Out of the Past – 8-10-2016
10 years ago
August 9, 2006
Colfax firefighters rushed to the Joe and Carol Alms home at 811 Riverview Avenue after a lightning strike at 3:30 a.m. August 6 ignited a fire that destroyed the garage and its contents and caused heavy smoke damage to the interior of the house.
Kathy Ertz, a Dunn County deputy and a trustee on the Elk Mound Village Board, has announced her candidacy for Dunn County sheriff.
The Colfax Kiwanis will be sponsoring a street dance in downtown Colfax on Friday, August 25.
25 years ago
August 8, 1991
Three Colfax school district residents have applied for the school board position vacated by the death of Larry Osterberg. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. September 11. Applying thus far are Ken Rothbauer, David Buchner and Donald Schwartz.
Dunn County municipalities and county government officials are close to reaching an agreement on a county-wide recycling program.
Two national touring clowns representing the Carson & Barnes Five Ring Circus will visit the Colfax library August 9. They will be promoting circus performances August 16 in Bloomer.
35 years ago
August 13, 1981
After setting the first-ever athletic fees for the Colfax school district in July, the Colfax school board reduced the fees at a special meeting August 4 to $11 per student per sport for high school athletes and $5 per student per sport for junior high athletes, with a maximum fee of $20 per family per season. The fee set in July was $20 per student per sport per season for high school students and $10 per student per sport per season for junior high students.
Marshall’s Drive In: one gallon of root beer for $1.25; back-to-school special 70-page notebook free with any $3 purchase.
Local delegates for the Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative 18th annual meeting in LaCrosse July 11 for District 17 were Dennis Kragness, Colfax; Donald Sipple, Menomonie; Glen Quilling, Elk Mound; Wayne Whitney, Elk Mound; Vernon Hanson, El Mound; John Ausman, Elk Mound; James Holte, Elk Mound.
50 years ago
August 11, 1966
The first load of fertilizer from the new Colfax Farmers Union blending plant near the Colfax Creamery was spread last week on an FFA hay field near the Colfax school.
After a vacancy of two-and-one-half years, St. John’s Lutheran Church of Poplar Creek will again have a permanent pastor. The Rev. Richard F. Weber of Freeland, Mich., graduated from the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary at Mequon June 1. He will be installed as pastor of Poplar Creek and Beyer Settlement on Sunday evening, August 21, at St. Katherine’s Lutheran Church of Beyer Settlement.
Back-to-school specials at the Colfax Farmers’ Store: notebooks 9 cents each; rulers 9 cents each; 16-colors Crayolas 23 cents; library paste 23 cents; five-hole filler paper, 500 sheets, 54 cents.
65 years ago
August 9, 1951
“Missing in Action” will continue to be the status of Pvt. George V. Rossiter, who has been missing in action in Korea since July 29, 1950.
The Colfax Garden Club is making plans for its third annual flower show to be held in the Municipal basement August 25 and 26.
All together 220 tons of peas were received at the vinery on “M” about 8 miles north of Colfax. After grading the peas, it was found that the average received by the grower was $80 a ton or $170 per acre.
John Hammer of Colfax took first place in the Wisconsin District Fair fish contest with a german brown trout weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and is currently also in first place in the Colfax Rod & Gun Club fish contest.
100 years ago
August 11, 1916
See the ball game next Sunday, August 13, Eau Claire Campens vs. Colfax; 3 o’clock at the Colfax Park. This promises to be the most spirited game of the season and should be witnessed by every base ball fan in this section. Admission 25 cents.
Village Board Proceedings: Regular meeting held August 7, 1916. Among the bills paid, Larson & Sons, lights (2 months), $56.78; R.P. Hilson, 22 loads of gravel, $5.50. Resolution offered by T.E. Thompson, seconded by Oluf Olson, to lay water mains from center of River and Pine to 1st Ave. (4 inch pipe), and on 1st Ave. east to Evergreen; and 2 inch pipe from River St. north on Pine, north on Balsam, and north on Evergreen. Motion made and seconded to advertise for bids.
Steece’s Big Uncle Tom’s Cabin in a Big Tent in Colfax, Wednesday, August 16 — 35 actors, singers, dancers, musicians, speciality people. A pack of Cuban blood hounds. Military band and orchestra.