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Elk Mound girls return to action, lose to Altoona

By Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent After not playing a game since December 3 due to a problem with COVID-19, the Elk Mound girls basketball squad traveled to Altoona to take on the Rails December 29. Although they held a four-point lead at halftime, the Mounders let the lead slip away in the second half and…

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Colfax school board: “We made it to Christmas”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  It takes an entire team to make sure a school keeps running during a pandemic. Thanks to the administrators, teachers, custodians, administrative assistants, secretaries, food service staff, the students, their parents, grandparents and other family members, and the school board — “we made it to Christmas break,” said William…

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WASB to consider support for 1 percent sales tax

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Wisconsin Association of School Boards will consider whether to support a resolution asking state legislators for a 1 percent sales tax devoted to school funding at the annual convention in January. The one-cent sales tax will be the first resolution considered out of the 10 resolutions that have…

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Colfax Elementary stages “shutdown practice”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — With cases of COVID-19 spiking in Dunn County, students at Colfax Elementary recently had an opportunity for “shutdown practice” just in case instruction must go virtual on short notice. School staff sent home Chromebooks with students in grades kindergarten through sixth on November 3, and along with the Chromebooks…

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Colfax schools receive Transition Readiness Grant and USDA Distance Learning Grant

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax school district has been awarded a $45,100 Transition Readiness Grant and also is part of the $1 million grant award from the United States Department of Agriculture to Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10’s Distance Learning Service. The Transition Readiness Grant will help the school district’s transition program…

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Elk Mound Board of Education views drawings for referendum projects

ELK MOUND — the Board of Education for the Elk mound Area School District held its October meeting on October 26, 2020, at 7 p.m. Afterwards, school principals Eric Hanson, Chris Hahn, and Paul Kling provided updates about their respective buildings. District superintendent Eric Wright also updated the board and district residents in attendance on…

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Colfax schools set levy at $3.14 million

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has approved a total combined tax levy of $3.14 million for 2020-2021. The motion approved by the school board at the October 26 meeting for a tax levy of $3,135,554 included six different elements. The total proposed tax levy at the school district’s annual…

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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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