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Colfax continues discussion of turning Stuart Park into a campground

By Editor | May 17, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — Perhaps you’ve noticed the wooden stakes in Stuart Park on your way in and out of Colfax on state Highway 170. According to a preliminary drawing of the site submitted to the Colfax Village Board at the May 9 meeting by Village Trustee Jeff Prince, there could be as…

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Colfax approves $6,000 for library carpeting and $9,300 for metal well house and gazebo roofs

By Editor | May 17, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — Maybe you have noticed the large wrinkles in the carpet at the Colfax Public Library. The wrinkles are large enough to pose a tripping hazard for patrons of the library, said Lisa Bragg-Hurlburt, library director, at the Colfax Village Board’s May 9 meeting. Hurlburt attended the meeting to discuss…

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Colfax has $740,000 In restricted fund balance and $556,000 in assigned fund balance

By Editor | May 17, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  – The Village of Colfax has balances of $739,483 in restricted funds and $555,860 in assigned funds, with an unassigned fund balance of $233,948. The Colfax Village Board reviewed the balances in the funds at the May 9 meeting and decided not to make any changes to the assigned fund…

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Colfax rescinds swimming pool fence ordinance

By Editor | May 17, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has rescinded the ordinance requiring village residents to build a fence around in-ground and above-ground swimming pools. An ordinance for fences around swimming pools is not needed, said William Anderson, Colfax Police Chief, at the Colfax Village Board’s May 9 meeting. If people have a…

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388 tons of recyclables collected by Colfax Solid Waste & Recycling in 2021

By Editor | May 17, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — In the first year of operation, Colfax Solid Waste & Recycling collected 388.28 tons of state-mandated recyclable material. The per capita collection amounted to 71.93 pounds per person in the Colfax Responsible Unit, according to the report submitted to the state Department of Natural Resources that was included in…

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Former Colfax man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child sexual assault

By Editor | May 10, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  MENOMONIE — A 45-year-old former Colfax man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision after a jury found him guilty of five felony counts related to the sexual assault of a child. Jeffrey M. McCulloch appeared with his attorney, Matthew Krische, before Judge Christina…

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CRCPRA receives $3,500 Dunn Energy Operation Round Up grant for fishing pier

By Editor | May 10, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — The Colfax Red Cedar Preserve and Recreation Area Management Committee has been notified of a $3,500 grant award from the Dunn Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Program for a handicapped-accessible fishing pier. The CRCPRA Management Committee “has been thrilled with the extensive public use of the Preserve. We have…

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Village of Elk Mound starts discussion with developer on 2nd phase of Settlers Ridge

By Editor | May 10, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  — Elk Mound is poised to become a much larger community in the not-too-distant future with continued construction in the Settlers Ridge development. Jim Rooney, representing Settlers Ridge, spoke to the Elk Mound Village Board at the May 2 meeting about the next phase of development. All together, Settlers…

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Village of Colfax discusses Stuart Park campground plans, approves cutting trees

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  —  If all goes according to plan, the Village of Colfax may have a new campground within the next several years. The parks committee has met and has discussed turning Stuart Park into a campground, said Jeff Prince, village trustee and chair of the parks committee, at the Colfax Village…

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Colfax school district policy: “If we don’t know about it, we can’t fix it.”

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — It seems like it should be intuitive — if someone does not know there is a problem, that person cannot fix the problem — but the Colfax school district would like to clarify the policy. If a parent has a question or a concern about their child at school…

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