Out of the Past – 5-18-2016
10 years ago
May 17, 2006
Kobi Shaw and Steve Russell of Colfax, as “In Capable Hands,” will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 18 in the “Will This Impress Ed Asner” segment.
The Colfax Village Board accepted a bid of $17,100.02 from Mark Ackerman of Ackerman Dairy Products to purchase the seven small lots owned by the village south of the railroad tracks behind Ackerman’s building on Dunn Street.
Colfax High School will hold commencement May 19. The Top Ten students are Tiffany Bachmann, Jeremy Blomberg, Lacey Logslett, Nathan Mayfield, Keeli Morning, Grace Neuburg, Katherine Resech, Brian Schroeder, Amy Schuler and Ashley Stobb.
25 years ago
May 16, 1991
North Running Valley Lutheran Church, rural Colfax, will celebrate the 90th anniversary of its organization May 27 in conjunction with its annual Memorial Day observance.
The new addition to Colfax Auto Body on Cedar Street is not quite finished. The new 50-foot by 60-foot addition on the west end nearly triples the work area and includes a painting booth.
Colfax has two foreign exchange students this year: Jose Pascual of Spain, who is staying with Phil and Lorraine Bohnen, and Stefan Meyer of Germany, who is staying with Dale and Ginger Bergeson.
35 years ago
May 21, 1981
Conrad Gilberts, Sand Creek, received a Gold Certificate May 12 for 50 years of membership in the American Legion. The certificate was presented by Ingvald Stene, commander of the Russell-Toycen American Legion Post No. 131 of Colfax.
The Village of Colfax is accepting bids for an outdoor toilet facility at the Village of Colfax Softball Field.
The Elk Mound Board of Education approved sending a letter to WEAU-TV asking for an apology for a news cast April 24 in which WEAU reported that the school board had received a letter of reprimand from the Dunn County district attorney. In the letter, the DA had interpreted the open meeting law and had not reprimanded the school board. District residents had apparently asked for a more specific listing of items on the agenda.
50 years ago
May 19, 1966
At a retirement party May 11, Melvin P. Olson and Herman Klukas received gold watches as a token of remembrance from the Colfax Creamery. Olson had been employed there for 23 years and Klukas for 31 years.
Gunderson Grocery was robbed Thursday night when someone gained entrance at the side door. A total of $30 was removed from the cash register. Also missing were 11 cartons of cigarettes, a quantity of meat and several boxes of ice cream.
Mrs. Ben Rosenberg and Mrs. Clarence Burling left Monday for Kenosha where they are attending the state convention of the Woman’s Club. They will return Thursday.
65 years ago
May 17, 1951
The Colfax High School Cornet Trio of Ruth and Mary Noer, Joan Ellingson, with accompanist Gary Hjort, received an “outstanding” rating at the state’s leading high school musical event in Wausau. The finalists at Wausau were chosen from 10,000 entries, and only 14 were selected as “outstanding.”
Four young men from Colfax will be inducted into the Army May 21. Included in the May quota are Oscar M. Moen; LeRoy H. Knutson; Duane A. Nichols; Daniel L. Kiekhafer.
Colfax again responded nicely to the Cancer Fund drive with a total of $166.84 and this amount is equal to the record set last year.
100 years ago
May 19, 1916
Ferdinand Mortensen announced his candidacy on the Republican ticket for Dunn County sheriff in the September primary.
Three forties for sale of fine, unimproved hardwood lands, three miles from good town and railroad, only $16 per acre.
Base ball report: Receipts from the May 7 Boyceville game of $21. Total expenditures of $37.25, including 4 base balls and 4 bats from the Colfax Store Company for $9; $1 to George Emmerton for work on the base ball diamond; 50 cents to Savin Sundstrom for making the home plate; $2 for printing bills and tickets for the Boyceville game; $18 for livery hire for Boyceville team; $3.85 for one meal for 11 Boyceville men.