Out of the Past – 4-22-2015
10 years ago
April 20, 2005
Shortly after midnight on Jan. 27, a drive by shooting occurred at the residence of Dunn County Sheriff’s officer Sgt. Russell Cragin. A reward of $10,000 has been offered to anyone with information on the shooting.
After finishing her high school basketball career as the all time leader in three point shots with 132 and a season record of 51, the Viking’s Rachel Woolever will take her talents to UW-Whitewater next year.
Lloyd and Lillian Hainstock will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 24.
25 years ago
April 26, 1990
A daughter, Brittany Leigh Ackerlund, was born April 14 to Stacy Wittrock and John Ackerlund at St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
Colfax senior Chris Stoffel will receive a certificate of appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy during ceremonies at Colfax High School May 18.
Elk Mound defeated Colfax in baseball action 9-2 while the Mounder girls were also successful with a 10-5 win over the Vikings on the softball diamond. Leesa Ritchie was the winning pitcher for Elk Mound in the girl’s game and also led the offense with four hits while scoring five times.
35 years ago
May 1, 1980
The Colfax school district spent $2,600 to send board members to a school board convention in San Francisco, which primarily dealt with how to trim back school budgets.
In two different meets last week, two Colfax girls set school records in track and field including Carol Rothbauer in the high jump at 5’2 and the 100 hurdles in 17.2, and Janet Rothbauer in the discus throw at 110’11.
Winners of the Watchamacallits Junior Bowling League were the Butterfingers team of Tim Knutson, Ian Bohnen and Monique Rieder.
50 years ago
April 29, 1965
It appears there will be no spring this year after snow showers fell on both April 25 and the 27 with temperatures at the freezing mark all week.
Seven Colfax students representing the top ten percent of the graduation class were recognized at the Student Leadership and Achievement banquet at Stout State University. Students honored were Carol Froiland, Donna Higbie, John Jahr, Judy Linstedt, Mary Mannes, Mary Jo Quarderer and Kathy Sylte.
Freshman students from the Luther Hospital School of Nursing received their nurse’s caps in a ceremony April 25 including Nancy K. Anderson, Kathy D. Hansen and Linda K. Kragness of Colfax.
65 years ago
April 20, 1950
A shipment of 95 tons of structural steel has arrived here for the new bridge across the Red Cedar River on Highway 170 in the Village of Colfax.
Jackie DeSoto, Doris Halvorson and James Hjort were all rated in Class “C” at the State Contest of the Wisconsin Forensic Association at Madison April 15.
Winners of two contests sponsored by the Colfax Women’s Club at the local school were Gary Hjort, first place and Gene Hake, second place in the essay contest and Merlyn Olson, first place and Mary Jane Rostamo, second place in the art contest. First place winners earned $2 each and second place was $1.
100 years ago
April 30, 1915
A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride and groom at Norton, April 21, when Elizabeth May Johnson was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. Lovin Lauritzen.
While operating a large gasoline engine for pumping water for stock at the home of his parents in Fox Settlement last Sunday, Wm. J. Bitney, Jr. age 25 met with an accident that cost him his life when his coat became entangled in the engine and he was thrown with great force several times over the revolving shaft, breaking his arm and crushing his head. Medical aid was summoned but it was too late and he passed away Monday morning.
In the league declamatory contest at Spring Valley in which the High Schools of St. Croix, Dunn and Pierce counties were represented, Miss Gudran Bjerkness of our local High School got second.