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Colfax school board approves Back-to-School plan with masks optional

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has approved the Back-to-School plan with masks optional for the 2021-2022 school year. The school board approved making masks optional in June after the students and staff were finished for the school year, said William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator, at the Colfax Board…

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CMBRG to meet Aug. 15

The Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group will meet Sunday, August 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Tower Park on Main Street in Colfax. The upcoming thrift sale on August 19 to 21 will be discussed with “sign up to work” schedules for sale week. Anyone who is interested in the preservation of the Colfax Municipal Building…

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Colfax Scholastic Trap Team competes at Nationals

Four members of the Colfax Scholastic Trap Team made the 660 mile trip to Marengo, Ohio to take part in the 2021 Scholastic Clay Target Program’s  (SCTP) national trap shoot. Once there, they found themselves competing against 1,115 other athletes. Unfortunately for the Colfax team, competitive squads are composed of five athletes. Dummy or ghost…

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Colfax school board transfers $537,225 to capital improvements fund

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has transferred $537,225 to Fund 46, the capital improvements fund. During the audit meeting held prior to the regular school board meeting July 12, the Board of Education learned that the school district had $539,225 more in revenue than expenditures as of June 30,…

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Colfax Board of Education receives comments on public comments policy

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education changed the public comment policy at the June meeting from five minutes per person to three minutes per person. Reducing the time for public comment to three minutes per person “is an attempt to silence the people who employ everyone at the school district,”…

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Colfax school board approves Fund 46 capital improvement plan

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has approved a long-term 10-year capital improvement plan for Fund 46 that includes for this year repaving parking lots, maintenance upgrades, an LP bus and technology upgrades. The Colfax school district started Fund 46 six years ago, said William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator,…

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Wittmer retires after 30 years of bus driving for Colfax schools

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — In a letter announcing her retirement, Nancy Wittmer said she was told she would know when it was time to retire as a bus driver —  and after 30 years, the time has come. The Colfax Board of Education approved Wittmer’s retirement at the June 21 meeting. In her…

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Mayo Clinic Health System awards scholarships to high school graduates in Northwest Wisconsin

EAU CLAIRE — Graduating seniors from high schools in Northwest Wisconsin recently received $1,000 scholarships from Mayo Clinic Health System to pursue education in a health care-related field. This program is supported by the Northwest Wisconsin Community Giving Committee as part of the organization’s commitment to the community and healthcare workforce development. The recipients are:…

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Colfax Woman’s Club sponsors student art contest

COLFAX — The Colfax Woman’s Club has sponsored an art contest for the first through the fifth grade at Colfax Elementary. Instead of an in-person art show with student projects being displayed in the hallways at Colfax Elementary and in the art room, Stephanie Ulcej, art teacher, and her students produced a virtual art show…

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