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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In an effort to build its reputation as a go-to local eatery and catch the attention of passers-by on Hwy. 93, Family Farms Market recently began making a number of changes. New management in chef Michelle Thiede (right) and marketing and event coordinator Melissa Christianson (left) is part of the business’ new vision.
  by Beth Kraft   Family Farms Market has offered quality meats, cheeses, gift items, and other foods from its renovated location since 2005, but a recent management switch seeks to put the many...
  by Beth Kraft   Law enforcement personnel who might consider throwing their name in the hat for the open chief of police position in Mondovi now have a clearer picture of what’s expected. The...
The Mondovi Police Department recently began offering local residents a few new services to help meet the community’s needs.
  by Beth Kraft   Area residents who might have a lead they feel law enforcement personnel should know about, public safety concerns or questions now have a new way to relay and obtain information. A...
Senior Devin Oesau made a move to the basket in the first half, taking a shot in traffic.
  by Desmond Davis and Nick Urness, student writers   January was a tumultuous month for the Gilmanton boys basketball team, handing the Panthers three losses by four points or less to bring them to...
Senior Mattie Mahlum took a shot in the early going as Mondovi faced Independence on Monday night, Jan. 26. Mahlum scored a team-high 15 points in the game and the Lady Buffs held on for the 50-47 victory.
  by Bailey Van Den Heuvel, student writer   The Mondovi Lady Buffaloes created a winning streak for themselves this past week. After beating Cadott the week before, the girls won two more games last...
  by Anna Accola, student writer   The Mondovi boys basketball team was able to pull out a 56-46 win against the Glenwood City Hilltoppers at home on Thursday, Jan. 29, ending the month of January on...
Members of the 2014-15 Eleva-Strum Central High School varsity boys basketball team are, front, left to right, Jedediah Lorenz, Aspen Ryskoski, Gage Everson, Hunter Ryskoski, Jacob Matchey; back, Assistant Coach Alex Dodge, Head Coach Josh Skoug, Mathew Higley, James North, Caleub Watkins, Tanner Engen, Kelton Olson, Joshua Marino, Coy Christianson, Manager Savannah Austin, Assistant Coach Scott Vogel, Statistician Tyson Rohrscheib, Manager Abbi Oium.
  by Doug Sands, student writer   The Eleva-Strum boys basketball team staggered under a pair of losses last week, falling to Melrose-Mindoro 64-45 and school rival Blair-Taylor, 52-41. On Tuesday,...
Members of the 2014-15 Eleva-Strum Central High School varsity girls basketball team are, front, Greta Monson; middle, left to right, Anna Schoen, Jenna Booth, Josie Olson, Alexis McDonald, Megan McLean; back, Ellie Quella, Videographer Autumn Bautch, Lauren Jaskowski, Desi Hart, Abagail Palkowski, Head Coach Amanda Galetka, Statistician Kendra Myren.
  by Doug Sands, student writer   Another heartbreaking pair of losses shook the Eleva-Strum Lady Cardinals this week as they accepted a 65-26 defeat from Arcadia and fell to school rival Blair-...
  by Morgan Bork, student writer   The Gilmanton girls basketball team had just one game last week, dropping a 73-42 decision to the Augusta Beavers. The team is looking to get back on the winning...
MHS sophomore Nick Nelson and his power soccer team, the Chippewa Valley Hooligans, will demonstrate their skills for fans during halftime of the Mondovi vs. Eleva-Strum boys basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
  by Beth Kraft   Next week’s Mondovi vs. Eleva-Strum varsity boys basketball game will feature a special exhibition match featuring members of a wheelchair power soccer team with ties to the local...

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