Out of the Past – 1-7-2015
10 years ago
January 5, 2005
Colfax graduate Craig Sylte received a degree in biology from UW-Madison Dec. 19.
With several players missing due to athletic code violations, the Colfax girls crafted a 38-21 win over Prescott during the annual AAU Holiday Classic at UW-Stout.
Part time Wheeler/Boyceville resident Samantha Booth, age 19, was crowned Miss Snowflake at the 35th annual Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs workshop in Stevens Point.
25 years ago
January 11, 1990
A son, Kirk Edward Logslett, was born Dec. 19 to Dean and Kim Logslett of Colfax.
Laurie Nelson of Menomonie and Michael Rothbauer of Colfax were married Sept. 30 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie.
The Colfax boys won the Chetek Holiday tournament by defeating Flambeau and Chetek as Pan Parzyck was named the MVP of the tournament.A few days later, Darren Hoyland and Chris Stoffel both scored 20 points in a 84-53 pounding of Elmwood.
W. J. Vincent led Elk Mound with 21 points in a 75-58 blitzing of Spring Valley.
35 years ago
January 10, 1980
Jim Faust, a former agriculture agri-business teacher in Lodi and Colfax, has been hired to fill the farm management position on the Dunn County Extension staff.
Linda Harshman of Colfax has been accepted for membership in the U.S. Collegiate Wind Band, a musical organization which will make a concert tour of England and seven European countries in July and August.
Colfax residents receiving degrees and diplomas from District One Technical Institute in Eau Claire Dec. 20 were Kay Albricht, Shari Hainstock, JoAnn Holzer, Debra Langteau and Dave Lester. From Elk Mound were Connie Hanson and Ann Loechler.
50 years ago
(Due to missing papers from the first five weeks of the 1965 year, this will be resumed in February).
65 years ago
January 5, 1950
Pvt. Raymond L. Olson and Pvt. Ronald A, Johnson, both of Colfax, have reported to Lackland AFB, the “Gateway to the Air Force” near San Antonio, Texas to begin their basic airman indoctrination course.
Cornell’s powerful high school basket ball quint showed superior floor play and rebounding to hand an up-and-coming Colfax five a 49-29 beating at Cornell. Clyde Prince and Dick Newman had nine points each for Colfax.
A.A. Anderson celebrated his ninety-fourth birthday on Jan. 1 with fifteen relatives bringing him gifts and lunch throughout the day.
100 years ago
January 15, 1915
At the Running Valley Lutheran Free Church Jan. 9, occurred the marriage of Miss Bergithe S. Friberg to Mr. Arthur B. Larson. Both the bride and groom are from highly respective families of our community.
Chris A. Kinney has sold his garage building on Main Street to George A. Harsh.
H. J. Johannes of Clintonville, this state, was in town last week, making preliminary arrangements for the establishment of a pickling and sour-crout factory in Colfax.