Messenger Schools

Colfax school district receives $10,000 Meemic/AAA grant

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax school district has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Meemic/AAA for a make-over of the middle school and high school teachers’ lounge. Tracy Doucette and Amy DeRuyter, both representatives of Meemic/AAA, awarded the grant at a staff meeting on October 7. A small group of teachers formed…

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Trump Administration invests $1 million in education access expansion in 39 rural Wisconsin School districts, including Colfax and Elk Mound

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing $72 million in grants to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. These investments will benefit more than 12 million rural residents. “Access to distance learning makes it easier for thousands of rural residents and…

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Elk Mound netters corral Mondovi Buffaloes

ELK MOUND – Following an opening week split against rival Colfax, the Elk Mound volleyball team, playing at home and away this past week, secured a pair of victories over Mondovi to improve to 3-1 this season. Playing on their home court last Tuesday, September 22, the Lady Mounders roped in a three-sets-to-one conference win…

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11 new teachers and staff at Elk Mound for 2020-2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND —  New teachers and staff in the Elk Mound school district this fall include Kinsey Bodenburg, Megan Bonnell, Kenzie Brantner, Briana Kiesler, Breanna Larson, Mike Miller, Madeline Russell and JB Rykal — and familiar faces in new positions, Katie Auth, Sally Bartig and Annie Kongshaug. The Colfax Messenger sent…

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Elk Mound school board awards bids for roofs and pool unit

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Board of Education has awarded bids for roofing projects and for the swimming pool unit that are part of the district’s $15 million referendum approved by voters in the April election. Three bids were received for roofing, and the bid was awarded to Muir Roofing,…

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EMHS Alumni Scholarship Fund awards 6 scholarships

ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound High School Alumni Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships to six graduating seniors in the the Elk Mound High School Class of 2020. To be considered for a scholarship, the students had to write an essay, which was scored by a panel, and then they also participated in an interview,…

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Packers seek nominations for High School Coach of the Week Program

The Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week Program is now underway, and the team is currently accepting nominations from high schools across the state, regardless of whether the high school team is playing in the fall or spring this year. The program recognizes one outstanding Wisconsin high school coach on a weekly…

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