Out of the Past – 12-24-2014
10 years ago
December 22, 2004
A daughter Savannah Amor Catherine Hjort, was born Nov. 19 to Brian and Esme Hjort at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
A son, Preston James Faust was born Oct. 24 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls, to Lisa Preston and Jason Faust of Elk Mound.
Joe Phillips scored 21 points as the Colfax boys upset Mondovi 55-41 in basketball action.
25 years ago
December 21, 1989
Maureen Brennan has been chosen the DAR Good Citizen by the senior class and faculty of Colfax High School.
A daughter, Kristin Mae Kieffer, was born Dec. 2 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire to Todd and Paula Kieffer.
A son, Andrew Joseph Swoboda, was born Nov. 28 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls, to Timothy and Roxanne Swoboda.
After four straight defeats, the Elk Mound boys thrashed Elmwood 79-54 with Tim Weidinger scoring 17 points, then routed Arkansaw-Pepin 82-50 as Terry Koleski scored 15.
35 years ago
December 27, 1979
Lorie Stodola of Rice Lake and Joel Hilson of Colfax were married Nov. 24 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake.
Bernard Longberg of Eau Claire sent in a whopping contribution of $300 for the Colfax Livestock Building fund at the fairgrounds. Total donations are now up to $1,310.
Shane Bohnen won the 126 pound class, Steve Ebling was second at 105 pounds and Kris Kressin was also second at 185 pounds at the eight team Chippewa Falls tournament.
50 years ago
December 24, 1964
A number of World War I veterans and their wives held a birthday party for Herman Salzman and Charles Wait at the Salzman home Friday evening.
In local high school news, Kathie Sylte passed 140 words a minute in the official Gregg Shorthand test. She is the first to pass this since Mrs. Saumer has been teaching here.
The Vikings lost their first place standing when they were beaten 77-54 by New Richmond Friday night.
65 years ago
December 22, 1949
The Elk Creek school house in the Town of Howard, burned completely down on Monday. The teacher, Mrs. Norman Krieling and 35 pupils managed to get out of the building and to save all of their books.
The marriage of Loretta Follingstad of Colfax and Frank Prone of North Little Rock, Ark. took place at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer Dec. 3.
Alfred J. Emmerton, the first white child to be born in the Cooks Valley community on Feb. 12, 1861, passed away Dec. 18 at Butte, Montana.
Leo Pecore scored 17 points to lead Colfax past Chippewa Falls 52-42.
100 years ago
January 1, 1915
W. H. Ryan, who has been Soo Line agent at the station here since June 12, 1913 has resigned to accept a position as Cashier of the new bank at Haugen.
An announcement has been received at this office of the marriage of Earl L. Scott to Miss Mildred Sprester at Black River Falls on Christmas Day. Mr. Scott at one time was employed at this office.
The peaceful quiet of the Christmas shopping season was rudely broken when five men from Colfax who had imbibed too freely, were arrested in front of the Orpheum Theater for being downright disrespectful to other shoppers.