All three of Buffalo County’s weekly newspapers—the Mondovi Herald-News, Buffalo County Journal and the Cochrane-Fountain City Recorder—will merge into one newspaper, the Buffalo County News, starting Aug. 6.
by Beth Kraft    After a 130-year press run as the Mondovi Herald-News, the newspaper will be changing its masthead to the Buffalo County News starting next week to reflect a merger of the county’s...
All three of Buffalo County’s weekly newspapers—the Mondovi Herald-News, Buffalo County Journal and the Cochrane-Fountain City Recorder—will merge into one newspaper, the Buffalo County News, starting Aug. 6.
A facility on N. Eau Claire St. in Mondovi is one of seven area group homes and CBRFs operated by Garlick’s. Owner Mary Jo LaBair says another round of rate cuts handed down by Inclusa on April 1 will make it difficult for the business to make ends meet.
by Beth Kraft    Frustrations with forced financial realities continue for many who own and operate group homes and community based residential facilities (CBRFs) for people with varying degrees and...
A facility on N. Eau Claire St. in Mondovi is one of seven area group homes and CBRFs operated by Garlick’s. Owner Mary Jo LaBair says another round of rate cuts handed down by Inclusa on April 1 will make it difficult for the business to make ends meet.
Members of a new group, Hope 4 U, founded in Sept. 2018, are working to raise awareness about suicide and mental health to better connect people to key resources and life-saving information. A Suicide Awareness Walk is set for Sept. 7 in Cochrane.
  by Beth Kraft   Members of a Buffalo County group have had enough. They feel there are too many local people wrestling with thoughts of self-harm and mental health issues who can’t get the help or...
Members of a new group, Hope 4 U, founded in Sept. 2018, are working to raise awareness about suicide and mental health to better connect people to key resources and life-saving information. A Suicide Awareness Walk is set for Sept. 7 in Cochrane.
A huge feedlot shed just north of Hwy. Z off Hovey Valley Road owned by Scott Werlein was flattened by the storm.
  by Beth Kraft   A brief, yet strong, storm on the Fourth of July swept down County Road Z in the area southeast of Mondovi known as Bennett Valley, leaving a haphazard path of destruction. Large...
A huge feedlot shed just north of Hwy. Z off Hovey Valley Road owned by Scott Werlein was flattened by the storm.
Firefighters sprayed water on the wreckage to knock down dust and douse any hot spots as a backhoe exposed the interior of Leebo’s Bar & Grill in downtown Gilmanton. Due to the nature of the fire early Thursday, June 6, authorities said the building had to be torn down.
  by Beth Kraft   In less than 12 hours, Leebo’s Bar and Grill—one of the original buildings in downtown Gilmanton—was gone. An early-morning fire on Thursday, June 6, scrambled multiple fire...
Firefighters sprayed water on the wreckage to knock down dust and douse any hot spots as a backhoe exposed the interior of Leebo’s Bar & Grill in downtown Gilmanton. Due to the nature of the fire early Thursday, June 6, authorities said the building had to be torn down.
All three of Buffalo County’s weekly newspapers—the Mondovi Herald-News, Buffalo County Journal and the Cochrane-Fountain City Recorder—will merge into one newspaper, the Buffalo County News, starting Aug. 6.
A facility on N. Eau Claire St. in Mondovi is one of seven area group homes and CBRFs operated by Garlick’s. Owner Mary Jo LaBair says another round of rate cuts handed down by Inclusa on April 1 will make it difficult for the business to make ends meet.
Members of a new group, Hope 4 U, founded in Sept. 2018, are working to raise awareness about suicide and mental health to better connect people to key resources and life-saving information. A Suicide Awareness Walk is set for Sept. 7 in Cochrane.
A huge feedlot shed just north of Hwy. Z off Hovey Valley Road owned by Scott Werlein was flattened by the storm.
