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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 by Beth Kraft With the passage of a $700,000-per year referendum to help the Eleva-Strum School District make ends meet for the next two years, the E-S School Board and administrators now have a...
The Monroe St. home’s blackened kitchen sustained the most damage in the fire, which authorities say was sparked by the gas range.
  by Beth Kraft   It could have been worse, but the damage caused by an early-morning fire at the home of Jim and Kathie Loewenhagen and the losses it handed the couple were still great. “I can’t...
GHS athletic director Todd Pozarski, left, called attention to Gilmanton’s four football players (left to right), Weston Gumbert, Connor Cooke, Weston Werlein and Desmond Davis who play on the Independence/Gilmanton football team at a Pep Rally held Friday, Nov. 7.
  by Beth Kraft   The scoreboard didn’t look at all the way the Independence/Gilmanton football team had hoped when the final buzzer signaled the end of the No. 3 Indees’ bid to unseat top-ranked...
Gilmanton-area resident Vilas Hovey (seated) and his brother, Delaine Hovey, participated in an Honor Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Washington D.C. last month to visit various national memorials. The brothers are both World War II veterans.
  by Beth Kraft   Freedom Honor Flights offer veterans from conflicts such as World War II and the Korean War a chance to see the memorials that have been placed in our nation’s capitol in their...
Two dozen cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in the Mondovi School District in the past two weeks. School and county officials say they are working with district employees and parents to stop the spread of the disease, which can be serious among infants and young children.
  by Beth Kraft   The Mondovi School District and the Buffalo County Health Department are working together to try to stop the spread of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, that has moved...
  by Beth Kraft   Both the Mondovi and Eleva-Strum schools could breathe a little easier after the results from their respective referendum votes came through late Tuesday night, Nov. 4, in favor of...
KD’s Panther Cafe managers Dennis and Kathy Litchfield shifted their restaurant operation closer to their hometown community a few months ago after a six-year stint running KD’s Homestyle Eatery in Mondovi. To show their appreciation for the Litchfields’ efforts to keep the popular Gilmanton restaurant running, community members have gifted Dennis and Kathy with personalized decor.
  by Beth Kraft   Dennis and Kathy Litchfield closed up KD’s Homestyle Eatery in downtown Mondovi a few months ago, leaving the city somewhat short on coffee clutch options, but their decision to...
Hugging his daughters tightly, Staff Sergeant Mike Gunderson grinned at the crowd of onlookers who came to the Phoenix airport to welcome 14 National Guardsmen back from Afghanistan on Oct. 10.
  by Beth Kraft   Periodically the story of a U.S. serviceman or woman returning home from overseas will make headlines by tying in the homecoming with a public surprise for the family.  The touching...
Mondovi Fire Department units were on-scene at a rural Mondovi farm for about four hours on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in response to a call reporting hay bales on fire.
  by Beth Kraft   Quick action by the Mondovi Fire Department helped save a pole building from going up in smoke on Wednesday morning, Oct. 29. MFD units responded to a call reporting hay bales on...
  by Beth Kraft   A committee charged with the task of recommending a successor for retiring Mondovi Police Chief Terry Pittman fielded questions and took criticism from Mondovi Mayor Treig...

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