Out of the Past – 11-5-2014
10 years ago
Nov. 3, 2004
From World War I through today, former School District of Colfax students who died during military service will be honored by having their names engraved on a plaque to be prominently displayed at Colfax High School.
Colfax lost their first round football playoff game to Osseo-Fairchild 25-7, ending their season with a 7-3 record. Elk Mound defeated Cadott in the first round and that same Osseo-Fairchild team the second round to improve their record to 11-0.
Rachel Woolever, Mary Lee and Shaina Mulvey were named to the All Conference volleyball team for Colfax while the Mounder’s Stacey Kopp, Haley Suckow, Andrea Turek and Amanda Irwin also made the list.
25 years ago
November 2, 1989
A trial date has been scheduled Nov. 16 for the case involving charges of selling beer to an underage person against Sportman’s Bar of Colfax.
Elk Mound will play in the state semi-final football game after beating Stratford 31-14 and Fall Creek 21-14, having to come from behind in both games.
A daughter, Lakrissa Jade Leiser, was born Oct. 6 to Melissa Harvey and Lonnie Leiser at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
35 years ago
November 8, 1979
Jennifer Froseth was born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Froseth, Eau Claire, Oct. 26 at Luther Hospital.
Christopher Michael Rundle was born Oct. 2 at St. Joseph Hospital, Chippewa Falls to Marsha and Bruce Rundle of Colfax.
Tiffany Nicole Wilson was born to Shane and Phyllis Williams, Rockford, Ill. Oct. 9.
After winning the conference and sub-regionals, the Colfax volleyball team won one set and lost one set in the regionals to St. Croix Central and Clear Lake, then lost both sets to Cameron to end the season.
Pamela Jean Fehr and Thomas Matthew Moen, both of Colfax, were married Oct. 20 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Kristy Sue Hoyland and Jeffrey David Roberts, both of Colfax were united in marriage Nov. 3 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Connie Creaser of Menomonie and Lane Whitted of Colfax exchanged marriage vows Sept. 22 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville.
50 years ago
November 5, 1964
Miss Elaine Louise Anderson of Elk Mound and David D. Hedrington of Chippewa Falls were married Oct. 10 at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church.
Harry Harris, Alvin Erickson, Delbert Gunderson, Tom Dunbar, Orville Larson and Juul Noer motored to Minneapolis on Sunday to see the Viking-Packer game.
Jerry Demulling took over operation of the Sportsmans’ Bar and Hotel Nov. 1, from Palmer Raawe who had operated the bar for the past several years.
65 years ago
Closing of the Knapp Settlement rural school took effect on Monday of this week and all pupils of that school are now being transported to daily classes at Colfax.
Colfax High ended the football season with a record of three wins and four losses after losing 12-0 to a powerful and near championship eleven from Ellsworth.
A five-generation family photo was taken for The Messenger with nine month old Linda Kay Hainstock, daughter of Mrs. Kenneth Hainstock, grandmother Mrs. Lloyd Nereson, great grandmother Mrs. Emma Dean and great -great grandmother Mrs. Tony Bergland. (Mrs. Bergland passed away just before the photo was published).
100 years ago
At about 9:30 Tuesday evening, a barn fire started at the Dr. J. Beebe farm, destroying the barn and contents which included hay, oats, cutter, veterinary tools and medicines.
A shipment of twelve large cannons passed through town Tuesday, destined for use in the British army.
While laying a drain pipe at the F. J. Hones farm, Oscar Beckwith met with an accident that was near fatal when about four feet of earth caved upon him, and after several men worked with all their might to dig him out, he needed the aid of Dr. Larson to save his life.