Out of the Past – 2-25-2015
10 years ago
February 23, 2005
A daughter, Makaila Elaine Winrich was born Jan. 17 to Sarah (Rose) and Darin Winrich of Fall Creek.
A rural Colfax resident, Richard Slagstad, appeared before the village board to ask it to consider inviting John Menard to locate his main facility in Colfax. Menard has been talking about moving the main building, which is located in Eau Clare, to Minnesota.
Heather Hubbard’s three point shot with six seconds left in the game gave the Colfax girls a 57-55 win at Elmwood in the final game of the regular season for the Vikings.
25 years ago
March 1, 1990
A daughter, Tessa Kae Rose was born to Ron and Jill Rose Feb. 12 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
A son, Robert Blaine Asleson, was born Feb. 8 to Mark and Tami (Scheidecker) Asleson at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
A daughter, Andrea Louise Myers, was born Jan. 9 at Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand to Craig and Karen Myers.
Colfax boys’ basketball coach Andy Meade, football coach Tim Wilson and Ken Obermueller, a member of the Stout Hall of Fame, will be playing for the Dunn County All-Stars in a basketball game against several Green Bay Packer players at UW-Stout’s Johnson Fieldhouse.
Marty Grorud, a 15-year-old sophomore from Elk Mound High School and son of former Olympic ski jumper Delbert Grorud, will leave for Steamboat Springs, Colo. to jump in the National Junior Olympic tournament.
35 years ago
February 28, 1980
Ralph Schindler of Colfax took first place during the Championship Tractor Pulls in Louisville, KY driving a homemade tractor in the 9,000 pound modified class. Besides a trophy, he won $1,300 in prize money.
Sales were down for Colfax Sports and Recreation, Inc. in 1979 by over $6,000 and operating expenses were up by about the same amount according to the financial statement presented at the annual stockholders meeting.
The Colfax boys came from behind to defeat Elk Mound for the second time this season 72-64. Robbie Railton led the Vikings with 22 points while Bruce Meyers topped the Mounders with 29 points.
50 years ago
March 4, 1965
Fire which apparently started in the hay mow completely destroyed a 110 foot barn on the Harold Schindler farm four miles east of Colfax.
Miss Barbara Johnson of Colfax became the bride of Mr. Paul Niva of St. Paul Feb. 22 at Mount Olive Church in St. Paul.
Miss Sandra M. Schnoor of Colfax and Leonard Rubesch, Jr. were united in marriage Feb. 20 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hudson (nee Lillian Knutson) of Milton are the parents of a daughter named Brenda Lee born Feb. 19.
A son named Gregory Richard was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Larson March 1 at Luther Hospital.
Born to Mr. and Mrs Raymond Johnson, a son named Mark Alan, at Luther Hospital Feb. 21.
Colfax defeated Elmwood in sub-tourny play 83-74 as Rich Knutson scored 24 points for the Vikings and Dave Knutson and Roger Hoff added 20 each.
65 years ago
February 23, 1950
It’s old home week for Harold Hjort who has returned to his old Main street barber shop location after an absence of some time.
About 68 grade and high school kids participated in various contests at the local skating rink on the school grounds. The affair was planned and managed by Leonard Lovejoy.
Ole J. Olson celebrated his 90th birthday Feb. 15 with 38 friends and relatives at the William Sorkness home.
100 years ago
March 5, 1915
Announcements were received of the marriage of Mr. Fred Hovland to Miss Olga Olson which occurred at Glenwood City last Tuesday evening.
Chris A. Kinney informed The Messenger man that he has decided upon a location for his proposed new auto garage, and it will be put up just north of N. A. Lee’s store.