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Out of the Past – 10-29-2014

Out of the Past – 10-29-2014

10 years ago
October 27, 2004

A daughter, Brooke Elizabeth Coates was born July 31 at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie to Dan and Echoe Coates.

Colfax FFA members Nick Albricht, Josh Secraw, Tryston Beyrer and Sophia Secraw were the winners of the Tri-County Soil Judging contest.

Colfax bombed Boyceville 60-20 in the final regular season football game. The last time Colfax scored over 60 points was in 1973 when they beat Pepin 62-0.

Elk Mound won the D-SC football title with a 7-0 record and were 9-0 overall with a  35-23 win over Unity.

25 years ago
October 26, 1989

Colfax elementary student Brandon Haugle recently participated in the U.S. Space Camp program in Huntsville, Ala.

The Colfax volleyball team ended their season with an 0-3 record at the regional round robin tournament held in Prescott.

Elk Mound’s football team went undefeated for the season at 9-0 and won the D-SC conference title with a 25-14 win over Elmwood.

Sally Nelson of Colfax and Robert Tshumperlin of Elmwood were married Sept. 2 at Faith Lutheran Church of Running Valley.

35 years ago
November 1, 1979

Raymond Dreger of Colfax, now the special products manager of Mobile Chemical Company in Richmond, VA is on a university lecture tour to Peking, China and Tokyo, Japan.

New owners of the Southside Grocery store, Paul, Jeff and Virginia Wittrock, held a Grand Opening for the store this week.

Coached by Pat Groskopp, the Colfax High School girls are the Dunn-St. Croix volleyball champions with a 10-0 record after a three set win over Boyceville. It is their first conference championship since the sport received conference recognition in 1975. Kari Kressin was the top spiker with 10 against Boyceville.

50 years ago
October 29, 1964

A son was born to Dr. and Mrs. Donald Hammer of Manhattan, Montana on Oct. 27.

Fire destroyed a machine shed, some machinery and damaged a granary on the Paul Maves farm five miles southwest of Colfax Monday evening.

Viola Oas is a candidate for Dunn County Sheriff and if elected, her husband, Leonard, current sheriff, will handle all the sheriff’s duties as an appointed deputy sheriff at no extra cost to the county.

65 years ago
October 27. 1949

New arrivals to the area include: a son born Oct. 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Niblett of Albertville at the Stovern Maternity home, a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gilbert Oct.24 at Stovern Maternity home, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Stokes of Eau Claire Oct. 20, and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bartilson of Elk Mound Oct. 19 at Luther Hospital.

Marriage vows were exchanged at United Brethern parsonage in Bloomer between Mrs. Gladys Isreals and Juel Freestone Oct. 22.

Colfax lost their first homecoming game in five years to Spring Valley by a score of 13-0.

100 years ago
November 6, 1914

At the Royal Hotel Wednesday night, someone, presumably a tramp, entered the house and made off with two watches and a pocketbook containing $2 in cash. It would seem that a night clerk well armed would be a very valuable asset to our local hotel.

The girls Basket ball team at our local high school had their first meeting last week and elected Gudrom Bjerkness as their captain.

At the annual dinner and sale given by the ladies of the Synod Church Tuesday, the total receipts were $171.10, which after paying expenses, will leave a neat sum in the church treasury.