All three of Buffalo County’s weekly newspapers—the Mondovi Herald-News, Buffalo County Journal and the Cochrane-Fountain City Recorder—will merge into one newspaper, the Buffalo County News, starting Aug. 6.
by Beth Kraft    After a 130-year press run as the Mondovi Herald-News, the newspaper will be changing its masthead to the Buffalo County News starting next week to reflect a merger of the county’s...
All three of Buffalo County’s weekly newspapers—the Mondovi Herald-News, Buffalo County Journal and the Cochrane-Fountain City Recorder—will merge into one newspaper, the Buffalo County News, starting Aug. 6.
A facility on N. Eau Claire St. in Mondovi is one of seven area group homes and CBRFs operated by Garlick’s. Owner Mary Jo LaBair says another round of rate cuts handed down by Inclusa on April 1 will make it difficult for the business to make ends meet.
by Beth Kraft    Frustrations with forced financial realities continue for many who own and operate group homes and community based residential facilities (CBRFs) for people with varying degrees and...
A facility on N. Eau Claire St. in Mondovi is one of seven area group homes and CBRFs operated by Garlick’s. Owner Mary Jo LaBair says another round of rate cuts handed down by Inclusa on April 1 will make it difficult for the business to make ends meet.
Members of a new group, Hope 4 U, founded in Sept. 2018, are working to raise awareness about suicide and mental health to better connect people to key resources and life-saving information. A Suicide Awareness Walk is set for Sept. 7 in Cochrane.
  by Beth Kraft   Members of a Buffalo County group have had enough. They feel there are too many local people wrestling with thoughts of self-harm and mental health issues who can’t get the help or...
Members of a new group, Hope 4 U, founded in Sept. 2018, are working to raise awareness about suicide and mental health to better connect people to key resources and life-saving information. A Suicide Awareness Walk is set for Sept. 7 in Cochrane.
A huge feedlot shed just north of Hwy. Z off Hovey Valley Road owned by Scott Werlein was flattened by the storm.
  by Beth Kraft   A brief, yet strong, storm on the Fourth of July swept down County Road Z in the area southeast of Mondovi known as Bennett Valley, leaving a haphazard path of destruction. Large...
A huge feedlot shed just north of Hwy. Z off Hovey Valley Road owned by Scott Werlein was flattened by the storm.
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.
All three of Buffalo County’s weekly newspapers—the Mondovi Herald-News, Buffalo County Journal and the Cochrane-Fountain City Recorder—will merge into one newspaper, the Buffalo County News, starting Aug. 6.
A facility on N. Eau Claire St. in Mondovi is one of seven area group homes and CBRFs operated by Garlick’s. Owner Mary Jo LaBair says another round of rate cuts handed down by Inclusa on April 1 will make it difficult for the business to make ends meet.
Members of a new group, Hope 4 U, founded in Sept. 2018, are working to raise awareness about suicide and mental health to better connect people to key resources and life-saving information. A Suicide Awareness Walk is set for Sept. 7 in Cochrane.
A huge feedlot shed just north of Hwy. Z off Hovey Valley Road owned by Scott Werlein was flattened by the storm.
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.

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This space at the corner of McKinley and Vine streets could one day host part of a new Gordy’s County Market grocery store and gas station complex. A variance granted by the city’s zoning board in November would allow the store to exceed the usual 50-foot setback from McKinley and Vine streets. Gordy’s County Market officially acquired the property last month.
  by Beth Kraft   Land purchased by Gordy’s County Market late last year could eventually bring another gas and grocery option to the city. The Chippewa Falls-based grocery chain recently bought an...
Senior Gage Everson dropped in a layup off the fast break for a pair of his 17 points against the Indees. The host Cardinals used their press to blow the game wide open in the third quarter, outscoring Independence 20-8 en route to a 68-39 victory.
  by Doug Sands, student writer   The Eleva-Strum boys basketball team dominated the court over the holiday break, topping both Royall and Independence by impressive margins. On Tuesday, Dec. 30, the...
Snowmobiles present at the 2014 Vintage Snowmobile Show represented over 50 years of the sport’s history with over 100 sleds made by various manufacturers. The Mondovi-Gilmanton Sno-Blazers will host the third annual vintage show east of Mondovi this Saturday, Jan. 10, set to feature family-friendly activities, live music and raffle drawings.
  by Beth Kraft   Now in its third year, the Mondovi-Gilmanton Sno-Blazers’ Vintage Snowmobile Show continues to grow with plans to add live music to its event lineup, set to feature a wide variety...
Local resident Troy Marsolek recently added a second auto repair shop to expand his vehicle repair and mechanical service offerings to Mondovi. Marsolek has owned Lookout Auto Body just off Hwy. 121 since 2002.
  by Beth Kraft   Local mechanic Troy Marsolek has a long history with fixing up cars. From basic maintenance tasks to complete restorations, Marsolek holds over 25 years of experience in the auto...
  With a new year upon us, we need to remember as a community the issues that are important not only in 2015 but for the coming years. Although I haven’t had an editorial in the paper for a few weeks...
  Mondovi students just wrapped up their holiday break, but the Buffaloes’ wrestlers were hard at work last week. The Mondovi wrestling team traveled to River Falls for the 44-team Northern Badger...
  by Beth Kraft   The Mondovi boys basketball team battled stiff competition from its opponents at this year’s holiday tournament, hosted by La Crosse Aquinas, resulting in a pair of losses in non-...
Shanna Laehn fought off defensive pressure from Durand’s Ambree Schlosser. The Lady Buffs battled against the Panthers’ press throughout the game, lending to a tough 70-29 loss for Mondovi in the first game of the Bloomer Holiday Tournament on Monday, Dec. 29.
  by Bailey Van Den Heuvel, student writer   Over the holiday break, both of the Mondovi basketball teams made their way to their respective holiday tournaments. Our girls headed to Bloomer to kick...
Max Kimmerle, a German native, and Ashlie Koller of Mondovi were married in Pepin this past August. During their wedding ceremony, the couple incorporated a few unique German traditions, such as cutting out a large paper heart using small scissors to represent teamwork.
  by Dana Serum   In 2002, Mary Jo and Garnie LaBair became host parents to a foreign exchange student from Düsseldorf, Germany. This past summer, an invitation arrived in the LaBairs’ mailbox. The...
Mondovi senior Jake Ede looked to knock down a reverse layup. The Buffaloes’ offense exploded in the second quarter en route to a 50-38 victory for Mondovi over host Durand on Dec. 22.
  by Beth Kraft   The Mondovi boys basketball team notched its third straight victory last week with a solid 50-38 non-conference win over neighboring rival Durand in the team’s lone game of the week...

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