Messenger Schools

Elk Mound High School scholarship fund awards nine scholarships

ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound High School Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to nine seniors this spring. Morgan Radtke, daughter of Rod and Michelle Radtke, received a $1,000 scholarship. Morgan plans to attend Michigan Technological University to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering. Morgan was active in volleyball, basketball and softball for four years. She…

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Elk Mound school district ready for next step in facilities study

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Board of Education is ready to take the next step in preliminary work to determine what — if any — construction projects may be in the school district’s future. The school district is working on getting accurate costs for some possible projects, but “this is…

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CHS will offer 28 college credits this fall

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Students at Colfax High School will have their choice this fall of 28 credits that can be applied toward a degree at a two-year or a four-year college. A speech class has already been added to the list for the 2019-2020 school year, and there is a possibility Computer…

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Longtime CESA 11 Head Start parent “sad to see it end”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Jane Sonnentag cannot say enough good about the CESA 11 Head Start program in Colfax. “I am in my fifteenth year in Head Start,” she said. This is also Sonnentag’s last year in Head Start. On the day of Sonnentag’s last “parent meeting” June 3, her oldest daughter, Annie,…

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Meyer awarded WCU Scholarship

MENOMONIE, WI — WESTconsin Credit Union, an advocate for education, has recently awarded twelve $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors as part of the WESTconsin Scholarship Program. Recipients were selected based on a variety of criteria including community and school involvement, academic progress, financial need, career plans and goals. Taylor Meyer, Colfax High School…

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Colfax Elementary students passed 36,979 Accelerated Reader quizzes this year

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Students at Colfax Elementary passed 36,979 Accelerated Reader quizzes this year and earned 30,598.8 points with an average comprehension score of 90.7 percent. All together, 385 Colfax Elementary students from kindergarten through sixth grade read books and took Accelerated Reader quizzes, according to a report by Trevor Hovde, Colfax…

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Mayo Clinic – Chippewa Valley awards scholarships

BLOOMER, Wis. — Five graduating seniors from area high schools recently received $500 scholarships from Mayo Clinic Health System – Chippewa Valley to pursue education in a health care-related field. The recipients are: Bloomer Grace Post will attend the University of Minnesota Duluth to pursue a degree in biology, predental, dental and orthodontics. Chippewa Falls…

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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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