Colfax Chronicles

From the files of the Colfax Record
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10 YEARS AGO April 4, 2002 – Four Colfax High School girls basketball players, all integral parts to this year’s Golden Empire League girls basketball championship, were honored by being selected to the GEL all-league basketball team. Named to the first team from Colfax were juniors Christina Day, a 5-10 forward, and Rebekah Calvert, a 5-8 guard. Day was one of the team’s leading scorers and rebounders, while Calvert was a top three-point shooter and excellent defender. Colfax’s two honorable mention selections were senior guard Kristi Adams and junior forward Britte Ginty. Colfax High School graduate Jessica Davis, and her daughter April, 5, returned home for Easter. They traveled from their home in Virginia Beach, Va., to visit her parents in Auburn. Her husband Jim, 34, is a Navy fighter pilot serving in Afghanistan. Her husband has been an aviator with the Navy for about 13 years, so Jessica Davis said she’s gotten used to him being away on important dates. 20 YEARS AGO April 1, 1992 – Man dignitaries and officials from the Rebekahs, Oddfellows and its many other affiliated organizations honored the 100th anniversary if Manzanita Rebekah Lodge No. 182 of Colfax. The ceremonies included presentations from state and national officials and guests from California, Nevada and Arizona. Welcoming the many dignitaries and guests was Manzanita Rebekah Lodge Noble Grand Mary Ladd. Chris Bean and Maya Price will represent Colfax High School this summer at the annual Boys State and Girls State gatherings, where they will be learning about government first-hand. The 90s were being celebrated at the Canyon View senior complex last week, but not the decade. Observing their birthdays were housing complex residents Hazel Clifton, 95, and Nora Williams, 90. Clifton has been a resident of Colfax for 45 years and has been a Canyon View resident for 10 years. She and her husband ran the old Gold Run Store in the 1950s, moving from Colorado and Oregon. Her husband worked for the Pacific Fruit Exchange in Colfax for many years. Williams is known as the “walking lady” around Canyon View for her daily jaunts. She was born one of an even dozen children. She and her husband moved from Colorado to Oroville, where they ran a bar from 1946 to 1952. The eighth-grade class at Colfax Elementary School is holding a fundraising talent show and spaghetti feed at Colfax High to pay for their annual class field trip. Tickets are $3 each. Among performers were Jennifer Limbaugh, Crystal Moon and Jenny Iolati. 50 YEARS AGO April 5, 1962 – Five candidates are running for three seats on the Colfax City Council at an election to be held April 10. They are H.R. (Bob) Kauffman, presently mayor of Colfax and an incumbent; S.C. Ballenger, first elected in 1950, seeks a seat on the city council after serving three terms; Pat Fischer, a five-year Colfax resident; Neil DuChein, who came to Colfax five years ago; and Ed Roenspie, who has lived in Colfax for six and one-half years. California Highway Patrolman Frank S. Dare Sr., of Colfax, congratulated his son, Frank S. Dare Jr. upon his graduation from the California Highway Patrol Academy last Friday. Frank Jr. is now in San Bernardino serving that area as a patrolman. Formerly employed by the state division of forestry, the younger Dare lived in Truckee until appointed to the patrol 12 weeks ago. In his Diggins’ column, editor Clint Haywood pondered: “Wouldn’t it be nice to have houses and businesses in Colfax numbered? The job was stared three years go, but has fallen by the wayside. Isn’t there some organization that could take over the job? It would be a tremendous civic improvement project, but well worthwhile.”