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Colfax accepts low bid of $710,000 for Balsam and Oak Street projects

By Editor | April 16, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The low bidder for the Balsam Street and Oak Street projects in Colfax is Skid Steer Guy LLC out of Mondovi at $709,592. Colfax has worked with Skid Steer Guy on street improvement projects in 2021, 2022 and 2023, and there is nothing about the previous projects indicating Skid…

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Colfax fire district ends 2023 nearly $2,700 over budget

By Editor | April 16, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph Editor’s Note: LeAnn R. Ralph serves as chair of the Colfax Community Fire District Board.  COLFAX  —  The Colfax Community Fire District ended 2023 by being nearly $2,700 over the amount budgeted for expenses. There’s a good reason for that, though.  The Colfax Community Fire District has been saving money to…

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Incumbents elected to Colfax and Elk Mound school boards and village boards

By Editor | April 9, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Incumbents were re-elected April 2 to their positions on the Colfax Village Board, the Colfax Board of Education and the Elk Mound Village Board as well as two incumbents and one newcomer elected to the Elk Mound Board of Education.  All of the candidates were unopposed for their positions…

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Colfax delays decision on cleaning water tower

By Editor | April 2, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has delayed making a decision on cleaning the exterior of the village’s water tower. According to information presented to the village board at the March 25 meeting, Rand Bates, director of public works, had received a quote from Water Tower Clean and Coat, Inc., out…

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April 2 election features incumbents for Colfax and Elk Mound village board and school board

By Editor | March 26, 2024

By LeAnn R.Ralph COLFAX  —  Ballots in the April 2 election will feature incumbents running for the Colfax Village Board, the Colfax Board of Education and the Elk Mound Village Board, while the Elk Mound Board of Education had one incumbent who filed notification of non-candidacy.  The Colfax Village Board has three positions that will…

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Colfax School District WIP intern: Hayden Goodman

By Editor | March 19, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Hayden Goodman says one of his goals is to help students find out they can do something that they did not think they could do — math. Goodman is employed in a teaching internship at Colfax High School and introduced himself to the Board of Education at the March…

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Colfax Public Library awarded $10,000 American Library Association grant

By Editor | March 19, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Public Library has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Library Association to install a handicapped accessible door on the west end of the ramp going into the Colfax Municipal Building.  Lynn Niggemann, village administrator-clerk-treasurer, informed the Colfax Village Board that the library had been awarded…

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Wanish Sugar Bush schedules open house for March 23

By Editor | March 12, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Have you ever wondered how maple syrup is made in a commercial operation? If so  — now is your chance to find out. Wanish Sugar Bush will be holding an open house on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. You can watch maple sap turn into…

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American Pickers: Colfax Railroad Museum episode airing March 20

By Editor | March 12, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The American Pickers episode filmed at the Colfax Railroad Museum will be airing on The History Channel March 20. Herb Sakalaucks, the curator of the Colfax Railroad Museum, had been working for quite a long time to convince the crew which produces the television show that it would be…

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Colfax Public Library annual report: 55 percent increase in attendance

By Editor | March 12, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax Public Library experienced a 55 percent increase in overall attendance  in 2023 compared to 2022. In addition to the overall attendance increasing, the Colfax library also experienced a 35 percent increase in program attendance in 2023 compared to 2022, along with a 3 percent increase in circulation,…

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