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Colfax Chronicles

From the files of the Colfax Record
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10 YEARS AGO May 2, 2002 ? Soroptimist International of Colfax honored Student of the Month winners at their dinner meeting April 18. Colfax High School students honored included Candi Douglas, Morgan Kutzman, Colin Wood, Christie Metcalf, Stephan Ensley, Lacey Waymire and Matt Whitkinson. Also honored were Soroptimist members Kathy Angove, Cathie Hunter and Patrice Goulet for 20 years of community service. Placer County Supervisor Rex Bloomfield took part in the county-organized 150th Anniversary Parade in Auburn. Bloomfield represents Colfax as part of the 5th district. 20 YEARS AGO April 29, 1962 ? Cleve and Grace Carter were obligated as new members of the Sierra Nevada Grange of Colfax during the monthly meeting April 9. Twenty-eight members attended the monthly meeting, preceded by a potluck dinner. Guests included Evelyn Campbell; Carol Ornsby and children from Mt. Vernon Grange; and Don and Ruth Verrue. Don is State Deputy Director and Ruth is GWA Director for District 6. A bus trip is planned for May 11. This will be the last trip for Bob and Aiko Pennington before they move to Hawaii in June. Bob and Pat Grey will be taking over the project from there on. The Grange draped its charter in memory of Beatrice Stinton. A donation was sent to the Heart Fund in her memory. The club extended sympathy to her family and the family of Frank Paoli on the passing of his wife, Jean. Playing fields at the new Colfax Elementary School will be irrigated and seeded thanks t the cooperation of the city, school district and county. The Placer County Parks Commission approved the application by the City of Colfax for $22,500 in Park Mitigation Fees, which will be used for a backstop, fencing, soil preparation and hydroseeding of the 2.7 acres. The work should be completed by fall. The actual cost of the improvements is expected to cost $58,000. More than 100 hours of in-kind donated labor is also expected. Both the Colfax Recreation Association and Colfax Little League have offered their time to help prepare the playing surfaces. Volunteer labor is also expected to operate equipment to install the irrigation system, fencing and other improvements. The two fields will be used for baseball and soccer by the school, and will be shared with Colfax-Meadow Vista Little League, Colfax Youth Soccer, volleyball leagues, softball leagues and other local sports groups. Colfax Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Hodges presented Carl Rolufs, Grand Master of the Colfax Odd Fellows Lodge No. 132, with a resolution marking the 125th anniversary of the lodge in Colfax. The Colfax Garden Club will be celebrating Founders Day on May 1 with the installation of new officers at 9:30 a.. in the Garden Room of the Colfax Community Center. President Noreen Strong will be presiding. Past presidents include: Founding President Eileen Mitchell Gibbs, Alice Estrem, Emile Legris, Hazel Soule, Daisy Young, Joan Viscia, Lola Hood, Margarette Grossman, Myrtle Kinberlin, Elsie Egan, Altha Sears, Emilie Bruhns, Grace Norman, Louise Melton, Lois Davidson, Shirley Lorang, Eva Brown, Lee Miles, Mary Molineaux, Julie Roustow, Myrtle Findley, Helen Gilkey, Gertrude Paul, Emily Ann Standley, Rick Bjorklund, Patricia Wilt and Noreen Strong. The Colfax Record Run started a busy weekend Saturday in Colfax. Other events included a chili cook-off, spaghetti dinner, dedication of the visitors center, and West Coast Collegiate Cycling Championships. 50 YEARS AGO May 3, 1962 ? The Colfax office of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company has a new parking lot alongside the building. The place was formerly planted to lawn and flowers but with the shortage of parking space in all cities the yard was converted into parking facilities for employees. Jimmy Sysum, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sysum of Colfax, will sing over Channel 13 Sunday, May 6. The program is in interest of the drive for funds for muscular dystrophy. Ben Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Campbell of Weimar, won the heavyweight judo title last weekend in the National Amateur Athletic Judo championships held at the University of Chicago. Ben was the 180-pound winner last year and he moved up a notch this year. Dedication exercises this Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Sierra College in Rocklin are expected to attract numerous visitors for their first look at the completed campus. Every room, nook and cranny of the new campus will be open for public inspection. William ?Bill? Roy, who recently retired from the State Division of Highways after 25 years of employment, was the guest of honor last Saturday at a party at the Empire Hotel in Grass Valley.