Erickson Auto Repair opened in Mondovi this week at the former Polzer’s Auto location at 165 W. Riverside Ave. Wes Erickson officially purchased the shop from Chuck and Nancy Polzer April 5 after they searched for more than eight years to find a buyer. Pictured are Wes Erickson (back), his daughter, Jessica Erickson (front), Erickson’s staff (left to right) Jonathan Medeiros, Devin Popham, Amy Popham, and Ryan Popham, and former shop owners Nancy and Chuck Polzer.
  by Beth Kraft   “For Sale” signs from a few different realtors have graced the grounds of Polzer’s Auto on West Riverside Ave. for over eight years. Several times owners Chuck and Nancy Polzer had...
Erickson Auto Repair opened in Mondovi this week at the former Polzer’s Auto location at 165 W. Riverside Ave. Wes Erickson officially purchased the shop from Chuck and Nancy Polzer April 5 after they searched for more than eight years to find a buyer. Pictured are Wes Erickson (back), his daughter, Jessica Erickson (front), Erickson’s staff (left to right) Jonathan Medeiros, Devin Popham, Amy Popham, and Ryan Popham, and former shop owners Nancy and Chuck Polzer.
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  by Beth Kraft   At the direction of its insurance company and in an effort to avoid “protracted litigation,” the City of Mondovi announced last week its decision to settle a sex discrimination...
Bonnie J. Bertrang
Buffalo County Investigator Mike Osmond gave an example of drugs improperly secured in a home with children. The padlock is not actually keeping the box locked, Osmond pointed out, and the 4-H sticker could help conceal the presence of drugs to an untrained eye. Osmond’s presentation at the Mondovi School last week was packed with both stunning and useful information related to drug use and identification.
  by Beth Kraft   Drug-related arrests are on the rise in Buffalo County and statewide, but local law enforcement is working  to raise awareness of the far-reaching consequences of drug addictions...
Buffalo County Investigator Mike Osmond gave an example of drugs improperly secured in a home with children. The padlock is not actually keeping the box locked, Osmond pointed out, and the 4-H sticker could help conceal the presence of drugs to an untrained eye. Osmond’s presentation at the Mondovi School last week was packed with both stunning and useful information related to drug use and identification.
Longtime Mondovi Conservation Club president Al Urness recently passed the leadership torch to Krista Nygaard. The club’s Board of Directors nominated Nygaard as a candidate for president at its Feb. 6 meeting and she came out ahead in the ensuing vote. Nygaard is the first woman to lead the Conservation Club in its nearly 60-year history.
  by Beth Kraft   The Mondovi Conservation Club Board recently voted in favor of a first in the club’s more than half-century of history: a female president. Krista Nygaard was nominated and...
Longtime Mondovi Conservation Club president Al Urness recently passed the leadership torch to Krista Nygaard. The club’s Board of Directors nominated Nygaard as a candidate for president at its Feb. 6 meeting and she came out ahead in the ensuing vote. Nygaard is the first woman to lead the Conservation Club in its nearly 60-year history.
Mondovi Fire Chief Steve Anderson (left) recently presented the fire department’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year award to Bob Myren, a 10-year member of the MFD who handles all routine vehicle maintenance work for the department’s fleet.
  by Beth Kraft   Small communities rely heavily on volunteers in many capacities, and fire protection services are no exception. To keep pace with ever-present demands, recruitment is a must for the...
Mondovi Fire Chief Steve Anderson (left) recently presented the fire department’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year award to Bob Myren, a 10-year member of the MFD who handles all routine vehicle maintenance work for the department’s fleet.
Erickson Auto Repair opened in Mondovi this week at the former Polzer’s Auto location at 165 W. Riverside Ave. Wes Erickson officially purchased the shop from Chuck and Nancy Polzer April 5 after they searched for more than eight years to find a buyer. Pictured are Wes Erickson (back), his daughter, Jessica Erickson (front), Erickson’s staff (left to right) Jonathan Medeiros, Devin Popham, Amy Popham, and Ryan Popham, and former shop owners Nancy and Chuck Polzer.
Bonnie J. Bertrang
Buffalo County Investigator Mike Osmond gave an example of drugs improperly secured in a home with children. The padlock is not actually keeping the box locked, Osmond pointed out, and the 4-H sticker could help conceal the presence of drugs to an untrained eye. Osmond’s presentation at the Mondovi School last week was packed with both stunning and useful information related to drug use and identification.
