Colfax

Additional Extended Hours at the Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center and Boyceville, Colfax and Elk Mound Area Collection Stations

The hours at the Boyceville, Colfax and Elk Mound Area Collection Stations will be temporarily extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic effective Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The extended hours are being provided at the request of residents, and to encourage safe social distancing practices at the collection sites. The Boyceville, Colfax and Elk Mound Area…

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Dunn County community support during COVID-19

As of April 4, 2020 there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dunn County. 1 recovered, 3 self-quarantined, and 1 hospitalized. All essential businesses and operations are encouraged to remain open; all employers must consider the best ways to lower the impact of COVID-19 in their workplace. Consider teleworking, staggered shifts, and increasing physical…

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A New Experience: Drive-in Worships at Trinity and Salem Iron Creek UMC

Trinity and Salem Iron Creek United Methodist Church members gathered together at a “Drive-in” worship service for Palm Sunday.  Parishioners remained in their cars as Pastor Allen Christensen led the service from a lectern on a wagon.  Songs were sung, scripture was read, and prayers were offered.  What a sight it was to see palms…

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From Winding Up the Yarn: The case of the stolen car

COLFAX  —  Talk about your mix-ups. This story from Helen Reed’s column, “Windup up the Yarn,” published in the March 31, 1955 edition of the Colfax Messenger shows that a little communication sometimes can go a long way … If you should ever question the efficiency of the police department at Eau Claire, we have…

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No Colfax Free Fair this year

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — For the first time since 1943 during World War II — 77 years ago — there will be no Colfax Free Fair this summer. With the COVID-19 pandemic, even by the end of June, it could still be risky, said Steve Ackerlund, president of the Colfax Fair Board. No…

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State Supreme Court overturns Gov. Evers’s executive order to suspend in-person voting

MADISON – Just hours after Governor Tony Evers had signed an executive order Monday, April 6 postponing Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary election until June 9th due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Wisconsin State Supreme court overturned the governor’s order allowing in-person voting to proceed as planned. The State Supreme Court voted 4-2,…

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Colfax School Board Candidate: Christie Hill

COLFAX  — Five candidates are running for three positions on the Colfax Board of Education in the April 7 election. The candidates are Jaclyn Ackerlund, Ken Bjork, Christie Hill, Jodi Kiekhafer and Gary Stene. The Colfax Messenger sent out questionnaires to each of the candidates. Here are Christie Hill’s answers to the questionnaire. • What is…

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Colfax School Board Candidate: Jodi Kiekhafer

COLFAX  — Five candidates are running for three positions on the Colfax Board of Education in the April 7 election. The candidates are Jaclyn Ackerlund, Ken Bjork, Christie Hill, Jodi Kiekhafer and Gary Stene. The Colfax Messenger sent out questionnaires to each of the candidates. Here are Jodi Kiekhafer’s answers to the questionnaire. • What is…

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