Colfax

Colfax school district health insurance premiums to increase by 3 percent

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has approved Security Health Plan as the health insurance provider for the 2021-2022 school year with rates representing a 3 percent increase. Security Health Plan was the bid recommended by the Northwest Public Entities Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative, said William C. Yingst Jr., district…

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Colfax approves ambulance response agreement with Boyceville district

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Because of the resignations of 15 Emergency Medical Technicians from the Boyceville ambulance service, the Colfax Village Board has approved an ambulance response agreement with Boyceville. With the loss of two-thirds of the EMTs at Boyceville, the State of Wisconsin EMS Board is requiring an ambulance response agreement so…

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Knutson plans to retire as head cook at Colfax school district

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — After working for 36 years in food service at the Colfax school district, head cook Teri Knutson has decided to hang up her apron and call it a day. Knutson’s letter announcing her retirement, dated March 19, exemplified Knutson’s service to the Colfax school district — efficient and to…

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CHRC visitation update: children 12 and older can now visit

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Updated visitation guidelines for the Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center now allow children who are 12 years and older to visit a resident at the facility. According to an April 20 Facebook post by Kenzie Galetka, administrator at CHRC, children 12 and older were allowed to visit as of…

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Colfax approves repair of warning siren for $3,115

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Perhaps you have noticed that it is conspicuous in its absence. The noon siren in Colfax has not sounded since the middle of February, which also means there would be no siren to warn of a tornado or other severe weather. To do a proper job of repairing the…

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Local Community banker named to National FDIC Advisory Committee

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently announced Dairy State Bank CEO Mike Bock is among nine new members of its Advisory Committee on Community Banking. The committee was formed in 2009 to share input with the FDIC on a broad range of policy and regulatory matters impacting small community banks throughout the country, as…

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Colfax denies request for Northern Show Circuit to use fairgrounds

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Village Board has denied a request from the Northern Show Circuit to use the Colfax Fairgrounds in May. At the last meeting in March, the village board postponed action on the request because there was no one at the meeting representing the Colfax FFA Alumni or the…

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Distracted driving not as easy as it looks

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — There was lots of laughing. But mixed in with the laughter was a certain amount of consternation, chagrin and disgust with themselves at how quickly they became distracted drivers while trying to send a text message — and ended up, after only a few seconds, driving onto the sidewalk,…

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