Out of the Past – 10-22-2014
10 years ago
October 20, 2004
Jennifer and Brian Kastner of Eau Claire are the new owners of Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax after buying the business from Lynn Schneider.
Arch and Vivian Wallace will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at Ruby’s in Bloomer Oct. 24.
The Colfax football team became playoff eligible after a 25-14 win over Glenwood City. Danny Varnes surpassed the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the season with a 238 yard performance while scoring all four Viking touchdowns.
25 years ago
October 19, 1989
After operating his own barber shop in Colfax for over 33 years, Dale Johnson sold the shop to Dave Lausted.
Married Sept. 30 at Holden Lutheran Church were Linda Harshman of Colfax and John Borofka of Bloomer.
Karla Mathews and Jeffrey Fennie, both of Colfax, were married Sept. 23 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Elk Mound clinched a spot in the WIAA football playoffs with a 24-6 win over Prescott. Head coach Dan Pedersen noted Elk Mound will not be able to host a playoff game, stating “Our field is just junk and is the worst facility in the conference”.
Colfax graduate Lori Bates is a member of the varsity volleyball team at Chippewa Valley Technical College.
35 years ago
October 25, 1979
Lisa Strand has won the Century III Leaders Scholarship competition for Colfax High School.
Village of Colfax trustee Irwin Flaten has resigned from the board because his job requires too much time and he can not attend all the meetings.
Elk Mound defeated Colfax in football action 18-14 as John Solem scored twice for the Mounders, while the Viking’s Robbie Railton ended the season with 1,022 rushing yards.
50 years ago
October 22, 1964
A son, Dorian Lloyd, was born Oct. 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Dorian Nereson of Chicago.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Juel Haugle, a daughter named Stacy Lynn, Oct. 18 at Luther Hospital.
Miss Sandra Evon Weaver and Dick D. Busche were married Oct. 10 at Norton Lutheran Church.
Miss Colleen L. Flatland of Wheeler became the bride of Louis B. Styer of Colfax Oct. 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie.
65 years ago
October 20, 1949
John Faust and Dave Stansbury will share honors as Colfax High School’s homecoming king while Josephine Hattery will serve as the queen.
Colfax defeated Baldwin 27-0 as center Lee Porter intercepted a pass and ran for 55 yards to score the first touchdown of the game for the Vikings.
Mr. James Anderson of Colfax and Miss Corrine Marie Jones of Denver, Colorado were married Oct. 8 in Denver.
100 years ago
October 30, 1914
Arnold, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hovland, had the misfortune of breaking his leg above the knee after taking a fall.The young patient stood the shock bravely without an anesthetic, even when the limb was being set.
At the new Lutheran church in Poplar Creek Wednesday afternoon occurred the marriage of Miss Theresa Beyrer to Mr. Webster Dyer.