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Out of the Past – 12-23-2015

Out of the Past – 12-23-2015

10 years ago
December 21, 2005

A daughter, Matalyn Mabel, was born to Krishona (Bjork) and Chad Martinson of Otsego, MN on Dec. 5.

Elk Mound defeated Colfax in boya’ basketball action 51-49 as Chad Creaser scored 22 points to lead the Mounders and Jake Harder was top scorer for the Vikings with 14.

Financial reports from the annual Colfax Farmers Union stockholders meeting show the co-op had total assets of $4,604,786 which was about $500,000 more than last year.

25 years ago
December 27, 1990

A daughter, Courtney Lynn Doucette, was born Dec. 12 to Joseph and Tracy  Doucette of Colfax at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

Colfax High School seniors Brenda Gullickson and Tara Berge have been chosen December Youths of the Month by First American Bank-Wisconsin.

Tim Irwin, Colfax senior has been named recipient of the Colfax High School Good Citizen award from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

35 years ago
January 1, 1981

U.S. Senator William Proxmire paid a visit to Colfax Dec. 22.

Elk Mound’s girls suffered three straight losses in Dunn St. Croix Conference action but first year head coach Greg Johnson is still shooting for a .500 season.

The village has spent $31,000 on the new ball park, which is the total amount approved by the state for matching funds. However, none of the $15,500 in matching money the village has coming has shown up and the village won’t be able to do additional work at the park until it receives the state’s share.

50 years ago
December 30, 1965

A baby girl named Pamela Sue, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Amundson Dec. 21.

Joe and Brian Dobbs, Ben Rosenberg and Gordy Mittlestadt were fox hunting southwest of Colfax when their dog took up a track which proved to be that of a bobcat. The chase didn’t last long and Brian Dobbs was the one who bagged the animal.

Making the trip to Green Bay to see the Packers emerge victors over the Baltimore Colts in the championship game in sudden death overtime were Colfax fans Juel Noer, Buck Gunderson, Carl Scott, Del Gunderson, Cleabourn, Lon and Leo Pecore, Dick Damro and John Hovre.

65 years ago
December 21, 1950

About fifty children took part in a very well organized Christmas program at  the Methodist Church Sunday evening.

Pvt. Hans Jorgenson of Colfax has recently reported to Keesler to begin training in Communications School which is part of this large technical school of the Air Force’s Air Training Command.

Two young women from our area passed away last week including Mrs. Ludvig Gustum (Hannah Hanson) from Sand Creek who was 59 years old and Mrs. Charles Flatland (Gunda Gubrud) of Wheeler who was also 59.

100 years ago
January 14, 1916

O. G. Kinney has been quite sick this week with an attack of the la grippe.

The City Basket Ball team journeyed to Bloomer last Friday and was defeated by the City team of that place 28 to 38. Our boys won the first half by a score of 13 to 10 but because of short wind and not enough practice, gave out in the last half.

When returning with his auto from a trip to the Mike Phelan home north of town, J.D. Burns, accompanied by Knut Helgeson, had a very narrow escape from a serious injury when the car started to skid descending the hill near his home. Mr. Burns was left with but slight bruises but Mr. Helgeson’s condition is quite critical.