COLFAX Scholastic Trap Team members at the national shoot were (from left to right) Alex Johnson, rookie; Nokomis Nosker, senior varsity; Beaumont Zelm, rookie; Patrick Hafemann, intermediate/advanced. There were as many adults in Ohio providing support was team members, including volunteers Kyle McLain and Autumn Wildfeuer, assistant coach Michael Hafemann, and head coach Jim Nosker. Nokomis Nosker is also a registered assistant coach. —photo submitted

Colfax Scholastic Trap Team competes at Nationals

By Editor | July 27, 2021

Four members of the Colfax Scholastic Trap Team made the 660 mile trip to Marengo, Ohio to take part in the 2021 Scholastic Clay Target Program’s  (SCTP) national trap shoot. Once there, they found themselves competing against 1,115 other athletes. Unfortunately for the Colfax team, competitive squads are composed of five athletes. Dummy or ghost…

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Colfax school board transfers $537,225 to capital improvements fund

By Editor | July 20, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has transferred $537,225 to Fund 46, the capital improvements fund. During the audit meeting held prior to the regular school board meeting July 12, the Board of Education learned that the school district had $539,225 more in revenue than expenditures as of June 30,…

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Colfax Board of Education receives comments on public comments policy

By Editor | July 20, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education changed the public comment policy at the June meeting from five minutes per person to three minutes per person. Reducing the time for public comment to three minutes per person “is an attempt to silence the people who employ everyone at the school district,”…

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Colfax school board approves Fund 46 capital improvement plan

By Editor | June 29, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has approved a long-term 10-year capital improvement plan for Fund 46 that includes for this year repaving parking lots, maintenance upgrades, an LP bus and technology upgrades. The Colfax school district started Fund 46 six years ago, said William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator,…

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Wittmer retires after 30 years of bus driving for Colfax schools

By Editor | June 29, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — In a letter announcing her retirement, Nancy Wittmer said she was told she would know when it was time to retire as a bus driver —  and after 30 years, the time has come. The Colfax Board of Education approved Wittmer’s retirement at the June 21 meeting. In her…

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Mayo Clinic Health System awards scholarships to high school graduates in Northwest Wisconsin

By Editor | June 15, 2021

EAU CLAIRE — Graduating seniors from high schools in Northwest Wisconsin recently received $1,000 scholarships from Mayo Clinic Health System to pursue education in a health care-related field. This program is supported by the Northwest Wisconsin Community Giving Committee as part of the organization’s commitment to the community and healthcare workforce development. The recipients are:…

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Colfax Womans Club Stephanie Ulcej’s art classes

Colfax Woman’s Club sponsors student art contest

By Editor | June 15, 2021

COLFAX — The Colfax Woman’s Club has sponsored an art contest for the first through the fifth grade at Colfax Elementary. Instead of an in-person art show with student projects being displayed in the hallways at Colfax Elementary and in the art room, Stephanie Ulcej, art teacher, and her students produced a virtual art show…

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Colfax school board makes masks optional for summer school and events

By Editor | June 8, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has made wearing masks optional for summer school, summer swimming and for summer events such as the school musical and Summer Saunters. The federal transportation mandate is still in effect, however, so masks will be required on school buses, said William C. Yingst Jr.,…

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2021 Colfax Graduation

Colfax holds Class of 2021 graduation ceremony

By Editor | May 25, 2021

Graduates of Colfax High School’s Class of 2021 commencement ceremony was held in the high school gymnasium last Friday evening. 58 members graduated in the May 21 event. More photos of Colfax’s graduation will be available soon on our photography site.        

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Colfax school board keeps “back to school” plan in place until the end of the school year

By Editor | May 25, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — With 8.5 days of school left, the Colfax Board of Education decided to continue requiring masks to be worn in the buildings and on school buses. More than 50 people attended the school board’s May 17 meeting, and of the 13 who spoke during the public comments portion of…

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