The Drummer

A reminder for those looking to access funds from the Small Business Relief Grant program that the deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 29 and those seeking funds are encouraged to get in their applications as soon as possible because it is anticipated that the $2.7 million in state funding will be...
A Jan. 15 letter from BHM Superintendent Scott Thielman announced the return of kindergarten through second grade students, as well as preschool, to in-person classes. Students in grades 3-5 will continue with the hybrid model, and grades 6-12 remain fully distance learning. Upcoming meetings will...
The federal and state governments have added the next sub-group to vaccine distribution. The next priority group now includes those over the age of 65, prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, staff, and childcare workers. Wright County Public Health is currently still vaccinating Phase 1A,...
When passing by the now-closed downtown Buffalo movie theater, it’s impossible to miss the “For Lease” sign displayed. While the closing has stirred up a mixture of emotions and hopes for future use of the space, one local artist set her sights on using the current space to bring color back into...
Herbst, Uecker earn first wins   Owen Herbst is used to winning his own matches, but the opening match of the 2020-21 wrestling season, he was cheering for someone else to win. A first-period pin with one second remaining in period one gave seventh grader Aiden Herbst and the Bison a 6-0 advantage...
Three starters reach double figures in 76-66 home loss to Minnetonka   The opening game for the Buffalo girls’ basketball team didn’t produce a victory, but last Saturday’s 76-66 home loss to No. 9 ranked Minnetonka produced something else the coaches were hoping for. “The number one goal we told...
Baking is a beloved tradition in many families. Though family baking sessions tend to be especially popular during the holiday season, there's nothing stopping families from breaking out the flour and having some fun in the kitchen at any time of year. Fun is the focus when families bake together,...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Youth of all ages can benefit from experiences that build healthy living practices. 4-H programs offer a variety of options for youth to be mindful with their food, feelings and relationships.   Ivy Tiesler, Rock County   Mindful munching...

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With Minnesota’s COVID-19 pandemic slowly improving, Gov. Walz announced the loosening of some restrictions on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Beginning Jan. 11, indoor dining at restaurants and bars reopened at...
Wednesday, Jan. 6 was the second day Wright County Public Health workers were at the Centennial Park Fire Station in Buffalo to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to local emergency medical services...
After 22 years of service, Tom Kelly recently retired from his position as Wright County Attorney. Now, Brian Lutes will serve in the role, stepping into the shoes of his former boss. On Monday, Jan...
Wright County Parks & Recreation has a pair of important announcements for those intending to rent shelters at Beebe Lake County Park, Otsego County Park, Clearwater/Pleasant County Park, Bertram...
On Jan. 1, the Buffalo Area Masonic Lodge, Nelson Lodge No. 135 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM), began the 10th Annual Food Shelf Matching Funds Drive program. This year’s food drive...
“Teens need healthy connections with safe adults who care about them.” This is the mission Timber Bay set out on when it was founded in 1970. The organization focuses on helping youth “create deep,...
Talented junior class looks to fill shoes of record-breaking senior class   There’s no sugarcoating the fact, the Buffalo boys’ basketball team will be hard pressed to replace nearly 4,000 career...
Scherber, Herbst earn pre-season top-three ranking   Most wrestlers would be satisfied to reach the fourth step up on the state podium. Not the case for senior Ryan Scherber, who is hopeful he gets...
They say goaltending is the most important position in hockey. If that’s the case, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team is in good hands this season. Senior Izzy Varner was the workhorse a season ago,...
Alicia Malewicki isn’t blessed with great numbers in her first season as Head Coach of the Buffalo gymnastics team. “We have 10 girls on this year’s roster,” said Malewicki, who replaces long-time...

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