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Colfax FFA chapter reports on experiences at national FFA convention

By Editor | November 21, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — Three members of the Colfax FFA who attended the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, in October say it was the experience of a lifetime. Allison Schmitt, a senior at Colfax High School who is the vice-president of the Colfax FFA chapter, Rosie Sonnentag, a sophomore,…

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Kathleen Thorn recognized for achievements in teaching profession

By Editor | November 8, 2022

Menomonie, Wis. – Kathleen Thorn received an award for excellence in her field. The Wisconsin Educators of Business and Information Technology and the Wisconsin Marketing Education Association annual convention, held Oct. 19-21 in Pewaukee, brings MBE and information technology educators together from across Wisconsin. Kathleen Thorn, Colfax High School marketing and business teacher: WEBIT Lorraine…

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Jazz Band Prepares for Swing Thing Dance

By Editor | November 8, 2022

The Colfax Music Department is putting together a new event for the community this year.  Swing Thing is a dance held on Thursday, November 17 in the high school cafeteria.  A dance lesson will be given by English teacher Emily Krause at 6:30, and at 7:00 the jazz band will begin playing.  The band has…

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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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