Out of the Past – 1-25-2017

Out of the Past – 1-25-2017


10 years ago
January 23, 2007

Colfax won the Dunn-St. Croix Conference dance team championship during competition at Hudson High School January 13. Teams members are Amy Secraw, Chantell Harris, Sara Johnson, Christina Guidaboni, Kayla Styczinski, Maura Ryan, Callie Anderson, Andrea Styczinski, Lydia Bethmann, Myriah Borofka, Amanda Schroeder, RaeAnne Berndt, Rachel Mosey and Anna Bethmann.

Hudson High School will honor former boys’ basketball coach, Bob Heidenreich, at halftime Feb. 3. Heidenreich was recently selected for induction into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. After three years at Colfax from 1969 to 1972, he coached at Hudson from 1972 to 1985.

25 years ago
January 23, 1992

Ray Score, chair of the Dunn County Board, announced at the January 15 meeting that he was not going to seek re-election as county board chair in April.

History was made January 13 at the Colfax Municipal Building when the Colfax Village Board failed to gather a quorum for the meeting. 

Village employees were directed to plow out an area for a skating rink in Sioux Park, south of the railroad tracks behind the Southside Garage. 

35 years ago
January 28, 1982

Sporting icicles from its plowing lights, with its wipers working hard to keep its windshield clear, a Town of Colfax snowplow made a pass through Colfax during the height of the January 22 record-breaking snowstorm to help keep Main Street passable. Colfax’s own village crew worked long overtime hours January 22 – 25 to dig the town out.

In a three-day period, two snowstorms struck Jan. 20 and 22, leaving as much as 18 inches on the ground. 

Sell Your Husband Sale at Coast to Coast January 28, 29 & 30: Ladies, bring in your husband and have him weighed on our scale, and we will give you 1 cent per pound for him toward the purchase of any item or items in the store worth $10 or more. 

50 years ago
January 26, 1967

There simply is no rhyme or reason to the weather patterns this January. Just a week ago it was 40 below zero, then a January thaw on Friday and Saturday; Sunday, the area was socked in with fog, and Monday was a beautiful warm day. Along came Tuesday and apparently not wanting to be outdone by the other days, a regular spring shower came down. Not only that, the shower was accompanied by lightning and loud claps of thunder. According to records, this is the first time thunder and lightning have been seen and heard in January since 1909.

Highway 64 Implement, Sand Creek: 269 tractors sold in 1966.

The Colfax Village Board learned about the Community Service Program for those on social security or with low income. Rate of pay $1.50 per hour up to 40 hours per week.

65 years ago
January 24, 1952

The Deepwood Ski Area was opened Tuesday on special request from a group of Stout Institute ski enthusiasts who wished to spend the day skiing. Heavy snowfall put a deep blanket of the white stuff on the inviting trails at Deepwood.

Eleven men turned out for volunteer work at the Norton Church Monday to complete the ceiling in the basement and rearrange the kitchen features. They included Joe and Verdell Oakland, Roy Ralph, Rev. C.K. Malmin, Roy Nichols, Kenneth, Laverne and Hubert Valaske, Clifford Mickelson, Selmer Lindberg and Lovin Lauritzen.

Five new cases of polio were reported in Colfax in 1951. Dunn County had 13 cases in 1951 and has had 49 cases since January 1, 1948.

Mr. Lewis Brinkman is convalescing at his farm home near Norton after a near fatal accident which occurred Friday morning about 10:00 o’clock when his car was struck by an approaching lime truck just as Mr. Brinkman was entering Highway 170 on his way to the Norton Store. Last Wednesday’s heavy rainfall had left all the roads coated with ice. The impact nearly demolished the car, and it is almost a miracle that Brinkman escaped with his life. 

100 years ago
January 26, 1917

At an early hour last Sunday morning, snow began falling, and as the snowing increased, the wind kept rising during the entire day … proving to be the worst storm in years. Better than a foot of snow fell, and with the high gale blowing, rendered travel almost an impossibility. Trains were stalled, and on Monday, traffic was resumed but with trains behind schedule.

N.A. Lee and Sam K. Iverson have bought a lot and intend to start a general store at Norton in the near future. They expect to sell everything a farmer needs and buy anything a farmer has to sell. 

Elmer B. Hill and his daughter Susan were passengers on the “snow bound” train from St. Paul last Sunday night, on their way back from attending the hippodrome in that city.  [/emember_protected]