Out of the Past – 10-5-2016
10 years ago
October 4, 2006
Colfax High School will play Boyceville in the homecoming game October 6. Candidates for homecoming king are Tyler Sikora, Tryston Beyrer, Max Munoz, Colin Peterson and Cody Cook. Queen candidates are Andrea Barstad, Stephanie Dworak, Allison Kruger, Kalyn Johnson and Kristen Laramy.
The Colfax High School Class of 1938 held a reunion at Twenty-nine Pines September 22. Attending were Alice (Hilson) Rude and Clarice (Christianson) Larson of Colfax; Bette (Davis) Hadt, Lorraine (Buchner) Miller and Jewel (Sylte) Myers of Eau Claire; Gladys (Roseland) Bjerkness of Altoona; and Javerna (Erickson) Marrel and Racile (Stevens) Larson of Menomonie. Of the original 74 members of the class, 21 are still living.
A benefit is scheduled October 7 at Trout Creek Tavern for Steven Dahl of Elk Mound, who was injured in a motorcycle accident August 3.
25 years ago
October 3, 1991
Beverly Schauer, 605 Third Avenue, and Mike Henderson, 601 Third Avenue, asked the village board at the September 23 meeting to vacate the East Third Avenue alley.
A disaster drill involving anhydrous ammonia at the Cenex facilities on Railroad Avenue will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 12. Area hospitals have been told to prepare for receiving 25 to 200 mock victims. The Colfax Fire Department, Colfax Rescue Squad, Colfax Police Department, Colfax Boy Scouts, Colfax Farmers Union and Colfax Kiwanis will participate.
A hefty red potato grown by Rodney Nelson, rural Colfax, tipped the scales at 2.5 pounds.
35 years ago
October 1, 1981
A 29-year-old Belgian mare owned by Orvald Aspen, Colfax, recently gave birth to her latest colt, also named Ginger. Aspen is expecting his fourth generation foal related to Ginger next spring. Aspen bought the mare from the Dunn County Hospital farm.
LaVerne G. Ausman, Elk Mound, was appointed October 2 as the new secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Rita Lemler, Colfax, Barb Joyce, Elk Mound, and three other members of the Boos family plan to depart October 12 for Hollywood, California, for the taping of the Family Feud television program.
Ralph Schindler of Colfax came in 13th at the Grand National Tractor Pulling Tournament at the Ohio State Fair. The event drew more than 25,000 spectators.
50 years ago
September 29, 1966
Jeanne Neumann, a student at LaCrosse State University, has been selected as a member of the 170-piece “Marching Chiefs” band that will appear on the nationally televised game Sunday between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Colts at half-time. Jeanne is the daughter of Dr. Gordon and Lucerne Neumann.
Odin Rognstad lost his left hand and forearm in a corn chopper Thursday forenoon when an unbuttoned jacket sleeve got caught and pulled his arm into the machine. Other injuries included fractures to his elbow, upper arm and to five ribs front and back. He was taken to Luther Hospital by the Goodrich ambulance. Odin stated that he figured it was at least ten minutes from the time he was first caught in the machine before he was able to pull his arm free and walk to the house for assistance.
The Farmers’ Store Company celebrated its 75th anniversary in September and has 16 stores in western Wisconsin and one in Red Wing, Minn. The company has an annual sales volume of over $12 million.
65 years ago
October 4, 1951
Ronald Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Peterson of Colfax, is a member of the St. Olaf College “Viking” choir.
Diane Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Anderson, formerly of Colfax, is one of the girls receiving FBI training in Milwaukee.
Fines paid to the Village of Colfax for the third quarter ending September 30 totaled $218.45. The fines resulted from 33 convictions of traffic violations and disorderly conduct.
Colfax displayed general good football savvy and team play to roll to a convincing 30 to 0 win over River Falls High School Friday night.
100 years ago
October 6, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Chase, owners and publishers of the Colfax Messenger, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary quietly in their home in the Messenger block Tuesday, October 3. [At that time, the Messenger was located one block east of Main Street on Pine Street.]
The lecture course of 1916-1917 will be held in the auditorium of the new municipal building. The price is $1. Children are half price. Reserved seats are 50 cents. Single admission is 35 cents and 15 cents. October 18: The Great Edwin Brush (magician, entertainer and illusionist). November 10: Metropolitan Trio (three men in song and impersonations). December 8: Flora Prentis (reader of plays, assisted by local talent). January 6: University Players (a company of seven people carrying their own scenery and costumes). January 31: Clarence Bergderfer (humorous lecturer and makeup characterist). February 16: M.H. Jackson (Mr. Jackson needs no introduction as this is the third time he has lectured in our village). March 14: Potter DePew Orchestra (vocal, instrumental, solos, sketches and musical readings).