Out of the Past – 12-10-2014
10 years ago
December 8, 2004
Christine Loew of Colfax and Thomas Levenhagen of Rice Lake were married Oct. 30 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.
Colfax football players named to the D-SC All Conference team are Danny Varnes, Matt DeMoe, Andrew Dietsche, Trevor Knutson, Trevor Hover, Joey Robertson and Cleveland Smith.
Named to the D-SC football team from Elk Mound were Cal Johnson, Ryan Schumacher, Brandon Powell, Mark Price, Joel Meyer, Mike Siebenshuh, Mike Shea, Tim Payne, Mark Mai, Gary Wilcox, Kyle Erickson, Rob Cernocky and Chad Curry.
Colfax senior Calinn Weber was chosen to perform with the United Cheerleaders Association All Stars in London, England during the New Year’s holiday.
25 years ago
December 7, 1989
A son, Zachary George Steen, was born Nov. 9 to Tony and Raeann (Mitchell) Steen at Luther Hospital.
Ready to open the new Colfax branch of First Bank & Trust of Menomonie are Kathy Brown, Brian Smith and Lori Kistner.
Divers from the Eau Claire Fire Department were called to Tainter Lake behind Jake’s Supper Club to pull out a car owned by Paul Fagerland that had rolled into the lake.
35 years ago
December 13, 1979
Bud Beyrer, Colfax, is a new junior member of the American Angus Assn. and is now eligible to register cattle in the AAA.
Todd Knutson scored 18 points to lead the Colfax boys past Plum City 64-39 while Mike Kiekhafer was high point man for the Vikings with 20 in a 75-42 win over Spring Valley.
The Colfax Rescue Squad is considering buying a device commonly called the “Jaws of Life’ which can rip open wrecked cars to get accident victims out, at a cost of $8,000.
50 years ago
December 10, 1964
A daughter, Kendra Kay was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shong Dec. 4 at Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wis.
John Jahr was the only Colfax wrestler to win his match as the Vikings were defeated 44-5 by New Richmond.
Sunday afternoon, six carloads of the Colfax-Sand Creek Area String Band played a concert at Ella, Wis. On Monday night they appeared in concert at Dallas, Wis.
65 years ago
December 8, 1949
Open house will be observed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Logslett Dec. 11 in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.
Colfax city water has now been extended past the Legion Hall and the Reid-Murdoch Pickling station on the west side.
Sidney Lee of Colfax crashed into a guard rail due to slippery roads on Highway 40 about two miles south of Colfax on Tuesday night. His 1949 Ford was badly damaged with an estimate of $300 to fix.
100 years ago
December 18, 1914
Scarlet fever is closing many of the Wisconsin schools and quite extensive epidemics are threatened in some quarters. Every parent should be on the lookout for any suspicious symptoms in their children including sore throat, fever and a rash.
The local High School Basket Ball team met the High School team from Elk Mound Monday evening at the Opera House and defeated them by a score of 33-20.
The local stores are to hold open evening hours from now until after Christmas for the benefit of shoppers who are too busy during the day.