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CHS offers 37 credits of college level courses

By Editor | September 27, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  —  Colfax High School is offering a variety of classes that allow students to earn up to 37 credits at the college level. The credits are accomplished through the Early College Credit Program for Universities and the Start College Now program for technical schools, said John Dachel, Colfax High School…

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Nine new staff members welcomed at Colfax Board of Education meeting

By Editor | September 27, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  —  All together, nine new staff members introduced themselves to the Colfax Board of Education at the September 19 meeting.  Hughes Annie Hughes is the high school special education cross categorical teacher. Hughes taught at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School for five years. Hughes and her husband moved to the area because…

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Colfax 5th graders present 3D printer key chains to Board of Education

By Editor | September 27, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  —  Tristan Kittilson’s fifth graders are excited — they’ve got a 3D printer! Kittilson told the Colfax Board of Education at the September 19 meeting that over the summer, he had asked Trevor Hovde, Colfax Elementary principal, and William C. Yingst Jr., superintendent, if a 3D printer could be purchased…

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Tuck pointing approved for municipal building and two well houses at $9,800

By Editor | September 20, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has accepted a bid of $9,785 for tuck pointing in the municipal building basement and for two well houses, as opposed to another bid of $1,885 for the same work. The village has received two bids for tuck pointing the municipal building basement, the well…

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Village of Colfax considering straight fee of $2,500 for street opening

By Editor | September 20, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — Instead of charging homeowners the actual cost of restoring a street after a sewer repair, the Colfax Village Board is considering charging a straight fee of $2,500. The village previously charged a street opening fee of $1,000 if a sewer repair required digging up the street, said Rand Bates,…

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Colfax public works director Rand Bates laments demise of GridBee float device

By Editor | September 20, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — This could be the end of the line for the Colfax wastewater treatment lagoon’s GridBee. “The GridBee quit again,” announced Rand Bates, director of public works, at the Colfax Village Board’s September 12 meeting. The GridBee is a floating device that keeps water — and alum — circulating in…

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American Legion Auxiliary needs help in solving mystery

By Editor | September 20, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  —  The Auxiliary of Russell-Toycen American Legion Post 131 of Colfax needs your help in solving a mystery. Loretta Logslett, who served as the secretary of the Colfax American Legion Auxiliary for decades, died last December. Among the records Loretta Logslett kept was a hand-written list of Gold Star Mothers.…

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Legion Honored at Highground

By Editor | September 20, 2022

THE HIGHGROUND — Members of the American Legion Russell-Toycen Post 131 of Colfax, the American Legion Auxiliary and Gold Star Mothers of Colfax were honored during a stone-placing ceremony at The Highground in Neillsville on Saturday, September 17. Members of the Russell-Toycen Post 131 also acted as the Honor Guard for the day. —photo courtesy…

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Cost of developing Stuart Park campground estimated at $150,000

By Editor | August 17, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — The cost of developing the Stuart Park campground is estimated at $150,000, which includes $30,000 for the land even though the Village of Colfax already owns the park. Jeff Prince, village trustee and chair of the parks committee, presented information about the start-up costs for the Stuart Park campground…

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Colfax FFA hosting second Annual Colfax Tractor Fest

By Editor | August 17, 2022

COLFAX – The Colfax FFA and FFA Alumni groups are planning the second annual Colfax Tractor Fest on Saturday, August 27 at the Colfax Fairgrounds. The event will feature new and restored tractors, Made in Colfax vendors and artisans, and a raffle. There will also be a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.…

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