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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Judge Gary Schlosstein is presented a citation from the Wisconsin Supreme Court by Rep. Treig Pronschinske on behalf of Chief Justice Patience Roggensack in the Buffalo County courtroom on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Schlosstein has served as Buffalo County’s Judge for 32 years and another 28 as Court Commissioner.
  by Nash Weiss   It might be easy to assume that someone who has dedicated 60 years of their life to a career knew from day one what they wanted to be when they grew up, but for Gary Schlosstein, 90...
It is with overwhelming sadness that the family of Harlen John Schultz announces his passing on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the age of 88 years. Harlen was born on May 18, 1930, on a family farm in...
Virginia “Ginny” Ann Lietha, 76, of Solon Springs, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at her home. She was born on Sept. 2, 1942, in Modena, Wis., daughter of the late Otto G. Jr. and...
Lee B. Loomis, 78, of Eau Claire, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at 1:30 a.m., at home, under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice. Lee was born Dec. 29, 1939, in the town of Dover, Wis. Lee...
Fay Eleanor Ehlert, 91, of Mondovi, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the home of her son in Eau Claire She was born on Sept. 25, 1927, in Modena, on the family farm, daughter of Ralph and...
Alpha Girtman left this world to enter her Father’s glory on Oct. 3, 2018, at Dove Healthcare, Osseo. Alpha (Carlson) Girtman was born Aug. 1, 1923, into the family of Carl “Charlie” Carlson and...
Nathan Donald Kummner, 31, of Mondovi, passed away unexpectedly and tragically on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2018. He was born on Sept. 7, 1986, in Mondovi, one of two sons born to Dale A. and Kim M. (...
Robert O. Heck passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family, at Roselia Gardens, in Antigo, Wis., on Sept. 25, 2018. Bob was born in Mondovi to Oscar and May (Moy) Heck on Feb. 26, 1924. He...
Myrtle J. Wright (nee Bergstrom), 87, passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2018, in hospice care in Fitchburg, Wis. Her devoted daughters, Mary C Wright and Sara A Wright were by her side. Born in...
A failing stormwater junction box in the 600th block of West Main Street has been blocked off by barricades for weeks to prevent vehicles from driving over the crumbling structure. City leaders say it’s another example of failing infrastructure they’re having a difficult time keeping pace with through routine maintenance alone, forcing emergency projects.
  by Beth Kraft   It’s true: voting against Mondovi’s referendum asking to maintain the property tax rate for 2019 and future years would come with a property tax cut for city residents. City leaders...

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