Longtime Mondovi Conservation Club president Al Urness recently passed the leadership torch to Krista Nygaard. The club’s Board of Directors nominated Nygaard as a candidate for president at its Feb. 6 meeting and she came out ahead in the ensuing vote. Nygaard is the first woman to lead the Conservation Club in its nearly 60-year history.
Mondovi Fire Chief Steve Anderson (left) recently presented the fire department’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year award to Bob Myren, a 10-year member of the MFD who handles all routine vehicle maintenance work for the department’s fleet.

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The Mondovi Area Thrift Shop and its Board of Directors have supported local people in need with clothing and household items and provided area organizations with over $50,000 in donated funds since 1989. Pictured are thrift shop manager Carole Geraghty (far left) and Board members, left to right, Mary Schmidtknecht, Secretary; Shirley Henderson, Treasurer; Joe Smith; Lois Loomans, Vice President; Cheryl Schreiner and Richard Brion, President. Not pictured—Ken Blodgett.
  A local thrift store is proud of its long history of supporting the Mondovi-area community, both by providing quality, gently-used goods for resale and monetary donations to worthy causes. The...
  The 2016 Mondovi High School Junior Prom, “Welcome to Paradise,” will be held this Saturday, April 23, in the school’s multipurpose room from 8 p.m. - midnight. Members of this year’s Prom Court...
  Gilmanton High School’s 2016 Junior Prom, “Rock Around the Clock,” will be held this Saturday, April 23, in the school’s gymnasium from 7 - 11 p.m. Members of this year’s Prom Court are, front row...
Senior Collin Evans rolled toward the basket during his team’s recent wheelchair basketball demonstration at Mondovi High School. To cap off the demo Evans was recognized by MHS Principal Michael Bruning as a 2015 Academic All-American.
  by Beth Kraft   Collin Evans and his wheelchair basketball team have played at Mondovi High School before, but the most recent demonstration that took place on Saturday, Jan. 16, was somewhat...
Age group winners of the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, held in Mondovi on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 20, include, front row, left to right, Hunter Sandberg, 9, Max Marten, 11, Carter Lessman, 10, Evan Gray, 12, Brooklyn Bauer, 9; back, Steven Aguilar, 13, Carter Johnson, 14, Emmy Everson, 12, Paige Everson, 10, Karissa O’Connell, 13. Not pictured—Sarah Fath, 12.
  Mondovi and Gilmanton youths toed the free throw line at the Mondovi School on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 20, to determine who would take home age group awards and overall titles at the 2016 Knights...
The City of Mondovi is this year’s Friend of 4-H Award recipient for Buffalo County. Pictured, Mondovi City Administrator Dan Lauersdorf accepted the award on the city’s behalf, as presented by Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club member Grace Pichler.
  The 2015 Buffalo County Friend of 4-H Award was recently presented to the City of Mondovi for its assistance to and support of local 4-H groups and the Mondovi Community Youth Center (MCYC). The...
Jensine Myers, right, accepted a special Christmas ornament handed out by ALH staff member Sherri Saxe as a way to remember those who are gone, but not forgotten.
  A brief ceremony was held at Mondovi’s American Lutheran Homes on Thursday, Dec. 3, to remember the lives of ALH residents who have passed away in the last two years. Administrator Ken King said...
Santa and Mrs. Claus will likely make another stop in Mondovi for the city's sixth annual "Small Town Christmas" celebration this Saturday, Dec. 5.
  by Beth Kraft   The “Small Town Christmas” electric light parade will hit the streets of Mondovi for the sixth-straight year this Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Mondovi...
Members of the Women’s Holiday Luncheon Committee include, front, left to right, Leslie Matchey, Katie Mahlum, Charlie Warner, Jeanne Everson; back, Rosemary Smith, Jane Crawford, Karen Kees, Jeanette Brenner, Janice Swenson. Not pictured—Kim Bauer.
  by Beth Kraft   The holiday season can be quite busy, but an annual event will once again offer area women the opportunity to take a time-out and simply enjoy the spirit of the season over lunch...
Mondovi High School will present the classic tale of Cinderella as its fall musical with performances this Friday and Saturday evening in the high school multipurpose room.
  Mondovi High School is preparing to present the classic story of Cinderella for its fall musical production with two performances scheduled to take place this weekend. Based on the famous Rodgers...

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