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Out of the Past – 2-17-2016

Out of the Past – 2-17-2016

10 years ago
February 15, 2006

A son, Gabriel James Loew was born Feb. 4 to David and Wendy Loew, rural Colfax, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

Born to Steven and Nicole Kummer, a son named Trenten LaVerne, Jan. 6 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.

Colfax graduate Brent Tice won the shot-put competition to help the UW-Eau Claire men take first at the Warren Bowlus Open at UW-Stout.

25 years ago
February 21, 1991

Department of Natural Resources officials have put their stamp of approval on the closure of the Elk Mound landfill.

Jodi Bosch reached the 1,000 point milestone for the Colfax girls in a game against St. Croix Central Feb. 15.

With their win over Glenwood City, the Elk Mound boys clinched the Dunn-St. Croix Conference championship. Kyle Jenson led the Mounders with 20 points in the game.

35 years ago
February 26, 1981

Chosen as the Elk Mound High School’s Snow Ball King and Queen were Chuck Steen and Tammy Melgaard.

Colfax senior Kim Woodruff was named Dunn County Youth of the Month for February by the Dunn County Optimist Club.

The Colfax girls defeated Pepin 56-50 to give the Lakers their first conference loss of the season. Janet Rothbauer tallied 19 points for the Vikings in the win.

In boys basketball action, Elk Mound beat Colfax 80-62 to assure themselves of at least a tie for the conference title. Steve Ovren was high scorer for the Mounders with 22 points while Dave Gullickson was tops for Colfax with 18 points.

50 years ago
February 24, 1966

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Roen (nee Joan Higbie) became the parents of a daughter named Tami Jean Feb. 16 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Krause, a daughter named Stephanie Lynn Feb. 18 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rice Lake.

A son named Joseph Edward was born Feb. 13 at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dahl.

Colfax wrestler Duane Schindler won three matches at the Chetek sectional to become the first Colfax boy ever to win a sectional championship and to advance to the state meet in Madison. Schindler is coached by Ron (Toby) Horn.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Harms celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 16 with family and friends at their home.

65 years ago
February 15, 1951

Membership for the Russell-Toycen Legion organization reached 160 according to commander M.E. (Mike) Hanson.

Frederick J. Bremer has been elected president of the local commercial club at the meeting held last Thursday.

Fire laddies in the Colfax department were called out three times in two days, first to the Frank Smith farm home four miles southwest of Colfax for a chimney fire on Thursday, then to the Ferry Bros. yard on the northwest side of Colfax the next day where a small main office was burned to the ground. Later that day, a fire in Rusk destroyed the V. K. Sherburne seed processing and cleaning plant.

Colfax High School played a sizzling basketball game to gain a lop-sided 63-44 win over a good Spring Valley team. Leo Pecore literally ran wild to score 27 points for the hometown quint.

100 years ago
March 10, 1916

One of the notable events in the history of Colfax occurred Feb. 27 when Mr. and Mrs. Nels E. Nelson enjoyed a reunion of their family of fourteen grown up children.

A deal was closed whereby Mr. Henry Lemler becomes the owner of the Home estate (the old Henry Fricke farm) situated in Town of Tainter and formerly owned by Mesdames Leitsch and Schuman. Consideration $21,000.

A merry gathering of sixteen ladies met at the farm home of Mrs. Maria Maukstad March 1, the occasion being the anniversary of her birth.