Out of the Past – 9-7-2016
10 years ago
September 6, 2006
Within a month, the EMS district formation commissioners will have an answer, yea or nay, from the Colfax village board about whether it wants to be part of such an ambulance district.
Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith is seeking another term as sheriff.
Frederick “Fritz” Bremer died August 25 at the age of 91 in Orlando, Florida. Fritz Bremer owned and operated the Bremer Funeral Home in Colfax for 25 years.
25 years ago
September 5, 1991
Colfax firemen are ready to have their Silver Anniversary Firemen’s Ball celebration September 6-8.
As of August 30, seven people have applied to fill the vacant seat on the Colfax school board left by the death of Larry Osterberg. The applicants are Ken Rothbauer, Dave Buchner, Donald Schwartz, Jolene Albricht, Judith Albricht, Natalie Kay Bothwell and Jim Faust.
All together there were 39 boats entered in the 1991 open water fishing contest sponsored by the Tainter Lake Sportsmen’s Club August 10 at Elk Point Resort.
35 years ago
September 3, 1981
Two days of excitement are on tap September 12-13 in Colfax when the Colfax Volunteer Firemen sponsor their 15th annual ball. Saturday will feature the auction, kiddie parade, grand parade, penny hunt and water fight. Sunday afternoon will feature a demolition derby at 2 p.m.
After being in business in Colfax for 32 years, Melvina Evenson, owner of Solberg’s Ready To Wear, began her going out of business sale at 9 a.m. September 3 with customers lined up for a block.
District 1 Vocational Technical and Adult Education classes will start at Colfax High School September 28. Classes include meat smoking and smoke house construction; Microwave I and II; Woodworking; Calligraphy; Fall Crafts; Holiday Crafts; Crocheting; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Salads and Vegetables; and Yeast Breads Workshop.
50 years ago
September 8, 1966
Colfax High School has 74 freshmen, 80 sophomores, 82 juniors, and 69 seniors. In grades 1 to 8, the largest class is 6th grade with 67 students, and the smallest class is 2nd grade with 40 students.
Firemen were called to the Walter Jump farm south of Wheeler Wednesday night where a stack of baled hay was destroyed by the blaze.
A retirement party was held at the Colfax creamery office on Wednesday, August 31, in honor of William Ellingson. Following a noon lunch, manager Frank Neumann presented William with a gold wrist watch, a gift from his fellow employees.
65 years ago
September 6, 1951
Colfax may well become the new ski capitol of the Northwest — thanks to two popular and enterprising Colfax young men who are now in the process of rushing to completion the beautiful new Deepwood Ski Area 9 miles northwest of Colfax. The two young men are Dana Broken and Earl Hammer. Everything is expected to be in readiness by November 20.
The Colfax Village Board has acquired land from Charles A. Burling and Ada Burling for the purpose of having a site for the sewage disposal plant. The Village of Colfax, in exchange, is conveying Lot Eleven, Block Thirteen, of J.D. Simons’ Third Addition to Charles A. Burling and Ada Burling.
Colfax High School’s inexperienced football team will have a non-conference opener with Baldwin under the lights at Baldwin Friday night in a practice warm-up regulation game for both teams.
100 years ago
September 8, 1916
At last the day and date has been set for the formal opening of Colfax’s elegant new municipal building. Monday, September 11, has been chosen as the time, and the Colfax Band has charge of the affair. The program will begin at 8 o’clock p.m. Adults 50 cents. Children 25 cents. Seats may be reserved without extra charge at Noer’s drug store.
Civic League Fair, Saturday, September 30, 1916, Colfax, Wis. For all children under 16 years of age in, and within a radius of 10 miles of Colfax. First prize will be 50 cents, second prize will be 25 cents, on fancy work, children’s hand-made garment, children’s cooking, children’s poultry, boys carpenter work, children’s flowers, potted plants, vegetables. Any person over 16 years of age is requested to bring any of the above named articles for exhibit. No cash prizes will be awarded but will receive the blue and red tags. Each and every farmer is requested to bring exhibits of farm products and help make this fair a success.
Reward Offered: The undersigned will offer a reward for information that will lead to apprehension of the guilty parties that cut the wire fence, shot at the dog or people, or both, and carried off vegetables from D.C. Baldwin’s garden last Tuesday night. — D.C. Baldwin.