Out of the Past – 9-2-2015
10 years ago
August 31, 2005
Terry and Mary Beranek will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sept. 11 at the Mason Jar in Tilden.
In appreciation of his many community activities, Dale Winget was presented a commemorative clock by his fellow Kiwanians before the fall sports pep rally Aug. 26. Winget, a chiropractor in Colfax, is moving to California Sept. 1.
The Colfax football team lost their opening game 38-7 to Eau Claire Regis at Carson Park. Jeff Brewer threw a 31 yard touchdown pass to Dayne Hahn and an extra point was kicked by Josh Borofka for the only Colfax points.
Despite rolling up over 400 yards of total offense, Elk Mound lost their opening football game on the road 47-41 at Wisconsin Heights.
25 years ago
September 6, 1990
A daughter, Samantha Marie Albricht was born Aug. 29 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire to Kevin and Shelley Albricht, Colfax.
Chad Suvada and Amy Zwiefelhofer, Chippewa County 4-H members received the 4-H Key Award. In 1924, their grandmother, Elizabeth Topper was the first member of the Howard-Wheaton 4-H club and the first 4-H member of Chippewa County.
Elk Mound defeated Colfax in gridiron action 20-0 as Jake Morris scored twice and Bob Rhodes once for the Mounders.
Married Aug. 25 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church were Marie Ann Peil of Bloomer and Ronald Jerome Anderson of Colfax.
35 years ago
September 11, 1980
A daughter, Amy Lynn, was born to Steve and Joyce Schindler of Bloomer Aug. 30 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Toycen in Mason City, Iowa, a girl named Sarah Ann on Aug. 27.
Fire, probably started by an electrical problem, destroyed a mobile home owned by Jim Stovern on Sept.3. Bruce Stovern, who was in the home when the fire started, escaped without any injuries.
50 years ago
September 9, 1965
New teachers for the Colfax School District include Mrs. Ilene Bjork, Mrs. Karen Henderson, Frank Duginski, Mrs. Nelson, Thomas Devine, Mrs. Sharon Haugen, Janet Rose, Dale Kongslie, Arlene Blank and John McGrath.
Married at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa, were Miss Gayle Thoreson and John G. Northup on June 22.
Born to Mr. and Mrs James Olson of Greenfield, Iowa a daughter on Sept. 7.
Fishing in Albrichts slough last week, Tom Hill landed a 42 inch northern that weighed 18 lbs. and 12 ozs.
65 years ago
August 31, 1950
Irene Ann Wolf and Vernon B. Samens were married Aug. 22 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.
The Modern School District No. 7 in the Town of Tainter will hold a meeting jointly with the Village of Colfax on Sept. 5 with the purpose of rejoining the Colfax school setup.
Colfax’s new FM radio station WHWC is drawing an increased number of listeners daily as programs of broadcasting begin at 7:00 each morning (except Sundays) and end at 11:00 each night.
The Hay River Lutheran Church near Wheeler celebrated their 75th anniversary Sunday with a special service.
100 years ago
September 10, 1915
The contract for the erection of the proposed new municipal building for our village has been let to the Wisconsin Construction Co. of Chippewa Falls at $16,000.
While driving on the road near town last Sunday, John Watkins had the misfortune to have a runaway that occasioned the loss of one of his horses which broke a leg when his team was frightened by a motorcycle.
It is reported Arnt Olson lost four head of cattle the latter part of last week due to a contagious disease and he may lose more.