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Evelyn Abel, 93 Evelyn Lena Abel, age 93, of Albertville, passed away Monday, December 24. She was born May 12, 1925 in Urbank. Evelyn is survived by: her children, Diana Illies of St. Michael, Renee (Paul) Hayden of Benson, Wayne (Patricia) Abel of St. Michael, Rochelle LaRue of St. Joseph; many...
December 13, 2018 This time of year, each day I plan what I need to do. Getting ready for Christmas is a big deal at the Dixon house. Yesterday I baked all day, four different kinds of cookies; two of the kinds needed frosting. I didn’t get the one kind frosted. So, this morning, that was my plan...
By the time many of you will read this, Christmas will have wrapped up like a present with a nice little bow on top. Or, if you’re like me, holiday plans stretch all the way into the New Year for many of us, and you’ve got another few parties on your calendar, yet. I am pleased and encouraged in...
Scholarships South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Zoe Kunz, a graduate nursing student from Hanover, is the 2018-19 recipient of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation Scholarship for West River Nursing at South Dakota State University. She is the daughter of Tony and Teresa Harrer, and a 2013...
Many times at the conclusion of every year, we sit back and think about the 365 days that seemed to pass in what many will recall as a “blink of an eye.” We’re all another year older, a little bit wiser, and share the promise of another year unfolding before us: 2019. Thinking back to 2018...
January Ordinances from the city code were amended. The parking lot created by the city’s removal of a house behind River Inn was leveled. An alarm system was installed in the new public works facility. Plans were made for a city clean-up day. Changes in the city code on gambling regulations were...
January Water usage rates in Montrose were raised to help fund improvements to the water system with the estimated $17,500 increase to be used for a future well and wellhouse, which have been on the city’s capital improvement plan for at least eleven years. James Swartzer, Jr., was hired as...
On Sunday, January 6, Sheriff Joe Hagerty will officially hand off the baton of being the Wright County’s top law enforcement officer to Sean Deringer, bringing to an end a career with the sheriff’s department that began in Sept. 1985. As he took a moment to reflect on his service to the residents...
I often find it difficult to keep focused, pun intended, on what I need to be doing. I mean, nature is filled with so many cool and interesting subjects that distract me from the task at hand. Every tiny aspect of nature is capable of catching my eye and turning my head away from what I should be...
Student crashes into exam office during driver’s test A 17-year-old Monticello driver ironically crashed into the exam office in downtown Buffalo, while taking her driver’s exam. (Submitted photo)   Park Lane Apartments goes down in November Park Lane Apartments saw demolition in early October of...

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1 Delano Boys Hoops Led by point guard Calvin Wishart, the Delano boys’ basketball team won the school’s first-ever basketball state championship with a 65-61 victory over Columbia Heights in the...
The Buffalo boys’ hockey team will be the only Mississippi 8 squad yet to play a conference game when the calendar flips to January 2019. While some teams have played as many as five conference games...
Having only three divers on this year’s Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team has its plusses and minuses. For Bison diving coach Heather Peterson, she’s focusing mostly on the positives. “Last year we had...
With only one game scheduled over a 13-day span, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team has had plenty of practice time. For head coach Dave Carothers, practice in the offensive zone is still a work in...
On Wednesday, December 12, Wright County community members banded together in Buffalo to usher in the holiday spirit on 5th Street Northeast, where the the Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train rolled into...
Harv Graczyk, 67, was a youth hockey coach for STMA for more than 30 years. He recently passed away from a traumatic brain injury sustained while coaching on Nov. 26. The Star Tribune reports that...
The 12th Annual Festival of Trees is now on display at the Wright County Heritage Center on Highway 25, just north of Buffalo, during regular center hours. Special hours are this Sunday, December 23...
The 2019 levy for the City of Buffalo will be $8,027,464, an increase of $120,741 or 1.5 percent over last year. The Buffalo City Council set the levy, as well as adopted the city budget, on Monday,...
One of the sad realities of the modern world is that data breaches take place all the time. It seems a month can’t go by that you don’t hear about a retail store or restaurant experiencing a data...
I love the rule breaking critters of the world. You know, the ones that don’t follow the rules that we people put forth for the animal kingdom. A good example of this is the Virginia Opossum, which...

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