Elk Mound

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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26th Annual Dunn County Dairy Promotion Breakfast

The 26th Annual Dunn County Dairy Promotion Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 7 am to 11 am at Alfalawn Farm, N2859 290th Street, Menomonie, WI 54751. Alfalawn Farm is owned by the Styer Family, who are strong advocates for promoting Wisconsin’s agriculture industry. Attendees are invited to enjoy a breakfast on…

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Dunn County supports hosting “Alice in Dairyland” selection

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  While it is “unofficial” yet, Dunn County may be in the running for hosting “Alice in Dairyland” in 2021. The Dunn County Board’s Community Resources and Tourism Committee decided in May of 2018 to apply for hosting Alice in Dairyland in 2022, the 75th anniversary of Alice in Dairyland,…

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Dangers of distracted driving highlighted: “It Can Wait”

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  What is a person’s life worth? Is someone else’s life — or your own — worth that text message you got on your smartphone while you were driving? Is a life worth checking your e-mail or looking up an event on the Internet while you are driving? As…

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UW-EC Research: Living near sand mines could shorten life expectancy

By LeAnn R. Ralph Living near a sand mine could decrease your life expectancy from one to three days per year that you live near the facility because of poor air quality. Dr. Crispin Pierce, an associate professor of the Environmental Health Program at UW-Eau Claire, along with several of his students, presented some of…

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Former Colfax man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting young teenager

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE —  A 21-year-old former Colfax man now living in Elk Mound has pleaded guilty to the repeated sexual assault of the same child with at least three incidents of first or second degree sexual assault. Dylan M. Reidel appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge Rod Smeltzer April 5…

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