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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Members of the 2014-15 Gilmanton High School varsity girls basketball team include, front, left to right, Jordyn Bloom, Morgan Bork, Lexie Severson, Makayla Saul, Bryanna Reidt; back, Gabrielle Saul, Morgan Fillmore, Hailey Bork, Johanna Wulff, Julia Branger, Rachel Hovey. Not pictured—Paige Lieberman.
  by Morgan Bork, student writer   Last week was a busy one for the Gilmanton girls basketball team as the squad traveled to Cornell for a non-conference game and to Wabasha-Kellogg for their holiday...
  by Bailey Van Den Heuvel, student writer   On the girls’ final day of school before break, they made a long trip to make up their previously-canceled non-conference game against Division 2 Holmen...
Nick Nelson was surprised by a large group consisting of family members, friends, power soccer teammates and Make-A-Wish reps for a party in his honor prior to a team practice session at Anthony Elementary on Saturday, Dec. 20.
  by Beth Kraft   Nick Nelson isn’t exactly what most would consider chatty, but the stoic Mondovi High School sophomore couldn’t help but crack a big smile while demonstrating his skills operating...
The 20-foot Christmas tree that has graced downtown Mondovi since early December now resembles more of a holiday shrub since vandals snapped off the top of the tree and broke several decorations the weekend before Christmas.
  by Beth Kraft   Scrooge apparently made an unwelcome stop in Mondovi before Christmas, resulting in irreparable damage to the giant, 20-foot Christmas tree that made a festive debut in downtown...
Adding on a new holiday giving effort this year, Lookout Legends 4-H youth and parents combined their talents to make 12 fleece tie blankets to donate to area residents in need. 4-Hers also went shopping for local kids in need and acted as Salvation Army bell ringers this holiday season.
  The Lookout Legends 4-H Club recently completed its annual slate of Christmas community service projects and added on a new effort this year. In keeping with Lookout Legends traditions, members...
The 2014-15 Mondovi High School wrestling team
  The Mondovi wrestling team hosted Regis-McDonell for a dual meet on Tuesday, Dec. 16, with the Buffaloes coming out on top by a score of 42-39. Winning matches for Mondovi were: 120—Austin Fedie,...
  by Beth Kraft   With the new year fast approaching, the Mondovi School Board was hard at work drafting interview questions for superintendent candidates at its most recent meeting, held Monday, Dec...
Beating a pair of E/PC defenders, junior Blake Purdy cut down the lane toward the basket. Purdy had a big game for Mondovi with a double-double, scoring 16 points in the 57-47 decision over the Wolves on Thursday night, Dec. 18.
  by Beth Kraft   The Mondovi boys basketball team recorded two more victories last week and moved to 2-0 in Dunn-St. Croix Conference play heading into the holiday break. It’s a start many may not...
Putting up a shot, senior Mattie Mahlum took contact from Colfax’s Cheyenne Olson. Mahlum led the Buffaloes with 13 points in a 54-27 loss to the Vikings last week.
  by Bailey Van Den Heuvel, student writer   The Mondovi Lady Buffaloes played in two challenging Dunn-St. Croix Conference games against Boyceville and Colfax last week. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the...
Eleva-Strum bus driver Ramona Hanson retired earlier this month after spending over 40 years as a daily route driver for the district. The chance to interact with local youth each day as a positive force in their lives is a big part of what kept her in the driver’s seat all these years, Ramona says. She and her husband, Howard Hanson, who retired from the district in May, spent a combined total of 80+ years driving E-S students to and from school.
  by Beth Kraft   Driving school bus is in the Hanson family’s blood.  Both Howard and Ramona Hanson of Strum began driving bus routes for the Eleva-Strum School District beginning in the 1970s....

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