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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Ellion Gary Bornfleth, 78, of Payson, Ariz., formerly of Mondovi, Wis., died Dec. 17, 2018. He was born Oct. 3, 1940, in Robbinsdale, Minn., and was raised on farms in southern Minnesota. He...
E-S fourth and fifth grade students tried out the climbing web at the new E-S Elementary playground.
  by Beth Kraft   Eleva Intermediate students went without a real playground for over two years, but fourth- and fifth-grade students were finally allowed to test out a new playground early last...
Donald Hubert Neis, 91, Racine, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2018, surrounded with the love of his family. Donald was born in Menomonie, Wis., on September 4, 1927...
Brenn’s Barn Boutique is home to old, new, used, repurposed and rustic home decor and antiques to suit a wide variety of customer tastes. It’s open four weekends per year with additional items offered year-round via consignment at “The Attic” in Eau Claire.
  by Beth Kraft and Nash Weiss   As the number of working farms across Wisconsin declines in favor of larger operations, countless barns across the state are left vacant and without purpose. But that...
Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson (center left) accepted the donation of a new AED unit from the family of Steven D. Larson of Donnelly, Minn., on Nov. 23. The AED was gifted by the non-profit group “Papa’s Angels."
  by Beth Kraft   A non-profit group founded in honor of a cardiac arrest victim led to the recent donation of a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be placed in a Mondovi Police Department...
Lila Marie (Roessler) Gehrke, 89, of Mondovi, Wis., passed away at her home on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. She was born on Nov. 14, 1929, in La Crosse, Wis., the daughter of John and Vernie (Dienger)...
Toby Alan Cleasby, 53, of Gilmanton, Wis., went home to be with the Lord. He was born on March 27, 1965, in Janesville, Wis., to James and Delores (Johnson) Cleasby. He spent his childhood on his...
Gary Francis O’Connell, 75, of Mondovi, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at his home. He was born on April 9, 1943, in Goodhue County Minnesota, the son of Francis G. and Mazie Marie (Keifer...
Elaine Welge, 99, of Eau Claire, formerly of Eleva, died peacefully on Dec. 3, 2018. Elaine was born on Jan. 18, 1919, on the family farm, north of Eleva, to John and Amanda (Berg) Nelson. She was...
Victoria Ann “Vicky” Traun-Werner, 44, of rural Mondovi, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at her home. She was born on Dec. 26, 1973, in Wabasha, Minn., to Jerome and Rose (Reinhardt) Traun....

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