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Fire destroys Colfax area Lutheran church; seaplane crash claims Hayward man; both sides await Walker's budget plans, more state briefs

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MENOMONIE -- A Saturday night fire of unknown origin destroyed the 99-year old St. John's Lutheran Church, a Wisconsin Evangelical Synod parish with about 60 members.

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Firefighters from Colfax got the call from a passerby that flames were visible at the Dunn County church, about 10 miles north in the town of Grant, the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reported Monday.

The church, which was unoccupied at the time, was a total loss.

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