Out of the Past – 7-2-2014
10 years ago
June 30, 2004
A son, Wyatt Ray Brown, was born June 22 in Wausau to Bill and Rebecca Brown.
A daughter, Katie Lin Riley, was adopted May 10 by Steven and Jackie Riley, Colfax, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. She was born April 8, 2003.
A framed certificate in recognition of being named to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards Media Honor Roll was presented to Marlin Raveling, Messenger news editor at the monthly school board meeting.
25 years ago
June 29, 1989
Clifford Peterson will be the Master of Ceremonies as Holden Lutheran Church of rural Colfax celebrates their 125th anniversary with a special service and dinner July 2.
Coached by Keith Noll, the WAXX -Pepsi Stars 9th-10th grade girls basketball team won its division at the Badger State games in Madison. Team members from Colfax were Natalie Noll, Jodi Bosch and Heidi Morning.
Chad Durrstein of the 22ers 4-H Club won the Senior Showmanship award for Dairy while Sarah Omtvedt of the Sand Creek Pipers won Junior Showmanship at the Colfax Free Fair.
35 years ago
July 5, 1979
Two armed men entered Cart’s Place on Main Street through the front door Saturday afternoon and stole money from the cash register and from one of the patrons. The men were apprehended a short time later around the Tainter Lake area.
Country music singer Ronnie Milsap will perform two shows during the Dunn County Fair July 19 in Menomonie.
18-year-old Jon Thorsen of Glenwood City was arrested and charged with armed robbery and attempted murder in connection with the burglary of the Wheeler branch of the First Bank and Trust of Menomonie.
50 years ago
July 2, 1964
Miss Bonny Hopkins of Colfax became the bride of James F. Peterson of New Auburn June 20 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Smith are the parents of a son born June 27 at Chippewa Falls.
A/2c Clark Fjelsted is now stationed in the Philippines where he is on an 18 month tour of duty. He will also put in short periods in Vietnam.
65 years ago
June 30, 1949
Eddie Swenson, formerly of Colfax who was visiting his grandpa, was injured at the Tilden-Colfax baseball game when a fly ball struck him directly in the eye. He has been confined to Luther Hospital for almost five days due to the injury.
After announcing in The Messenger last week that the Colfax Lutheran Church would have a new pastor, Rev. Luther H. Berven has decided not to accept the call and will stay in Adams, Wisc.
Strong winds blew over a barn on the George DeLaitsch farm near Hillgrove cemetery and a barn on the Oscar Jenson farm near Norton was also blown over.
The Colfax Junior Legion team won its third game in a week as three youthful pitchers, Clyde Prince, Gene Miller and Dick Newman pitched three consecutive one hit games.
100 years ago
July 10, 1914
Prof. M.V. O.Shea from the Department of Education of the University of Wisconsin, spoke to parents of our school system on the topic “What to do With Our Dull Children” last week.
The West Wisconsin Ben Franklin Club, composed of the employing printers of west Wisconsin, is to convene at Colfax next Monday, with the July meeting being of an “outing” nature. It is expected they will bring their ladies along, and it will be the opportunity of all who have the welfare of Colfax at heart, to try and show them a good time that day.