Out of the Past – 8-13-2014
10 years ago
August 11, 2004
Automatic External Defibrillators, obtained through a federal grant, have been distributed to the Colfax and Elk Mound volunteer fire departments by the Colfax Rescue Squad.
Big time country music star Collin Raye will perform at the Dunn County Fair Aug. 12.
Matthew Berg, Colfax High School graduate now teaching biology at Grantsburg High School, received his masters degree from UW-Eau Claire Aug 7.
25 years ago
August 10, 1989
The Colfax high school age girls softball team, coached by Al Johnson, won both the regular season and tournament championship in the Tri County Fastpitch League.
A daughter, Amy Esther Mousel, was born July 26 to Tom and Pam Mousal of Colfax at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
A wedding dance for Joli Kragness and Bob Morning will be held Aug 12 at the White Birch.
Beth A. Higbie of Colfax has completed a U.S. Air Force ROTC field training encampment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
35 years ago
August 16, 1979
A son, Corey Edward, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kiekhafer of Colfax, July 31 at Luther Hospital.
Seehaver’s Refrigeration and Electrical will host an Open House at the Colfax Fairgrounds to allow local farmers to see a demonstration of the revolutionary Bodmin Nu-Pulse milking system.
Celia Fritz Laustad, who farms with her husband Lewis south of Colfax, has had 57 speaking engagements around Wisconsin in the past year concerning making changes in the marital property laws in the state.
50 years ago
August 20, 1964
Miss Pauline Sylla of Glenwood City and T. Craig Schultz were married Aug. 8 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Glenwood City.
Earl Chapin, columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, was in town Monday gathering material for his column on Colfax’s Centennial observance next week.
Nine-year-old Gregory Stene who was seriously injured in a farm accident over two weeks ago, was released last week from St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. His recovery is excellent.
65 years ago
August 11, 1949
Miss Sybil G. Anderson and Almont V. Peterson, both of Colfax, were united in marriage Aug. 6 at Holden Lutheran Church.
Colfax residents Miss Louise Noer and Mr. Donald Wiseman were wed at an all candlelight ceremony Aug. 7 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Around 1,000 fans showed up to watch the first ever Dunn County all star game under the lights on the Colfax athletic field. The West team beat the East team 4-0 as Dobbs, Lund, Gilberts, Lanzer and Repaal, representing Colfax, all played for the East.
Colfax shoppers will find scores of attractive bargain prices at the opening at Works Super Value Food Market (formerly Ericksons) this week.
100 years ago
August 21, 1914
The fellow who came to The Messenger last week as a printer, staid until Sunday, and while the office was unguarded, deliberately tapped the cash drawer in the office safe and left for parts unknown with $40.
Colfax lost two citizens from Brights disease including Mrs. Walter McElwain Tuesday morning and Henry Frederic Fricke Aug. 17.
The Eau Claire Kampers invaded the local base ball park here last Sunday but the bombardment directed against them by the local defenders completely routed them 10 to 0. With the bases loaded in the seventh, Colfax slugger Heyerdahl hit the pill for three sacks, clearing the bases and later hit for a home run.