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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  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...
Frank Joseph Kothbauer passed away in his home on March 22, 2019. He was born on Aug. 28, 1932 to Frank and Louise (Brantner) Kothbauer, on the home farm, in rural Durand, Wis. He attended school...
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...
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...
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...
Roy J. Tanner, after battling a short illness, died peacefully on March 8, 2019. Born on Sept. 13, 1946, Roy was raised in Mondovi, Wis. Roy was a loving, encouraging and humble man. He followed...
Glen A. Blumhardt, MHS Class of 1954, passed away on Feb. 24, 2019, in Hillsborough, N.C. He was born in Hibbing, Minn., on Aug. 5, 1936. With his parents, brother Keith and sister Kate, he lived a...
Oliver William “Bill, Sonny” Bauer, 77, of Mondovi, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire. He was born on March 14, 1941, in Eau Claire, to Oliver and...
Elnora Mae “Ellie” Haigh, 83, of Mondovi, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Rockford, Ill. She was born on Dec. 16, 1935, in Dixon, Ill, the daughter of John and Irma (Willey) Bothe. Ellie...
Willard (Buck) C. Jensen, 91, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Racine Commons. He was born in Modena, Wis., Buffalo County, on the family farm, Nov. 2, 1927, son of the late Leo and Gertrude (...

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