Colfax school district COVID-19 response: questions but no answers

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — School has been closed since March 19 because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and now there are many questions but no answers regarding end of school activities. William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator, told the Colfax Board of Education at the April 21 meeting that he has recently attended…

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Colfax Board of Education agrees to keep community usage fees “as is”

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Board of Education has agreed to keep community usage fees for school buildings “as is.” The questions for the school board to consider are — should the school district charge “historical” fees and keep the fees as they are now — or should the school board set…

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Progress on Colfax Post Office

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Costume-A-Day: Kobi Shaw brings a bit of fun to “Safer at Home” with Costumed Quarantine

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — You just never know who Kobi Shaw is going to be on any given day. So far she’s been a witch, a nun, Wednesday Addams, Santa Claus, an angel, a referee, a lion, a pirate, a headless man, Marmee from Little Women, an escaped convict, a Viking, a vampire,…

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WINDING UP THE YARN: The great Legionnaires’ smelt adventure — or not

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COLFAX  — At a certain time in the spring, the smelt begin to run in Lake Superior. Here is Helen Reed’s account related to smelt published in the April 21, 1955, edition of the Colfax Messenger: The news that the smelt run has started up in Lake Superior will no doubt create a lot of…

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Colfax Pubic Library now has curbside pick-up

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Although libraries across the state are still closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can now arrange for “curbside pick-up” at the Colfax Public Library. With the “Safer at Home” order that went into effect March 25, libraries were closed along with non-essential businesses, and with the extension of…

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Seehaver found guilty of 2nd degree intentional homicide

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Richard Seehaver

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — Former Colfax resident Richard Seehaver has been found guilty in Dunn County of second degree intentional homicide in the death of 54-year-old John M. Likeness in December of 2018. Seehaver, age 53, appeared with his attorneys, Shelly Tomtschik and Donna Burger, for a plea hearing before Judge Rod Smeltzer…

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Colfax approves 2020 street use permit for Timber Tech

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has approved the 2020 street use permit for Timber Technologies that allows semi-trucks to use Third Avenue and Cedar Street to reach the rail spur on Legion Drive. The street use permit for Timber Tech is an annual permit issued by the village board, explained…

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Wisconsin DHS: Safer at Home is working

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People across the state of Wisconsin have risen to the challenge of COVID-19 by changing the way they work, play, and interact with friends and family. By staying Safer at Home, practicing physical distancing, and continuing to wash hands and cover coughs, Wisconsinites are making a difference and beginning to flatten the curve. #SaferatHome, Yes,…

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Colfax FFA and FFA Alumni donating Swiss Miss pudding for distribution

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Members of the Colfax FFA and Colfax FFA Alumni have purchased 250 six-packs of Swiss Miss pudding for distribution with school lunches and for the public. “We are donating this as a way to give back to the community,” said Steve Ackerlund, president of the Colfax FFA Alumni. Of…

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