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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...
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 Class AAA state title game last March at Target Center in Minneapolis. Wishart, a freshman guard at...
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, Buffalo’s first contest against a Mississippi 8 rival isn’t scheduled until Saturday, Jan. 5 when...
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 eight,” Peterson explained. “I think it just fluctuates year-to-year. We don’t have any junior varsity...
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 progress. Raegan Wurm’s goal with 1:15 left in regulation was the only offense the Bison could muster in...
Betty Lou Johnson, 76 Betty Lou Johnson, 76, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, December 20, 2018. She was born on June 28, 1942 in Buffalo Center, IA. On June 30, 1963, Betty Lou Russ and Terry Micheal Johnson were united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in...

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With 11 teams in Section 5-3A for volleyball, the top-five seeds were waiting for three more teams to join them in this Thursday’s quarterfinal round. Seventh-seed Buffalo (10-16) was one of the...
It was a brisk, sunny morning on Saturday, October 13 for the Buffalo Police and Fire Departments’ open house events.  The city of Buffalo community was invited to the fire department (east of town...
The non-partisan county commissioner positions in the District One and District Three are up for election this year. DISTRICT ONE   Name: Christine Husom Position you are seeking: District One Wright...
Two will be on the ballot for Wright County Sheriff. Sean Deringer and Mike Kaczmarek were the top vote-getters in the August primary. Current Sheriff Joe Hagerty is retiring at the end of this year...
On November 6, voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 are being asked to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The district is seeking the additional funds to help...
At this time of year, you can’t help but to think about pumpkins. It is a strange plant, with a huge fruit growing on a flimsy vine. Let’s take a look at this interesting plant. The pumpkin is the...
There was little doubt as to who would win this year’s conference title for both the boys and girls cross country teams. Coming into Tuesday’s finals meet at Princeton Golf Course, the Buffalo boys...
Believe it or not, sushi is what drives the Buffalo offense these days – ask senior tackle Hunter Poncius. In a promise set out at the beginning of the season, junior quarterback Aidan Bouman...
In a matter of four days, the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team did something it has never accomplished in team history – twice. Making its first-ever appearance in the Class AA State True Team Meet,...

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