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Cub Scouts visit Colfax Board of Education

By Editor | January 31, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX   —  When the Colfax Cub Scouts visited the Colfax Board of Education, they had some well-thought-out questions to ask.  One of the tasks that Cub Scouts can complete is to learn about community, said Amy Horchem, one of the parents accompanying the Cub Scouts to the Colfax Board of…

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Colfax Railroad Museum receives support from village board for $900,000 grant application

By Editor | January 31, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — The Colfax Village Board has approved a resolution supporting the Colfax Railroad Museum in the museum’s efforts to apply for a $900,000 Transportation Alternatives Grant. The grant application is due March 23, and the grant is 80 percent federal funding with 20 percent in matching funds from the Colfax…

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Colfax Rescue Squad updates first-in kits thanks to Dunn Energy Operation Round Up

By Editor | January 31, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX   — A nearly $800 grant from Dunn Energy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up has allowed the Colfax Rescue Squad to update the ambulance service’s “first in” kits. Colfax Rescue ordered the “first in jump bags” last spring right after receiving the $779.90 grant from Dunn Energy Cooperative, said Don Knutson,…

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Colfax business receives 50-year plaque

By Editor | January 31, 2023

COLFAX — Ray’s Metal Works has received the Lennox Presidential Award for being a Lennox dealer for 50 years. Ray’s Metal works was established in 1968 by Ray Johnson as a heating business and became a Lennox dealership in 1971 for furnace and air conditioning products in a small shop that now houses Morgen’s Auto…

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Colfax Elevator Commission has raised nearly $125,000 towards purchase and installation

By Editor | January 31, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — To date, the Colfax Elevator Commission has raised nearly $125,000 to put toward installing an elevator at the Colfax Municipal Building. The money has been raised through pledges, donations, memorials, the $22 for 22 Steps campaign, thrift sales and other fund-raising events. Almost $22,000 has been raised through the…

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Green Bay Packers “Fan of the Year” has ties to Colfax and Elk Mound

By Editor | January 31, 2023

Although she was born and raised in San Diego, California, Erica Linberg was recently named the Green Bay Packers Fan of the Year. The NFL Fan of the Year contest is presented to one fan of each NFL team by Captain Morgan “to celebrate extraordinary fans who Spice Up the game through their love of…

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Snow removal in Colfax: “They’re doing the best they can.”

By Editor | January 31, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — Once again, snow removal in the village was a topic of discussion for the Colfax Village Board. At the Colfax Village Board meeting two weeks ago, Susan LaNou, owner of Deluxe Beauty Salon on Main Street, had asked if there was a different way to plow snow so her…

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Barbershoper of the year award and officer installation banquet

By Editor | January 25, 2023

The Dunn County Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presented the “Barbershopper of the Year” award and installed the 2023 Officers and Board Members on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the Pizza Ranch in Eau Claire. Don Hayden of Durand, was awarded the Dunn County Chapter “2022 Barbershopper of the Year” award for his recognition…

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UW-Stout’s Zuerlein recognized with December University Staff Employee Appreciation award

By Editor | January 17, 2023

Menomonie, Wis. — Ann Zuerlein has received the University Staff Employee Appreciation award for December at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Zuerlein, from Colfax, is a food service assistant and has worked in University Dining Services for 25 years, including currently in the Blue Devil Market in the Memorial Student Center. The person nominating Zuerlein stated: “Ann…

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A Year in Review: 2022 top headlines from July, August and September

By Editor | January 17, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX   —  The Colfax Messenger began publishing weekly in April of 1897 and is still publishing weekly 126 years later. Here are the top news stories from April, May and June of 2022. July 6, 2022 The Colfax Village Board reviewed a list of needed repairs to village-owned properties at…

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