Colfax Public Library starting “Friends of the Library”

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX — The Colfax Public Library is in the process of forming a “Friends of the Library” group.

The recommendation to form a Friends of the Library came from John Thompson, director of the Indianhead Federated Library System, at the Colfax Library Board’s May 13 meeting.

The Friends of the Library will be a non-profit 501(c)(3) group that can act as a fiscal agent for donations to the library, Thompson said.

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Dunn County considering zoning changes for utilities, R1, agri-tourism

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE — The Dunn County Board is considering changes to the county’s comprehensive zoning code related to utilities, residential, and agri-tourism.

The Dunn County Board accepted the proposed changes for a first reading at the board’s May 20 meeting.

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Elk Mound approves open enrollment applications

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

ELK MOUND — The Elk Mound Board of Education has approved 34 new applications to open enroll into the district and 21 new applications to open enroll out of the district.

Applicants can apply for up to three schools, said Dr. Ron Walsh, district administrator, at the Elk Mound school board’s May 18 meeting.

The ratio is generally two to one for open enrolling in compared to open enrolling out, Dr. Walsh said.

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Pony Tales Refuge & Rehab: how one woman’s fight with cancer is now saving equine lives

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX — Depending on who you talk to, foals from the nurse mare industry either end up at rescues, end up well cared for at the farm where they are born and placed in good homes — or end up slaughtered and made into leather wallets and purses.

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Colfax school board prepares for end of school year and summer sessions

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

by Marlys Kruger

COLFAX — With the end of school for students coming up on June 3, members of the Colfax School Board approved staff for summer school classes, swimming lessons and the Summer Saunters program during their monthly meeting May 18.

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