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Irwin selected as Youth Optimist of the Month

The Menomonie Optimist Club has named Kyle Irwin, a senior at Colfax High School, as the December Youth of the Month. Optimists have been honoring outstanding and talented Dunn County youth in this manner for over 30 years. Kyle Irwin is a top academic student at Colfax High School, with a 4.0 grade point average…

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State report card: Elk Mound schools “exceed expectations”

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND   —  The Elk Mound school district “exceeds expectations” on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s report card for the 2021-2022 school year. The Elk Mound Board of Education learned about the latest results pertaining to the state report card at the November 28 meeting. Mound View Elementary significantly…

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Colfax FFA chapter reports on experiences at national FFA convention

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — Three members of the Colfax FFA who attended the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, in October say it was the experience of a lifetime. Allison Schmitt, a senior at Colfax High School who is the vice-president of the Colfax FFA chapter, Rosie Sonnentag, a sophomore,…

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Kathleen Thorn recognized for achievements in teaching profession

Menomonie, Wis. – Kathleen Thorn received an award for excellence in her field. The Wisconsin Educators of Business and Information Technology and the Wisconsin Marketing Education Association annual convention, held Oct. 19-21 in Pewaukee, brings MBE and information technology educators together from across Wisconsin. Kathleen Thorn, Colfax High School marketing and business teacher: WEBIT Lorraine…

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Jazz Band Prepares for Swing Thing Dance

The Colfax Music Department is putting together a new event for the community this year.  Swing Thing is a dance held on Thursday, November 17 in the high school cafeteria.  A dance lesson will be given by English teacher Emily Krause at 6:30, and at 7:00 the jazz band will begin playing.  The band has…

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Elk Mound HS Alumni Scholarship Fund awards five scholarships

ELK MOUND  —  Five Elk Mound students were awarded scholarships by the Elk Mound High School Alumni Scholarship Fund in June. To be considered for a scholarship, each student was required to write an essay and also to participate in a virtual interview with the school counselor and board members from the Elk Mound High…

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Colfax school superintendent addresses school safety concerns

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — If Wisconsin citizens would like to see school resource officers in their local schools, they should talk to their legislators, says William C. Yingst Jr., superintendent of the Colfax school district. Yingst discussed school safety at the Colfax Board of Education’s June 20 meeting after one person spoke to…

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Colfax teachers Thorn, Dickinsen recognized through UW-Stout’s School of Education

Menomonie, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Stout alum along with a teacher who collaborates with the university’s School of Education have received awards from a statewide organization. Teachers Kathleen Thorn and John Dickinsen from the Colfax School district were honored by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Thorn recently completed her third year…

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Northwood Technical College awards $166,000 for fall 2022 semester scholarships

Loyal and generous donors continue to provide important financial assistance to Northwood Technical College students. Last semester, the Northwood Technical College Foundation awarded 225 scholarships for a total of $135,825 toward spring semester scholarships. For the upcoming fall 2022 semester, student aid for educational expenses totaled $166,000 awarded through 289 scholarships.  Those from Ridgeland receiving…

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Elk Mound school district receives 80 applications for open enrollment

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Board of Education approved 80 applications for open enrolling into the school district next fall at the May 23 meeting. Along with applications for 80 students to open enroll into the district, there were 11 applications for open enrolling out of the district, said Eric…

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