Out of the Past – 8-4-2014
10 years ago
August 4, 2004
A son, Mitch Daniel Martinson, was born July 24 to Jeremy and Melissa Martinson.
A son, Aiden Ernst Sundstrom, was born July 27 to Susan Ashley Rodocker, Colfax, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls.
The Colfax Black Sox finished their baseball season with a 16-1 record after a 4-2 win over Chetek. Preston Albricht smacked a two run homerun in the final win.
25 years ago
August 3, 1989
A son, Joshua Thomas Ackerlund, was born July 14 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire to Steven and Stacey Ackerlund.
A son, Joshua Michael Linberg, was born July 16 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, to Michael and Connie Linberg of Elk Mound.
Married June 3 at the Sea Horse Inn, Eau Claire were Ann Marie Foust and Steven Mark Olson.
Karen Foss of Colfax and Bob Gausman of St. Paul were married July 15 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
35 years ago
August 9, 1979
Alvin and Arlene Berge of Colfax received the first Farmers Home Administration loan under the Farm Credit Act of 1978 at Peoples State Bank.
The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Wally Scheidecker was observed at the First Congregational Church in Bloomer July 15.
A son, Adam Lawrence, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Byron Christianson July 30 at Luther Hospital.
Clifford Oas, chairman of the Village of Elk Mound, submitted his resignation, effective immediately since he no longer will be residing in the village.
50 years ago
August 13, 1964
Miss Connie Gunderson of Colfax became the bride of Otto Krueger of Ripon August 2 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Married August 1 at St. John the Baptist Church in Cooks Valley were Judith Zwiefelhofer and Harry Prince, both of Bloomer.
Carol Ann Longdo of Colfax and Richard Heidtke of Chippewa Falls exchanged wedding vows July 25 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Colfax.
A daughter, Debra Ann was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Kerr (Margaret Bates) July 8 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Valaske observed their golden wedding anniversary with an open house at Norton Lutheran Church August 9.
65 years ago
August 4, 1949
Colfax and community lost an early pioneer resident July 27 when Mrs. Admiral Lewis (Adelia Sarah Shields) passed away at age 90.
Dick Newman and the Legion Junior base ball team bowed out the 1949 season in a blaze of glory when Newman pitched a no hitter with 15 strikeouts in a win over Bloomer.
Donald Flynn of Colfax entered Naval training at Great Lakes, Illinois on July 22.
100 years ago
August 14, 1914
John D. Burns has been appointed Post Master for Colfax, succeeding N. A. Lee who resigned to enter the mercantile business.
Warning to Children: The practice of coasting with wagons on sidewalks on Main street is prohibited and all who persist in the practice will be punished.
Colfax’s crack number one base ball team met defeat last Sunday at the hands of the Athletics of Menomonie. It took eleven innings to beat our boys 5-4 as Elmer Rowe, former star pitcher for the University of Minnesota in the box for the Athletics, had Colfax sluggers at his mercy most of the game.