Colfax Elementary stages “shutdown practice”

By Editor | November 23, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — With cases of COVID-19 spiking in Dunn County, students at Colfax Elementary recently had an opportunity for “shutdown practice” just in case instruction must go virtual on short notice. School staff sent home Chromebooks with students in grades kindergarten through sixth on November 3, and along with the Chromebooks…

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Colfax virtual 2020 Veterans Day program

By Editor | November 17, 2020
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Colfax schools receive Transition Readiness Grant and USDA Distance Learning Grant

By Editor | November 3, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax school district has been awarded a $45,100 Transition Readiness Grant and also is part of the $1 million grant award from the United States Department of Agriculture to Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10’s Distance Learning Service. The Transition Readiness Grant will help the school district’s transition program…

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Colfax schools set levy at $3.14 million

By Editor | November 3, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has approved a total combined tax levy of $3.14 million for 2020-2021. The motion approved by the school board at the October 26 meeting for a tax levy of $3,135,554 included six different elements. The total proposed tax levy at the school district’s annual…

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Colfax school district receives $10,000 Meemic/AAA grant

By Editor | October 13, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax school district has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Meemic/AAA for a make-over of the middle school and high school teachers’ lounge. Tracy Doucette and Amy DeRuyter, both representatives of Meemic/AAA, awarded the grant at a staff meeting on October 7. A small group of teachers formed…

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Trump Administration invests $1 million in education access expansion in 39 rural Wisconsin School districts, including Colfax and Elk Mound

By Editor | October 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing $72 million in grants to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. These investments will benefit more than 12 million rural residents. “Access to distance learning makes it easier for thousands of rural residents and…

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Colfax school superintendent cautions drivers to be mindful of buses with east/west sun

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Most drivers have probably experienced being blinded by the sun. At this time of year, depending on the time of day and the topography, the sun rising in the east or setting in the west can be aligned with east/west roadways and can cause dangerous situations for school buses,…

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Colfax school board agrees to “stay the course” on mask requirement

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has agreed to continue the mask requirement adopted as board policy on August 5, especially in view of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Dunn County. The requirement for all students, staff and essential visitors to wear masks was approved by the school…

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Colfax School Crossing – 9-9-2020

By Editor | September 8, 2020
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Future in discus looks bright for Colfax’s Jensen and Hydukovich

By Editor | September 1, 2020

By Dan Luer Editor’s note: Although Dan Luer, who also is a graduate of Colfax High School, does not mention it in the article, he holds the state discus record for the Class C division in 1972 at 154-8. He is retired and formerly served as an assistant track and field coach in throws at…

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