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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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...
  by Beth Kraft   Lengthy discussions by city leaders and community members alike concerning the best way to go about hiring the City of Mondovi’s next chief of police may lead to action by the City...
  by Beth Kraft   A local resident who regularly assists others in need recently received a special thank-you for her contributions to the area community. Diane Ross of rural Mondovi has made regular...

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