Out of the Past – 2-4-2015
10 years ago
February 2, 2005
Dunn County’s sheriff’s department is asking for the public’s help in gaining information concerning a drive-by shooting at a sheriff’s department officer’s home early in the morning on Jan. 27.
Travis Blomberg’s three point shot in the waning seconds was the knock out blow when Colfax outlasted Plum City 46-44 in overtime Jan. 27.
January Students of the Week chosen by the Colfax High School student council were Taryn Hover, Chelsea Paul and Cameron Knutson.
25 years ago
February 8, 1990
Chosen by a vote of students, Lee Roy Borofka and Vicki Johnson were crowned the Winter Carnival king and queen for Colfax High School.
Dick Toycen received a pin from the US Postal Service commemorating 30 years of government service as a rural mail carrier.
Larry Peterson is the owner of the new Begga-Town Antiques and Collectables shop located next to the laundromat on East River Street.
35 years ago
February 7, 1980
Because of the rash of destruction due to vandalism at the Colfax Area Shooting Range which is owned by Dunn County, a $25 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone doing damage to the range.
As an individual and and as a director of Energy Resource Group, Steve Scoll of Rt. 1 Colfax is working to provide local people with technical assistance on research and development of renewable resource fuels, primarily using alcohol.
The Colfax boys eked out a 59-56 overtime win over Prescott and took sole possession of first place in the conference. Tim Prince tied the game with one second left in regulation with one of two free throws and Robbie Railton scored on a bucket and free throw in overtime and Mike Kiekhafer and Jamie Knudson each hit a free throw.
50 years ago
February 11, 1965
A son, Orville LeRoy, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Larson of Eau Claire, Feb. 3.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Barum (Ethel Parker) celebrated 50 years of marriage with an open house at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church Feb. 7.
Top speakers in the Dunn County Soil and Water Conservation speaking contest from Colfax are Jean Rice, Jim Gullick and Sharon Gotliebson. Rice also earned first place at the district contest in Eau Claire.
65 years ago
February 2, 1950
Gerald Myhre of Elk Mound has something of a record for large eggs from the heavy breed white rock chicken. Myhre’s egg measured 7 ½ inches around the short way and 8 ½ inches around the long way.
Manager Andy Cohen of the Eau Claire Bears will be the guest speaker at the base ball pep meeting at the High School next Monday night.
Ten little girls were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Larson in honor of the seventh birthday of their daughter, Sandra.
100 years ago
February 12, 1915
At the Irish Catholic Church in Chippewa Fall on Feb. 8, occurred the marriage of Mr. Peter Ozanich to Mrs. Anna Hager, both of Colfax.
The ski tournament at the Gunderson Hill last Sunday afternoon was largely attended and some very good jumps were recorded, Odin Fjelsted making the record jump of 91 feet, while Clarence Kinney made a record of 78 feet in the boys’ class.
Paul and Rosenderg are laying plans to build an auto garage on their lot at the corner of River and Pine streets next spring, which if erected, will be a credit to our town.