Out of the Past – 2-22-2017
10 years ago
February 21, 2007
As part of a class project, Teren Kiekhafer, Colfax eighth grader, constructed a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. out of Dominoes. Teren said he found the pattern on the Internet.
The Colfax FFA Alumni will hold its 19th annual Farm Toy Show in the Colfax High School gymnasium February 25. The 14th annual craft show will be held in the Martin Anderson gym.
Joe Doucette’s 2006-2007 Colfax girls’ basketball team are the Dunn-St. Croix Champions. This is the 12th conference title under Coach Doucette.
25 years ago
February 20, 1992
Paul Wittrock, village trustee, reported to the village board that a representative of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services would be coming to Colfax to investigate the rescue squad. The investigation was in response to a letter of complaint from an unidentified Colfax resident concerning the ambulance drunk driving incident during the Firemen’s Ball in September.
Colfax and Elk Mound will each have one wrestler at the sectional tournament Feb. 22 in Somerset. Josh Halverson, Elk Mound, captured the regional 152-pound championship, and Jason Ebling, Colfax, was the runner-up at 160 pounds.
Having fun with science at the Goop and Goo station were sixth graders Shannon Kalina, Amy Foust, Jason Foust and Sarah Hughes as part of Youth Science Day Feb. 11. Sixth graders Tiffany Ackers, Sue Peterson, Scott Keltner and Chad Baumann checked out how magnets worked.
35 years ago
February 18, 1982
Ice conditions on area lakes deteriorated during a recent warm spell and caution is advised, particularly with a motor vehicle. On Feb. 21 five cars were reported to have gone through the ice on Lake Minnetonka about 130 miles due west of Colfax.
Colfax will again offer trees to residents for private plantings. The Colfax Village Board approved at the Feb. 22 meeting buying 100 trees from McKay Nurseries for spring delivery at a cost of $1,888.
Southside Grocery: do your shopping, sign your name to your register tape, and one register tape will be drawn each week. The amount on your tape will be free on your next week’s groceries.
50 years ago
February 23, 1967
Helen Ross, owner of the DeLux Beauty Salon, brought a team of beauty operators with her to Area Nursing Home last Sunday to celebrate National Beauty Salon Week. “It was something like having Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and their birthday all rolled up into one afternoon,” wrote Helen Reed in her column, “Winding Up the Yarn.”
Solberg’s Hatchet Days Sale February 23 to 28: Ladies white Go-Go boots $3.88; ladies’ and girls’ Mary Poppins boots $1.98; bell bottom SLAX for misses $1.99.
Monarch Food Processors pickle contracts for 1967 are now available with an all time high on prices. Contact us at once for contracts. Colfax station: Mrs. G.R. Thompson and Emery Rublee. Albertville station: Hjalmer Lind and Hartvick Johnson.
65 years ago
February 21, 1952
Colfax High School is offering Driver Education for the third year, announced Principal Martin Anderson.
Virgil Stockland, 16, was quite seriously injured last Tuesday night when he fell from a toboggan while pursuing this sport with some companions on the ski hill northwest of Colfax.
Farmers in Dunn County are invited to attend a county-wide dairy marketing and production meeting Thursday, February 28, in the Colfax High School gymnasium. This will be an all-day meeting beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served in the Colfax High School cafeteria.
100 years ago
February 23, 1917
On account of the prevalence of a few cases of scarlet fever in the village, even though in mild form, the board of education saw fit to close the village schools for two weeks beginning on Monday of the present week.
Peoples State Bank recently launched a thrift campaign and has doubled the savings deposits.
Less than 3 cents a week is all it costs to be a subscriber of The Colfax Messenger.
Mesdames Geo. T. Vorland and A.D. Simpson were shoppers in Chippewa Falls between trains last Saturday.