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New Methodist Pastor returns to Colfax area

By Melissa | August 17, 2012

By Marlys Kruger Although the Colfax/Tainter Methodist Churches have a new pastor, he is not exactly new to the area. Pastor Craig Conklin, age 56, who replaces the retiring Jeanne Jones, grew up in the Wheeler area, and yes, he is from the same family associated with Conklin Tree Farm.

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Kopp wins primary for DC treasurer

By LeAnn | August 17, 2012

MENOMONIE — Cindy Kopp has won the August 14 Republican primary election for Dunn County treasurer and will be on the ballot in November. Kopp, the deputy treasurer in Dunn County, faced challenger Megan Mittlestadt. Kopp is from Elk Mound, and Mittlestadt is from Boyceville. Incumbent Dunn County Treasurer Mary Erpenbach will be retiring in…

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Elk Mound hopes upperclassmen can lead football team

By Shawn | August 13, 2012

by Marlys Kruger ELK MOUND – 62 candidates for the Elk Mound football team reported to practice Aug. 6, including 13 seniors, nine juniors, 16 sophomores and 24 freshmen. Most of the seniors have varsity experience and head coach Dan Pedersen hopes this group along with the  juniors will help improve on their record of…

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Dunn County Register of Deeds retiring after 26 years

By Shawn | August 13, 2012

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — It has been 26 years since Dunn County Register of Deeds Jim Mrdutt took office. Mrdutt, who is from Boyceville, is planning to retire at the end of his term in January. “My address is Boyceville but I live up by Highway 25 and 64. I am the third…

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Public hearing scheduled for water rate increase in Elk Mound

By Shawn | August 13, 2012

by LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — An August 21 public hearing has been scheduled by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin regarding an overall water rate increase of 18 percent for water utility customers in Elk Mound. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. by telephone in the Elk Mound Municipal Building.

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DC Deputy Register of Deeds running for office in November

By Shawn | August 13, 2012

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — Heather Kuhn has been the Deputy Register of Deeds in Dunn County for nearly 16 years and is planning to run for the Register of Deeds position in the November election. Incumbent Register of Deeds Jim Mrdutt is retiring at the end of his term in January. “I started…

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Ridgeland residents charged with Sand Creek burglary

By Shawn | August 13, 2012

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — Two Ridgeland residents have been charged with burglary and criminal damage to property in connection with an incident that occurred at a Town of Sand Creek residence in late June. Mark David Monson, 37, who also has an Eau Claire address listed in court records, and Misty D. Cox,…

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EM resident wants siren lot back for $1

By Shawn | August 13, 2012

ELK MOUND — An Elk Mound resident says she was promised that she and her husband could buy back a 33-foot by 60-foot parcel for $1 when the village no longer needed it for a warning siren. Lisa Hassemer appeared before the Elk Mound Village Board at the August 1 meeting to talk about the…

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EM resident upset about swimming pool ordinance

By Shawn | August 13, 2012

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — An Elk Mound resident is dismayed to discover that a swimming pool he installed in his front yard is illegal and violates the village’s swimming pool ordinance. Jeff Wolf, who formerly served as a village trustee, appeared before the Elk Mound Village Board during the public comments portion…

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EM School District anticipates 16 percent jump in school taxes

By Shawn | August 13, 2012

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — Residents in the Elk Mound School District can expect a 16.38 percent increase in their school property taxes for this year. The increase in property taxes is due mostly to a $400,000 decrease in state aid through Act 10 passed by the state legislature last year, said Ron…

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