Out of the Past – 4-8-2015
10 years ago
April 6, 2005
Receiving awards at the Colfax FFA banquet were Dennis Geissler, Honorary Chapter Award, Raymond Hilson, Larry Osterberg Award and Dennis Schindler, FFA Alumni Award.
First Bank and Trust is in the process of negotiating to buy the Shriver Funeral Chapel building in the industrial park and plans to move its Colfax branch into it.
Colfax senior Amy Tribolini has been named the Bremer Bank Youth of the Month for April.
25 years ago
April 12, 1990
A daughter, Amanda Leigh Sokup, was born March 27 to Daniel and Dawn Sokup at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
While participating in a daylong music festival at Colfax High School, a 14-year-old girl from Downing was struck in the eye by a baseball from a pitching machine after climbing up to the balcony with a group of friends who turned on the machine. She ended up losing her eye.
Tim Weidinger set a school record for Elk Mound in the high jump with a leap of 6’6” at the Dunn County Indoor Invite at Menomonie High School. Weidinger also won the triple jump and the 40 m dash.
35 years ago
April 17, 1980
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer (Bill) Jenson will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with an open house at Faith Lutheran Church in Elk Mound April 19.
First half winners and roll off winners of the Sweet Rolls Coffee League at the Viking Bowl were the Cream Puffs with Lorraine Bohnen, Twylia Rose, Virginia Thompson, Mary Larson and Inez Christianson.
Allan C. Kruger of Colfax and Marlys K. Harstad of St. Cloud, MN were married March 22 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. (Do you think he realized how lucky he was?)
50 years ago
April 15, 1965
All residents of Rivers Bend on highway 170 were forced to evacuate their houses after the Red Cedar River overflowed its banks, flooding the road and their basements.
A daughter, Jill Renee, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Anderson April 9.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Close of St. Paul, a son Kenneth Bradley, April 4.
Pvt. Ralph D. Maier of Elk Mound, completed eight weeks of advanced infantry training under the Reserved Enlistment program at Fort Polk, La.
65 years ago
April 6, 1950
The Colfax public schools are closing for the entire week due to poor road conditions. School will reopen April 10.
Gloria A. King of Colfax and David G. Newman of Hinkley, Minn. were married Feb. 18 at the Estherville Lutheran Church in Iowa.
An addition to the Colfax Lutheran Church which includes a modern kitchen, new toilet facilities, a new heating system and plumbing is now in the planning stages.
100 years ago
April 16, 1915
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hovland at Sand Creek April 12, occurred the marriage of their daughter Julia to Mr. Arthur Denham of Colfax.
Mrs. Garfield Gunderson (Emma Longberg) of Colfax departed this world at age 26 due to that dreaded disease, tuberculosis. She leaves behind her husband and two children, the older one just past two years of age.
News just reached us of the marriage of Miss Evelyn Alman of Norton to Mr. E. Johnson of St. Paul which occurred April 14 at the Swedish Methodist Church in that city.