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Vaping and CBD oil present challenges for enforcing Colfax school district athletic code

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Electronic cigarettes and CBD oil are presenting some of the biggest challenges in enforcing the Colfax school district’s middle school and high school athletic code. Electronic cigarettes are also known as “vaping” devices because of the vapor that is inhaled, and CBD oil, described as “non-intoxicating,” refers to cannabidiol,…

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Students in Colfax to receive backpacks stocked with school supplies for fall

This summer, 25 students from Colfax will receive brand-new backpacks stuffed with essential school supplies through the Bremer Backpacks initiative. Made possible by Bremer Bank’s expanded partnership with United Way, this first-of-its-kind initiative ensures more than 5,000 children in need across the Upper Midwest will be well-equipped to tackle the upcoming new school year. During…

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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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