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Out of the Past – 12-9-2015

Out of the Past – 12-9-2015

10 years ago
December 7, 2005

Born to Tom and Dawn Polen of Colfax, a son, Nelson Thomas, Nov. 26 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

On the first day of gun deer hunting season, Nathan Stobb, a junior at Colfax High School, bagged his first buck, a 12 pointer with an 18 ½ inch spread that weighed 202 pounds dressed.

The Colfax boys’ basketball team, under first year head coach Vince Ross, got their season off to a good start, beating Pepin 55-48 and Mondovi 69-47.

25 years ago
December 13, 1990

Top entries in the gingerbread house contest in the Colfax home economics related occupations (HERO) class were from Doug Hansen and Mike Anderson in first place, Amy Wilson and Tara Berge, second place and Tena Knutson and Helen Snyder, third place.

Gruber Oil Company in Elk Mound shut down its gas pumps which means there is no longer a place in the community to buy gasoline.

By virtue of hitting nine three-point shots, the Colfax boys upset Elk Mound 63-62 with Darren Hoyland scoring 27 points for the Vikings while the Mounders were led by 13 points from Tim Weidinger.

35 years ago
December 18, 1980

A fire destroyed the barn owned by Ronald Kohnke of Rt. 2 Elk Mound the evening of Dec. 10.

Colfax school board members authorized a grant proposal to the state to help with starting a program for talented and gifted students in the school district.

With three players fouling out, the Elk Mound boys’ basketball team was upset by Glenwood City 44-35, but led by 32 points by Bruce Myers, the Mounders pounded Plum City 107-58.

50 years ago
December 16, 1965

Dr. and Mrs. O.M. Felland celebrated their fortieth anniversary with friends and relatives at Colfax Lutheran Church Dec. 12.

About five o’ clock Tuesday evening Dec. 14, fire of undetermined origin destroyed the barn on the Richard H. Johnson farm north of Colfax. Although all the hay was burned, not a head of cattle was lost.

Rain pelted the area Saturday afternoon, sometimes rather hard and in the evening a June thunderstorm arrived and with it loud claps of thunder and plenty of lightning. One bolt hit the TV antenna of the Arthur Hoyland home and started a small fire in the basement.

65 years ago
December 7, 1950

John Gollaty, age 80 of Norton, was shot near Flint, Michigan in a deer hunting accident Nov. 16 and died from his wound later that evening. It was the sixtieth year Gollaty had gone deer hunting.

Colfax youth, James R.H. Huber, recently arrived at Camp Cook for basic training with the 40th Infantry Division, former Southern California National Guard unit.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Jenson celebrated their silver wedding anniversary at the Colfax auditorium Dec. 3.

100 years ago
December 17, 1915

Last Friday, about four miles from Wheeler, Ben Calhoun met with a bad accident in which he had a leg broken when the team he was driving ran headlong into a ditch on a steep hill.

O.E. Erickson and wife and Roy Freestone are the new owners of the local theater company started here last week.

The marriage of  Emil Knoepke and Miss Myrtle Anderson occurred in Boyceville last Wednesday.