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55th Colfax Firefighters’ Ball this Saturday

September 5, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The 55th Annual Colfax Firefighters’ Ball kicks off this Saturday, September 9, with the parade on Main Street at noon. Lineup for the Colfax Firefighters’ Ball Parade begins at 9 a.m. in the Colfax High School parking lot on University Avenue in Colfax. Parade units may register the day…

2023 Rustic Lore Days Grand Marshals, John and Faye Steffen, to lead home-town festivities

September 5, 2023

John was born in Minneapolis, MN to George and Monica Steffen (Grand Marshals in 1980), but quickly found Glenwood City to be home as he moved here when he was 3-years old. John is a middle child, as he is the fourth of six children. John attended school in Glenwood City, graduating in the Class…

Littlest Cowboy shows respect at St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo

August 22, 2023

SHOWING RESPECT — Six-year-old Lincoln Brandenburg of Downing took offhis cowboy hat and placed it on his chest during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the Friday night, August 18 performance of the 2023 St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo in Glenwood City.  —photo by Shawn DeWitt This photo and many…

Cucumber Festival Hot Success!

August 22, 2023

GETTING A BIG RIDE in the bucket of Menomonie Fire Departments ladder truck honoring the 75th anniversary of the Boyceville Fire Department during the annual Cucumber Festival were these local people. Many more photos are available to see and purchase by clicking the photo tab at the top of our website. —photo by Carlton DeWitt

Fire Consumes Garage

August 22, 2023

FIRE DESTROYED A THREE-CAR GARAGE on the David and Joan Bartz home along County Highway Q in the Town of Tiffany Monday afternoon. Bartz stated that he had just parked his ATV in the garage and he thought that the machine may have started on fire. The garage was some distance from their home, but heat from the fire…