UPDATE: Woman shot in Colfax during execution of arrest warrant for arson

Friday, December 19th, 2014

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By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX — A woman was shot by a policer officer in an apartment above 601-603 Main Street in Colfax during the execution of an arrest warrant for arson.

Colfax Police Chief William Anderson executed a felony warrant for the arrest of Beth Mittelstadt, 44, at around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, December 18, according to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department dated December 19.

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Truly a miracle: Wininger overcomes brain tumor surgery

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

by Marlys Kruger

One year ago, I wrote a story for our Christmas issue concerning former Colfax resident Renee Wininger (Scheidecker) who donated her kidney to a complete stranger through the National Kidney Registry. Although Renee made a complete recovery from the procedure and was living a normal, healthy life, she was thrown a curve ball this past October when it was discovered she had a brain tumor.

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Elk Mound approves security system for village hall

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

By LeAnn R. Ralph

ELK MOUND — In the aftermath of a burglary November 22, the Elk Mound Village Board has approved buying a security system for the village hall.

The cost of the security system approved by the village board at the December 17 meeting from Per Mar Security Systems is not to exceed $4,000 and will cost $20 per month for the service.

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Elk Mound schools hire special education director full time

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

By LeAnn R. Ralph

ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Board of Education has approved hiring the special education director full time for the 2015-2016 school year who was previously shared with the Mondovi school district.

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Colfax board members look at security updates

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

COLFAX — Changes and updates to the building security system was one of the topics discussed at the December 15 monthly Colfax school board meeting. According to District Administrator Bill Yingst, the Aiphone and Security Doorlock System are now in use at each of the main doors at the school. Visitors who come to the school during daytime hours are already getting used to having to be buzzed in by the office workers and there have been no complaints. Staff members will all receive identification badges that will have to be worn at all times while at school so they are easily identified by students and outsiders. Yingst also gave a short explanation on the Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate (ALICE) training he and several other administrators in the area received at CESA 11 and at Cameron Middle School earlier in the month. (More on this will come in a future Messenger story).

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