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Village of Colfax considering straight fee of $2,500 for street opening

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — Instead of charging homeowners the actual cost of restoring a street after a sewer repair, the Colfax Village Board is considering charging a straight fee of $2,500. The village previously charged a street opening fee of $1,000 if a sewer repair required digging up the street, said Rand Bates,…

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American Legion Auxiliary needs help in solving mystery

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  —  The Auxiliary of Russell-Toycen American Legion Post 131 of Colfax needs your help in solving a mystery. Loretta Logslett, who served as the secretary of the Colfax American Legion Auxiliary for decades, died last December. Among the records Loretta Logslett kept was a hand-written list of Gold Star Mothers.…

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Legion Honored at Highground

THE HIGHGROUND — Members of the American Legion Russell-Toycen Post 131 of Colfax, the American Legion Auxiliary and Gold Star Mothers of Colfax were honored during a stone-placing ceremony at The Highground in Neillsville on Saturday, September 17. Members of the Russell-Toycen Post 131 also acted as the Honor Guard for the day. —photo courtesy…

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Cost of developing Stuart Park campground estimated at $150,000

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — The cost of developing the Stuart Park campground is estimated at $150,000, which includes $30,000 for the land even though the Village of Colfax already owns the park. Jeff Prince, village trustee and chair of the parks committee, presented information about the start-up costs for the Stuart Park campground…

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Colfax FFA hosting second Annual Colfax Tractor Fest

COLFAX – The Colfax FFA and FFA Alumni groups are planning the second annual Colfax Tractor Fest on Saturday, August 27 at the Colfax Fairgrounds. The event will feature new and restored tractors, Made in Colfax vendors and artisans, and a raffle. There will also be a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.…

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Village Board decides on Iverson Park for gaga ball pit

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — The gaga ball pit that will be donated by the Colfax Cub Scouts will be located in Iverson Park. The parks committee met July 14 and agreed the gaga ball pit should be in Iverson Park rather than at the Colfax Fairgrounds, said Jeff Prince, village trustee and chair…

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