Elk Mound

Colfax Messenger begins 124th year of publication

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — In 1897, A.C. Chase and his wife, Jennie, decided Colfax needed a newspaper. The first issue of the Colfax Messenger was published April 30, 1897. In the very first issue, A.C. wrote: “The public is again confronted with this, the first issue of another new journal, christened ‘The Colfax…

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Elk Mound approves water and sewer budget of $319,455 for 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Village Board has approved a water and sewer budget of $319,455 for 2020. The wastewater treatment plant now has a new permit from the state Department of Natural Resources and along with the permit came a list of compliance items, said Terry Stamm, village trustee…

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Elk Mound school board approves $15.7 M referendum for spring ballot

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Board of Education has approved moving forward with a $15.7 million referendum question for the April 7 spring election. The Elk Mound school board approved authorizing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,730,000 and a resolution providing for a referendum election on…

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Dunn County Farm Bureau members attend 100th Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting and Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation recently celebrated their 100th Annual Meeting and Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference December 6-9 at the Kalahari in the Wisconsin Dells. To kick off the weekend, more than 450 young farmer members from across the state came together on Friday, December 6th for the YFA Conference. The YFA Conference gives…

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17-year-old driver collides with train in Elk Mound

ELK MOUND  —  A 17-year-old driver collided with a train at a railroad crossing just east of Elk Mound on Monday, December 9. At around 3:30 p.m. a week ago Monday, the Wisconsin State Patrol, Union Pacific Railroad Police, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department, the Colfax Rescue Squad, the Elk Mound fire department and the…

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Hepokoski receives November University Staff Appreciation Award

MENOMONIE — Roger Hepokoski has received the University Staff Employee Appreciation Award for November at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Hepokoski, of Elk Mound, is a building maintenance mechanic in Facilities Management. He has worked at UW-Stout for seven years. Hepokoski’s nomination said: “Roger shows his commitment to the university by working hard each and every day…

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EM school board still working on scope of referendum question

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND —  While the Elk Mound Board of Education is expecting to go to referendum, the scope of the referendum has not yet been decided. A representative for CESA 10 and Tom Twohig of SDS Architects attended the Elk Mound Board of Education’s November 18 meeting to discuss the results…

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CVTC hosts fifth annual Give Vets a Smile

EAU CLAIRE – With a dental practice in Tomah, Dr. Jarius Houston sees many veterans and active-duty military patients. While volunteering his services at Give Vets a Smile Day at Chippewa Valley Technical College Saturday, Nov. 2, Houston noted a common problem within that patient group. “Teeth grinding,” Houston said. “They’re not getting much sleep,…

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