Area Breaking News

15 EMTs resign from Boyceville ambulance service

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYCEVILLE — Fifteen Emergency Medical Technicians have resigned from the Boyceville ambulance service because they disagree with the decision of the Boyceville Community Ambulance District Board to hire Wayne Dow as the director. Interim ambulance service director Captain Andrew Kissh announced the resignations following a meeting of the Boyceville ambulance board…

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Elk Mound School District holds groundbreaking ceremony

ELK MOUND – One year ago, Elk Mound Area School District passed a $15.7 million referendum for renovations at its three schools. Significant projects include secure entrances to improve safety at the elementary and middle school, upgrades to high school classrooms and the athletic field, and a new middle school gym. Students and administration gathered…

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April 6 election results – Colfax Messenger

Town of Colfax Treasurer Melissa Morgan — 92 votes. Deanna Arntson — 62 votes. Village of Colfax Village President: Jody Albricht (registered write-in) — 51 votes. Ricky Brockmiller (write-in) — 1. Gary Stene (write-in) — 4. Jen Rud (write-in) — 1. Mark Mouledoux (write-in) — 4. Jeff Prince (write-in) — 1. Derrick Fjelsted (write-in) —…

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Glenwood City man dies in single-car crash on CTH S

TOWN OF EMERALD — A Glenwood City man died in a single-vehicle crash that was discovered in the early Tuesday morning hours of April 6 in the Town of Emerald. Luke Loomis, 26 years-old, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner. The crash happened in the…

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Millie Packer celebrates her 107th birthday

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Sometimes we hear people say, “If I live to be a hundred …” Well — Miller Packer has that beat by seven years. A resident at Ridge Crest Manor Assisted Living in the Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, Millie Packer celebrated her 107th birthday March 25. The Colfax Messenger…

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Shear-N-Style latest business to open in Boyceville

By Missy Klatt Correspondent BOYCEVILLE — Shear-N-Style Salon and Boutique is the latest business to open in Boyceville. From the name, you can probably guess that it is a hair salon. Owner Janette Farrington brings 30 years of salon experience to Boyceville. She specializes in haircuts, colors, foils, perms and waxing. Pretty much everything for…

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Kyle Gean raises money for Knapp Food Pantry

By Missy Klatt Correspondent KNAPP — On the outside, Kyle Gean looks and acts like any seven year old who wants to grow up to be a hero, or a teacher or a firefighter. For the members of the Knapp Community Projects, Kyle is already a hero. Kyle decided he wanted to raise money for…

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