Out of the Past – 3-4-2015
10 years ago
March 2, 2005
First grade teacher Gwen O’Hara and fourth grade teacher Janice Zinsmaster announced they will retire from the Colfax School District after this year.
A request by Gary Reither to use the school facilities for a 4-H shooting sports program was denied by the Colfax School Board.
The Colfax girls won their first regional game 72-63 over Chippewa Falls McDonell Central as Rachel Woolever scored 20 points and Kristin Laramy 15 for the Vikings.
25 years ago
March 8, 1990
Approximately 2,000 people attended the third annual Farm Toy Show sponsored by the Colfax FFA Alumni Feb. 25 at the high school.
Colfax resident Raymond H. Ackerlund has graduated from the U.S. Air Force security police specialist course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
On successive nights, the Elk Mound boys eliminated Colfax 61-56 in overtime and Boyceville 73-58 to move into the regional final against Glenwood City. Kyle Jenson scored 31 points in the two games to lead the Mounders.
35 years ago
March 6, 1980
Winning the All Events during the Women’s City Tournament at the Viking Bowl was Virginia Thompson while Sheila Rose won the singles competition and Nancy Knutson and Candie Tessman won the doubles.
The Colfax girls scored their highest point total ever with a 90-36 rout of Elk Mound. Becky Knutson broke the single game record with 35 points, breaking Janet Rothbauer’s record of 32 set last year. After beating Boyceville in the regional tournament 49-31, Colfax ended their season with a 36-26 loss to Chetek.
The Colfax boys won their fourth straight Dunn-St. Croix Conference title with a 71-60 win over Arkansaw. Vikings’ coach Dick Diener believes it is the first time Colfax has gone undefeated in conference play, finishing 18-0.
50 years ago
March 11, 1965
Colfax High School senior Pam Peterson has been selected to receive the D.A.R. Good Citizen award for displaying the fine qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism to the highest degree.
Howard Lowry arrived home Saturday after having spent the past month on a tour of East Africa.
Vicky Johnson was chosen by the faculty of Colfax High School to represent her school in the “Queen of the Springtime” fashion contest sponsored by the Greater Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce.
65 years ago
March 2, 1950
Twin sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Peterson (Miss Marsha Toycen) Feb. 27 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
A baby girl came to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Froiland of Popple Creek last Saturday evening.
Two hundred and ten people formed a record breaking crowd attending the 28th annual Father-Sons banquet held in the gymnasium last Friday night.
100 years ago
March 12, 1915
A birthday party was held at the home of Mrs.Fannie Ferguson Wednesday afternoon in honor of the 24th birthday of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Ole Anderson.
Those winning honors in the preliminary oratorical contest from the local high school are: Alan Lowry first; Reuben Larson, second; Gustavus Krause, third; and Kenneth Hones, fourth.
Peter Jackson, age 64, departed this life at his late home south of town last Sunday after a prolonged illness of pleurisy from malignant disease.