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Out of the Past – 12-3-2014

Out of the Past – 12-3-2014

10 years ago
December 1, 2004

Under the direction of Colfax Elementary librarian Donette Mickelson, 240 teddy bears or other stuffed animals were brought in by students as part of the annual Teddy Bear contest.

Colfax Women’s Club will present their Living Nativity scene and program Dec. 5 in Tower Park next to the Colfax Municipal Building.

The Colfax girls lost their season opener 48-42 to Mondovi as Rachel Woolever led the Vikings with 13 points.

25 years ago
November 30, 1989

A policy forbidding the use of smoking and other tobacco in all but the boiler rooms and the bus garage was put in place by the Colfax School Board at their November monthly meeting.

Aaron Stamm, linebacker for the Elk Mound football team, has been named to the First Team of the Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association All State team.

The Colfax wrestling team lost their match to Osseo-Fairchild but points were scored by the Vikings on wins by Mike Anderson, Doug Hansen, Curt Henderson and Ryan Seehaver.

35 years ago
December 6, 1979

Travis William was born to Dawn and Bill Hahn of Colfax Oct. 26 at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

Colfax defeated Stanley-Boyd 54-40 to open their season as Tim Prince and Mike Kiekhafer each scored 16 points to lead the Vikings.

Wheeler Feed Mill has been purchased by Peter Edstrom who organically farms his own 340 acre farm near Ridgeland.

50 years ago
December 3, 1964

Captain (Chaplain) Stuart E, Barstad, USAF has joined the United States Air  Force support element on duty in the Southeast Asia base and will be deployed to Thailand.

A son, Andrew Gerard, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Gunderson on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26.

December first, a new manager, Clyde Prince, took over at the Inland Lumber Company office in Colfax, replacing Paul Larson who has been transferred to Chetek.

65 years ago
December 1, 1949

Nuptial vows of Miss Madeline Jean Carroll of Cornell and Colfax High School graduate Warren H. Stevens were exchanged on Thanksgiving Day at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arkdale, Wisconsin.

Colfax failed to show much promise as a conference threat in absorbing a pair of lickings from a classy and scrappy Boyceville High School basketball team last week by scores of 45-33 and 34-29.

Returning from their hunting trip near Cable with a deer for each one were Andrew and Joe Schwartz, George and Ben Dachel, Arnold Borofka and Bill Poirier.

100 years ago
December 11, 1914

Two of the finest deer brought home by our local sportsman this season were brought in by Messrs. Mike Phelan and F.B. Myers, each being a buck of large size and carried an exceptional fine set of horns.

The Domestic Science class at our local high school served a breakfast to the faculty last week and are preparing  a meal for the Senior class soon.

Little Miss Lucile Granger had the misfortune to get an ugly fall on the ice last week, sustaining a fractured shoulder cartilage, and has been carrying her arm in a sling since.