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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Rita M. Biesterveld, 84, of Rock Falls, Wis., died Jan. 4, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family, as a result of an aggressive pancreatic cancer. Rita was born Dec. 13, 1934, to Mathias and...
Betty Lou LaBair, 91, of Mondovi passed away at The HomePlace on Monday, Jan. 14, with her family at her side. Betty was born to John and Mable (Einder) Upleger on Oct. 12, 1927, in Richmond...
Sharon J. Urness, 77, of Roseville, Minn., passed away on Jan. 2, 2019. Sharon was an Elementary Education Teacher, who loved teaching children for 35 years. She also enjoyed reading, knitting and...
Lucille Elizabeth Gruntzel Sather–Pospishil, 91, of Mondovi, passed away Dec. 31, 2018. She was born on Oct. 19, 1927, to Emil and Agnes (Zilla) Gruntzel. She graduated from Independence High...
David Alan “Snoose” Schlosser, 75, of Durand, passed away at Mayo Health Systems, in Eau Claire, on Jan. 2, 2019, with his loving family by his side. David was born to the late Ivan and Emma (Schuh...
Mildred Jeanette Finstad, 93, of Strum, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Augusta Care and Rehab. She was born the daughter of Mathias and Julia Amundson, in Strum, on April 7, 1925, and resided there...
Darlene Dawn Davis, 90, of Gilmanton, died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Gunderson Tri-County Care Center, in Whitehall. She was born on Jan. 13, 1928, in Alma, to Edwin and Grace (Adams) Ottum. She...
Mary Elizabeth Garland, 69, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at the American Lutheran Communities, in Mondovi, Wis. Mary was born Feb. 25, 1949, to Harold and Dorothy (Hanson) Garland, at...
Elaine Carrol Brager, 83, of the Town of Modena, Buffalo County, passed away on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2018, at her home, with her beloved husband and family at her side. She was born on Feb. 22,...
Lorena Helen Becker, 94, of Alma, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born on Aug. 18, 1924, in the Town of Lima, Pepin County, Wis., a daughter of Frank I....

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