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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Stella Cecil (Severson) Haunschild, 99, of Iola, Wis., formerly of Greenwood and Mondovi, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Living Oaks Assisted Living, in Iola. She was born on March 8,...
Bertha Lenore Niehoff, 84, of Mondovi, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Grace Woodlands, in Eau Claire. She was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in River Falls, to William and Zita (Weiber) Niehoff...
Doris A. Allemann, age 84 of Mondovi passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at the HomePlace, Mondovi. She was born on July 28, 1934, in Eleva, the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Traaseth) Dahlby....
A rendering shows how the front entrance near the large gym, commonly known as the “Buffalo Lobby,” could look. An addition would unify existing lobby areas between the large and multipurpose gyms, create a new space for the middle/high school office, and provide a more visible location for concessions and a school store, according to preliminary floor plans.
  by Nash Weiss   The School District of Mondovi will be asking voters to decide on an $18 million referendum question in the Nov. 6 election. The referendum can be traced back to the 2016-17 school...
The main play structure was up as the Playground Build Day for the E-S Elementary playground entered the afternoon hours on Friday, Oct. 19.
  by Beth Kraft   A group of upwards of 25 volunteers from the Eleva and Strum communities pitched in on Friday, Oct. 19, to assemble a new playground behind the PK-5 building addition, their power...
Bolton Refuge House moved its Buffalo County office to Mondovi in 2016. Located in the rear portion of the Buffalo Tax Service office on E. Main St., BRH offers free resources for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and teen dating violence. A Day of Unity event to bring awareness to these issues is set for Oct. 27.
  by Beth Kraft   Throughout the month of October, 73 small purple pinwheels will dot the lawn area in front of Mondovi’s Bolton Refuge House office on East Main Street, representing the number of...
Matt Wood of Independence wields the shovel as the group worked to dig to the bottom of an outhouse pit they identified at 681 W. Main St. in the backyard of a rental property owned by Dave Becker.
  by Beth Kraft   It’s not exactly your typical hunt for buried treasure, but for a group that digs up old privy pits in search of turn-of-the-century glass bottles it’s also a fun hobby. Four “...
Kathleen “Kathy” Rohr Dawson, 68, of Mondovi, left to go to her heavenly home after a long struggle with cancer on Saturday, Oct. 13. She was born on Nov. 1, 1949, to Harold and Vina Rohr. She was...
Col. Luther Carl Thompson, J.D., PhD., 74, of Woodbury, Minn., passed away on Oct. 2, 2018, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Eau Claire, Wis. to Omer and Thelma (...
Oktoberfest will bring a new fall festival to Mondovi with fun for all ages, food, music and participation by many downtown businesses for a community-centered event.
  by Beth Kraft   Break out your lederhosen and dust off your dirndl. There’s a new Oktoberfest ready to bring family fun, music, and traditional German influences to Mondovi this Saturday, Oct. 13....

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