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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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Colfax Health and Rehab News – 12-11-2019

News for the week of December 1st – 7th:  During our craft group on Monday morning many residents shared the wonderful time they had with their families over the Thanksgiving holiday. In the afternoon residents gathered for Rosary with Loretta. Afterward, our monthly Resident Council was held. We reviewed the results of our craft sale…

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Gengler leaving Colfax Health & Rehab

COLFAX  — Jill Gengler has announced she will be stepping down as administrator at the Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center effective January 1. Gengler has been the administrator at CHRC since 2006 and says she has greatly enjoyed and appreciated her time serving the community. “This wonderful place has been my passion, my pride, my…

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CVTC Board takes step toward referendum

EAU CLAIRE, WI – The Chippewa Valley Technical College District Board passed a resolution Thursday, Dec. 5 stating its intent to issue $48.8 million in bonds to fund facilities projects to address regional workforce needs. The resolution is a preliminary step towards a potential referendum in the Spring 2020 election. The next step is a…

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U.S. Senator Johnson staff to hold mobile office hours in Colfax Dec. 18

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced that his staff will be available for mobile office hours in Colfax on Wednesday, December 18, from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Colfax Village Hall, 613 Main St., Colfax, Wis. 54730. These office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency…

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Retired Dunn County deputy dies in tractor accident

TOWN OF MENOMONIE  —  A 66-year-old retired deputy from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department has died in a tractor accident after falling out of the bucket and being run over by the tractor. The victim has been identified as Craig S. Koser, who retired from the sheriff’s department in 2009 after 24 years of service…

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Seehaver asks to represent himself in first degree intentional homicide case

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — Former Colfax resident Richard W. Seehaver, who has been charged with one felony count of first-degree intentional homicide, has told a Dunn County judge he would like to fire his attorneys and represent himself. Seehaver, age 53, appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court with his attorneys, Donna Burger and…

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