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2021: A Year in Review: A Year in Review — 2021 top headlines from July, August, and September

By Editor | January 18, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Another year has gone by, and we will soon be approaching the two-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Colfax Messenger has been reporting on local news since April of 1897. Here is a look back at the top headlines from July, August and September of 2021. July 7,…

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Colfax Village Board returns to 2 meetings per month schedule

By Editor | January 18, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — After approving one meeting each month instead of two on a one-year trial basis at the December 27 meeting, the Colfax Village Board has now gone back to two meetings each month. The issue is what state statute allows regarding a change in pay for village board members, said…

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Colfax Messenger: 2021: A Year in Review: 2021 top headlines from April, May, and June

By Editor | January 11, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Another year has gone by, and we will soon be approaching the two-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Colfax Messenger has been reporting on local news since April of 1897. Here is a look back at the top headlines from April, May and June of 2021. April 7,…

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4 candidates for 2 positions on Colfax school board, 3 candidates for 3 positions on Colfax Village Board

By Editor | January 11, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Four candidates have filed nomination papers for two positions in the April 5 election on the Colfax Board of Education, and three incumbents have filed nomination papers for three positions on the Colfax Village Board. Incumbents Todd A. Kragness and Andrew J. De Moe filed nomination papers by the…

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Colfax Messenger – 2021: A Year in Review: A Year in Review — 2021 top headlines from January, February and March

By Editor | January 4, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Another year has gone by, and we will soon be approaching the two-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Colfax Messenger has been reporting on local news since April of 1897. Here is a look back at the top headlines from January, February and March of 2021. January 6,…

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING — Matt Kendziera, national program specialist for Fierce Freedom out of Eau Claire, spoke to English classes at Colfax High School on December 15 about human trafficking as part of the “Worth It” program, which helps students to understand what human trafficking is and how to prevent it from happening. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. It is often thought of as something that happens in third world countries, but the reality is that it is happening in communities everywhere. Colfax resident Jenny Almquist is the co-founder and executive director of Fierce Freedom. —photo submitted

CHS classes hear about human trafficking

By Editor | January 4, 2022
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Colfax to allow hunting at the solid waste & recycling collection site

By Editor | January 4, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has now approved hunting at the Colfax Solid Waste & Recycling collection site on a permanent basis after approving it temporarily for the gun deer season in November. Lynn Niggemann, village administrator-clerk-treasurer, said she had talked to the village’s insurance agent, Brian Christ of Spectrum…

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Colfax Village Board to meet 1 time per month on one-year trial basis

By Editor | January 4, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Beginning in January, the Colfax Village Board will be meeting on a trial basis throughout 2022 once a month on the second Monday instead of twice a month on the second and fourth Mondays. “The resolution states what was talked about at the previous meeting,” said Lynn Niggemann, village…

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Vicar Charles Shingledecker at Outdoor Christmas Eve Worship at Kyle's Market

Christmas Eve Worship at Kyle’s Market

By Editor | December 28, 2021
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Substitute bus drivers, teachers still in short supply for Colfax school district

By Editor | December 28, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — As is the case with other schools in the area, the state and the nation — substitute teachers and bus drivers are still in short supply for the Colfax school district. As of the day of the Colfax Board of Education’s December 20 meeting, 43 Colfax students were in…

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