Colfax water main repair Feb. 21

Water main break at Colfax Elementary

By Editor | February 23, 2021
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Three veteran teachers retiring from Colfax school district

By Editor | February 23, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Three veteran teachers, each with more than 30 years of service, will be retiring from the Colfax school district at the end of the school year: Linda Bilodeau, Deb Larson and Mark Mosey. The Colfax Board of Education approved their requests to retire at the February 15 meeting. Bilodeau,…

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Colfax borrows $120,000 for Dunn Street project

By Editor | February 23, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Village Board has approved borrowing $120,000 for the Dunn Street project to make the final expenditure for Tax Increment Finance District 4 by the February 22 deadline. The original plan was to borrow $100,000 on an interim basis for the Dunn Street project, but recent interest in…

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Different procedure being used for early childhood screening in Colfax school district

By Editor | February 23, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — A different procedure is being used this year for early childhood screening in the Colfax school district. In years past, families with children three years of age would bring them to school where staff could interact with them and assess whether there were any developmental concerns and then schedule…

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PROGRESS — In spite of the winter weather, work is coming along nicely on the first of what is planned to be five new houses in the East View residential development on Dunn Street in Colfax. —photo by LeAnn R. Ralph

Croix Creek housing progress – 2-16-2021

By Editor | February 16, 2021
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Colfax approves borrowing money for Dunn Street by Feb. 22 deadline for TID-4 expenditures

By Editor | February 16, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — To beat the February 22 deadline for expenditures in Tax Increment Finance District 4, the Colfax Village Board has approved borrowing money for the Dunn Street project. The expenditure period for TID-4 ends February 22, and no new costs can be accrued to the district after that date, said…

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$40,000 Riverview storm sewer repair an “all or nothing” proposition

By Editor | February 16, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — It was a matter of “all or nothing.” The Colfax Village Board decided upon “all” at the February 8 meeting for the repair of the Red Cedar River bank below Riverview Avenue and the installation of a new storm sewer system. The two options are “do nothing” or do…

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Wendy Lausted Crossing Guard Week 2021

Wendy Lausted honored during Crossing Guard Week 2021

By Editor | February 2, 2021
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Colfax adds Dunn Street to scope of services for $9,000

By Editor | February 2, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Village Board has approved adding Dunn Street to the scope of services agreement with Ayres Associates that already covers Riverview Avenue and High Street for an additional $9,000. Dunn Street can be added to the agreement as an amendment in the design and bidding phase and the…

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Riverview stormsewer repair

Red Cedar River bank repair in Colfax could cost $30,000

By Editor | February 2, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Repairing the Red Cedar River bank just below Riverview Avenue in Colfax where the storm sewer outlet has eroded the bank could cost as much as $30,000. There’s a large scour hole on the bank, and the storm sewer pipe has broken off, said Gareth Shambeau of Ayres Associates…

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