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Lake Family Farms receives 2019 Leopold Conservation Award

By Amber Hayden BOYCEVILLE — It has been a long year for the Lakes since they missed earning the Leopold Conservation Award in 2018, but 2019 has been a year of accomplishments for Jeff and Kelley Lake along with their two children April and Jake. In 2018 and 2019 Jeff was nominated by his daughter…

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Fire destroys home at 107 Viking Drive in Village of Colfax

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — A fire reported Sunday evening in Colfax has destroyed a house located at 107 Viking Drive and has left several people injured. “The fire was called in at approximately eight o’clock last night [Sunday, November 10]. The caller reported the back of the house was on fire — the…

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Colfax Public Library 2019 Halloween party

MAGICAL ASSISTANTS — Magic Bob asked audience members to help him on stage at the Cozy Theater in the Colfax Municipal Building during the magic show at the Colfax Public Library’s Halloween party on Saturday, October 26. —photo by LeAnn R. Ralph

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Bob Fehr and the Atlantic Giant: growing “The Great Pumpkin”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Colfax resident Bob Fehr set a goal for himself: to raise a pumpkin that weighed more than a thousand pounds. And this year — he succeeded. His aunt, Colfax resident Carol Boyd, also decided to try her hand at raising a giant pumpkin this year. Carol’s pumpkin weighs an…

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