Out of the Past – 10-1-2014
10 years ago
September 29, 2004
Amanda Chladek and Rob Cernocky were chosen as the 2004 Elk Mound High School homecoming queen and king.
More than 80 friends and family members helped Bill and Jean LaRue, former Colfax residents, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 29.
Married Aug. 9 in Sturgis, SD were Heidi Jo Zwiefelhofer and Brian Paul Tuschl.
Elk Mound moved to 5-0 in football action with a 28-0 win over Glenwood City while Colfax moved to 4-1 after rolling over Mondovi 34-12.
25 years ago
September 28, 1989
After wins over Elmwood and Plum City, the Colfax volleyball team is 5-0 in dual matches.
King and queen of Elk Mound’s 1989 homecoming were Mike Hanson and Denise Larson while Grand Marshals of the homecoming parade were Butch and Denise Jensen.
An advisory committee to make recommendations on building a track at Colfax High School was approved during the monthly school board meeting.
35 years ago
October 4, 1979
Mark and Brenda Scheffel (Fjelsted), Reedsburg, are the parents of a son,Nicholas Jon, born Sept. 13.
Robert DeSoto, a 1955 graduate of Colfax High School died in an accident along with his 14 year old son Jonathon near Yosemite National Park, California September 22.
Bruce Erickson, retired superintendent of Elk Mound’s school system, was named Elk Mound village president, replacing Clifford Oas.
50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Berge are the parents of a daughter, Susan Joyce, born Sept. 23 at Luther Hospital.
Several people were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Rublee Thursday evening in honor of Paul Gehring, who terminated his employment with the Farmers Store Company on Saturday. Lester Jenneman became the new manager of the store,
A lutefisk and meatball supper will be held at the North Running Valley Lutheran Church Oct. 8.
65 years ago
September 29, 1949
Juel Haugle of Colfax claimed Doris Sommerfeldt of Fall Creek as his bride in a ceremony Sept. 18 at St. James Trinity Church in Fall Creek.
Fire completely leveled the 36 X 80 foot barn on the Carl Scheidecker farm eight miles northwest of Colfax Saturday afternoon. Lost in the fire were 4,000 bales of hay and all milking utensils and three milking machines.
Good running by Donald Steinmetz, Follingstad and Curtis Close, along with good passing by Clyde Prince to Clyde Teppen, resulted in a Colfax victory 32-12 over Boyceville.
100 years ago
October 9, 1914
Hon. E. L. Phillips, Republican candidate for Governor, came here last Saturday afternoon by auto from Eau Claire and addressed a crowd from his auto on Main Street.
The new church of the St. Johannas congregation in the Town of Grant, is to be dedicated Oct. 18 with appropriate services in both German and English.
Last Friday morning a fire started in the basement of the Hotel Colfax, caused by an explosion of gas from lighting a match too near the gasoline engine used in pumping water. The fire company was on the scene promptly and soon had it under control.