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Out of the Past – 2-3-2016

Out of the Past – 2-3-2016

10 years ago
February 1, 2006

All contents were lost when a fire destroyed the Randy Steinke home Jan. 24 on Highway 170 in the Town of Colfax.

Elk Mound resident Liz Gilbert is making plans to open the School of Fine and Fiber Arts in the laundromat building on River Street in Colfax.

Colfax senior Katherine Resech has been named Bremer Bank Youth of the Month for February.

25 years ago
February 7, 1991

Holden Lutheran Church was one of six county churches vandalized Jan 27 with damage estimated at several thousands of dollars at Holden. Arrests of three men were made following the crime spree.

Sherman Lee was named the 1990 Barbershopper of the Year for the Dunn County Barbershoppers.

Colfax wrestler Ryan Seehaver won a Dunn-St. Croix Conference championship at 145 pounds while Curt Henderson at 135 pounds and Travis Anderson at 130 pounds were both second. At 152 pounds, Jason Ebling was third as the Vikings finished fifth in the team standings.

35 years ago
February 12, 1981

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holte will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 15 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek.

The same week Colfax’s girls received support in the Class C state basketball poll, they also suffered their first home loss bowing to St. Croix Central 33-31. Becky Knutson paced the Vikings with 14 points.

The Elk Mound boys went to 11-1 in conference play by avenging an early season loss at Glenwood City with a 63-49 win. Bruce Myers scored 17 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the win.

50 years ago
February 10, 1966

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Helberg are the parents of a son, Peter John, born Feb. 5 at Luther Hospital.

Norman Hoff became the first Colfax wrestler in the history of the school to win a Middle Border Conference championship. Hoff won three matches at 127 pounds to take first place.

Julie Peterson will represent Colfax High School in the senior division district level of the Soil Conservation Speaking Contest after winning the Dunn County contest.

65 years ago 
February 1, 1951

Morton Amble believes he has a white rock hen that has set a record for laying a giant egg that measures 6 ½ inches around the short way and 8 inches around the long way.

Private Gerald R. Scharlau of Colfax recently arrived at Fort Hood, Texas and has been assigned to a unit of the famous 2nd Armoured Division for training.

After a dismal showing against Menomonie last week, the Colfax boys mowed down Baldwin 68-34 with Clyde Prince scoring 21 points and Leo Pecore adding 19 for the red and white. Because of the large crowd expected to witness the game against Ellsworth Friday night, who are rated as the fifth top team in the entire state, fans are asked to call the Colfax Public Schools and ask them to reserve a seat for you.

100 years ago
February 25, 1916

The Lutheran churches in Colfax, in a joint meeting at the Synod church, made the following declaration to be sent to the village board: The Lutheran churches of Colfax declare themselves opposed to Moving Picture Shows in the village on Sundays.

From the publisher of The Messenger: Beginning March 1, we aim to turn over the management of the affairs of The Messenger to Donald M. Leicht, a capable newspaper man and a printer of ability.