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.
Bonnie J. Bertrang
  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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Mondovi’s Jenna Franzwa qualified to compete for UW-La Crosse in the 100 meter hurdles at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships last month. Franzwa has gotten faster and faster in the event she picked up her junior year of high school, becoming one of the WIAC’s best hurdlers.
  by Beth Kraft   Jenna Franzwa first tried out hurdles her sophomore year at Mondovi High School as a joke. Last month the UW-La Crosse junior competed at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and...
Eleva-Strum senior Joe Nelson signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at North Dakota State College of Science in the presence of his parents, Tom and Kari Nelson (pictured), as well as E-S students and staff in the Central Library on Tuesday, April 11.
  by Beth Kraft   Tuesday, April 11, was a special day for Eleva-Strum Central football standout Joe Nelson. As he signed his name on the dotted line to solidify his commitment to North Dakota State...
Members of the 2017 regional champion Mondovi dance team are, pictured, front, left to right, Kendra Gilreath, Assistant Coach Keauna Braun, Tori Ross, Head Coach Anna Johnson, LaMarria Hawkins, Jensen Hayes, Megan Odegard; back, Abby Ronnei, Lindsey Buchholz, Abigail Gaulke, Kylee Werlein, Jaden Gilreath, Cassidy Van Roo, Rylee Feldten, Assistant Coach Katie Buntrock, Dani Brunner.
  The Mondovi High School varsity dance team has qualified for the WACPC State Championships, set for this Saturday, Feb. 4, in La Crosse, following a pair of top-notch performances at the New...
Collin Evans
Mondovi’s Collin Evans and four of his wheelchair basketball teammates from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were recently selected to represent the U.S. on the 2017 Men’s U23 World...
Mondovi’s Collin Evans has officially made the roster for the 2016-17 UW-Whitewater men’s wheelchair basketball team. The Warhawks will look to make a run for their fourth straight NIWBT title this season.
  Collin Evans, a 2016 Mondovi High School graduate and a national wheelchair basketball standout at the prep level, has officially been named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s men’s...
Eleva-Strum senior Mathew Higley signed his National Letter of Intent to officially join the men’s golf team at Division II Winona State University next year as E-S golf coach Jon Higley looked on.
  by Beth Kraft   Mathew Higley is a talented three-sport athlete at Eleva-Strum Central High School, but as his prep career has progressed golf  has emerged as the clear winner that will take the E-...
Mondovi’s Ben Falkner is on his way to Georgia to compete in the National Barrel Horse Association’s 2016 Youth World Championships, which starts this Saturday, July 16.Mondovi’s Ben Falkner is on his way to Georgia to compete in the National Barrel Horse Association’s 2016 Youth World Championships, which starts this Saturday, July 16.
  by Beth Kraft   Local teens on the LBW rodeo circuit aren’t the only Mondovi cowboys set to compete against the best in their events next week. Ben Falkner, who will be entering sixth grade at...
Mondovi has four high school rodeo competitors who qualified to compete in this year’s National High School Finals Rodeo, set for July 17-23 in Gillette, Wyo. Qualifiers from the Mondovi area are (pictured, left to right) Morgan Rud (barrels), Nicholas Pelke (bull riding, team roping), Dillon Larson (bull riding) and Austin Poeschel (bull riding).
  by Beth Kraft   Qualifying to take on rodeo competition from all across the U.S. is a major challenge, and doing it at the high school level adds another tier of difficulty that few from the local...
Members of the Mondovi Youth Baseball Association’s 12U and 14U teams gathered together on the league’s Opening Day, May 14, to thank the Justin J. Watt Foundation for donating $7,795 to help the MYBA purchase new uniforms and equipment.
  by Beth Kraft   The J.J. Watt Foundation is good at finding a way to help Mondovi athletic programs escape sticky situations. After donating to support the Mondovi Middle School wrestling team...
Members of Mondovi's 2016 DSC championship golf team include, left to right, Kobe Fuentes, Garrett Gifford, Cole Kamla, Greg Poeschel, Jason Fath and Head Coach Dave Fath.
  The Mondovi golf team repeated last year’s success in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference standings as the Buffaloes took home their second straight conference golf title following an 18-hole meet at...

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