Out of the Past – 5-28-2015
10 years ago
June 1, 2005
11-year-old Lea Karl of Colfax was ranked third in her age division during the Badger State Keyboard Competition May 21 and was awarded honorable mention by the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, the highest level of piano players in the state.
Advancing to the state track meet for Colfax are the boys’ 1600 and 3200 relay teams and the girls’ 1600 relay.
Hayley Suckow will represent the Elk Mound girls at the state track meet in the pole vault and both the 200 and 400 m runs, and for the boys David Green will compete in the high jump and Tim Johnson in the triple jump.
After bombing Boyceville 17-2, the Colfax baseball team ended the season as co-Large D-SC champions, tied with Prescott with 12-2 records.
25 years ago
June 7, 1990
A daughter Baylee Renee Kennedy was born May 22 to Jon and Beth (Gundlach) Kennedy.
Elk Mound High School has two state track and field champions as junior Tim Weidinger won the high jump at 6’6 and freshman Lisa Townsend won the triple jump at 35-3.
Representing Colfax at the state track and field meet, Stacy Bjurquist, Leah Frogner and Heidi Morning ran well but did not score any team points in their respective events.
35 years ago
June 12, 1980
A fire started during a lightning storm destroyed the 40 X 120 barn of Harold Albricht at Rt. 2 Colfax on June 5. Calves, heifers, 6,000 bales of hay, 2,000 bales of straw, a hay elevator and a pipeline milking system were all lost in the fire.
After seven years of teaching and coaching in Colfax, Dick Diener announced his resignation and will be taking a job with Conant High School in Hoffman Estates near Chicago. Diener was head football coach for five years, head baseball and basketball coach for seven years and led the Vikings to the state championship in basketball in 1978.
After beating Altoona, Fall Creek, Pepin, Pittsville and Riverdale in regional and sectional play, the Elk Mound baseball team qualified for the state tournament.
Colfax’s Carol Rothbauer placed fourth in the high jump at the state track and field meet, the 400 m relay was also fourth with Karen Fox, Rothbauer, Holly Brockman and Jodi Snyder and Julia Bohnen was fifth in the 800 m run. From Elk Mound, Al Douglas was seventh in the mile run.
50 years ago
June 10, 1965
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James P. Peterson (nee Bonny Hopkins) of New Auburn, a girl named Mary Amanda, May 31.
Miss Diane Smith, formerly of Colfax became the bride of Clayton Chambers, Jr. at the Upper Coon Valley Lutheran Church April 21.
Lois Naomi Norgaard of Minneapolis and Dr. Clarence Moen of Colfax were married June 5 at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
Representing Colfax at the Future Homemakers of America annual state convention are Judy Rognstad, Carla Lentz, Marcia Dommer and Dianne Larson.
65 years ago
June 1, 1950
Doris Halvorson will deliver the Valedictorian speech and Jacqueline DeSoto the Salutatorian speech at the CHS commencement service June 7 in the high school gymnasium.
Harlyn Freeberg, riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle, collided with a 1937 DeSoto sedan driven by Nick Bergeson on County Trunk A north of Highway 40 Sunday evening. Freeberg will be laid up for sometime as a result of the accident.
The present census of Colfax shows a population of 1,040, a slight increase of 48 over the 1940 census.
100 years ago
June 11, 1915
The annual commencement will be held Friday evening June eleventh at the hall with a graduating class of two, Reuben Larson and Lauretta Brain.
Word reached here yesterday of the marriage of Mr. Raymond Knapp to Miss Freda Quiggle which occurred in West Salem on Wednesday of this week.
Phillip Fjelsted and Clarence Kinney had to leave school early last week to plant tobacco on O.G. Kinney’s farm.