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Two incumbents and one newcomer elected to Elk Mound Village Board

By Editor | April 12, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  — Two incumbents and one challenger were elected to the Elk Mound Village Board in the non-partisan April 5 spring election. Five candidates filed nomination papers for three positions on the village board. All vote totals reported are the unofficial totals reported on election night. The results will not…

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Audit Report: Elk Mound has $463,000 in unassigned fund balance for 2021

By Editor | April 12, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  — The Village of Elk Mound has an unassigned general fund balance of $463,000, according to the audit report for 2021. An additional $161,000 in the general fund is assigned fund balance set aside for a specific purpose, said Kimberly Shult of Baker Tilly US LLP during her report…

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Elk Mound Village Board candidate: Kathleen (Kat) Degre

By Editor | March 29, 2022

ELK MOUND   — Five candidates have filed nomination papers for three positions on the Elk Mound Village Board in the April 5 election. Incumbent village trustees Greg Kipp, Cynthia Abraham, and Tim Benjamin will face challengers Patrick Lien and Kathleen Degre. Degre, age 47, has two grown children, Katrina, 31, and Cassandra, 21. Her…

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Colfax school board approves gymnastics co-op with Bloomer

By Editor | March 29, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — The Colfax Board of Education has approved a cooperative girls’ gymnastics program with Bloomer on a two-year trial basis. The Bloomer school board already unanimously approved the gymnastics cooperative in February, and if the Colfax school board approves the cooperative, the application must be submitted to the Wisconsin Interscholastic…

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Parts of Elk Mound school district construction ahead of schedule

By Editor | March 29, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound school district’s $15 million referendum construction projects are moving along well, and some parts are even ahead of schedule. The sports team rooms at the high school have been completed and will be ready for use the second week of May, said Eric Wright, district…

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Colfax eyes possibility of Marshfield Clinic mobile primary care unit

By Editor | March 29, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — On the outside, it looks like a big, boxy pink and purple bus. On the inside, it’s a primary healthcare clinic on wheels. And although there are a number of details that must still be worked out, Colfax could be the first location where Marshfield Clinic Health Systems puts…

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EM denies bartender’s license for applicant with 4th OWI

By Editor | March 15, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Village Board has denied a bartender operator’s license for Tara Kathleen Cole (The Pourhouse). This is Cole’s second application for a bartender’s license. The village board denied the first application in October of 2021 because of information Cole failed to disclose, said Elk Mound Police…

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Elk Mound contracts with CBS Squared for $16,000 water report

By Editor | March 15, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Village Board has approved contracting with CBS Squared for a water report to identify future projects to maintain an adequate water system in the village at a cost not to exceed $15,960. The public works committee met to discuss the proposal from CBS Squared and…

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Elk Mound school construction “on track”

By Editor | March 1, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK  MOUND — In spite of some setbacks, the construction projects authorized by a $15 million referendum question approved in April of 2020 in the Elk Mound school district are “on track.” Contractors currently are working on the old middle school gymnasium and have found water in the floor, which means…

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EM hears proposal for $75,000 in studies to position village for infrastructure funds

By Editor | March 1, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND — The Elk Mound Village Board has received a proposal for $75,000 in water and wastewater studies to position the village to apply for funds available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  Sheryl Claflin and Jon Strand of CBS Squared presented information to the village board at the February 21…

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