Colfax Schools

Colfax Health and Rehab News – 6-19-2019

News for the week of June 9th to June 15th:  Sunday afternoon we were entertained with music by the Otterson Family. We always look forward to their visits and listening to their beautiful music. Before the performance Loretta treated everyone to delicious ice cream bars. Tommy the Turtle was the star of the show on…

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CHS business teacher Kara Zutter retires after 30 years of teaching

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  After teaching business education at Colfax High School for 30 years, Kara Zutter retired at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Zutter, along with other retirees, including Jim Woodford, band director; Charles Owen, bus driver; Jon Suckow, bus driver; and Darrell Schauer, custodian and maintenance, were honored at…

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CHS Band Director Jim Woodford retires after 33 years of service

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  After serving as the band director at Colfax High School for 33 years, Jim Woodford retired at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Woodford, along with other retirees, including Kara Zutter, business education teacher; Charlie Owen, bus driver; Jon Suckow, bus driver; and Darrell Schauer, custodian and maintenance,…

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Bus drivers Owen and Suckow retire from the Colfax school district

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Charlie Owen and Jon Suckow, who both served as bus drivers in the Colfax school district for many years, have retired. The two veteran bus drivers were honored at the Colfax school district’s staff appreciation banquet at Whitetail Golf Course May 29. Darrell Schauer, who also was recognized at…

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Colfax school district honors 27 at staff appreciation banquet

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax school district honored 27 employees at the staff appreciation banquet at Whitetail Golf Course on May 29. Keep an eye on future editions of the Colfax Messenger for profiles of the retirees. William C. Yingst Jr., school superintendent, introduced each of the honorees, and school board members…

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Colfax High School Salutatorian: Taylor Meyer

COLFAX  —  Taylor Meyer, the salutatorian of the Colfax High School Class of 2019, is the daughter of Tim and Doris Meyer. Taylor plans to attend UW-Eau Claire this fall to pursue a degree in biology. Here is Taylor’s graduation speech from the 2019 commencement ceremony. Well, guys, it’s kind of hard to follow up…

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Colfax High School Valedictorian: Tate Russell

COLFAX  —  Tate Russell, the valedictorian of the Colfax High School Class of 2019, is the son of Kobi Shaw and Steve Russell. Tate plans to attend Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, this fall to study music composition and microbiology. Here is Tate’s graduation speech from the commencement ceremony the evening of May 17 at…

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2019 Academic Scholarship Awards announced through the Community Foundation of Dunn County

The Community Foundation of Dunn County is pleased to open doors of educational opportunity for area students through its Academic Scholarship Program. The Community Foundation currently manages 36 different scholarship funds established by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations, including the family of funds that make up the Menomonie Area Public Schools (MAPS) Foundation and the…

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Energy efficiency projects paying off for Colfax school district

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  According to a benchmarking study completed by Focus on Energy, the Colfax school district’s K-12 building has an Energy Star score of 91. A score of 91 “is excellent,” said William C. Yingst Jr. at the Colfax Board of Education’s May 20 meeting. The energy efficiency projects from five…

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