Colfax

Colfax Municipal Building open house set for Dec. 7

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — When was the last time you had a good look around the Colfax Municipal Building? How long has it been since you’ve been in the basement of the municipal building? If you said it’s been years — or even decades — you’re not alone. But here’s the thing —…

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Colfax contemplating snowmobile route to the Outhouse

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The snowmobile route in Colfax could include the Outhouse Tavern this winter. State statutes allow snowmobiles to cross state Highway 40, said Mike Buchner, president of the Colfax Sno-drifters, at the Colfax Village Board’s November 25 meeting. Last year, the Colfax Village Board approved a snowmobile route in Colfax…

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Colfax approves employee health insurance with $4,000 and $8,000 deductibles

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has approved health insurance for employees through WEA Trust with a deductible of $4,000 for a single person and $8,000 for a family. Lynn Niggemann, village administrator-clerk-treasurer, presented four options for health insurance to the village board at the November 25 meeting. The deductibles represent…

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“Cookies and Carols” Dec. 20 in Sand Creek

SAND CREEK — What goes better together than “Cookies and Carols” at Christmastime? The Tom Gustum family will be sponsoring an evening of Christmas instrumental music, caroling and cookies Friday, December 20, in Sand Creek at an event called “Cookies and Carols” in the Grace Room at the Old School from 5 p.m. to 8…

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New Auburn Community Choir to present Christmas Concerts

The New Auburn Community Choir will present its 2019 Christmas concerts as follows: • Saturday, December 7: Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer, 7:00 p.m. • Sunday, December 8: St. Jude’s Catholic Church in New Auburn, 3:00 p.m. • Saturday, December 14: New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek, 7:00 p.m. • Sunday, December 15:…

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Colfax Police Department responds to 103 calls for service in September

COLFAX  — The Colfax Police Department responded to 103 calls for service in September, including 63 traffic stops. Here are the calls for service: • Assist other agency — 7 (search warrant x 2; drunk driver arrested; fraud assist; arrest warrant; traffic complaint; court order violation). • Disorderly conduct — 3 (fight at tavern; threats…

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Colfax Police Department responds to 69 calls for service in October

COLFAX  — The Colfax Police Department responded to 69 calls for service in October, including 40 traffic stops. Here are the calls for service: • Assist other agency — 7 (traffic accident; traffic stop; injured deer; check residence for a suspect; check residence for a sex offender; assist Department of Human Services; assist with bank…

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More veterans now eligible to join American Legion

COLFAX  — Tom Dunbar, a member of the American Legion Russell-Toycen Post 131 of Colfax, wants veterans to know that recent legislation has made more veterans eligible to join the American Legion. According to an article published in the October of 2019 issue of the American Legion magazine, President Donald Trump signed a bill on…

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Colfax and school district team up to make a safer crosswalk

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Wendy Lausted has been a crossing guard for the Colfax school district for 20 years, and if you ask her, she can tell you about plenty of close calls at the crosswalk on state Highway 40. So far, neither Lausted nor the students she guides across the street at…

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