Out of the Past – 2-10-2016
Out of the Past – 2-10-2016
10 years ago
February 8, 2006
A son Hunter Kirk Dresel, was born Jan. 15 in Eau Claire to Kyle and Tammy Dresel of Colfax.
Friends and wellwishers presented Bremer Bank employee Kathy Kules with cards and gifts before she left for a tour of duty with the Navy Reserve in Southeast Asia. She could be gone for as long as a year.
Elk Mound defeated Colfax on the hardcourt 55-47 as Jesse Jenson scored 16 points to lead the Mounders and Travis Blomberg had 12 for Colfax.
The Colfax girls beat Elk Mound 54-17 for their 15th win of the season as Courtney Doucette knocked down 17 points to lead the Vikings and Amanda Irwin scored six for the Mounders.
25 years ago
February 14, 1991
Orv Larson sold his Larson Super Service bulk fuel plant to Colfax Farmers Union Feb. 1. The business started in the 1920s when his grandfather and father built their first service station in the area of the Highway 40 bridge.
Ryan Seehaver placed first in the regional wrestling meet while Travis Anderson, Jason Ebling and Mike Anderson finished second to qualify for the sectional meet in Somerset.
Natalie Noll scored 18 points to lead the Colfax girls to a 58-42 win over Elk Mound.Lisa Townsend led the Mounders with 12 points.
35 years ago
February 19, 1981
A son, Ben Robert, was born to Robert and Jane (Schindler) Davis Jan. 27 at Green Bay.
A son was born Jan.31 to John and Naomi (Hanson) Macey at Oswego, N.Y.
Elaine Davis won the All-Events title at the Colfax Women’s Bowling tournament while Brenda Harrison won the singles and Babe Fjelsted and Letty Alman won the doubles competition.
In girls basketball action the Colfax girls defeated Elk Mound 58-24. Holly Brockman and Becky Knutson both tallied 12 points for Colfax while Sue Morse led the Mounders with nine.
50 years ago
February 17, 1966
Thursday evening, Feb. 10 at the Rural Parish parsonage, Mrs. Ethel Fjelstad of Colfax and Conrad S. Nelson of Eau Claire were united in marriage.
Miss Beverly Ann Nelson of Minneapolis became the bride of Frederick A. Teppan, formerly of Colfax Feb. 12 at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka, Minn.
Board president Otto Waldbuesser along with fellow board members of the Colfax Cooperative Creamery recommended Frank Neumann for the managership at the annual meeting Feb. 12.
65 years ago
February 8, 1951
Miss Anita Bronken, Miss Anna Berg and Dana Bronken enjoyed a week of skiing in Aspen, Colorado where they had the chance to use the largest ski tow in the world.
Playing brilliant ball and looking for all the world like tournament champions, Colfax high school again showed fans they have a powerful ball club when things click right, and the Vikings did the herculean job of snowing under hitherto unbeaten Ellsworth by a score of 57 to 50. Ellsworth had a 17 game winning streak and were rated the number five best team in the whole state. The difference in the game was the red and white making 11 free throws of 23 attempts and Ellsworth making 4 out of 12. Donnie Hammer led Colfax with 16 points, followed by Leo Pecore with 15 and Clyde Prince with 13.
100 years ago
March 3, 1916
Bustin Lund, formerly of Sand Creek, is now at a hospital in England, recovering from wounds received on the western battle front in Flanders.
Miss Inga Lovaas of the Town of Tainter, was united in wedlock on Feb. 29 to Nels T. Halverson of the same township.
On Wednesday of this week in Chippewa falls, occurred the marriage of four Colfax people when Mr. Inge Johnson and Mrs. Petra Jorgenson were made man and wife, as also Mr. Hurtvil Christianson and Miss Bertha Jorgenson were united.
Mrs. L.T. Omtvedt (Gumbjor Knutson), age 63, formerly of the Poplar Creek and Sand Creek area, passed away Thursday morning after an illness of over 22 years duration.