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Bail set at $3,000 cash for Wausau area man charged with terrorist threats, bomb scare at Boyceville High School

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — Bail has been set at $3,000 cash for a 20-year-old Weston man charged with terrorist threats, a bomb scare and intimidation of a victim in connection with an incident at Boyceville High School. Alexander J.D. Tillou made an initial appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court April 28 before Judge…

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Colfax Village Board nixes merger with Boyceville ambulance district

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has said “no” to merging the Colfax Rescue Squad and the Boyceville ambulance district.  A year ago, the Boyceville Community Ambulance District Board hired a new director, and on the same evening, 14 Emergency Medical Technicians quit, said Don Knutson, director of the Colfax Rescue…

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Boyceville school board approves moving 6th grade to middle school in 2023-2024 school year

By Editor | April 26, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  BOYCEVILLE — Instead of moving the sixth grade from Tiffany Creek Elementary to the middle school this fall, the Boyceville Board of Education has approved the move for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. School administrators looked at the idea of moving the sixth grade this fall for a long…

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Performance evaluation: Boyceville Community Ambulance District Board gives positive review to EMS chief

By Editor | April 19, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  BOYCEVILLE  —  Members of the Boyceville Community Ambulance District Board have completed a performance evaluation for the EMS chief and are satisfied with his work. The performance evaluation for Wayne Dow, director of the Boyceville ambulance service, was completed in open session during the Boyceville ambulance district board’s April 13 meeting.…

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Boyceville author releases second book in “Pocket Dog Danny” series, will attend Egg Hunt this Saturday

By Editor | April 12, 2022

BOYCEVILLE — A local Boyceville resident, Andrea Talmage, has published the second book of her Pocket Dog Danny™ series.  This children’s book series teaches kids to appreciate memories and to share stories of fun times from the past, which she feels has become a lost social skill with the advent of social media platforms. “It…

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Airport improvement project will start next Monday

By Editor | April 12, 2022

Boyceville — The Village Board learned that the improvement project at the airport would begin on April 18th. Airport manager, Joel Timblin addressed the board about the airport improvements, and had several other topics that the board needed to address. Timblin said that surveying for the improvement project was completed and that construction work should…

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A Bacterial Bullseye: Microbial Engineering graduate student Maddy Bygd identified a promising new candidate for remediating “forever chemicals” in soil

By Editor | April 5, 2022

by Stephanie Xenos MINNEAPOLIS — Polyfluorinated chemicals — often known as PFAS — are in a wide range of products including the ubiquitous nonstick pans in kitchen cupboards. The widespread chemicals degrade slowly, earning the nickname “forever chemicals.” While their staying power often boosts their effectiveness, it also creates problems downstream turning them into a…

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Village Board ponders sidewalk assessment, gets update on airport improvements

By Editor | March 22, 2022

BOYCEVILLE — A special meeting of the Village Board was held on Monday, March 21 to allow the board to receive updated information on the proposed airport improvements and come to some kind of an agreement on how to level special assessments to property owners along East Street. At question is how to handle some…

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Boyceville ambulance district forms committee to explore merger of Boyceville and Colfax

By Editor | March 22, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  BOYCEVILLE  — The Boyceville Community Ambulance District Board of Directors has approved forming a committee to explore the possibility of a merger between the Boyceville ambulance service and the Colfax ambulance service. Wayne Dow, director of the Boyceville ambulance service, has been discussing the possibility of combining the two services with…

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Village Board gets update on broadband improvement project

By Editor | March 15, 2022

The Boyceville Village Board got an update on the planned construction of improved broadband within the Village. Tim Kusilek of NextGen appeared before the Village Board at their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, March 14. He informed the board that his firm “got the grant.” “We are going to dig up the town,” Kusilek said.…

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