Out of the Past – 2-15-2017
10 years ago
February 14, 2007
Colfax Winter Carnival royalty introduced during coronation Feb. 9 in the Martin Anderson gym were Brittany Moonen and Dan Wahl, seniors; Theresa Loechler and Robert Haake, juniors; Laci Sikora and Chris Galetka, sophomores; and Brittany Acker and Matt Schaffner, freshmen.
Carbon monoxide poisoning may have been the cause of death for an elderly Dunn County man Feb. 5 in a barn in the Town of Wilson. Upon arrival, EMS personnel discovered the body of Verlyn A. Schleusner, 77, along with 25 head of cattle and a dog that had also died. A tractor had been left running in the enclosed barn.
The fifth annual talent show will be held at Colfax Lutheran February 18. A free-will offering will be taken for the trip to the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans in 200, World Hunger, and assisting funds for the Caring Ministries Food Pantry.
25 years ago
February 13, 1992
The Colfax Rescue Squad has raised more than $2,300 toward the cost of two defibrillators. The total cost will be about $14,000. The discussion started a year ago. In the past year, there were nine instances when a defibrillator could have been used, said Don Knutson, a member of the rescue squad.
NSP plans to draw down five lakes in northwestern Wisconsin to accommodate spring rains and runoff. At the end of February, NSP will begin the three-foot draw down of Tainter Lake. NSP is warning ice fisherman and snowmobilers that once the draw down begins, the ice will be unstable and dangerous.
National FFA Week will be observed at Colfax High School Feb. 17-24 with a variety of activities, including a ski trip to Trollhaugan Ski Resort in Dresser Feb. 24.
35 years ago
February 18, 1982
Gathering to discuss the April 5 opening of a temporary office, Colfax Cooperative Creamery board members prepared to handle the liquidation of preferred stock in the now defunct operation. Board members are Ray Grimme, Francis Schindler, Donald Bergeson, Basil Michels, Charles Morning Jr., Bob Larson, Leonard Schindler and Alvin McClelland.
John, Thomas and Charles Meyer have bought a Monster-9 snowblower for their farming operation that clears a path nine feet wide. The snowblower is intended to simplify the problem of feeding their 800 head of cattle on their Elk Mound farm. Univ. of Wisc. meteorologists are predicting more-than-usual snow in March. The brothers bought the snowblower just before a 17-inch snowstorm in January.
Deepwood Ski Area will be celebrating their 25th anniversary February 27 and 28.
50 years ago
February 16, 1967
Residents of First Avenue were at Monday night’s village board hearing to object to the installation of curb, gutter and sidewalk. The village board decided the street will be blacktopped only.
Adolph Wendt, 83, is slowly recovering from burns to his face, head and back sustained in a fire which burned his trailer home on West River Street Thursday afternoon. The trailer was completely destroyed when the stove exploded as he was attempting to light the oven to bake bread.
The Colfax Co-op Creamery reports doing $2,459,204.70 in business in 1966. Dunn County Assemblyman Al Baldus spoke to a group of 150 area farmers at the annual meeting of the creamery in the Colfax High School gymnasium Saturday, Feb. 11.
65 years ago
February 14, 1952
Langel’s Farm Service is rapidly completing plans to entertain another large crowd of hundreds of farm people at their annual John Deere Day at the Colfax Auditorium Thursday, February 21.
Monday, February 25, is the big day in Colfax for the celebration of the Ford Farming Festival. Plenty of entertainment for young and old has been promised by the Colfax Tractor & Implement Co. The program will be presented morning and evening at the Colfax Auditorium.
The Colfax basketball team suffered its first Middle Border conference loss in eight starts at River Falls Friday night, a close 53 to 50 brush with the second place Wildcats.
The Colfax Woman’s Club, sponsoring group for the Colfax Girl Scouts, will have a Scout Birthday Calendar published for 1953. There have been many requests for a new and larger calendar including both village and rural names. Mrs. Kenneth Iverson is chairman of a committee of ten solicitors for names for the new calendar. The price will be 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children.
100 years ago
February 16, 1917
G. Hammer of Colfax was among those elected to the board of directors at the ninth annual meeting of the Northwestern Buttermakers Association that closed in Eau Claire Friday.
The Colfax Store Company has one pound air-tight packages of Jupiter coffee for 25 cents and Midas coffee for 28 cents.
Only 35 below zero Monday.
Miss Belle Brooks came home last Sunday morning from her school work at Chetek for a week’s vacation, the schools there being closed this week on account of scarlet fever.