Out of the Past – 8-24-2016
10 years ago
August 23, 2006
The Colfax Kiwanis is planning the third annual street dance in downtown Colfax August 25.
Jill Gengler, a native of Sand Creek and a current resident of Bloomer, began working as Area Nursing Home’s administrator August 14. She fills a vacancy created by the recent resignation of Jon Suckow.
Nicole Nierenhausen of Colfax was one of 27 girls recognized by the Indian Waters Girl Scout Council for working hard to sell more than 400 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Nicole sold 450 boxes.
The Colfax Messenger has started the 12th annual football contest.
25 years ago
August 22, 1991
Bryan and Jane Dobbs, builders and owners of the Colfax Car Wash on Highway 40, are planning a grand opening for August 23-25. Customers can register to win a gas grill.
The Colfax Woman’s Club is sponsoring a contest to “Name That Park” to name the park between the Colfax Municipal Building and the HomeTown Cafe. The winner will be announced prior to the Firemen’s Ball Parade September 7. A cash prize of $25 will be awarded to the winner.
The Colfax Village Board has approved a contract allowing Dunn County to take the lead on the county-wide recycling program. Colfax has received three payments from the state for recycling, which will have to be transferred to the county.
35 years ago
August 27, 1981
About 150 to 200 people attended the free pig roast at the Colfax Fairgrounds sponsored by the Colfax American Legion Russell-Toycen Post, the Colfax FFA and the Colfax Farmers’ Union as a way to thank people for helping to make the Colfax Free Fair successful.
People’s State Bank, beginning on October 1, will be offering a tax-free savings certificate. Receive 20 percent interest between now and October 1. On October 1, rates will be adjusted. Those in the 13 percent investor certificate rate, for example, will receive 18.6 percent interest in the 30 percent tax bracket; 21.7 percent in the 40 percent tax bracket; and 26.0 percent in the 50 percent tax bracket.
Colfax IGA has chicken breast quarters for sale for 65 cents per pound; assorted varieties of Jeno’s Pizza are 99 cents each; Bartlett pears are on sale four pounds for $1.
Larry Osterberg, Lorraine Schindler, Shirley Paff, C. Schuch, Mary Helgeson, Connie Haugle, Paul Gehring, Doris Dunbar, Barb Bruhn and Shirley Hovre were the winners of five-quart pails of ice cream at Southside Grocery.
50 years ago
August 25, 1966
The Colfax Village Board approved buying a new police car radio for $916 to replace the 11-year-old police car radio that has become obsolete.
Chris Anderson, who has been the operator of the Colfax Municipal Store Liquor Store for some time, has been forced to quit because of ill health. The Colfax Village Board voted to hire Anton Daniels to take over as operator of the store. He began his duties Wednesday morning.
All together, 75 pints of blood were collected during the Colfax blood drive Monday. Rev. William Carlson, Elmer Stene, Raymond Johnson, Mrs. LaVerne Toycen and Robert Ziebell received one-gallon pins.
65 years ago
August 23, 1951
Dunn County Dairy Day is set for September 15. All together, 10,000 people were present at the 1950 Dairy Day event in Menomonie, and it is expected that the 1951 program will draw a great deal more.
The Justice of the Peace, Dean E. Wiseman, reports that a complaint has been made with regard to a person or persons suspected of willfully poisoning dogs of our village. This is a violation of state law, punishable by up to two years in state prison or a fine of up to $500.
The Colfax Village Board accepted the low bid of $160,000 from Bloomer Truck and Shovel Co. to construct a sewage treatment plant.
Peder Rasmussen believes that he has a record onion. In his garden last week, he dug up a Bermuda weighing one pound and four ounces.
100 years ago
August 25, 1916
Notice: On account of continual raises of labor and everything incident to running a dairy, I will, beginning Sept. 1st, be obliged to charge six cents per quart for milk.
Five bags of “Seal of Minnesota” flour have been stolen from the Colfax Store Co. warehouse.
A vein of what looks to be copper in rich quality and possibly quantity has been unearthed on the Andrew Peterson farm in Running Valley, and a sample of the ore has been sent to be assayed and many are hopeful that it may prove to be “a rich find.” Mr. Peterson says he has frequently found green sand when he has had occasion to dig for any purpose in the locality where the rich mineral is thought to be hidden. Several from the village drove out to the scene last Thursday and brought in a small chunk of the mineral that weighted 29 ¾ pounds, and it looks to be high quality.