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Area students receive degrees from UW-River Falls

By Editor | February 8, 2022

The following local residents were among 437 students receiving degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls following commencement in December. Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 395 undergraduates, while 42 students received master’s degrees. At graduation, four types of merit awards are recognized: Senior Merit – Graduating seniors who have maintained a 3.500 grade point for…

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Local students graduate from UW-Stout

By Editor | February 8, 2022

MENOMONIE, Wis. (January 31, 2022) – The following students from the area graduated in December 2021 from University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis. UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, has 47 undergraduate majors and 24 graduate programs, including one doctoral degree. UW-Stout, established in 1891, prides itself on the success of its students in the workplace, with…

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Local students graduate from UW-Eau Claire

By Editor | February 8, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire awarded 678 degrees in December. Of the degrees awarded, 676 were received by students attending the Eau Claire campus and 2 were received by students attending UW-Eau Claire – Barron County. Local students who received degrees and their fields of study are: Colfax: Makayla Mattson, Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of…

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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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YOM-Madison Barstad CHS-photo 2021

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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