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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A groundbreaking ceremony featuring American Lutheran Homes administrators, board members, project architects, and local politicians was held on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23, to mark the start of a building expansion project that will double the number of assisted living rooms at the Mondovi facility.
  by Beth Kraft   About two-and-a-half years after putting the finishing touches on the Hillview Senior Living Center, construction equipment has returned to Mondovi’s American Lutheran Homes...
  by Beth Kraft   Confusion regarding the implementation of Wisconsin’s voter photo ID law continues as federal and state courts grapple with the constitutional nature of the 2011 law. Contrary to an...
  by Beth Kraft   In light of the upcoming retirement of Mondovi Police Chief Terry Pittman, a committee consisting of City Council members Robert Holden and Galen Hagen along with Pittman himself...
Members of the Mondovi Women’s Business Network recently displayed two of the 14 snowflakes the group purchased following a three-year effort to obtain new Christmas decorations for the downtown area. Pictured, MWBN members include, left to right, Lisa Amidon, Lori Larson, Ann Thompson, Sara Erickson, Trish Peterson and Brenda Stanford. Not pictured—Denise Marsolek. Obtaining the new decorations to replace Christmas items that were over 30 years old was made possible exclusively by local donations.
  by Beth Kraft   There will be snow for Christmas in Mondovi—at least in the form of new, light-up snowflakes that will soon cling to downtown lampposts. Following fundraising efforts over the past...
Construction of Naples Swine, a modern breeding facility set to become an integral cog in the pork production industry, has been ongoing since April. The rural Eleva site will be managed by local farmer Ross Kruger of Kruger Inc. in partnership with Minnesota-based Holden Farms.
  by Beth Kraft   At first glance, the sheer size of the new, state-of-the-art swine breeding facility located a few miles southwest of Eleva is daunting and the technology somewhat mind-boggling....

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Members of the E-S football team celebrated their new status as Dairyland Conference co-champs by dousing head coach Chad Hanson with ice water after the game.
  by Beth Kraft   For an Eleva-Strum football team that hasn’t won more than three games per season in six years, a 7-2 overall record for the 2014 season is pretty impressive. Toss in the program’s...
Craig Semingson
  by Beth Kraft   Following through on a message to staff at the beginning of the school year, Eleva-Strum Superintendent Craig Semingson has officially announced his plans to resign at the close of...
Girls prep hoops standouts (left to right) Kara Enos of Eleva-Strum, Jenna Franzwa of Mondovi and Brittany Laehn of Gilmanton recently helped lift the Division 4 and 5 North teams to victories over their South opponents during the 2014 WBCA All-Star Games. Enos and Laehn were teammates on the D5 North team while Franzwa played for the D4 squad.
by Beth Kraft   It’s relatively rare to have one area basketball player make an all-star game roster in a given year, but to have three reps be selected for the honor—one from each school district—is...

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