Out of the Past – 7-15-2015
10 years ago
July 13, 2005
Twin sons, Brian Paul Tuschl, Jr. and Brison David Tuschl, were born June 30 to Heidi and Brian Tuschl, Sr. of Elk Mound.
Linda Salazar and her daughters Patty Houser and Angie Winslow have reopened the downtown eater, formerly known as Hometown Cafe and BeggaTown Restaurant, and named it Mom’s On Main.
Colfax Lutheran Church Pastor Leslie Walck and family recently returned from a trip through England and Italy where the Reverend presented a paper during a conference of biblical scholars, teachers and students at the Cavaldoli monastery just outside of Florence, Italy.
25 years ago
July 19, 1990
A daughter, Chantell Rae Harris was born July 9 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, to Tina and Blake Harris of Colfax.
Erica Popple and Angie Maukstad, both members of the Colfax High School Pom Pom squad, were named All -Americans during the National Cheerleaders Association Pom Pom camp held at UW-Stout.
There was plenty of damage done at Stuart Park when someone drove a stolen van through the area during the early morning of July 8. The van belonged to Northside Motors of Menomonie and was stolen from the Al Harvey property on Tainter Lake and was abandoned at the park. There is a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever did the crimes.
35 years ago
July 24, 1980
Doug Russell, assistant football and basketball coach and teacher at Colfax High School, has resigned and accepted a position at Laconia High School.
Millions of dollars of damage was caused in Dunn, Pierce, Eau Claire and Chippewa counties as a result of winds which reached 110 miles per hour, possibly followed by many small tornadoes July 15. The southern part of Dunn County suffered the worst damage in our area and the Village of Elk Mound was hardest hit.
For the second year in a row, Woods Run Forest Products of Colfax, girls’ rope pulling team is the state Tug-of-War champion in its class.
50 years ago
July 22, 1965
Eugene H. Ziebell formerly of Colfax, entered the Air Force through the prior service program and will be stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Werner Sonnenberg of Colfax has been appointed as a member of the Dunn County Farmers Home Administration Committee.
Rev. and Mrs. Paul Ronning and five children left Colfax Thursday afternoon for Slidell, Louisiana where they have been hired by the mission board of the A.L.C. to start a new church.
65 years ago
July 13, 1950
More then three hundred people, including six daughters and five sons, attended the Golden Wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Severson of the Norton community near Colfax July 9.
Miss Lena Tuschel of Cooks Valley became the bride of Gerald Dachel of Tilden June 27 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.
Colfax took over sole possession of first place in the Dunn County base ball league by edging Ridgeland in a slugfest 11 to 10. Vernie Steinmetz was the hero, hitting two homeruns bringing in three runs each time.
100 years ago
July 23, 1915
Jacob Braaten has opened up a new meat market in the old Card building on River street and M. Anderson from Rice Lake is in charge.
Jorgen Martin Longslett died at his home in the Town of Grant at age 67 after suffering from cancer. He is survived by his wife Permilla and eight of their 13 children.
George Martin who lives north of Colfax, was brought before Judge Clark on Friday on a warrant charging arson. Back of the charge of arson is a somewhat complicated story of the willing by the defendant’s second wife of her property to others than Martin. On July 3, the house located eight miles from Colfax in the Town of Grant burned and Martin is accused. He denies all connections with the fire.