Luke Schultz, a facilities management expert with CESA 10, explained the various functions of mechanical equipment in the Mondovi Schools’ basement during a public facilities walk-through on May 10. Many components, including a massive steam boiler from 1972 (left) have reached the end of their life expectancy and are inefficient.
  by Beth Kraft   Area residents who attended one of three recent community input meetings at the Mondovi Schools got an up-close, eye-opening look at district facilities and learned the details of a...
Luke Schultz, a facilities management expert with CESA 10, explained the various functions of mechanical equipment in the Mondovi Schools’ basement during a public facilities walk-through on May 10. Many components, including a massive steam boiler from 1972 (left) have reached the end of their life expectancy and are inefficient.
Members of the “Tune Transformers,” Mondovi Elementary’s fourth and fifth grade Destination Imagination team, posed with their medals and team trophy after taking third place at the state DI competition in Stevens Point on March 24 to punch their ticket to Globals in Knoxville, Tenn., next week. Team members are (pictured, front, left to right) Adella Anderson, Ethan Odegard, Hunter Wik; back, Bethany Risen, Molly Avery, Miriam Sandberg, Julia Heike.
  by Beth Kraft   Problem-solving and creativity collide for youths involved in Destination Imagination, and the Mondovi Elementary fourth and fifth grade DI team is taking its skills in both...
Members of the “Tune Transformers,” Mondovi Elementary’s fourth and fifth grade Destination Imagination team, posed with their medals and team trophy after taking third place at the state DI competition in Stevens Point on March 24 to punch their ticket to Globals in Knoxville, Tenn., next week. Team members are (pictured, front, left to right) Adella Anderson, Ethan Odegard, Hunter Wik; back, Bethany Risen, Molly Avery, Miriam Sandberg, Julia Heike.
Cardinal Manufacturing students and program advisor Craig Cegielski posed with 93rd Assembly Rep. Warren Petryk of Eleva (left) and 92nd Assembly Rep. Treig Pronschinske of Mondovi (right), who attended the student-run manufacturing operation’s annual open house on Monday, April 30.
  by Beth Kraft   Members of the Eleva-Strum community, students and their families were joined by area legislators, manufacturing industry representatives and a retired Green Bay Packer for a...
Cardinal Manufacturing students and program advisor Craig Cegielski posed with 93rd Assembly Rep. Warren Petryk of Eleva (left) and 92nd Assembly Rep. Treig Pronschinske of Mondovi (right), who attended the student-run manufacturing operation’s annual open house on Monday, April 30.
Eleva-Strum School Board members and administrators were backed by a rendering of the interior of the new PK-5 facility as construction ramped up behind them during a groundbreaking ceremony held at Central on Thursday afternoon, April 26. Pictured, left to right, are interim superintendent Bob Fasbender and school board members Kris Husby, Kris Devine McKillip, Josh Stendahl, Craig Marsolek, Craig Semingson and Dan Wallery.
  by Beth Kraft   Upbeat music played, elementary students donned playful yellow hard hats, and school representatives shared their thoughts and memories to mark the beginning of a new chapter for...
Eleva-Strum School Board members and administrators were backed by a rendering of the interior of the new PK-5 facility as construction ramped up behind them during a groundbreaking ceremony held at Central on Thursday afternoon, April 26. Pictured, left to right, are interim superintendent Bob Fasbender and school board members Kris Husby, Kris Devine McKillip, Josh Stendahl, Craig Marsolek, Craig Semingson and Dan Wallery.
The Mondovi fifth grade Girl Scout troop is working to bring attention in the local community to a new wheelchair lift at Central Lutheran Church for members to reach areas of the church that were previously inaccessible to wheelchairs. The Scouts, pictured, left to right, Tatianna Rutkowski, Savanna Noetzelmann, Keely Wensel, Reynah Larson, Hope Conrad, and Caroline Currier, are focusing on community outreach and awareness of those with physical and/or developmental disabilities to earn their Bronze Award.
  by Beth Kraft   Most of us don’t think twice about climbing a flight of stairs or opening a heavy door. But a local Girl Scout troop now understands that commonplace tasks we take for granted every...
The Mondovi fifth grade Girl Scout troop is working to bring attention in the local community to a new wheelchair lift at Central Lutheran Church for members to reach areas of the church that were previously inaccessible to wheelchairs. The Scouts, pictured, left to right, Tatianna Rutkowski, Savanna Noetzelmann, Keely Wensel, Reynah Larson, Hope Conrad, and Caroline Currier, are focusing on community outreach and awareness of those with physical and/or developmental disabilities to earn their Bronze Award.
Luke Schultz, a facilities management expert with CESA 10, explained the various functions of mechanical equipment in the Mondovi Schools’ basement during a public facilities walk-through on May 10. Many components, including a massive steam boiler from 1972 (left) have reached the end of their life expectancy and are inefficient.
Members of the “Tune Transformers,” Mondovi Elementary’s fourth and fifth grade Destination Imagination team, posed with their medals and team trophy after taking third place at the state DI competition in Stevens Point on March 24 to punch their ticket to Globals in Knoxville, Tenn., next week. Team members are (pictured, front, left to right) Adella Anderson, Ethan Odegard, Hunter Wik; back, Bethany Risen, Molly Avery, Miriam Sandberg, Julia Heike.
