Out of the Past – 7-16-2014
10 years ago
July 7, 2004
A daughter, Grace Elizabeth Hasse, was born July 1 to Anne and Jason Hasse at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
A son, Abram Joseph Dachel, was born June 26 to Melanie Dachel and Benjamin Dachel at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
Cleveland Smith smacked a three run homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Colfax Black Sox a 7-5 win over Plum City.
25 years ago
July 13, 1989
Mike Hoyland hung up his gas pump nozzle at Mike’s Service Station in Colfax after stringent regulations governing underground tanks forced him to stop selling gas, leaving Colfax without a full service station.
A daughter, Megan Leigh Madson, was born July 1 at Skokie, Ill. to Mark and Shelly Madson.
Donna Kregel of Tomahawk and Jonathan Alms of Colfax were married May 27 at First Lutheran Church of Eau Claire.
35 years ago
July 19, 1979
A petition for the recall of Elk Mound board member David Cartwright was examined and found satisfactory for certification by Circuit Court Judge Marshall Norseng.
A son, Michael Joseph, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hagberg of Colfax July 9.
A son, Jason Carl, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Olson July 13 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Linda Harshman, a senior at Colfax High School, was the only Dunn County student among 131 students attending the Winnebagoland Summer Music Festival in Oshkosh.
50 years ago
July 23, 1964
Due to the severe drought in the area, the Colfax Village Board requests that all residents refrain from watering their lawns since the village pump cannot keep up with the demand.
A former resident of Colfax, Alfred Olson, age 66, drowned in the Columbia River near Bangor, Oregon July 11.
Mark Dobbs belted a solo homerun and Doug Aspen a grand slam for the Colfax Little League team in a 7-6 loss to Menomonie. Kenneth Obermueller was tagged with the loss on the mound, his first one all season.
65 years ago
July 14, 1949
Three new members were elected to the Colfax School Board including Leon Mullin for a three year term, Leon Dunbar for a two year term and Elmer Meyer for a one year term.
The new Colfax Municipal Liquor Store, owned and operated under the jurisdiction of the village, began sales on Thursday of last week.
David Sundby of the village purchased the building on Main Street which holds a grocery and dry goods store from Herman Erickson of Hudson.
Truman Lowry was awarded a diploma at Rice Lake by the Federal Bureau of Investigation upon completion of a ten week course.
100 years ago
July 24, 1914
While grinding a sickle on an emery stone driven by power, E. G. Roff had the misfortune to get a badly cut hand that will no doubt lay him up for some time.
The 10 Commandments of Good Citizenship as printed in The Messenger:
1. Thou shalt honor thy city and keep its laws.
2. Remember thy cleaning day and keep it wholly.
3. Thou shalt love thy children and provide for them decent homes and playgrounds.
4. Thou shalt keep fresh air in thy house day and night.
5. Thou shalt keep in order thy alleys, thy back yard, thy halls and stairways.
6. Thou shall not kill thy neighbors bodies with poisonous air, nor their souls with bad companions.
7. Thou shalt not let the filthy fly live.
8. Thou shalt not steal thy children’s happiness from them.
9. Thou shalt not bear filthy, decayed teeth in thy mouth.
10.Thou shalt not spit on the walks, on the floor or in the cars.