Out of the Past – 12-17-2014
10 years ago
December 15, 2004
With 10 new donors, all Colfax High School students, the goal of 60 units of blood was reached when the Red Cross bloodmobile visited the school Dec. 7.
Wisconsin’s DNR plans to find alternative ways to operate Hoffman Hills Recreation Area south of Colfax, in light of proposed budget cuts that would reduce agency staffing.
Colfax defeated Elk Mound in girl’s basketball action 61-22 as Lauren Castillo led the Vikings with 13 points while Amanda Irwin had 11 for the short handed Mounders.
25 years ago
December 14, 1989
A daughter, Kaitlyn Joelle Bogan was born Nov. 23 to Craig and Amy Bogan of Menomonie at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
After defeating Elk Mound 50-47, the Colfax boys upped their record to 4-0 on the hard court then suffered their first loss to Boyceville 56-50. Pan Parzyck led the Vikings in scoring for both games with 14 against the Mounders and 18 against the Bulldogs.
40 area businesses from Colfax will be giving away a free turkey this holiday season. Winners at each location will be announced Dec. 19.
35 years ago
December 20, 1979
Al Froiland, former partner in Southside Meats and Grocery in Colfax, purchased Mound Grocery in Elk Mound from Dale Waller.
Janet Rothbauer swished the net for 23 points as the Colfax girls defeated Boyceville 49-26. Becky Knutson added 10 points for the Vikings.
Scot Miller of Elk Mound has been named winner of the Elk Mound High School D.A.R. Good Citizen Award.
50 years ago
December 17, 1964
Wednesday afternoon, firemen responded to a fire in Rivers Bend where the Arthur Rostamo house was found enveloped in flames. The fire completely gutted the interior 0f the house but luckily none of the three renters were home at the time.
A daughter, Tammy Jo, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Klukas Dec. 1 at Luther Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Langel of Fresno, Calif., are the parents of a daughter named Stephanie Joy, born Dec. 14.
A son, Kent Bradley, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goodrich (nee Judy Haugle) of Stillwater, Minn on Dec. 12 at the Hudson hospital.
65 years ago
December 15, 1949
The heavy wind of Sunday evening took its toll in the community as a large barn on the Harold Rude farm Southwest of Colfax was blown down and completely wrecked.
Alfon E. Edwards, age 28 and formerly of Colfax, was killed along with one of his employees of the Superior Singer Sewing Machine Store last Saturday when their car left Highway 35 about 11 miles south of Superior and crashed into a tree.
Colfax High School dropped a very well played Middle Border Conference game to Glenwood City by a 40-33 count. Dick Neumann tallied 16 points for Colfax. The Norgs also lost 34-23 to Cornell with Leo Pecore topping the scoring with 10 points.
100 years ago
December 25, 1914
A deal was made the latter part of last week whereby J.L. Smith becomes the owner of the Hotel Colfax, purchasing the property from A.A. Owen.
While out hunting rabbits last Monday, Master Lloyd Pooler received a charge of shot in the top of the head from a gun in the hands of Master Freddie Denham. Had the wound been a little lower it might have proven fatal but only a bad scalp wound was the result.
Elk Mound was the scene of a $1,500 blaze early last Friday morning when the frame building occupied by R. C. Cox as a restaurant and residence was burned.