Out of the Past – 8-17-2016
10 years ago
August 16, 2006
State Agriculture Secretary Rod Nilsestuen spoke recently at the Western Wisconsin Energy LLC ethanol plant between Wheeler and Boyceville about a $45,000 grant the facility received from the state. The ethanol plant is expected to start operations in early September.
Commercial Testing on Main Street received a new coating of stucco last week.
A fund has been opened at Bremer Bank in Colfax to assist Joe and Carol Alms, who lost their home to fire August 7.
25 years ago
August 15, 1991
Dr. L.R. Phillips closed down his dental office in Eau Claire July 31 and is now working full-time in Colfax in association with Dr. G.J. Neumann.
A graduate of Colfax High School has been appointed as the new chancellor at UW-Whitewater. Dr. H. Gaylon Greenhill was approved by the UW System Board of Regents July 12.
The Colfax Merry Mixers will sponsor a bus trip to the Minnesota State Fair August 23.
35 years ago
August 20, 1981
Daryl (Corky) Spagnoletti announced his resignation as Dunn County Sheriff August 10. Spagnoletti, who was originally from Elk Mound, was elected as sheriff in 1968. He has purchased a partnership with Chuck Sellevold in Moose Distributing Inc. of Menomonie and Independence.
Students from Peniel Christian School near Spring Valley enjoyed an inner tube float down the Red Cedar River August 14 from 22 Mile Ford Park to Colfax.
The Colfax FFA Alumni, the Russell-Toycen American Legion Post and the Colfax Farmers Union will host a free pig roast at the Colfax Fairgrounds August 22 to show appreciation to all who helped make the Colfax Free Fair a success this summer.
50 years ago
August 18, 1966
All together, 75 people attended a meeting of the Holden Luther League at 22-Mile Ford August 14. Songs were sung by a quartet in a boat.
New officers for 1967 for the American Legion Auxiliary local unit No. 131 are Mrs. Thomas Hill, president; Mrs. Gerald Schwartz, vice president; Mrs. Leon Dunbar, secretary; Mrs. Arnold Sumstad, treasurer; Mrs. Clifford Peterson and Mrs. Odd Linberg, sergeants-at-arms; Mrs. Raymond Johnson, historian; Mrs. Juul Noer, chaplain.
Colfax schools will start the new term Wednesday, August 24. Lunch prices will be 20 cents for elementary students and 25 cents for high school students. The Spanish program will continue in grades 4-6 this year with the use of television; however, this year there will be a part-time Spanish teacher who will be a consultant to the teachers. Spanish will be offered in the junior high.
65 years ago
August 16, 1951
Colfax’s FM radio station, WHWC, will have a program of complete local interest today (Thursday) when Gordon Gunderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gunderson, will speak on the subject of “Planning Ahead for School Lunches.” Gordon Gunderson is in charge of Wisconsin’s hot lunch program for all of the schools of the state.
Colfax butter ranks with the best in the state of Wisconsin. This was proven once again by Marvin Hurley, buttermaker for the Colfax Cooperative Creamery, when he won first place in the St. Croix County butter contest conducted at the fair at Glenwood City last week. Hurley’s butter scored 95.5.
Coach Ken Poppy gives the initial date for football practice here as next Monday, August 20, at 7 p.m. The four regulars back are End Leo Pecore, Halfbacks Dale Rostamo and LaMoine Follingstad, and Guard Roger Kressin. Lettermen back include Tackle Dick Johnson, Ends Don Hammer and Steve Close, Linebacker Roland Prince, Quarterback Orlen Fjelsted, and Halfback Dick Schultz.
100 years ago
August 18, 1916
We are informed that Fred Albricht, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Albricht of Tainter, landed the largest fish of the season, thus far reported, from Lake Colfax last Sunday. It was a beauty and “tipped the beam” at 19 ¾ pounds.
Groceries cost less at the Colfax Store Company: 100 pounds of Best of All Flour for $3.60; 100 pounds of pure cane sugar for $7.85; Richelieu Midas coffee for 28 cents per pound; fancy Sockeye salmon for 25 cents per pound; 7 bars of Swift’s white soap for 25 cents.
Regarding the base ball game between Colfax and the Eau Claire Campens: The score chart at the close of the melee showed a total of four runs for the Eau Claire team while the locals’ side was spotlessly clean … The home team can console itself, however, over the fact that up until last Sunday, the records of these two teams were the same.
Special Notice: The Library Committee have had permission to use the Rest Room in the Municipal Building until the Library room is finished and will give out books on Saturday afternoon and evening of this week.