Dept. of Corrections seeks mental health assessments for Seehaver for PSI

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By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  A probation agent with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections has asked a Dunn County judge for Richard Seehaver’s mental health assessments so they can be used in writing the pre-sentence investigation (PSI). Jackie Goodell with the Department of Corrections appeared by telephone at a court hearing before Judge Rod…

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Colfax High School Class of 2020 receiving their diplomas Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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CM senior pictures on university avenue

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — It will not be the traditional graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 in the Colfax High School gymnasium packed with friends and family — but the seniors will receive their diplomas. The Colfax school district will be presenting diplomas to graduating seniors on Wednesday, May 20, Thursday, May…

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Colfax changes ordinances to allow bow hunting turkeys within village limits

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has approved changes to the village ordinances to allow bow hunting for turkeys within the village limits and to allow hunting on village-owned parcels. Section “B” of ordinance 11-2-1 prohibited hunting within the village of Colfax, but the proposed changes would allow people to hunt…

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Colfax approves rezones for Pleasant Valley Properties and Anderson Bridges

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has approved rezoning two adjacent lots for Pleasant Valley Properties and Anderson Bridges from Business 2 to Manufacturing and from Residential 3 to Business 2. Lot 1, with a rezone from B2 to manufacturing, is currently owned by Pleasant Valley Properties and Lot 2, with…

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Back wall of Colfax Post Office replaced

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Colfax post office back wall completed
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Colfax tech-ed teacher uses 3D printer to make filtration Montana Masks for the community

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CM Montana Masks delivery

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has come a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for medical professionals. To help fill some of the shortage for the Colfax community, Jamie Buchholtz, technology education teacher at Colfax High School, is using the school district’s 3D printers to make filtration masks that work…

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Colfax Memorial Day activities canceled

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COLFAX — Memorial Day activities for the Russell-Toycen American Legion Post 131 of Colfax have been canceled for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances, American Legion members would meet at Colfax High School and then travel to Sand Creek for Memorial Day ceremonies. After the Sand Creek activities concluded, American Legion…

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American Legion Auxiliary cancelled

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The American Legion Auxiliary of the Russell Toycen American Legion Post No. 131 of Colfax will not be meeting in May or June. Also, Poppy Day, held each year in May, has been cancelled for 2020.

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Colfax school district health insurance rates to increase by 4.9 percent for 2020-2021

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Health insurance rates for the Colfax school district are expected to increase by 4.9 percent for the 2020-2021 school year. Without the health insurance cooperative, the increase would probably be 30 percent, said William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator, at the Colfax Board of Education’s April 21 meeting. The…

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COVID-19 testing increasing in western Wisconsin with National Guard assistance, including St. Croix, Pierce and Dunn/Eau Claire counties

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COVID-19 All Testing Sites

Local public health departments in Western Wisconsin will receive assistance from the WI National Guard to scale up COVID-19 testing. A number of sites throughout Western WI are being announced. Testing through the collection site will be free of charge. These events are only available to WI residents or people who work in WI. In…

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