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Colfax school superintendent addresses school safety concerns

By Editor | June 28, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — If Wisconsin citizens would like to see school resource officers in their local schools, they should talk to their legislators, says William C. Yingst Jr., superintendent of the Colfax school district. Yingst discussed school safety at the Colfax Board of Education’s June 20 meeting after one person spoke to…

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Colfax teachers Thorn, Dickinsen recognized through UW-Stout’s School of Education

By Editor | June 14, 2022

Menomonie, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Stout alum along with a teacher who collaborates with the university’s School of Education have received awards from a statewide organization. Teachers Kathleen Thorn and John Dickinsen from the Colfax School district were honored by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Thorn recently completed her third year…

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Charlesworth awarded 2 scholarships

By Editor | May 24, 2022

COLFAX — Jessica Charlesworth, a member of the Colfax High School Class of 2022, has been awarded two scholarships. Charlesworth received a $500 Technical Scholarship and also was the recipient of a $500 FFA scholarship. She has been a member of the Colfax chapter of FFA all four years serving as vice president her sophomore…

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CHS graduates 41 in the Class of 2022

By Editor | May 24, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — Forty-one students crossed the stage Friday evening, May 20, as graduates of the Colfax High School Class of 2022. Luke Blanchard, president of the Class of 2022, a member of the Colfax High School chapter of the National Honor Society and a Top 10 honors student, gave the welcome.…

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Colfax High School seniors awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships

By Editor | May 17, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — Seniors at Colfax High School have been awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships. As a group, the Class of 2022 faced a tremendous amount of adversity because of the COVID-19 pandemic, said John Dachel, Colfax High School principal, at the Senior Awards presentation May 4 in the CHS gymnasium.…

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Exemplary Performance Recognition at State solo/ensemble

By Editor | May 17, 2022

WAUNAKEE – Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) proudly announces the 336 middle school and high school students and large ensembles identified by adjudicators for “exemplary performances” in State Solo & Ensemble at one of 10 university locations on April 30, May 6 or May 7. From over 6,800 vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles scheduled…

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State Solo/Ensemble results for Colfax High School

By Editor | May 10, 2022

Thousands of students headed to various locations across the state in the past few weeks for their opportunity to perform in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Music Festival – one of the largest student events of its kind in the nation. More than 32,000 student musicians took part in WSMA State Music Festivals.…

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Optimists honor Blaisdell as youth of the month

By Editor | May 10, 2022

The Menomonie Optimist Club completed another year of honoring talented young people from Dunn County’s four high schools by naming Hailey Blaisdell of Colfax High School as the May 2022 Youth of the Month. The Optimist Club has been honoring such students for over 30 years. Hailey Blaisdell will graduate from Colfax High School having…

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Colfax Junior Prom

By Editor | May 3, 2022

2022 COLFAX PROM COURT — Colfax High School held the 2022 Junior Prom this past Saturday, April 30. Maci Harvey and Kyle Irwin were crowned as this year’s queen and king. The 2022 Junior Prom court is pictured above. Front row (L to R): Crown Bearer Sabyne Tuschl, Queen Maci Harvey, King Kyle Irwin, and…

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Colfax High School students win gold and silver medals in Forensics, FCCLA and FFA competitions

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — All together, 11 Colfax High School students have recently earned gold and silver medals in Forensics, Future Consumer and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and FFA competitions. Three of the students who competed in the state Forensic competition April 9 attended the Colfax Board of Education meeting April 25.…

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