Out of the Past – 1-28-2015
10 years ago
January 26, 2005
Laura Jane Schindler of Colfax has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society during a recent ceremony at UW-La Crosse.
As part of a double header played in Elk Mound, the Colfax boys defeated the Mounders 54-44 while the Viking girls also won, 56-17.
The Colfax school board approved the purchase of a 2006 Blue Bird Vision 71-passenger bus for $57,800.
25 years ago
February 1, 1990
A son, Michael Ross Robinson was born Jan. 15 to Joseph and Lori Robinson of Bloomer.
A daughter, Sara Ann Maukstad, was born Jan. 25 to Danny and Sheryl Maukstad of Renton, Wash.
Earning a top quality milk award from the Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative was the Dennis Kragness family of Rt. 3, Colfax.
Colfax seniors Pan Parzyck and Michael Lee have been selected as the January Youths of the Month by First American Bank.
35 years ago
January 31, 1980
Harold Harmon and Manley Stene have withdrawn from the village trustee race, leaving Gerald Schwegman, Juel Haugle, Orv Larson and Jim Schindler to battle it out for three spots on the board.
The Colfax boys’ basketball team came one point shy of setting the school scoring record by beating Plum City 100-58. Mike Kiekhafer scored 31 points while Jay Roberts made his one varsity point of the night from the foul line to give the Vikings their 100th point.
Peoples State Bank will celebrate Cliff Peterson’s 20 years of fine service to the community and the bank with cake and coffee Feb. 1 and 2 at the bank.
50 years ago
(none due to missing papers)
65 years ago
January 26, 1950
After completing college work at Concordia College, Miss Cecile Swenson will begin teaching English at the high school in Ashley, North Dakota while Miss Deloris Scheidecker will be the commercial teacher at Moore, Montana.
Former president D. J. Toycen returned to the president position of the Northern Dunn County Rod and Gun Club.
100 junior ski artists from eight cities and towns in this section of Wisconsin will take part in the Wheeler Junior Ski Club sponsored event on the Wheeler Hill, located south of the limits in that village Feb. 5.
100 years ago
February 5, 1915
The local high school basketball team overwhelmed Cadott by a score of 54-4. The Colfax bunch out classed Cadott in every department of the game besides being about 25 pounds to the man heavier.
A ski tournament is to be held at the Chris Gunderson hill, one mile south of town Feb. 7. A new 30 foot scaffold has been erected and the hill is in fine condition.
Ad for Colfax Store Company: Build a silo this year! Thousands of Wisconsin farmers will testify that the silo more than pays for its entire cost every time it is filled!