Cardinal Manufacturing students and program advisor Craig Cegielski posed with 93rd Assembly Rep. Warren Petryk of Eleva (left) and 92nd Assembly Rep. Treig Pronschinske of Mondovi (right), who attended the student-run manufacturing operation’s annual open house on Monday, April 30.
Eleva-Strum School Board members and administrators were backed by a rendering of the interior of the new PK-5 facility as construction ramped up behind them during a groundbreaking ceremony held at Central on Thursday afternoon, April 26. Pictured, left to right, are interim superintendent Bob Fasbender and school board members Kris Husby, Kris Devine McKillip, Josh Stendahl, Craig Marsolek, Craig Semingson and Dan Wallery.
The Mondovi fifth grade Girl Scout troop is working to bring attention in the local community to a new wheelchair lift at Central Lutheran Church for members to reach areas of the church that were previously inaccessible to wheelchairs. The Scouts, pictured, left to right, Tatianna Rutkowski, Savanna Noetzelmann, Keely Wensel, Reynah Larson, Hope Conrad, and Caroline Currier, are focusing on community outreach and awareness of those with physical and/or developmental disabilities to earn their Bronze Award.

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  by Beth Kraft   To start off the new year, the Mondovi Fire Department will welcome a new fire chief. Following a recent vote by MFD members, longtime department member Steve Anderson was tabbed...
All eyes turned skyward as a pair of duct tape rockets propelled by bike pump took flight, soaring about 20 feet in the air. Gilmanton Elementary students built and launched their own rockets as part of a STEM initiative earlier this fall.
  Third and fourth grade students at Gilmanton Elementary recently had a chance to participate in a hands-on math and science lesson administered by Buffalo County’s UW-Extension office. Taking...
Battling at 138 pounds, senior Brett Larson worked to turn his advantage into an eventual pin—one of several recorded by the Buffaloes’ wrestlers that evening. Mondovi swept the majority of its matches during a dual meet with Indy/Gilmanton on Thursday, Dec. 11, winning 57-6.
  The Mondovi wrestling team hosted Independence/Gilmanton for a dual meet on Thursday, Dec. 11, coming out on top by a wide margin with a score of 57-6. Winning matches for Mondovi were: 120—Austin...
Devin Oesau converted a layup off the fast break. The senior scored a game-high 24 points that evening as the Panthers survived a late-game push from the Eagles to take the 74-69 win.
  by Desmond Davis and Nick Urness, student writers   The Gilmanton boys moved to 4-0 on the season last week with a pair of key Dairyland Conference victories. On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Panthers...
Senior Mattie Mahlum knocked down a bucket in the paint. Mahlum had a game-high 23 points for Mondovi as the Lady Buffs held off a late rally from Spring Valley to take the 57-55 victory.
by Bailey Van Den Heuvel, student writer   Last week, our girls played two games, one on Tuesday, Dec. 9, against Aquinas, and one on Thursday, Dec. 11, against Spring Valley. The girls came out on...
Dan Linse, vineyard manager of Linse Vines, helped load containers of grapes onto a pallet for transport down to the farm. The grape-growing operation on the Linse family’s rural Mondovi farm sprung up in 2008.
  by Beth Kraft   The Linse family has farmed the German Valley area north of Modena for about 150 years, but growing grapes on its rolling hills is a new venture that has produced a fresh challenge...
The Nelson family received a special tour of the governor’s mansion in Madison from Gov. Scott Walker while Nick recorded a trip to his 50th state capitol in August.
  by Beth Kraft   At 15 years old, Nick Nelson has visited more U.S. states than most people do in an entire lifetime. Not only that, but the Mondovi High School student has stopped at all 50 state...
The Mondovi Conservation Club has offered a free deer carcass drop-off site to area residents for the past three years. Donated deer hides help the club fund the program, but this year someone has made off with many of the hides valued at upwards of $600.
  by Beth Kraft   Local hunters typically donate dozens of deer hides each year to help offset the cost of a deer carcass drop-off site at the Mondovi Conservation Club that works to keep area...
BCHA president Brenda Gruber walked Roger back to his kennel after an exercise run outside. Members of the volunteer-based organization put in countless hours each year to help care for the county’s stray animals.
  by Beth Kraft   If there’s one thing Buffalo County Humane Association members Brenda Gruber and Cindy Krett know all too well, it’s that good things don’t come easy or cheap. The pair are part of...
Representatives of the Eleva-Strum School District and community accepted a “Standing up for Rural Wisconsin” award from State Superintendent Tony Evers (center) last month. Accepting the award on behalf of E-S were, pictured, left to right, Marty Kempf, E-S elementary principal; Craig Semingson, E-S superintendent; Ann Kisor, community member; and Talitha Kempf, E-S elementary guidance counselor.
  by Beth Kraft   A little over a year ago, the Eleva-Strum School District kick-started a new program to reduce student hunger issues and address the needs of the elderly population in the area...

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