A WORD ABOUT US . . .
The Drummer began publishing an internet edition on January 2, 1998. We hope you will put a bookmark on the address - www.thedrummer.com.
Our goal is to bring you the latest advertising and shopping information along with interesting news, sports and feature stories online each week. Your comments or suggestions about this web site are always welcome.
A fresh update is posted on the internet every Friday by about 5 p.m. Each new update brings you the latest classified ads including real estate, automotive and employment plus auction sales, movies, dining and entertainment, special coupons and much more.
We invite you to contact The Drummer via e-mail by using one of the hot buttons provided or addressing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call us by phone at 763-682-1221 or toll free at 1-800-880-5047. Send FAXes to 763-682-5458. If you have questions regarding your subscription, would like to purchase a subscription to the Wright County Journal-Press or would like to start receiving a copy of The Drummer at your home you can contact us at email@example.com.
The Drummer's office is located at 108 Central Avenue (Hwy. 25) in Buffalo. Our mailing address is: The Drummer, P.O. Box 159, Buffalo, MN 55313.
A weekly printed version of The Drummer (founded in 1971) circulates copies free to readers and newsstands all around Wright County and parts of surrounding counties on Sundays. An "Early Edition" of The Drummer's classified section is rushed to newsstands by midday Fridays, so those ads can be in your hands at the earliest possible time. Those same ads are available to you on the internet by later Friday afternoon, when our web page is updated.
The Wright County Journal-Press is our weekly community newspaper covering Buffalo and surrounding areas of Wright County. Established way back in 1887, it has a paid circulation of about 5,600 copies each Thursday. We invite you to subscribe. The Wright County Journal-Press is also available on newsstands. Some of the news, sports and feature stories published in the Journal-Press each week are also included as part of thedrummer.com internet edition.
Journal-Press archives and back issues
Wright County Journal Press - Complete back issues are normally available at the Journal-Press office, in limited quantities for approximately one year after date of publication. No clippings are available at the Journal-Press (only complete issues of the paper) for a limited time. Address 108 Central Avenue, P.O. Box 159, Buffalo, MN 55313. Tel. 763-682-1221.
The Buffalo Public Library - The library maintains microfilms of this newspaper going back many decades. The library also keeps paper copies for a year or two back from the present date.
Copies from microfilm are available at the library, but their policy is that a person must come to the library and actually make the copies. The library does NOT offer that service by mail or e-mail.
Contact Buffalo Public Library at 18 Lake Blvd. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. Tel. 763-682-2753.
Wright County Heritage Center - The Heritage Center maintains both microfilm records and a file of clippings (particularly of obituaries) provided by their volunteers. They can usually provide a microfilm copy or clipping if you send a stamped, self-addressed envelope together with a letter listing specific information. They also appreciate a small contribution to cover the cost of their materials.
Contact The Wright County Heritage Center at 2001 N. Hwy. 25, Buffalo, MN 55313. Tel. 763-682-7323.
NOTE - The Wright County Journal-Press of today actually dates from the original Buffalo Journal, which was first published on February 2, 1887 at Buffalo. The Buffalo Journal was later combined with the Wright County Press in 1931. Since that time the newspaper has carried the name Wright County Journal-Press.
The Minnesota Historical Society at St. Paul, MN, may also be a resource if the materials cannot be found locally.