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Emilee Burcham-Scofield named Sept. Youth of the Month

The Menomonie Optimist Club has honored Emilee Burcham-Scofield of Colfax High School as the September Youth of the Month.  Optimists have honored talented and accomplished youth such as Emilee for the past few decades. Emilee Burcham-Scofield has been a leader at Colfax High School, serving as her class president for three years, student council president…

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Elk Mound School Board hears quarantine updates

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND — On September 20, the Elk Mound School Board heard from district administrators that there are fewer than five active cases of COVID-19 per building, with approximately 15 students per building in quarantine. The information was presented after a group of district parents led by Shannon Todd, who spoke…

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Keeping kids safe during back to school

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Department of Public Instruction (DPI) have released guidance on strategies districts and schools can use to best protect students during in-person learning this school year. “As a parent planning for this school year, it’s great to see so many schools and districts taking steps to keep students,…

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Elk Mound School Board approves preliminary budget

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – The Board of Education for the Elk Mound Area School District approved a preliminary budget for the coming school year during its August 23 budget hearing and annual meeting. The preliminary budget indicates total expenditures of $25,502,140 across all expense funds, with the proposed property tax levy of…

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Drive with caution as school buses return this fall

After an unprecedented pandemic school year, students across Wisconsin are going back to the classroom, which will bring out more traffic near schools. September’s Law of the Month reminds drivers of the rules involving school buses and ways to protect young passengers. “School bus law violations pose serious risks for children, but the threat can…

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Colfax school board approves Back-to-School plan with masks optional

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has approved the Back-to-School plan with masks optional for the 2021-2022 school year. The school board approved making masks optional in June after the students and staff were finished for the school year, said William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator, at the Colfax Board…

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