harstad, a 1970 Colfax graduate, received his degree from University of Wisconsin -Madison Medical School May 27.
A boy, Joel Daniel was born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Harstad May 25 at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.
The Colfax girls’ 440 relay team of Kristy Hoyland, Holly Brockman, Karen Fox and Jodi Snyder set a new school record of 53.7 and placed seventh at the state track meet June 2 in Madison.
50 years ago
June 4, 1964
David Olson was the recipient of the Athlete of the Year award for Colfax High School while Jerome Vettrus won the Sportsmanship award.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Benson of Colfax will observe their 25th wedding anniversary June 7 at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church.
Carol Larson, Pat Lofthus and Judy Rognstad will represent Colfax High School at the state convention of Future Homemakers of America at Green Lake.
65 years ago
June 2, 1949
Miss Helen Stovern of Colfax was married to Theodore G. Tardiff of Menomonie May 24 in Menomonie.
Eau Claire Senior High School’s powerful and unbeaten Old Abes had their biggest base ball scare of the season under the lights here Friday night, being held to their lowest run output of the season, edging out a 5 to 4 win over Colfax. Clyde Prince and Dick Newman both pitched for our locals and gave up only five hits and struck out twelve batters while Vern Steinmetz had a long homerun and a double and Curtis Close had a double and a single. Two fielding errors in the sixth allowed Eau Claire to score the winning run.
Marie Delaitsch of Colfax will receive her bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College at Northfield June 6.
100 years ago
June 12, 1914
An automobile accident in Washington state claimed the life of a former Colfax boy, Lewis Larson May 27. Lewis lived with his grand parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sorli in the village before their departure a few years ago.
Miss Effie Burch, Teacher of Art in the Duluth Normal, has finished her year’s work and came here last Friday to spend her vacation with her sister Mrs. E.B.Hill.
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Eau Claire will perform a high class concert at the I.S.W.A. Park June 14.