Elk Mound

Ratcliff-Schindler to wed August 2019

Ryan Ratcliff and Alexis Schindler announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Ryan is son of Bob and Danielle Rubenzer of Bloomer, WI and Jamey and Mandy Ratcliff of Glenpool, OK. Alexis is daughter of Cory and Wendy Schindler of Elk Mound, WI. The couple is planning an August 3, 2019 wedding at St. Katherine’s Lutheran…

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Dunn County board rejects sheriff’s dept. booking fee

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  The Dunn County Board has approved allowing the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department to charge additional fees but has rejected a booking fee that would have been imposed on people who have not been convicted of a crime. “I have a problem with a $25 booking fee (that would impose)…

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UW-Stout Graphic communications students win international award

Menomonie, Wis. — A team of University of Wisconsin-Stout graphic communications students recently took first place at an international printing competition, bringing home the overall championship award for excellence in flexography and graphic communications in education. The Phoenix Challenge Competition concluded when seven schools traveled to Baton Rouge, La., where they presented their small business…

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Vernon Hanson: for the love of a good dog

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Vernon Hanson misses his dog, Tilly — and the feeling is apparently mutual. Hanson, who lives on a farm northeast of Elk Mound in the Town of Elk Mound, has been in rehabilitation therapy at the Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center for the past few weeks. And while he…

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DSB Banker Meets with State Leaders at Capitol

Menomonie, Wis., May 29, 2019 — Clark Yolitz, Menomonie market president of Dairy State Bank, was among over 200 other bankers from around Wisconsin who met last week for Capitol Day in Madison. This is the eleventh year the state’s bankers have joined forces to discuss issues effecting Wisconsin’s banking industry with lawmakers. “At this…

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EM fire station receiving a facelift

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound fire station is receiving a facelift. Carlton DeWitt, publisher of the Colfax Messenger and the Glenwood City Tribune Press Reporter, snapped a photograph of workers removing the lettering from the front of the fire station at E202 Menomonie Street in Elk Mound while he was…

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2019 Academic Scholarship Awards announced through the Community Foundation of Dunn County

The Community Foundation of Dunn County is pleased to open doors of educational opportunity for area students through its Academic Scholarship Program. The Community Foundation currently manages 36 different scholarship funds established by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations, including the family of funds that make up the Menomonie Area Public Schools (MAPS) Foundation and the…

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Elk Mound valedictorian: Cameron Johnson

ELK MOUND  —  The valedictorian of the Elk Mound High School Class of 2019 is Cameron Johnson. Cameron is the son of Brian and Kristi Johnson of Elk Mound. The Colfax Messenger sent out a questionnaire to Cameron, and here are his answers. • Describe your most memorable event in high school: During the summer…

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