Mounders contemplate change to Cloverbelt Conference for all athletics

By Editor | February 23, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND — On February 15, the Board of Education for the Elk Mound Area School District started discussing the possibility of the school switching from the Dunn-St. Croix Conference to the Cloverbelt. District Administrator Eric Wright explained he and Athletic Director Mike Schiszik had been contacted by other members of…

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Head-on crash occurs in Township of Elk Mound

By Editor | February 23, 2021

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a wrong-way driver travelling Westbound in the eastbound lanes of STH 29 from mile marker 66 in Chippewa County. At 8:30 p.m., the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a head-on crash on STH 29…

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Elk Mound Village Board approves term sheet for Settlers Ridge

By Editor | February 23, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND — On February 15, the Elk Mound Board of Trustees approved a term sheet for a proposed development on the east side of the village, known as Settlers Ridge. The Board has been working for several months on the proposed development, and creation of a second Tax Increment District. …

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EM Village Board again declines acting on terms for a proposed development

By Editor | February 9, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND— On Monday, February 1, the Elk Mound Village Board of Trustees again attempted to reach an agreement on terms for development for Settlers Ridge on the eastern edge of the village. Trustees met in closed session for approximately 45 minutes to discuss the options for a term sheet for…

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2020: A Year in Review: A look back the top news stories in July, August September

By Editor | January 26, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Since last March, the year 2020 was dominated by news of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. But there were other items in the news, too. Here is a look back at the top news stories in the Colfax Messenger from July, August…

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Elk Mound Village Board again declines to act on Settlers Ridge development

By Editor | January 26, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – On January 18, the Elk Mound Board of Trustees agreed to table discussion and possible action regarding the negotiation of a term sheet for a proposed development on Settlers Ridge. After the Board approved tabling the action for a future meeting, it moved on to other agenda items.…

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Mound View Elementary closed for 2 weeks due to COVID-19

By Editor | January 22, 2021

by LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — Mound View Elementary will operate as a virtual school from Monday, January 25, until Tuesday, February 9, because of the number of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts. School district officials have been monitoring the situation for a week and have been in constant communication with the Dunn…

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Colfax Messenger 2020: A Year in Review: A look back the top news stories in April, May, and June

By Editor | January 19, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Since March, the year 2020 was dominated by news of the SARS-CoV-2  novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. But there were other items, in the news, too. Here is a look back at the top news stories in the Colfax Messenger from April, May, and…

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Sheriffs call for Calm across the State of Wisconsin

By Editor | January 15, 2021

Over the past couple of weeks, many Wisconsin residents were disappointed, shocked, and angered by either the national election results or the rioting in Washington D.C. at the Capitol. As Sheriffs of the State of Wisconsin, our duties include maintaining peace and public order. We acknowledge many people in our communities feel frustrated and not…

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Mounder boys trip up Toppers, slip past Buffaloes

By Editor | January 12, 2021

By Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent After winning a pair of non-conference contests a week earlier, the Elk Mound boys returned to Dunn-St. Croix action and continued their winning ways with a 66-37 trouncing of the Glenwood City Hilltoppers January 4 on their home court. They ended the week with a road win over the Mondovi…

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