Out of the Past – 5-11-2016
10 years ago
May 10, 2006
New members were inducted into the Colfax chapter of the National Honor Society May 3: Nichole Anderson, Kaitlyn Bogan, Aryn Erickson, Katherine Flodquist, Robert Haake, Abby Johnson, Kelsi Knutson, Theresa Loechler, Rachel Mosey, Alysan Phillips, Maura Ryan, Amy Secraw, Sophia Secraw, Andrea Styczinski and Nichelle Wollberg.
Cash prizes were presented to winners of the Helen Mears Art Contest for Colfax Middle School students by Pat Eggert, representing the Colfax Woman’s Club, contest sponsor. First place went to Shannon Hahn; second place went to Breanna Lotts; third place went to Erinn Springer.
Visitors perused some of the items exhibited in the BUS-eum during its stop at the Colfax library May 1. The mobile museum tells the story of the U.S. Government’s internment of German-Americans and Italian-Americans during World War II.
25 years ago
May 9, 1991
A tree in his front yard decorated with yellow ribbons welcomed Dale Bergeson home to Colfax after his tour of duty with the National Guard in the Persian Gulf War.
The 1991 king and queen of the Colfax Junior Prom April 27 in the Martin Anderson Gymnasium were Adam Topper and Kris Klukas.
A Syttende Mai Celebration will be held at Colfax Lutheran May 17. The a la carte table will include flote or rommegrot, rosettes, sod suppe, fattigmand, lefsa, sandbakkelse and krumkage.
Kristen R. Bruxvoort, M.D. recently completed a month-long clinical rotation at the Blue Diamond Family Practice Center and has decided to associate with the clinic.
35 years ago
May 14, 1981
With good growing weather expected, the Colfax softball field should be ready for use in the foreseeable future. Village Trustee Tom Prince figures on opening the field after the first seeding of grass reaches sufficient height to be cut once.
An engineer from Dittloff Engineering assured the Colfax Village Board that they had selected an excellent site for the wastewater treatment lagoons on the Roger Kressin farm west of the village.
Applications are being accepted for supervisor of the Village of Colfax Summer Arts and Crafts Program.
50 years ago
May 12, 1966
Wally Steies, who was wounded in Vietnam April 13, is currently convalescing at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital.
Five grass fires in the last week have kept the Colfax Fire Department on the jump. On Thursday, 100 men assisted in fighting a 50-acre grass fire on the Odin Rognstad and Dr. Harlan Earnhart farms. Another fire south of the Walter Jump farm on Highway 25 burned 70 acres.
King Ronald Stene and Queen Colleen Repaal will reign over the Colfax High School Junior Prom May 14. Attendants will be Dick Hones and Nancy Friberg; Duane Schindler and Lynda Hainstock; Dale Winget and Carla Lentz; Curt Johnson and Ann Mortenson. Junior royalty will be Lynn Johnson, son of Mrs. and Mrs. John I. Johnson, and Susie Waldbuesser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Waldbuesser.
65 years ago
May 10, 1951
On Tuesday afternoon, John Hammer landed a German brown trout weighing 6 lbs., 3 oz. and measuring 26 ½ inches. The large specimen was reported to have been taken from 18-Mile Creek.
Heavy snowfall, which melted as it hit the ground, was experienced in the northern part of Dunn County Saturday morning along with the rain.
The Russell-Toycen Post No. 131 of the American Legion of Colfax purchased four acres of land from Wesley Larson for $500. Legionnaires plan to use a large part of the land to provide free parking to Colfax Free Fair visitors. This past week, the Russell-Toycen Post No. 131 hit an all-time high at 170 members, exceeding the previous record of 166 set ten years earlier.
100 years ago
May 12, 1916
The Colfax Creamery Co. is right up-to-date with a fine new auto truck which they will use for gathering cream during the summer or whenever the roads are in such shape that it can be used. It’s a 37-horsepower Buick and was purchased of Paul & Rosenberg, our local auto dealers. John Russell will do the piloting.
Will Larson went down to the mill pond Friday morning, hooked on and landed a German Brown trout weighing 4 ½ pounds.
The wind blew a 50-mile gale all night Monday, and when morning came, the air was full of dust. Still the wind blew, the dust flew, on the main roads at times dust was too thick to see a rod, making travel dangerous. It didn’t end with Monday, either. It went right on, and with the single exception of a few hours on Tuesday, it has been hitting it up ever since.