Out of the Past – 9-16-2015
10 years ago
September 14, 2005
Three new staff members began working for the Elk Mound schools this fall including Bobby Phillips, Erin Tonnar and Randy Simpson.
Fire destroyed a house on the former Hagberg farm five miles north of Colfax. The house was recently purchased by John and Judith Larson of Menomonie.
Local football teams were successful last week with Colfax rolling over Unity 46-0 and Elk Mound beating Mondovi 42-22.
The Colfax volleyball team won the Chetek Invite with a 6-2 record, beating the host team 25-18 in a one set playoff.
25 years ago
September 20, 1990
A daughter, Heather Kay Jackson was born Sept. 9 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire to James and Pamela Jackson of Colfax.
Karen Sykora of Colfax and Gary Sarauer of Bloomer were united in marriage July 14 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.
Married Sept. 1 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cooks Valley were Erin Hassemer and Andrew Borofka, both of Bloomer.
Elk Mound defeated Boyceville 48-0, giving head coach Dan Pedersen his 100th coaching victory, all at Elk Mound.
Colfax shocked St. Croix Central, winning 7-0 as a recovered fumble led to a one yard quarterback sneak by Pat Albricht and an extra point kick by Brady Connell.
35 years ago
September 25, 1980
A son, Joshua William, was born to Don and Charlotte Anderson Sept. 5.
Queen and King of Colfax High School’s homecoming festivities were Kim Woodruff and Tom Dobbs.
Colfax defeated Elk Mound in volleyball action 15-3, 15-1 and in the extra game, 15-6. Kari Kressin led the Vikings’ spiking attack with 10 and Janet Rothbauer added eight.
Members of the Woods Run girls’ rope pulling team from Colfax prepared for their trip to Switzerland to compete in the world competition.
50 years ago
September 23, 1965
An open house will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoton Sept. 26 in observance of their 25th wedding anniversary.
Army Pfc. Keith J. Mewes of Wheeler, was assigned to the 9th Logistical Command in Thailand on Aug. 30.
River Falls came on strong in the second half to beat Colfax in football action 40-0. Mike Brown, Ron Stene and Curt Johnson took tackling honors for the Vikings in the lopsided loss.
65 years ago
September 14, 1950
Miss Twylia Gotlibson became the bride of Phillip Rose at the Colfax Lutheran Church Sept. 2.
Miss Louana May O’Donnell of Colfax became the bride of Harry Paul Bligh of Palo Alta, California on Aug 31 at the Little Community Church in Palo Alta.
John DeWayne Prince, age 20 and a 1948 graduate of Colfax, was killed instantly in a car accident Sept. 12 at the intersection of County Y about four miles east of Highway 53.
Forty four Dunn County registrants have been ordered up for pre-induction physical examinations for Sept. 15.
100 years ago
September 24, 1915
Work on the basement of the new municipal building and the People’s State Bank are both begun and will soon be taking on shape.
Several auto loads of people attended the dance in Cooks Valley last Friday night.
Proving a man with a 60 horse engine attached to a machine that will make 50 miles an hour, yet with a clouded mind from booze, is not a safe thing on the highway, Henry Krantz of Chetek lost his life when the car he was a passenger in overturned three times while rounding a sharp curve going at high speed. Driver of the car Alfred Nelson, was seriously injured and a large supply of booze was found in the car.