Out of the Past – 1-14-2015
10 years ago
January 12, 2005
The former wrestling room at Colfax High School is being prepped to receive new flooring and 36 pieces of exercise equipment which will be a part of the new fitness center for students, staff and community members to use.
Chad Curry drained five three point shots and finished with 19 points to lead Elk Mound past Boyceville 69-35.
Josh Hagen, who attends Cornell University in New York, returned to Colfax to visit his parents Wayne and Becky Hagen during the Christmas break.
25 years ago
January 18, 1990
A son, Cameron Mathew, was born Dec. 24 at Luther Hospital to Karen and Mike Knutson of Colfax.
A son, Nicholas Tyler, was born Jan. 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Rick Larson of Phillips.
Josh Gullickson and Mike Anderson both placed first in their weight class for Colfax at the Ladysmith Invitational wrestling meet.
Bowling in the Thursday Major Men’s League, the five member team of 21st Century Genetics rolled three straight team games of 888 with handicap.
35 years ago
January 17, 1980
Born to David and Arlis Larson of Colfax, a son named Eric Brenner on Jan. 4.
The Colfax boys upped their record to 5-0 with an 89-70 win over Boyceville. Tim Prince led the Vikings with 25 points while Mike Kiekhafer added 23. Head coach Dick Diener coached the game on crutches after injuring his foot playing on the Colfax City Team earlier in the week.
Jodi Knudson of Colfax High School, has been accepted in the U.S. Collegiate Wind Band, which will make a concert tour of seven European countries in July and August.
50 years ago
(none due to missing papers)
65 years ago
January 12, 1950
Norman Gilberts of Colfax is the new Sand Creek postmaster, replacing Mrs. Bertha Worman who has resigned after 28 years in that capacity.
A new steel radio tower for WHWC is scheduled to be constructed in February above the Bear Valley hills four miles southeast of Colfax.
E. R. Buffington is slowly recovering from a 14 foot fall from a hay mow two weeks ago. E.R. broke several of his ribs and he was badly bruised after landing on the cement barn floor.
100 years ago
January 22, 1915
Emil Johnson died at the Sanitorium in Eau Claire last Saturday after a prolonged struggle with tuberculosis. His funeral was held at Norton Church, west of Colfax.
The Colfax Store Company will manufacture silos this year. Elmer B. Hill and Matt Flatland have perfected a silo that has many novel and pronounced advantages over other silos on the market.
A basket social will be given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Anderson for the benefit of the widow, Mrs. Chris Christianson. Ladies, bring baskets with lunch for two.