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Sand Creek Arts Scholarship

By Editor | January 25, 2022

Sand Creek Arts will be offering one $1500 scholarship ($750 each semester of the freshman year) for a 2022 graduating high school senior.  The focus of Sand Creek Arts is to promote the arts, recreation, and theater in the Sand Creek, Wisconsin community.  The goal of this scholarship is to help its recipients toward reaching…

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Colfax school board approves renewing wrestling cooperative with Bloomer

By Editor | January 25, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Board of Education has approved renewing the wrestling cooperative with Bloomer for another two years. Every two years, Colfax and Bloomer have to apply to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) to continue the wrestling cooperative, said William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator, at the Colfax Board…

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Substitute bus drivers, teachers still in short supply for Colfax school district

By Editor | December 28, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — As is the case with other schools in the area, the state and the nation — substitute teachers and bus drivers are still in short supply for the Colfax school district. As of the day of the Colfax Board of Education’s December 20 meeting, 43 Colfax students were in…

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Colfax school board: TikTok threat caused some parents to keep their children home December 17

By Editor | December 28, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — A letter posted on the social media platform TikTok referring to a threat to school safety on Friday, December 17, caused some Colfax parents to keep their children home from school. The rumor of threats to school safety posted on TikTok went nationwide and gained traction in a short…

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Barstad named Optimist Youth of the Month for December

By Editor | December 21, 2021

Recognizing the outstanding talent of Dunn County youth is one important ac-tivity of the Menomonie Optimist Club through its Youth of the Month Program.  Madison Barstad of Colfax High School has been named a December Youth of the Month. Madison Barstad has shown leadership at Colfax High School.  A member of the Student Council, she…

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Colfax school district will not be offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics

By Editor | November 19, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has now been authorized for emergency use in children ages 5 to 11, but the Colfax school district will not be offering vaccine clinics. In the past, blood drives have been held in the lobby of the Martin Anderson…

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GUN RACK — Colin Bohl (on left) and Taylor Risler are pictured with the pieces of a gun rack that the students showed to the Colfax Board of Education at the November 15 meeting to highlight the kind of work they are doing in technology education classes taught by Jamie Buchholtz at Colfax High School. — Photo submitted

The Viking Ship: CHS tech ed students present projects to school board

By Editor | November 19, 2021

  By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Did you know you can order Viking apparel, personalized mugs, signs and cribbage boards and “Viking buck” coat racks from a student-run business at Colfax High School called The Viking Ship? Jamie Buchholtz, CHS technology education teacher, and three of his students — Taylor Risler, Will Wanish and…

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Colfax school district Veterans Day program: “Honoring All Who Served”

By Editor | November 9, 2021

COLFAX  — The theme for the School District of Colfax’s Veterans Day program on Thursday will be “Honoring All Who Served.” The Veterans Day program begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 11, in the Colfax High School gymnasium. Veterans and members of the general public are invited to attend, and the program will be live-streamed…

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Colfax school board approves property tax levy of $3.35 million

By Editor | November 2, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Board of Education has approved a property tax levy of $3,345,616 for 2021-2022, representing an increase of $210,062 over last year’s tax levy. The mill rate on the tax levy will be $7.98 per $1,000 of property value, which is the same mill rate as last year,…

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2021 COLFAX HOMECOMING COURT — At the conclusion of Friday afternoon’s homecoming activities, the 2021 Colfax Homecoming senior royalty were crowned. Taylor Risler was named king and Emilee Burcham-Scofield was chosen as the queen. Senior homecoming court members, shown from left to right, are: 2020 Queen Liza Johnson, 2020 King Hunter Rebak, Kaitlyn Sarauer, Coltin Lemon, Hope LaHaie, Dylan Holden, 2021 King Taylor Risler, 2021 Queen Emilee Burcham-Scofield, Alana Smith, Thomas Drees, Mariah Smith and Josiah Harder. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

2021 Colfax Homecoming festivities

By Editor | October 12, 2021

More 2021 Colfax Homecoming photos can be found on our photography website.      

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