Out of the Past – 3-8-2017
10 years ago
March 7, 2007
A snowstorm dumped 12 inches of snow on the Colfax area March 1-2.
The Colfax Village Board reviewed plans developed by MSA Professional Services of Rice Lake to put the public works department in the west end of the DPW building on Railroad Avenue, the police department and rescue squad in the middle of the building and the municipal offices on the east side of the building. No construction estimate was given.
Daylight Saving Time starts March 11.
25 years ago
March 5, 1992
The “winners” of the Kiss The Pig contest at the Colfax High School Winter Carnival were Marty Osterberg, Dave Irwin, Natalie Noll, Heidi Morning, Justin Best, John Larson, Ebony Braaten, Charlea DeLorge, Jessy Hill-Kraemer and Jeannette Meier. Queen and King were Chrystal Thomas and Toby Grundtner.
The Colfax Village Board approved replacing the equator-north pole sign by the Highway 40 bridge at a cost of $1,470.
Filling a six-gallon jar with pennies is the goal of students at Colfax Elementary. The money will be donated to the Colfax Rescue Squad to buy two defibrillator machines.
35 years ago
March 11, 1982
Work on the lagoons for the Colfax wastewater treatment plant is expected to start this month. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved a Wisconsin Fund grant in the amount of $305,000 for the sewer plant.
The Colfax Kiwanis will be distributing federal surplus cheese to low and moderate income families March 12 at the Colfax Municipal Building.
Pam Arntson’s kindergarten class put on a March 4 Pancake Breakfast for Grandparents at Colfax Public Schools.
50 years ago
March 9, 1967
Bringing the dartball season to a close, the annual Colfax dartball tournament will be held in the Colfax High School gym March 13-14, beginning at 8:15 o’clock sharp.
Any local residents interested in joining the adult band which will appear in concert at the April meeting of the Colfax PTA is asked to be in the Colfax High School band room at 8 p.m. March 9.
A nurses’ aid course will be sponsored by Colfax Area Nursing Home beginning March 29. Mrs. Gerhart Hammer, R.N., will teach the course consisting of lectures, demonstrations and practice work. Each class member should have the instruction book which sells for $2.50.
A St. Patrick’s Day Dance is being sponsored by the Colfax Legion Post March 17. Music by the Top Notchmen.
65 years ago
March 6, 1952
A special program is in store for people attending the Norton PTA meeting March 7. L.K. Hight, the well-known and popular Boyceville magician, will give a one-half hour program.
Conditions in Japan were vividly described in a five minute phone call to Colfax from Tokyo Saturday night from Miss Helen Jane Peterson to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Peterson. Miss Peterson left August 3, 1951, with the U.S. Government Civil Service. The fee is just $9 for a five minute call.
For Sale — 200 acre farm near Colfax. Buildings have electricity. Priced at $6,500.
Aspen’s Appliance Shop presents its annual babies-children photo contest March 11. Winners judged on personality and expression. First prize $250 cash; second prize $100; third prize $50.
100 years ago
March 9, 1917
On or after March 20, we will be located in our new quarters, the old opera house building, one block west of our present location. We will be better able to take care of your car repairs or any other machinist’s work. — Madison Bros.
The Messenger would like to secure the service of a good correspondent in every community within a radius of ten miles of Colfax. The Messenger will gladly furnish stationery, postage and subscription.
Howard J. Lowry left Monday for Appleton to again enter Lawrence College. The young man arrived home last Friday after an absence of eight months on the Mexican border, having been a member of the sanitary detachment of the Second Wisconsin regiment.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Chase have sold the Messenger to Ward L. Swift and Donald Leicht.