Messenger Schools

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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Bus drivers Owen and Suckow retire from the Colfax school district

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Charlie Owen and Jon Suckow, who both served as bus drivers in the Colfax school district for many years, have retired. The two veteran bus drivers were honored at the Colfax school district’s staff appreciation banquet at Whitetail Golf Course May 29. Darrell Schauer, who also was recognized at…

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Colfax school district honors 27 at staff appreciation banquet

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax school district honored 27 employees at the staff appreciation banquet at Whitetail Golf Course on May 29. Keep an eye on future editions of the Colfax Messenger for profiles of the retirees. William C. Yingst Jr., school superintendent, introduced each of the honorees, and school board members…

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Colfax High School Salutatorian: Taylor Meyer

COLFAX  —  Taylor Meyer, the salutatorian of the Colfax High School Class of 2019, is the daughter of Tim and Doris Meyer. Taylor plans to attend UW-Eau Claire this fall to pursue a degree in biology. Here is Taylor’s graduation speech from the 2019 commencement ceremony. Well, guys, it’s kind of hard to follow up…

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