Out of the Past – 9-24-2014
10 years ago
September 23, 2004
Serving as Grand Marshals for the Colfax Firefighters Ball parade were Kyle and Tami Knutson.
Bob Fehr had a near perfect score in The Messenger’s weekly football contest, missing just one of 22 games to win the top prize. In the 10 years the contest has been running, no one has picked all the correct winners.
Colfax defeated Unity 26-7 in football action with Danny Varnes scoring three touchdowns to improve their record to 3-1, while Elk Mound mauled Mondovi 49-6 as Brandon Powell and Ryan Schumacher combined for five scores to help the Mounders improve to 4-0 for the season.
25 years ago
September 21, 1989
A daughter, Sophia Anna Carin Secraw, was born Sept. 8 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire to Michael and Jean Secraw of Colfax.
A son, Andrew Robert Risler, was born Sept. 8 at Myrtle Werth Medical Center in Menomonie to Stacy Jenson and Chuck Risler.
Sophomore lineman Brady Connell kicked a 29 yard field goal in overtime to give Colfax a 3-0 win over Glenwood City.
Elk Mound broke St. Croix Central’s string of 23 straight wins with a 32-0 drubbing of the Panthers.
35 years ago
September 27, 1979
A son Ryan Phillip, was born to Phil and Kathy Williamson of Colfax Sept. 14.
William Vincent, Prairie Farm District Administrator, reportedly has been named the new administrator of the Elk Mound School District.
Wanda G. “Buffy” Lind, formerly of Colfax, and Jeffrey Lee Kamrath of Mound, Minn. were united in marriage Sept. 15 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
The Colfax football team dropped out of first place in the conference when they were upset 14-13 by Boyceville, a team that started the season on a 28 game losing streak.
50 years ago
September 24, 1964
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kvall (nee Wanetta Fjelsted), of St. Paul, a son Sept. 21.
A daughter, Karla Annette, was born to Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mathews Sept. 17 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
Stuart B. Halpin of Colfax, received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Sept. 3 after completing the nine week reserve component course at Fort Benning, Ga.
Carol Froiland and David Knutson will represent Colfax High School as the 1964 Homecoming queen and king.
65 years ago
September 22, 1949
Fourteen freight cars piled up in a Soo Line wreck here last Wednesday on the east limits of the village. No property damage was done but had the wreck occurred less than one half mile back, many sheds and gasoline storage tanks might have been badly damaged or burned down.
Miss Marlys Israels of Colfax and Donald Smith of Elk Mound were united in marriage Sept. 12 at the chapel of Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire.
Lewis Lausted of Colfax, is a promising member of the 1949 Stout Institute football squad, according to Tony Storti, Stout head football coach.
100 years ago
October 2, 1914
Oct. 1 marks the renewal of the evening curfew bell ringing for Colfax and children will do well to “hike” for home when they hear it.
John Russell had the misfortune to get a badly sprained arm while cranking a car on Monday.