Messenger Schools

New students at can apply at UW-Stout for free the week of Oct. 20-26

MENOMONIE — Students who are interested in attending University of Wisconsin-Stout in the fall of 2020 should mark Sunday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 26, on their calendars. That week the university’s regular college application fee of $50 will be waived, and it will be free to apply to UW-Stout. The free application week applies…

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Elk Mound school district sets focus group meetings

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound school district has set two focus group meetings September 4 and September 9 to identify potential projects for the high school and middle school. The Elk Mound Board of Education discussed the focus group meetings at the August 26 meeting. The September 4 meeting will…

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Colfax 2018 audit report recommends IT plan and budget comparisons

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The 2018 audit report for the Village of Colfax is recommending a strategic plan for information technology and that the village board regularly review budget comparisons to avoid over-expenditures. The lack of control over information technology, such as computers and computer software, has been a significant deficiency for Colfax…

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3 tips to establishing a successful homework area

High school students have a lot on their plates. Today’s parents often lament that kids’ schedules are far more hectic than their own schedules were when they were teenagers. But for many high school students, a familiar foe their parents have no doubt encountered is proving a considerable source of stress. Homework has long been…

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Vaping and CBD oil present challenges for enforcing Colfax school district athletic code

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Electronic cigarettes and CBD oil are presenting some of the biggest challenges in enforcing the Colfax school district’s middle school and high school athletic code. Electronic cigarettes are also known as “vaping” devices because of the vapor that is inhaled, and CBD oil, described as “non-intoxicating,” refers to cannabidiol,…

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