Elk Mound Board of Education nears closing of bid process for referendum projects

By Editor | November 23, 2020

By Cara Dempski ELK MOUND — The Board of Education for the Elk Mound Area School District learned at its November 16 meeting that construction bids, for work to be done as part of the referendum projects, were expected to be submitted prior to December 17 and December 22, 2020. The deadline for the bid…

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EM Village Board approves user agreement with Colfax for waste and recycling center

By Editor | November 23, 2020

By Cara Dempski ELK MOUND—Village attorney Jason Brasch explained the responsible user agreement with the Village of Colfax for the Elk Mound waste and recycling center. The board approved this measure during the November 16 meeting. The board  approved all gas utilities and sewer vouchers. They also unanimously approved a building permit for Jonathan and…

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Elk Mound man charged with contempt of court

By Editor | November 23, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — A 48-year-old Elk Mound man has been charged with contempt of court in Dunn County after violating a condition of bail prohibiting him from having contact with an alleged victim. Richie L. Knuth, who is charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor related to the sexual assault of a…

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Elk Mound Village Board exploring possibility of an economic development committee

By Editor | November 10, 2020

by Cara Dempski The Elk Mound board of trustees and village president held a brief meeting at 6 p.m. on November 5, 2020. President Stephen Abraham opened the meeting promptly at 6 p.m., and Patricia Hahn, the village clerk and treasurer, verified proper notice of the meeting had been posted. There were no residents present…

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West CAP Holiday Gift Program

By Editor | November 3, 2020

West CAP is celebrating its 29th year hosting the Holiday Gift Program for local families in the Glenwood City, Boyceville, and Spring Valley school districts. The program is open to low-income households with children ages birth to 18 years. Last year we were able to serve almost 200 children. The success of this program is…

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Elk Mound Board of Education views drawings for referendum projects

By Editor | November 3, 2020

ELK MOUND — the Board of Education for the Elk mound Area School District held its October meeting on October 26, 2020, at 7 p.m. Afterwards, school principals Eric Hanson, Chris Hahn, and Paul Kling provided updates about their respective buildings. District superintendent Eric Wright also updated the board and district residents in attendance on…

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Elk Mound Village Board approves sale of E220 Menomonie Street

By Editor | October 27, 2020

By Cara Dempski ELK MOUND  — Based on the recommendation of the property and finance committee, the Elk Mound Village Board has approved the sale of the village-owned vacant lot directly east of the village hall to Golden Warriors LLC. The property and finance committee met in closed session prior to the village board’s October…

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Compeer Financial awards grants To Emergency Response Departments

By Editor | October 14, 2020

SUN PRAIRIE, WI—Compeer Financial’s Fund for rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, has awarded 163 grants as part of their Emergency Response Equipment Program, totaling $450,166. Area Response Departments that received grants include the Glenwood City Fire Department, Boyceville Fire and Ambulance Departments. Emergency Response Equipment Grants help to offset the cost of…

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EM plans to replace tractors, Gator for $65,000

By Editor | October 13, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Village of Elk Mound will soon be replacing two John Deere tractors and a Gator with new Kubota equipment for $64,900 with trade-ins. The 2010 John Deer 2520 (the compact tractor used to move snow off the sidewalks), the 2007 John Deere 5525 (tractor with a loader)…

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Trump Administration invests $1 million in education access expansion in 39 rural Wisconsin School districts, including Colfax and Elk Mound

By Editor | October 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing $72 million in grants to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. These investments will benefit more than 12 million rural residents. “Access to distance learning makes it easier for thousands of rural residents and…

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