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Sand Creek Arts Scholarship

Sand Creek Arts will be offering one $2,000 scholarship ($1,000 each semester of the freshman year) for a 2023 graduating high school senior. The focus of Sand Creek Arts is to promote the arts, recreation, and theater in the Sand Creek, Wisconsin community.  The goal of this scholarship is to help its recipients toward reaching…

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Irwin selected as Youth Optimist of the Month

The Menomonie Optimist Club has named Kyle Irwin, a senior at Colfax High School, as the December Youth of the Month. Optimists have been honoring outstanding and talented Dunn County youth in this manner for over 30 years. Kyle Irwin is a top academic student at Colfax High School, with a 4.0 grade point average…

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My Favorite Christmas By Mr. Secraw’s 3rd Grade Class

My Favorite Christmas 2 year ago I gut a laver tag, french ball dog, rc car, monster truck, ugly sweater, candyland and combine becasue teh food that my grndma and grandpa make is good it is fun makeing gingerbread house then we go sledding my favorite is opening presents. Kale Bjork, 8 My Favorite Christmas …

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Colfax FFA chapter reports on experiences at national FFA convention

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — Three members of the Colfax FFA who attended the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, in October say it was the experience of a lifetime. Allison Schmitt, a senior at Colfax High School who is the vice-president of the Colfax FFA chapter, Rosie Sonnentag, a sophomore,…

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Kathleen Thorn recognized for achievements in teaching profession

Menomonie, Wis. – Kathleen Thorn received an award for excellence in her field. The Wisconsin Educators of Business and Information Technology and the Wisconsin Marketing Education Association annual convention, held Oct. 19-21 in Pewaukee, brings MBE and information technology educators together from across Wisconsin. Kathleen Thorn, Colfax High School marketing and business teacher: WEBIT Lorraine…

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Jazz Band Prepares for Swing Thing Dance

The Colfax Music Department is putting together a new event for the community this year.  Swing Thing is a dance held on Thursday, November 17 in the high school cafeteria.  A dance lesson will be given by English teacher Emily Krause at 6:30, and at 7:00 the jazz band will begin playing.  The band has…

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Colfax school superintendent addresses school safety concerns

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — If Wisconsin citizens would like to see school resource officers in their local schools, they should talk to their legislators, says William C. Yingst Jr., superintendent of the Colfax school district. Yingst discussed school safety at the Colfax Board of Education’s June 20 meeting after one person spoke to…

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Colfax teachers Thorn, Dickinsen recognized through UW-Stout’s School of Education

Menomonie, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Stout alum along with a teacher who collaborates with the university’s School of Education have received awards from a statewide organization. Teachers Kathleen Thorn and John Dickinsen from the Colfax School district were honored by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Thorn recently completed her third year…

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Charlesworth awarded 2 scholarships

COLFAX — Jessica Charlesworth, a member of the Colfax High School Class of 2022, has been awarded two scholarships. Charlesworth received a $500 Technical Scholarship and also was the recipient of a $500 FFA scholarship. She has been a member of the Colfax chapter of FFA all four years serving as vice president her sophomore…

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CHS graduates 41 in the Class of 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — Forty-one students crossed the stage Friday evening, May 20, as graduates of the Colfax High School Class of 2022. Luke Blanchard, president of the Class of 2022, a member of the Colfax High School chapter of the National Honor Society and a Top 10 honors student, gave the welcome.…

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