Out of the Past – 6-15-2016
10 years ago
June 14, 2006
An armed robbery was reported at the Cenex gas station on County Highway M in the Town of Sand Creek June 6. As of press time, the suspects had not yet been found.
Joan Crosby, 72, of Colfax, was seriously injured Sunday morning when her vehicle collided with a milk truck north of Downing on County Road Q.
Len Hemenway was recognized for 20 years of service as an employee of the Elk Mound public works department during the Elk Mound Village Board’s June 6 meeting.
25 years ago
June 13, 1991
The 72nd Colfax Free Fair will be held June 27 through June 30.
The Bremer Foundation presented a check for $1,000 to strengthen the Colfax senior citizens recreation fund. Gust Fehr, village president, accepted the check from Wayne Fehr of First American Bank.
Arnold Sumstad of Colfax scored his third hole-in-one while playing at the Whitetail Golf Course June 3.
35 years ago
June 18, 1981
A thunderstorm the morning of June 14 damaged a barn on county Highway M owned by Jerry Higbie. The storm ripped through the north side of Colfax and the surrounding countryside and damaged trees, television antennas, the Colfax High School roof and leveled a football field fence.
Reconstruction work will begin the week of June 22 on state Highway 40 in Dunn County from state Highway 29 through Colfax and terminating at the Dunn-Chippewa county line.
Rita Lemler, Colfax, her cousin, Barb Joyce, Elk Mound, Rita’s brother, Larry Boos, and his wife, Beth, and her sister, Ann Schweback of Marquette, Michigan, will appear on the “Family Feud” game show sometime in August.
50 years ago
June 16, 1966
The Colfax Farmers Union was burglarized for the second time in three weeks. Coins were taken from the pop machine, and the burglars did a good job of messing up the office searching for more cash.
Dick Hones and Ken Bjork completed a week at Badger Basketball in Woodruff.
Tami, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Felland, fell into Mirror Lake Saturday evening and narrowly escaped drowning. She was rescued by George Maukstad and Frank Bauer.
65 years ago
June 14, 1951
Vernon J. Iverson of Colfax was elected to the position of district vice-commander at the 10th District Legion Spring Conference in Cornell.
At the annual meeting of the Farmers Union Cooperative Supply Association June 12 in the Colfax Municipal Building auditorium, attendees learned that the cooperative had used 181 rail cars of goods in 1950, about one every two days, and that more than 352,000 gallons of gasoline were used.
Fire of an unknown origin caused extensive damage to the rural residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bauer at around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. No one was home at the time of the fire. When the fire was discovered, the entire house was in flames, and authorities could not determine where it had started.
100 years ago
June 16, 1916
Widespread interest is being shown on Soil Acidity Day, June 20th, as announced by the Dunn County School of Agriculture. Since alfalfa will not grow successfully in acid soil, all who are planning on growing the crop should make sure soil conditions are right before seeding.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martin June 3rd. Fred was around with a box of smokerinos, proffering them to friends as evidence of his faith in the youngster someday becoming President of the United States.
Carpenters are at work putting in a skylight at the Bank of Colfax.