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Out of the Past – 11-25-2015

Out of the Past – 11-25-2015

10 years ago
November 23, 2005

A son, Liam David Burton was born Nov. 1 to Michael and Belinda Burton.

Rebecca Stobb of Elk Mound and James CaPaul of Waunakee were married Sept. 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk Mound.

Construction of the 175 foot Midwest Wireless cell phone tower has begun in the Colfax Industrial Park.

Kevin Snyder has been promoted to vice president at Woods Run Forest Products, Inc in Colfax.

25 years ago
November 29, 1990

Colfax graduate Sergeant First Class Thomas L. Young is serving with the United States Army in Saudi Arabia.

Air Force Airman Kristan J. Knutson, a 1990 graduate of Colfax, has arrived for duty at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

The Colfax girls lost to Glenwood City 45-44 on a last second three point shot, giving the Vikings a record of 1-1. Elk Mound stopped Plum City 49-36 to go 2-0 for the season.

35 years ago
December 4, 1980

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Larson are the parents of a son, Garrett Glen who was born Nov. 18 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Michael Strand, a senior at Colfax High School, has won the Century III Leaders Scholarship competition from the school. He is now eligible to compete with other seniors from the state for several scholarships.

In memory of Bob DeSoto, the Colfax class of 1955 donated a large Viking emblem made by Colfax graduate Jerome Vettrus of Creative Display, Inc. which has been erected on the lobby wall outside the gymnasium.

50 years ago
December 2, 1965

Miss Karen L. Hendrikson became the bride of Ronald J. Halvorson Nov. 13 at Colfax Lutheran Church.

Mr. and Mrs. William Donagan, Rosemount, Minn. are the parents of a son named Sheldon Joseph, born Nov. 23.

Elk Mound beat Colfax in boys’ basketball action 56-45 with Jim Gilbertson scoring 17 points for the Mounders which was matched by 17 points from Ed Arntson for the Vikings.

65 years ago
November 23, 1950

Elaine Lee of Wheeler and Myron Amble of Colfax were united in marriage Nov. 18 at the Hay River Lutheran Church.

Clyde Prince scored 18 points to lead Colfax in a 60-51 win over a good Boyceville quint on the hardcourt last week.

Rev. Herman Kuchkahn from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek was  killed almost instantly in a hunting accident north of Colfax when a glancing portion of a shot gun slug was accidentally discharged while a gun was being unloaded by a member of his own hunting party.

100 years ago
December 3, 1915

At the residence of Rev. and Mrs. J.J. Peterson in the village Tuesday, occurred the wedding of Mr. Carl George Fjelsted to Miss Cora Olson. Both come from highly respected families in the village.

When passing through the alley back of the tailor shop last Sunday evening, Henry Amenson was met by a rough looking fellow in the dark who threw him to the ground, knocking him unconscious and relieving him of $2 in money he had in his pocket.

W.R. Brooks gave a “Stag Party” to his friends as his home on Monday evening. A pleasant time was reported.