Colfax fire department receives $40,000 Otto Bremer Foundation grant

Friday, May 27th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX  —  The Colfax Community Fire Department has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation for purchasing turnout gear and an airbag rescue system.

Don Logslett, fire chief, reported on the grant at the Colfax fire board’s May 26 meeting.

Logslett said that he and Becky Kiesow, former fire district clerk, had written the grant application last fall.

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Hobbick sentenced to three years in prison for Town of Elk Mound burglary

Friday, May 27th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  A Dunn County judge has sentenced 38-year-old Ryan Hobbick to three years in prison for a burglary at A-Z Auto & Truck Salvage & Recycling Center on state Highway 29 near Elk Mound.

In addition to three years in prison, Judge James Peterson sentenced Hobbick to five years of extended supervision at a hearing in Dunn County Circuit Court May 24.

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Boa constrictors still not legal in Colfax

Friday, May 27th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX  —  The Colfax Village Board has decided not to remove boa constrictors from the ordinance pertaining to prohibited animals.

The village board discussed the issue of removing boa constrictors at the May 23 meeting, following a request from Michael and Jade Roatch so that it would be legal to keep the snakes in Colfax.

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Numerous flat tires on I-94 due to metal frame

Friday, May 27th, 2016

On May 25, 2016, at 5:03 p.m., the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to reports of numerous vehicles with flat tires on I-94 eastbound between mile post 60 and mile post 62 in Eau Claire County.

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Meet the Candidates of the 67 and 29 Assembly Districts

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Community Conversations, a Dunn County non-partisan discussion group, will host the following Meet the Candidate events in which the Candidates will introduce themselves,  their platforms and will give participants an opportunity to ask questions.

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