Colfax Schools

CHS places 4th in land judging contest

ELMWOOD — The 2019 Land Judging Contest was held on Thursday, October 10 at the Jeff & Diana Gasteyer Farm near Elmwood. This year’s event was hosted by Dunn County and staff from Dunn, Buffalo, and Pepin County Land and Water Conservation offices, Solid Waste & Recycling, and NRCS assisted with the contest. Mike England,…

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Menomonie Optimists present dictionaries to Colfax third graders

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — What do you think the chances would be that brand new dictionaries handed out to Colfax Elementary third graders would cause quite a lot of excitement? If you said the chances were good — you’d be right. Students in third grade classes at Colfax Elementary taught by Kirk Secraw,…

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School District of Colfax Veterans Day Program

COLFAX — The School District of Colfax will be hosting a Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Colfax High School gymnasium.  The public is invited to attend.  The theme for the Veterans Day poster is: “Service.”  Veterans contribute to American society in many ways; not just during their time…

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Colfax Board of Education sets tax levy at $2.98 million

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Board of Education has set the tax levy for the 2019-2020 school year at $2,977,075, representing a $20,000 increase over the levy approved at the school district’s annual meeting in July. The school district experienced not quite a half a percent decrease in state aid (.45 percent),…

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Loew named Optimist Youth of the Month for September

Belinda Loew was selected by her teachers at Colfax High School as the Dunn County Optimist Youth of the Month for September.  Four seniors from Colfax will be honored throughout the year.  Belinda has a broad interest in school, community activities, and organizations.  The purpose of the Optimist Club is to develop optimism as a…

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Joint review board: Colfax TIFs “right on track”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — At the annual meeting for the Joint Review Board overseeing the Colfax Tax Increment Financing Districts, board members learned the Colfax TIFs are “right on track.” State law requires an annual meeting for the Joint Review Boards overseeing TIF districts, and the Colfax meeting was held September 23 at…

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Colfax has $1 million remaining on debt capacity

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The village of Colfax has now reached the point where 50 percent remains on the village’s debt capacity, meaning the village could borrow up to another $1 million if necessary. State law limits a municipality’s ability to borrow money to 5 percent of the equalized value in the municipality,…

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