Out of the Past – 9-10-2014
10 years ago
September 8, 2004
Colfax Public School welcomed new staff members for the upcoming year including Joe Kuklenski, sixth grade, Bonnie Froelich, high school special education, Jeanne Herman,Title I and Cecilia Rosello, assistant principal.
A daughter Bridget Rose Luczak, was born Aug. 4 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul to David and Michelle Luczak of North St. Paul.
Both the Colfax and Elk Mound football teams brought their record to 2-0 as the Vikings beat Chetek 6-2 while the Mounders defeated Owen-Withee 36-21.
25 years ago
September 7, 1989
A daughter Shannon Renee Steinke, was born Aug. 28 in Menomonie to Tammy and Randy Steinke of Colfax.
Rev. Steve Braun is the new pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Colfax.
Colfax and Elk Mound are among four teams with 2-0 records in football action with the Vikings winning 18-0 over Prescott and the Mounders shutting out Spring Valley 28-0.
35 years ago
September 13, 1979
A son, Chad Alan, was born to Donna and Alan Johnson of Colfax Aug. 26.
Linda Gayhart of Colfax, Miss Wisconsin Farm Bureau from Dunn County, will appear at the annual meeting program of FS Services, Inc. in Chicago.
Based upon recent complaints to several village board members, it was decided the village police department should send a letter to Don Braaten, owner of the Outhouse Tavern, warning him to keep the doors of his establishment closed while the juke box is playing and keep the volume down as well as not allow patrons to drink outside the premises.
The Town of Colfax bought an electronic computer for $405 to use for bookkeeping purposes.
50 years ago
September 10, 1964
A daughter named Tammi Jean was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tim Haugle at Luther Hospital on Sept. 3.
Brothers Rich and Buck Knutson each ran for a pair of touchdowns as Colfax defeated Boyceville in the season opener 26-13.
Ole Bert Knutson, a former police officer in Colfax, a Spanish American War Veteran and a lifelong resident of Colfax died at age 88 Sept. 4.
65 years ago
September 8, 1949
A gang of cattle rustlers and thieves was broken up last weekend by the undersheriff Oscar Hagen of Dunn County, James W. Moore, Polk County sheriff, and Lawrence Hope, St. Croix County sheriff.
Purchase of one acre of land from T.M. Barstad by the State Radio Council has been announced and on this ground will be built the station which was originally planned for Elk Mound.
A pair of colored road teams had to apply the pressure uphill all the way to gain slender wins over Colfax in the final two base ball games of the season. The House of David took a 6-4 decision on Wednesday night and a Labor Day game found the Broadway Clowns up against ex-big leaguer Vic Johnson who forced the colored boys to quit clowning and play serious ball in order to eke out a 8-7 decision in 11 innings.
100 years ago
September 18, 1914
President Wilson signed a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to pray for peace in Europe. The proclamation sets aside Sunday, Oct. 4 as a day of prayer.
One day last week, two of our village boys, Lyman Paul and Paul Rosenberg, somehow secured a quantity of gunpowder and thought they would have some fun with it. But they got too near when an explosion took place, and as a consequence both boys have been wearing dark glasses and it was fortunate they were not both blinded.