Out of the Past – 9-21-2016
10 years ago
September 20, 2006
Rebecca Marine, a special education teacher at Elk Mound since 1987, was named special education teacher of the year for 2006-2007 September 8 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Incumbent Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith survived a challenge from Kathy Ertz in the September 12 partisan primary election.
The Colfax Village Board voted 6-0 September 11 to not commit to being a part of an emergency medical services (EMS) district “at this time and under these circumstances.”
25 years ago
September 19, 1991
Colfax High School’s homecoming queen candidates were Natalie Noll, Wendy Loew, Tina Satter, Gretchen Lee and Jodi Bosch. King candidates were Kevin Kiekhafer, Wolfe Parzyck, Neil Micheels, Brady Connel and Josh May. Jodi Bosch and Josh May were announced as homecoming queen and king during a pep rally September 13.
Beth Resech was appointed to serve on the Colfax Board of Education to fill the seat vacated by the death of Larry Osterberg.
The float competition winner in the Colfax homecoming parade September 13 was built by the sophomore class. Using the theme, the Vikings are Dynamite, class members brightened their entry by waving fireworks sparklers.
35 years ago
September 24, 1981
At a special meeting September 16, the Colfax Village Board declared all commercial property in the village is “blighted.”
A representative of Rusk Rural Gas spoke to the Colfax school board about converting the district’s buses to LP. Rusk can deliver LP for 71 cents per gallon while gasoline is over $1 per gallon. The cost per bus to convert to burning LP would be $1,130.
Patricia Hahn recently began her duties as clerk for the village of Elk Mound.
Steve Nichols, son of Duane and Marion Nichols, recently received the Arrow Of Light, Cub Scouting’s highest award.
50 years ago
September 22, 1966
A heavy early frost last Wednesday killed off garden vegetables and flowers. What was so peculiar about the early frost was that only a short distance away from where plants had been killed, others had not been affected.
Lamb losses by sheep owners continue to mount each week in the Popple Creek neighborhood and including the Kenneth and Laverne Valaske farms in Norton west of Colfax. It is hoped that the killer or killers of over 165 animals in the past few months can soon be identified.
Advertisement: Southside Meats and Groceries — Lutefisk & Lefse Fri. and Sat. — while it lasts.
From Winding up the Yarn by Helen Reed: A survey shows 663,420 persons in the United States named Jones; keeping up with them isn’t easy.
65 years ago
September 20, 1951
The Colfax High School football team lost 20 to 7 to New Richmond in the opening game of the Middle Border Conference.
For sale: 100 acres of level hardwood land, between New Auburn and Sand Creek, basement barn with water. Other buildings. 9 room house with furniture including electric refrigerator and washing machine. One half of crops. $10,000.
Two Colfax High School girls, Faylene Keilholz and Helen Olson, were among 20 girls in the modeling contest at the Eau Claire fall opening.
Dunn County’s annual delinquent tax list was published in this issue of the newspaper. The delinquent tax list filled 10 full-length newspaper columns 1 ¾ inch wide.
100 years ago
September 22, 1916
It snowed September 15.
For the special train that passed through here Wednesday for the Northern Wisconsin State Fair at Chippewa Falls, 158 tickets were sold at the local station.
Some of those who have or are now constructing new residences in Colfax are as follows: L.E. Toycen; Wesley Larson; Rev. J.M. Mikaelson; Peter Langle; Melvin Larson; Charles Granger; D.N. Welch; Fred Hovland; F.H. Martin; C.H. Erickson; A.A. Anderson; and E.P. Madison. These along with extensive improvements on the public school building, and N.A. Lee’s store, a new potato warehouse, C.E. Uggen’s new store building in the course of construction and other minor improvements make up a splendid bunch of substantial additions to our growing city.