Out of the Past – 9-23-2015
10 years ago
September 21, 2005
At a ceremony held Sept. 16, the new outdoor sports facility at Colfax High School was proclaimed the Lee Bjurquist Athletic Complex.
Bridget Rubenzer of Bloomer and Craig Christianson of Colfax were married Sept. 17 at Holden Lutheran Church, rural Colfax.
Among Century Farms recognized during the 2005 Wisconsin State Fair was the Colfax farm of LeRoy and Sylvia Anderson.
25 years ago
September 27, 1990
Selected to wear the crown of Colfax High School’s homecoming queen and king were Amy Wilson and Doug Hanson.
Colfax placed third in the Bi-County Soil Judging Contest with the team of Justin Best, Jason Ebling, Amy Ewings, Jason Winget and Clint Peterson.
In football action, Elk Mound scored in every quarter when it whitewashed Pepin-Alma 36-0. Bob Rhodes ran for two touchdowns and Trevor Linberg passed for two scores, once to Kyle Jenson and again to Pat Rhude.
Colfax lost 20-7 to Elmwood as Dave Irwin snagged a 74 yard TD pass from Pat Albricht for their only score.
35 years ago
October 2, 1980
Wood’s Run Girls’ Rope Pulling team, which left for Switzerland last week, has placed sixth in international competition out of a field of 150 teams.
Mr. and Mrs. David Swartz have announced the birth of a son, Nathan Thomas, born Sept. 26 at the Myrtle Werth Medical Center, Menomonie.
Sgt. Ronald J. Knutson of Elk Mound has graduated from the Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School of Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany.
50 years ago
September 30, 1965
Alvin Larson has been assigned technician duties for Tri-State Breeders in the Colfax and Sand Creek areas.
At the regular council meeting Monday evening, a representative of Northern States Power Company discussed installation of the new mercury-vapor street lights for the village.
Saturday night, the first frost of the season arrived and it was chilly enough to do a pretty good job killing some of the local soybean and corn crops as well as most garden vegetables and flowers.
65 years ago
September 21, 1950
Installation of the Rev. Herman Kuckhahn as pastor of the Beyer Settlement and Poplar Creek parish was held last Sunday after a service at both churches.
The marriage of John D. Marcott and Miss Donna Mae Sorenson took place at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Eau Claire Sept. 9.
Patent for a collapsible socket wrench was recently granted by the U. S. Patent Office in Washington D.C. to Colfax resident Julius Brunstad.
Mrs. Jay Taylor of Colfax reported her brother Pfc. Vernon Breezee has been wounded for the third time while serving in Korea and is recovering in a hospital. Another brother, Morris Breezee has been reported as missing in action since Sept. 5.
100 years ago
October 1, 1915
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Hill on Tuesday, occurred the marriage of Mrs. Hill’s sister, Miss Effie Tower Burch to Mr. Harold Elbert McWethy.
William B. Webster of this city, who was born in this country and who has made his home here all his life, has been appointed private secretary to Dr. Paul Reinsch, the American minister to China, whose diplomatic headquarters are in Peking.
A large crowd gathered at the Methodist church Tuesday evening, the occasion being a reception planned by some of the members in honor of the new Pastor, Rev. M.E. Fraser and family.