Elk Mound area school district makes masks optional as of May 3

By Editor | May 4, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – The Board of Education for Elk Mound approved making masks optional for students and staff during its April 26 meeting. Prior to the start of the regular meeting, the Board held a short reorganizational meeting. Tim Sivertsen was elected Board president, Kyle Jenson was reelected as Board VP,…

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Sauk County jury finds defendant guilty in I-94 deaths of 2 Dunn County men

By Editor | May 4, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph SAUK COUNTY  —  A Sauk County jury has found a 58-year-old LaCrosse man guilty on 15 felonies in connection with a traffic crash on I-94/I-90 near Lake Delton in October of 2018 that killed two Dunn County men. Albart B. Shores was convicted following a five-day jury trial in Sauk County…

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Village of Elk Mound amends purchase agreement

By Editor | April 27, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – The Elk Mound Board of Trustees agreed to amend a purchase agreement with Golden Warriors, LLC for the lot east of the Village Hall during its April 19 meeting. The agreement was amended to extend due diligence time until July 23, 2021. After the Board approved the change…

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Elk Mound Plan Commission agrees to recommend Tax Increment District boundaries and preliminary plat to Village Board

By Editor | April 20, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – The Commission met April 14 to discuss and act on preliminary project plans and the plat for the proposed Settlers Ridge Development on the southeastern corner of the village. The 337-acre parcel in question also will be recommended to the Village Board for rezoning from agricultural use to…

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Storm flow drainage at Elk Mound School likely to exceed capacity

By Editor | April 13, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – The Elk Mound Board of Trustees learned during its April 5 meeting that the storm flow drainage from work being done at the high school will likely exceed the village’s existing storm flow capacity; the information was presented by engineer Sheryl Claflin of CBS squared. She indicated the…

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Bodenburg and Oas retain seats on Elk Mound School Board

By Editor | April 13, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND —  Incumbents Gary Bodenburg and Mark Oas will retain their seats on the Elk Mound Board of Education following the April 6 election. Bodenburg and Oas faced challengers Michael Jenson Jr. and Mark Levra. Bodenburg received 548 votes, while Oas received 492 votes. Jenson pulled in 352 votes, and…

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Elk Mound Groundbreaking Picture

Elk Mound School District holds groundbreaking ceremony

By Editor | April 13, 2021

ELK MOUND – One year ago, Elk Mound Area School District passed a $15.7 million referendum for renovations at its three schools. Significant projects include secure entrances to improve safety at the elementary and middle school, upgrades to high school classrooms and the athletic field, and a new middle school gym. Students and administration gathered…

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April 6 election results – Colfax Messenger

By Editor | April 7, 2021

Town of Colfax Treasurer Melissa Morgan — 92 votes. Deanna Arntson — 62 votes. Village of Colfax Village President: Jody Albricht (registered write-in) — 51 votes. Ricky Brockmiller (write-in) — 1. Gary Stene (write-in) — 4. Jen Rud (write-in) — 1. Mark Mouledoux (write-in) — 4. Jeff Prince (write-in) — 1. Derrick Fjelsted (write-in) —…

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Work on Elk Mound football field and track

Work on Elk Mound football field and track progressing

By Editor | April 6, 2021
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Four candidates on the ballot for two Elk Mound Board of Education positions

By Editor | March 30, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — Four candidates will be on the ballot for two positions on the Elk Mound Board of Education in the April 6 election. Incumbent school board members Gary Bodenburg and Mark Oas will face challengers Mark Levra and Michael Jenson Jr. Bodenburg and his wife, Peggy, have five children…

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