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.
Members of the Mondovi School Board were first to turn dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, for the school’s $18 million renovation and expansion project that begins this summer. Pictured, left to right, are Board members Chris Rud, Barrett Brenner, Dan Linse, Ron Keys, Jean Sandberg and Lisa Heike.
  by Beth Kraft   As the school year came to a close last week, many at the Mondovi School also found themselves packing—from teachers all the way up to district office staff. “The four of us in here...
Members of the Mondovi School Board were first to turn dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, for the school’s $18 million renovation and expansion project that begins this summer. Pictured, left to right, are Board members Chris Rud, Barrett Brenner, Dan Linse, Ron Keys, Jean Sandberg and Lisa Heike.
Stacey Hartung (left) and Wendy Buchholz recently put their creativity and business/marketing smarts together to forge a new partnership and event venue, Local{e) 133 in downtown Mondovi.
  by Beth Kraft   Event venues can oftentimes present a space that is a bit too “vanilla,” a bit too institutional, or even a lot too expensive. That’s where the new business partners of Local{e} 133...
Stacey Hartung (left) and Wendy Buchholz recently put their creativity and business/marketing smarts together to forge a new partnership and event venue, Local{e) 133 in downtown Mondovi.
Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson (center) graduated from the National Sheriffs’ Institute, held in Aurora, Colo., April 15-19. The training focused on ensuring local sheriffs have the tools to be effective leaders, mitigating the personalities, strengths, and weaknesses of their executive team.
  by Beth Kraft   Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson completed participation in the 116th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI), held in Aurora, Colorado, April 15-19. The NSI is...
Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson (center) graduated from the National Sheriffs’ Institute, held in Aurora, Colo., April 15-19. The training focused on ensuring local sheriffs have the tools to be effective leaders, mitigating the personalities, strengths, and weaknesses of their executive team.
Acrylic and oil paintings by Mondovi High School freshman Anna Gray are currently on display in the school’s IMC. Two of her landscapes were showcased this spring in selective galleries in Eau Claire and La Crosse.
  by Beth Kraft   Anna Gray, a freshman at Mondovi High School, has been painting for about four years, but the work of the young artist is already turning heads and earning spots in the area’s most...
Acrylic and oil paintings by Mondovi High School freshman Anna Gray are currently on display in the school’s IMC. Two of her landscapes were showcased this spring in selective galleries in Eau Claire and La Crosse.
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.
Members of the Mondovi School Board were first to turn dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, for the school’s $18 million renovation and expansion project that begins this summer. Pictured, left to right, are Board members Chris Rud, Barrett Brenner, Dan Linse, Ron Keys, Jean Sandberg and Lisa Heike.
Stacey Hartung (left) and Wendy Buchholz recently put their creativity and business/marketing smarts together to forge a new partnership and event venue, Local{e) 133 in downtown Mondovi.
Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson (center) graduated from the National Sheriffs’ Institute, held in Aurora, Colo., April 15-19. The training focused on ensuring local sheriffs have the tools to be effective leaders, mitigating the personalities, strengths, and weaknesses of their executive team.
Acrylic and oil paintings by Mondovi High School freshman Anna Gray are currently on display in the school’s IMC. Two of her landscapes were showcased this spring in selective galleries in Eau Claire and La Crosse.

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Gilmanton’s Jordyn Bloom looked to make a pass around the Lady Cards’ Abagail Palkowski.
  by Morgan Bork, student writer   On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the Gilmanton girls basketball team traveled to Eleva-Strum to play their conference opener. Both teams started the game out slow, ending the...
Four Mondovi wrestlers took the top spots in their respective weight classes at the Chetek tournament, held Saturday, Dec. 6. Pictured, Mondovi wrestlers who were undefeated at 5-0 that day were: Austin Fedie (120), Bryan Larson (126), Brett Larson (138) and Trevor Giedd (145).
  The Mondovi wrestling team traveled to Eau Claire Memorial for a dual meet on Thursday, Dec. 4. The Buffaloes came out on top by a score of 42-30. Winning matches for Mondovi were: 120—Austin Fedie...
Mondovi’s HomePlace facility, located between East Main and Vine streets, recently initiated a change to its license to begin offering assisted living care to supplement the current nursing home. Open houses will be held this Friday and Saturday afternoon to give interested guests a peek at the new CBRF apartments.
  by Beth Kraft   In response to a rapidly-growing demand for assisted living care in the local area, Mondovi’s HomePlace recently adjusted its licensure to begin a community-based residential...
“Christmas from the Heart” drive organizer Debbie Wright accepted $3,000 in Box Tops for Education funds from Matt the “Gordy’s Guru” and WEAU 13 News anchor Nikki Junewicz on Monday, Dec. 1. Eleva Intermediate is the fourth school to be recognized by the “Schools Rule!” contest, presented by Gordy’s County Market and WEAU. Also pictured are Wright’s student helpers Riley Cegielski, Grace Clark, Nick Higley, Quinn Schiefelbein and Madison Schultz.
  by Beth Kraft   Debbie Wright has donated her time and efforts to make Christmas a bit brighter for area families in need for the past 12 years. Last week the Eleva Elementary secretary, often...
  A 52-year-old Amish man from rural Mondovi was sentenced in Pepin County Court to five years in prison last week for repeated sexual assault crimes he admitted to committing about a decade ago....
Bob Parr and his grandson, Trent Parr, tagged a deer on the opening day of Wisconsin’s gun deer season at Joe’s Shop Kwik in Mondovi. Parr has turned helping hunters register their deer into a longstanding tradition and often has help from family members and friends.
  by Beth Kraft   Bob Parr hasn’t gone deer hunting since he was 23 years old. He doesn’t eat venison, either, and yet he hasn’t missed opening morning of gun deer season in over 35 years. Instead of...
  The “Small Town Christmas” electric light parade will hit the streets of Mondovi for the fifth-straight year this Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Mondovi Women’s Business...
Two pickup trucks driven by rural Mondovi residents were involved in an accident early last week on snow-covered roads at the intersection of State and Water streets. The impact sent one of the vehicles down a steep embankment where it struck a tree, resulting in minor injuries for the 70-year-old driver.
  by Beth Kraft   Two Mondovi-area men were involved in an accident on Mondovi’s south side on Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, resulting in a traffic citation for one driver and medical assistance for the...
Dr. Andy Van Roo recently began operating his Mondovi chiropractic office as a private practice, making good on a longtime ambition. Van Roo Chiropractic’s staff also includes Rachel Sosalla, left, Dr. Van Roo’s office manager for the past 15 years, and CT Diane Weber, right, who has been with the practice for eight years.
  by Beth Kraft   There’s a new sign up in front of Dr. Andy Van Roo’s office, but the Mondovi chiropractor plans to continue to offer the same services to his patients that have made him a go-to in...

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Eleva-Strum tech ed teacher and Cardinal Manufacturing advisor Craig Cegielski was recently named the Wisconsin Rural Teacher of the Year as presented by Jerry Fiene, executive director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, on Nov. 13.
  by Beth Kraft   Since joining the Eleva-Strum School District in 2005, teacher Craig Cegielski has virtually revolutionized Central High School’s technology education program by introducing a...

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