Colfax school district to start “soft opening” with weight room July 1

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  After being closed since March 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colfax school district will start with a “soft opening” of the weight room and fitness center July 1. The area beyond the weight room will be closed off with a barricade, and people coming to use the…

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2020 Colfax graduates collected over $60,000 in scholarships

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COLFAX – The Colfax Class of 2020 made quite a haul in the amount of monetary awards it received through scholarships from local an various post-secondary educational institutions. Colfax high school distirct administration announced that this year’s graduating class had been awarded over $60,000 in scholarship monies. The various awards went to 23 different members…

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Colfax school board: Coach Doucette stepping aside as are Rudi, Devine and Boehm

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By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — After more than 30 years, Colfax girls’ head basketball coach Joe Doucette is stepping aside. Doucette is not abandoning coaching all together, however. He will become the assistant coach, and his daughter, Courtney Doucette Sarauer, will become the head coach, the Colfax Board of Education learned at the May…

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Top 10 students of the Colfax High School Class of 2020

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COLFAX  — Morgan Schleusner is the valedictorian of the Colfax High School Class of 2020, and Juelia Berger is the salutatorian. Morgan’s profile and Juelia’s profile are published elsewhere in this edition of the Colfax Messenger. This year, because public and private schools in Wisconsin closed on March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and…

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CHS Class of 2020 salutatorian: Juelia Berger

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Juelia Berger

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax High School Class of 2020 salutatorian is Juelia Berger, daughter of Greg and Stacy Berger of Colfax. Public and private schools in Wisconsin have been closed since March 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. High schools are unable to hold their traditional graduation ceremonies due to limitations…

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CHS Class of 2020 valedictorian: Morgan Schleusner

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Morgan Ann Schleusner

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax High School Class of 2020 valedictorian is Morgan Schleusner, the daughter of Craig and Brenda Schleusner of Colfax. Public and private schools in Wisconsin have been closed since March 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. High schools are unable to hold their traditional graduation ceremonies because of…

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Colfax 2020 Graduation individual ceremonies

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CHS Graduation setup
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A trio of Colfax students among “Ag in the Classroom” winners

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MADISON – Three Colfax Elementary students are among the winners of this year’s Wisconsin “Ag in the Classroom” drawing contest including two of which took first-place awards. Colfax’s Leah Walbrandt, the 9-year-old  daughter of Kayla Bresina, placed first in the 7 to 9 year-old age group and Lily Lansin, 10, the daughter of   William…

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CHS Senior Music Awards announced

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Outstanding Senior Musicians (Choir) Hunter Larson, Trey Hovde Director’s Choice (Band)-Dennis Sonnentag Director’s Choice (Choir)-Kayla Scholfield, Wesley Kallstrom Louis Armstrong Jazz Award (Band)-Aza Knaack Singing Spirit Award (Choir)-Nate Lee, Belinda Loew “This has been a tremendous group of seniors that have led with talent, hard work, and heart.”-Carrie Christensen, choir director

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Colfax musicians compete in remote state solo/ensemble

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Colfax High School band and choir students met great success at district solo/ensemble held in early March in Glenwood City. Soloists who qualified for state had the option of submitting a video to receive comments and a state-level rating.  Although not all qualifying students chose to submit videos, four of our state-qualifying students submitted a…

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