Colfax Board of Education agrees to continue with masks through year end

By Editor | May 4, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has agreed to continue with the district’s harm reduction plan that requires everyone in the school buildings to wear masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. As of the day of the school board meeting, April 26, there were zero cases of COVID-19…

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Colfax school district health insurance premiums to increase by 3 percent

By Editor | May 4, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has approved Security Health Plan as the health insurance provider for the 2021-2022 school year with rates representing a 3 percent increase. Security Health Plan was the bid recommended by the Northwest Public Entities Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative, said William C. Yingst Jr., district…

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Knutson plans to retire as head cook at Colfax school district

By Editor | May 4, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — After working for 36 years in food service at the Colfax school district, head cook Teri Knutson has decided to hang up her apron and call it a day. Knutson’s letter announcing her retirement, dated March 19, exemplified Knutson’s service to the Colfax school district — efficient and to…

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THE 2021 COLFAX boys’ and girls’ track squad

20 Viking athletes ready to compete for first-year track coach Kathleen Thorn

By Editor | April 27, 2021

Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent COLFAX — In her first year as the head coach for the Colfax Vikings’ track and field teams, Kathleen Thorn seems to have the same problem many coaches around the area are dealing with – low participation numbers. With the 2020 season a washout due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with…

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CHS Spring Concert 2021

By Editor | April 27, 2021
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Colfax High School 2021 Solo/Ensemble District Ratings

By Editor | April 20, 2021

Colfax High School band and choir members had the option to participate in a virtual solo/ensemble this year.  Participating students rehearsed and recorded a piece that received comments and a rating from a judge.  This year’s ratings were as follows: Class A Drew Gibson (music-theatre) 1* Caden Erickson (traditional vocal solo) 1* Katie Riley and…

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CHS band, choir, and jazz band hold live concert

By Editor | April 20, 2021
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Distracted driving not as easy as it looks

By Editor | April 20, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — There was lots of laughing. But mixed in with the laughter was a certain amount of consternation, chagrin and disgust with themselves at how quickly they became distracted drivers while trying to send a text message — and ended up, after only a few seconds, driving onto the sidewalk,…

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MRE CHALLENGE — Staff Sergeant Andrea Wahl and Specialist Lance Lauffer of the Wisconsin National Guard presented the MRE Challenge (Meal-Ready-to-Eat) to students in one of Amanda Kalscheur's Family and Consumer Education classes at Colfax High School on April 14. Lauffer is a 2007 graduate of Colfax High School. —photo by LeAnn R. Ralph

MRE Challenge: Colfax students try their hand at “Meal-Ready-to-Eat”

By Editor | April 20, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — If you’re in the Wisconsin National Guard and you’re out on a mission, you look forward to your MRE — Meal-Ready-to-Eat — although you may not necessarily enjoy the appearance. The food in the MREs does not look very appetizing, admitted Staff Sergeant Andrea Wahl. Sergeant Wahl, a recruiter…

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Katie Riley selected as Colfax Youth of the Month

By Editor | April 13, 2021

As spring arrives and the school year nears its end, the Menomonie Optimist Club continues to honor high school students from Dunn County with its Youth of the Month award.  Selected by their respective high schools, the Optimists recently recognized a student from Colfax High School. Katie Riley will graduate from Colfax High School with…

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