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Colfax girls return plenty of experience to softball diamond in 2024

By Editor | March 19, 2024

by Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent COLFAX — After winning their first regional championship since 1982 last year, the Colfax softball team returns ten players who have varsity innings under their belts, including several three year starters. The Vikings finished 13-8 overall and 9-5 in Dunn-St. Croix Conference play, and defeated Eau Claire Regis and Cadott…

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Colfax High School choir students perform in choir of 900 at Dorian Vocal Festival

By Editor | January 16, 2024

Five Colfax High School Choir students had the opportunity to attend Dorian Vocal Festival January 7 -8. Audrey Ebert, Theo Hovde, Alex Rose, Amy Schmitt, and Jacob Wibel travelled to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with their choir teacher, Carrie Christensen to rehearse in a select choir of around 900 participants.  Singers from Iowa, Illinois,…

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Optimists name December Youth of the Month

By Editor | December 26, 2023

Honoring outstanding seniors from Dunn County’s high schools has been a tradition of the Menomonie Optimist Club for over 30 years.  For the month of December, Optimists honored Mason Yarrington of Colfax High School as the December Youth of the Month. Mason Yarrington is a senior at Colfax High School, where he has excelled academically…

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Veterans Day Program at CHS

By Editor | November 7, 2023

The School District of Colfax will be hosting a Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the Colfax High School gymnasium.  The public is invited to attend.  The theme for this year’s Veterans Day is, “Service.”  This year will be unique in that we will be sharing information on the Importance…

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Colfax High School Drama Club presents “Beauty and the Beast” this weekend

By Editor | November 1, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph Colfax — Members of the Colfax High School Drama Club have been working on perfecting their performance of “Beauty and the Beast” since early August — and now it’s show time. Performances are scheduled for Friday, November 3, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 4, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and…

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Menomonie Optimists Honor Hydukovich as Youth of the Month

By Editor | October 3, 2023

Submitted by David K. Williams A hallmark of the Menomonie Optimist Club has been honoring outstanding young people from the four high schools in Dunn County. At a recent meeting, Optimists honored Jeanette Hydukovich, a senior at Colfax High School, as the September Youth of the Month. Jeanette Hydukovich has excelled in both academics and…

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Colfax School District has seven new teachers for 2023-24 school year

By Editor | September 26, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax school district has seven new teachers this year. The new teachers were introduced to the Colfax Board of Education at the September 18 meeting. Here are the profiles of the new teachers. Renda Armstrong Renda Armstrong is teaching Comprehensive Special Education K-12 at Colfax. Prior to accepting…

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Colfax Woman’s Club presents awards to art contest winners

By Editor | June 13, 2023

COLFAX — The Colfax Woman’s Club visited Colfax Elementary May 22 to present awards to the winners of the Colfax Woman’s Club art contest winners for the 2022-2023 school year. The theme for this year’s contest was “Everybody Loves a Rainbow.” The first place winner, with her entry “Over the Rainbow,” was Lillian Brown, a…

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Colfax student wins ag in the classroom essay contest

By Editor | June 6, 2023

MADISON – Michael Christensen, a fifth-grade student from Colfax, is the state winner of the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom 5th Grade Essay Contest. Wisconsin fifth graders were asked to write a 500-word essay with the theme, ‘You’re Gonna Need Milk for That – Wisconsin Dairy support our bodies, communities and economy.’ Michael’s teacher is…

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Top 10 students of the Colfax High School Class of 2023

By Editor | May 16, 2023

COLFAX — The Colfax Messenger sent out questionnaires to the Top 10 students in the Colfax High School Class of 2023. The students are listed in the order of their class ranking. Kiekhafer  Braden Kiekhafer is the son of Tim and Jeanett Kiekhafer. • What were your three favorite high school classes? Horticulture, Physics and…

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