Colfax

Jeff Lake nominated for 2018 Leopold Conservation Award

By Amber Hayden BOYCEVILLE — On behalf of Lake Farms, April Lake nominated her dad, Jeff Lake, for the Leopold Conservation Award presented each year by the Sand County Foundation and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. The award is named for Aldo Leopold, who was an environmentalist, forester and conservationist, as well as a professor at…

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4-year-old Colfax NASCAR fan receives checkered flag

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  For four-year-old Colfax resident Payton Brockmiller and his dad, Ricky, and his grandmother, Julie Bosshart-Stansbury, it was the chance of a lifetime to watch a live NASCAR race. What they were not counting on was that Payton would receive the checkered flag from the winning driver, Ryan Blaney. “We…

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Watch a FREE Livestream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event

In November, we’re excited to be hosting a free livestream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money event here at Colfax Lutheran Church. Dave Ramsey has spent over 25 years teaching his program Financial Peace University, hosting the third largest talk radio show in the country, and helping people find hope and change their family trees. Dave…

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New owners of Anytime Fitness enjoy being in a small town

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Although Joe and Magie Longueville are not new to Anytime Fitness, they are new to Colfax. The Longuevilles purchased Anytime Fitness from Allison Petznick earlier this year and took over operating the business June 1. Joe and Magie live in Eagan, Minnesota. They previously owned an Anytime Fitness in…

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Colfax Veterans Day program scheduled for November 9

COLFAX  —  The School District of Colfax will be hosting the annual Veterans Day program on Friday, November 9, at 10 a.m. in the Colfax High School gymnasium. The theme for this year’s Veterans Day program is “The War to End All Wars.” The program will be unique in that it will include a history…

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Colfax school district awarded $91,367 in Safe Schools grants

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax school district has been awarded grants totaling $91,367 in Safe Schools grants from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator, reported on the grant awards at the Colfax Board of Education’s October 29 meeting. Following the massacre of 17 people in a school…

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Colfax Board of Education approves combined tax levy of $2.8 million

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax Board of Education has approved a combined tax levy of $2,806,655 for the 2018-2019 budget, which compares to a combined tax levy of $2,781,921 for the 2017-2018 budget. The Colfax Board of Education unanimously approved setting the tax levy as presented at the school board’s October 29…

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CHS transcript credit classes save Colfax school district $76,000

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  If students were to take the transcript credit classes somewhere else that are taught in-house by Colfax High School teachers, the cost would be $76,000. John Dachel, high school principal, presented the “contract for service” agreement from Chippewa Valley Technical College for the transcript credit classes at the Colfax…

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CHS implements new cell phone rules

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Instead of texting someone who is sitting only a few feet away, students at Colfax High School are discovering they can actually talk to each other. That’s because of a new rule recently implemented at Colfax High School absolutely prohibiting cell phones in class. John Dachel, high school principal,…

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