Firefighters sprayed water on the wreckage to knock down dust and douse any hot spots as a backhoe exposed the interior of Leebo’s Bar & Grill in downtown Gilmanton. Due to the nature of the fire early Thursday, June 6, authorities said the building had to be torn down.

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Eleva-Strum students will present their fall musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, starring Katie Solfest and Kevin Tomlinson (pictured), with shows this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Central High School auditorium.
  Students at Eleva-Strum Central High School are gearing up for their fall musical production, Thoroughly Modern Millie, with three shows slated for this weekend, Nov. 13-15. Based on the book by...
  Fire hydrants all around Mondovi received a fresh coat of red paint on Tuesday, Sept. 22, as around 20 Edina Realty agents conducted the Chippewa Valley office’s annual Community Service Day....
Grace Pichler was one of 22 performers selected to compete in the Rising Stars Finals Showcase in Madison this Saturday, Sept. 19.
  A Mondovi-area teen is set to showcase her vocal talents at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison this Saturday, Sept. 19, as part of the Rising Stars Finals competition. Grace Pichler will...
Priscillamae Olson
  by Beth Kraft   A recently-published book and art created by a former Mondovi resident will be on display at an upcoming event in Eau Claire. Priscillamae Olson, who lived on a farm in rural...
Two Mondovi-area residents, Steve Williamson and Nash Weiss, participated in this year’s Ragnar Relay. Members of team “Maxilla Drillas” are, seated, Ross Hedlund; back, left to right, Steve Williamson, Tyler Schmidtz, Anthony Leong, Shanda Walter, Nathan Arvidson, Khristy Arvidson, Laura Carlson, Scott Farwig, Jessica Webb, Nash Weiss, Natalie Leong.
  by Beth Kraft   The Ragnar Relay—Great River event draws thousands of running enthusiasts from all over the Midwest and beyond into Buffalo County for the 48-hour running journey each year, yet...
Many Gilmanton students wrote their name on the popular cave wall atop of Mount Tom of Gilmanton on May 13. Sitting: Julianna Beggs, Katie Lisowski, Lydia Evans, Katelynn Nelson; Standing: Wyatt Clouse, Morgan Guenther, Zachary Turner, Taylor Jesse, Carson Rieck, Devon Werlein.
  by Dana Serum    Having recently wrapped up a third year of the Gilmanton Outdoor Club, Gilmanton Schools athletic director Todd Pozarski said the club was set up for anyone in grades 5-12 to join...
Manager Gennafer Schmidtknecht and owner Dan Schmidtknecht run the Waumandee House Resort as a father/daughter team. Gennafer said the family-run business has become a “second home” to her; she was just 10 years old when her father purchased the resort in July 1995.
  by Dana Serum    Walking into the Waumandee House Resort on a typical Wednesday afternoon, you’ll most likely be welcomed by longtime employee Diane Holmen. In a few hours, the staff will be...
A willow tree on Royal and Gloria Ottum’s property on County Highway D was recently turned into a treehouse after it was discovered to be hollow. The Ottums’ grandchildren, pictured, left to right, Whitney and Katelynn Ottum and Jacob, Morgan and Tyler Fillmore, spend quite a bit of time at their home during the summer and have been enjoying the new feature.
  by Beth Kraft   An old willow tree near Modena was recently rediscovered in a fun new way. Located on the Royal and Gloria Ottum property just east of Modena, a willow tree estimated to be about...
Annette Roberts is the new owner of the Highway 37 bar, renaming it “Island’s Edge.” Roberts has completed a number of renovation projects to the full-service bar.
  by Dana Serum    Last fall, Annette Roberts, a former Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota, area resident, was looking for a nice piece of land to purchase so that her rather large family would have a place...
Members of the Wolfe family gathered together during Saturday’s breakfast as they were recognized by the Buffalo County Dairy Promotion Committee.
  by Beth Kraft   The annual Buffalo County Dairy Breakfast celebrated 30 years of successful events on Saturday, June 27, at the Justin and Jennifer Wolfe Family Farm near Waumandee. A sizeable...

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