Out of the Past – 2-1-2017
10 years ago
January 31, 2007
An engraved halter was presented to Abby Suvada, 8, daughter of Eric and Tami Suvada of Colfax, during the North Central Reined Cowhorse Association banquet December 6 in Faribault, Minn., in recognition of her third place ranking in the NCRCHA Youth Division.
According to a column by State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, “it is also likely there will be efforts to bring about universal, single-payer healthcare in Wisconsin. This approach … seeks to beat costs found in the private sector by providing coverage to every Wisconsin citizen.”
You can show your Valentine how much you care with a Singing Valentine from the Northern Lights Barbershop Chorus or an ad in the Colfax Messenger.
25 years ago
January 30, 1992
Quiz Bowl competition among area high schools is underway. Colfax team members include Angela Wait, Krome Burke-Scoll, Josh Entzminger, Joel Berg, Dave Irwin, Brandon Topper and Neil Micheels. Colfax will host Cornell and New Auburn Feb. 9.
A power drill mounted on a tractor was used to drill holes for contestants during the Tainter Lake Sportsmen’s Club annual fishing contest Jan. 19 on Tainter Lake. O&R Equipment donated the tractor.
The Colfax Rescue Squad has established a fund to raise money to purchase two defibrillators for their ambulances. People donating $50 or more will have their names engraved on a special plaque.
35 years ago
February 4, 1982
In January, 21 inches of snow fell in Colfax, which compares to the record-breaking January of 1929 when more than 30 inches of snow fell on Colfax.
The Elk Mound Area Fire Department paid tribute to the fire chief for 30 years, Ray Ackerman, with a retirement party at the Wooden Shoe (formerly Last Frontier) Supper Club Jan. 30. An estimated 125 people attended.
Denny Erpenbach became chief of the Elk Mound Area Fire Department January 1. He is a 17-year veteran of the department.
Larry Schleusner, president of Peoples State Bank, presented a check for $2,040 on behalf of the Otto Bremer Foundation to Violet Hart, nutrition manager at the Colfax Nutrition Site.
50 years ago
January 26, 1967
Stockholders of the Colfax Area Nursing Home gathered at the Colfax Municipal Building Auditorium on Saturday, January 28, for the annual meeting of the corporation. Operating profit of the home since its inception was $3,866.20. Donations by the Colfax Women’s Civic League, Inc., for living room furnishings, $2,238.79; for drapes, patio furniture and sinks, $1,052.32; and for rooms, $2,000, resulted in a net income for 1966 of $9,157.31.
Saturday will be the big day at Colfax High School when all eight Middle Border Conference schools will enter squads in the annual wrestling tournament. The 96 wrestlers will begin eliminations en route to determining the 12 champions.
Seventeen students from the Colfax school system participated in the soil conservation speaking contest held at Menomonie last Saturday. Mary Peterson placed first in the junior division with Debra Albricht rating second place. Julie Peterson took first in the youth division, and Jean Rice and Evelyn Swenson were selected as alternates. The Peterson girls will be at the county contest in Eau Claire next Saturday.
65 years ago
January 31, 1952
The Augsburg College Choir of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will appear in concert at the Zion Lutheran Church in Sand Creek on Saturday, February 16, at 8:00 P.M.
Fifteen men from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., were skiing at Deepwood Monday. The group was headed by Stewart Barstad, who is a first-year student at the Seminary. Dana Broken revealed that Deepwood was a busy place Sunday when more than 400 people entered the gates as skiers and spectators.
Colfax took another long step toward annexing the Middle Border Conference basketball crown here Friday night by dumping third place Ellsworth to the tune of 63 to 37 to further convince conference fans that the Vikings will be hard to catch.
100 years ago
February 2, 1917
“The Life of Our Saviour” in seven reels will be shown at the Municipal Building Friday evening, Feb. 2, 1917. This is a photo drama in nine thousand feet of beautiful nature color film depicting the main events in the Life of Christ. This is the first moving picture entertainment in the new building, and the proceeds will go towards paying for one of the tables in the Library. Admission is 25 cents to all.
The Bank of Colfax is now mailing the February issue of “Thrift Talk,” a monthly magazine published by the bank and circulated free to their patrons and friends. On page 13 is a picture of Clara Sundby and her scholars in the Sand Creek school.
A bunch of our local basketball tossers took a run to Elk Mound last Friday evening for a game with the Mound boys, but they came back minus a victory to the tune of 41 to 12. The boys who went were Edgar Howe, Philip and Lawrence Fjelstad, Gordon Welch, Singalong Swenson, Salvin Sundstrom and Thomas Amble.