Glenwood City School’s construction nearing completion

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

By Laura Giammattei

GLENWOOD CITY — Superintendent Tim Johnson delivered an end-of-summer construction update during the Glenwood City school board meeting on Monday, August 22, and was happy to report that the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system is now up and running.

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PSC issues final decision on remand from St. Croix County judge for Highland Wind Farm

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MADISON  —  The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has issued the final decision on a St. Croix County judge’s remand for a permit allowing Highland Wind Farm to build wind turbines in the Town of Forest.

The 57-page written decision, dated August 11, clears the way for Highland Wind Farm to construct a 102.5 megawatt wind electric generation facility in the Towns of Forest and Cylon.

The PSC’s final decision is in response to a St. Croix County Circuit Court judge’s decision last summer to remand portions of the permit back to the PSC for further consideration.

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World War II combat nurse Ellen Ainsworth being memorialized by post office was a “true hero”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

By Cara L. Dempski

GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City post office will soon be renamed the “Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth Memorial Post Office” to honor Second Lt. Ainsworth’s service as a combat nurse. The post office will be renamed in a ceremony at 2 p.m. on August 31.

On February 12, 1944, Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth was wounded by enemy shelling while in her tent at the Army evacuation hospital in Anzio, Italy. She died of her injuries four days later.

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Colfax could hire another 2nd grade teacher this fall

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX  —  If the enrollment holds in second grade at Colfax Elementary, the school district’s administrative team now has the ability to hire a third teacher for second grade this fall.

The Colfax Board of Education authorized hiring another second grade teacher at the August 15 meeting.

As of August 15, first grade had 55 students, second grade had 57 students and third grade also had 57 students.

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Proposed Colfax Rescue Squad 2017 budget to increase by $7,000 but no change in per capita

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX  —  The proposed 2017 budget for the Colfax Rescue Squad shows an increase of $7,000 in revenue and an increase of $6,000 for expenses, but the per capita charge will remain at $16.17.

The Colfax Village Board’s public safety committee reviewed the proposed budget August 17 in preparation for the Colfax Rescue Squad’s annual meeting August 23.

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