Out of the Past – 2-11-2015
10 years ago
February 9, 2005
A son, Shane Patrick O’Hara, was born Jan 1 to Kelly and Liz O’Hara in Robbinsdale, Minn.
Independence State Bank of Elk Mound will celebrate their expansion with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Feb. 14.
Colfax senior Scott Johnson has been named the Bremer Bank Youth of the Month for February.
25 years ago
February 15, 1990
Renae Rhude of Elk Mound went over the 1,000 scoring point mark with a pair of 24 point performances in wins over Prescott and Altoona.
Larry Osterberg of Colfax was elected president of the Wisconsin FFA Alumni during the group’s state convention Feb. 9-11 in Madison.
Winning regional wrestling titles for Colfax were Josh Gullicksrud, Doug Hansen and Mike Anderson while finishing second were Ryan Seehaver and Travis Anderson. All five advance to the sectional meet.
35 years ago
February 14, 1980
Don and Karen Neitzel of Colfax, have opened a bakery shop, Village Ovens, downstairs in their house just up the block from Harold’s Auto Repair.
The Colfax wrestling team placed fifth at the D-SC Conference meet but crowned three individual champions including Shane Bohnen, Evan Bohnen and Kris Kressin. Shane is the fifth Colfax wrestler to win two conference titles.
Colfax village board members refused to become further involved in a dispute between Bill DeMoe and Orv Schmidt, concerning a financial settlement between the two for stock at Sportsmans Bar, formerly OJ Saloon.
50 years ago
February 18, 1965
10-year-old Pamela Stobb of Colfax has been named the winner of the Wisconsin Professional Policemen’s Association Meritorious Youth Award for rescuing her three brothers and a sister from their burning home last August.
Colfax downed Glenwood City 72-42 to even their record to 6-6. Dave Knutson and Dana Ferry each had 17 points for Colfax and Rich Knutson added 15.
The All-Star Band of the St. Croix Valley Band Directors Association will perform at Plum City High School March 1. Colfax members include Linda Mittlestadt, Sylvia Puhl, Jane Greenhill, Janet Greenhill, Kristi Iverson and Jeanne Neuman.
65 years ago
February 9, 1950
Four pre-nuptial showers were given in honor of Mae Foslid and Robert Lemler who were united in marriage last week on Feb. 4.
Miss Margaret Reitan of Albertville and Theodore Naslund of New York, were married Jan. 28 at the Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church near Elk Mound.
David M. Thomas, prominent civic head in Colfax for many years, died of a stroke brought on by shock resulting from an automobile accident at Clearwater, Florida.
100 years ago
February 19, 1915
Reuben Lee, age 17, who took an ugly fall at the Gunderson ski hill on Feb. 7, passed away as a result of the accident last Friday.
Geo. T. Vorland acted as Toastmaster of the Masonic banquet held at the basement room of the M.E. Church where thirty eight people took part in a feast.
Last Thursday evening, one of our prominent young men was passing cigars around, and said he was married that evening, but the next morning it was talked freely that it was only a joke, so The Messenger with-holds his name and will leave it as a conundrum, and maybe he’ll have to treat some day in the near future.