Out of the Past – 8-19-2015
10 years ago
August 17, 2005
A surprise 80th birthday party will be held for Arnie Rihn Aug. 20 at Trout Creek Tavern.
High school football practice began last week with Elk Mound looking to repeat as D-SC Conference champions under coach Dan Pedersen, while Colfax, the conference runner up a year ago, will try to take over the title with head coach Jason Eckert leading the team.
Talent from New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek will be featured in concerts twice on Oct. 16 at the church.
25 years ago
August 23, 1990
Doug and Dorothy Goulet will celebrate their silver anniversary with an open house at the Eagles Club in Chippewa Falls Aug. 26.
Married July 14 at Ft. Snelling Memorial Chapel were Julie Marie Wilson of Colfax and John E. Erickson of St. Paul.
Students receiving degrees from UW-Eau Claire during summer graduation ceremonies were Shari Lynn Schleusner of Colfax, Nancy Jean Witthoft of Elk Mound and Heather Lee Fischer of Wheeler.
35 years ago
August 28, 1980
Dean Stokke, a native of Menomonie, took over as manager of Colfax Farmers Union Co-op and Supply.
A son, Travis Matthew, was born to Dale and Tina Logslett of Colfax Aug. 21 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
Diane Hoyer of Bloomer and James Froiland of Colfax were married Aug. 15 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer.
50 years ago
August 26, 1965
A son, Kenneth Jack, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hagberg (nee Marjorie Hovland) of Omaha, Nebraska August 19.
Jane Williams of Comstock became the bride of Ross Solberg of Colfax August 14 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cumberland.
T/Sgt. and Mrs. Wayne Viets and daughter Yvette arrived at the home of his father Ralph Viets from Chateauroux, France for a visit.
65 years ago
August 17, 1950
Evelyn J. Redman of Eau Claire and Sgt. Donald DeWayne Siler of Colfax were united in marriage Aug. 11 at Grace English Lutheran Church in Champaign, Ill.
A telegram was received on Sunday evening by Mrs. Norman Negaard bearing the information that her son, Pvt. Gerald Rossiter is reported missing in action in Korea since July 29.
Miss Ruth Slining, a graduate of Colfax High School was married July 1 to Mr. John Heathcote in Seattle, Washington.
Miss Margaret Ann McManus of Cornell, becme the bride of Gilbert Sykora of Colfax July 27 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.
Colfax finished the Dunn County baseball schedule at Menomonie by dropping the championship game to the Eagles, 10 to 1, finishing in a tie for second place with the Wakanda Braves. Gordon Gilberts had a home run for the local team.
100 years ago
August 27, 1915
A pretty home wedding occurred Aug. 22 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Ecklie of Cumberland when their eldest daughter Miss Ruth, was united in marriage to Mr. Edwin Hove of Colfax.
Mr. Matthews and his wife of Colfax were leaving the Chetek campground and had a near miss by the railroad crossing south of Cameron. They were nearly on the tracks when they noticed a train coming and Matthews applied the brake and turned sharply to the side and slowly tipped over the bank, standing the car on its side just two feet from the tracks. Luckily no one was injured.
A home talent play entitled Tony the Convict, is to be put on at the Opera House for the benefit of the newly organized Colfax Cornet Band.