Out of the Past – 7-8-2015
10 years ago
July 6, 2005
First Bank and Trust of Colfax along with RE/MAX Properties and Colfax Accounting and Tax Services moved into their new quarters in the former Schriver Funeral Home on South Main St.
Roy Hope, Gospel concert and recording artist, will lead a worship service at the LeRoy and Sylvia Anderson farm on County Road N, rural Colfax on July 10.
Strong winds of up to 70 miles per hour swept through the area June 29-30, knocking down trees and scattering debris around streets and yards.
25 years ago
July 12, 1990
A daughter, Kimberly Marie Barstad, was born July 8 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire to Susan and Mark Barstad, Colfax.
Melissa Snyder and Timothy Flug, both of Wheeler, were married June 16 at Norton Lutheran Church, rural Colfax.
Tina M. Donaldson and John M. Hallis exchanged wedding vows June 2 at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Elk Mound.
Temperature readings were above the 100-degree mark for several days around the area last week.
Leah Frogner, Chrystal Thomas and Jason Winget, delegates from the Colfax FFA Chapter, attended the National Conference in Washington, D.C.
35 years ago
July 17, 1880
Twin daughters, Brooke Christine and Laura Elizabeth were born June 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Harstad of Milwaukee.
After an eight month fund raising drive, a new livestock building measuring 40 X 80 feet is a reality at the Colfax fairgrounds. No tax money was spent on the project and donations exceeded the $10,000 goal by about $2,500.
Famous Country Western singer Marty Robbins will perform Thursday evening on the Grandstand at the Dunn County Fair.
50 years ago
July 15, 1965
A daughter, Phyllis Laura, was born June 24 to Airman First Class and Mrs. Thomas Secraw at Benavides, Texas.
Staff Sergeant Earl G. Gerber, a Colfax High School graduate, has been decorated with the U. S. Air Force Commendation Medal at Cambria Air Force Station, Calif.
Robert Uhrig, local agriculture teacher, has received another national Science foundation grant to study at the university of Wisconsin at Madison this summer.
65 years ago
July 8, 1950
Our local baseball team remains in a tie with the Menomonie Eagles for first place in the Dunn County base ball league after Vic Johnson pitched a two hitter in a 2-1 win against the Wakanda Braves. Repaal made a dandy running catch in the outfield for the final out with two Braves on the bases.
The new Colfax FM re-broadcasting station, owned and operated by the State of Wisconsin Radio Council, is a grand success in its early stages of operation. Listeners have reported from various cities from this section that reception is good.
100 years ago
July 16, 1915
Mr. M. Anderson came here from Rice Lake the first of the week to assist in opening a meat market in the stone building just across the street north of the big store.
The Library has just received another donation from Mr. G.A. Harsh, Manager of the Joy Theatre which is greatly appreciated by the Local Library Committee.
Agent D.N. Welch of the local Soo Line station, complains severely about children riding bicycles on the depot platform when trains are moving in, and The Messenger wishes to offer the suggestion that parents see to it that their little folks stay away from moving trains if they do not wish to be called to a serious regret when it is too late.