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Each year, I participate in at least one, but usually two, Christmas Bird Counts. What is a Christmas Bird Count you say? Well the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) all started a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Wait, no that is not right, that is a different story. Back in the late 1800’s,...
Being a film enthusiast always comes with that one, inevitable question that I, personally, always hate answering. It comes from someone of every avenue in the business of enjoyment: the genuinely curious, the one-upper, the just-looking-for-a-good-recommendation, or the know-it-all. It’s just a...
As you’re thinking, planning and creating for the special holiday gatherings for your family and friends, I find it’s best to make lists. What day you’re going to do what, maybe, your least favorite jobs first. First, for me, is writing out my Christmas cards. Once the Christmas cards are all...
Christmastime is here, and that calls for some musical celebration! The Buffalo Community Orchestra, along with the Wright County Chamber Chorus and wRight Ringers Community Handbell Ensamble will perform their annual holiday concert, “Holiday for Orchestra – with Ringers & Singers,” on...
On December 15 and 16, see the Christmas story come to life at Buffalo Covenant Church! From 5 to 7 p.m. on both days, there will be a Living Nativity present to take you on an interactive, walk-through journey that is sure to make you smile. Character portrayals of wisemen, shepherds, soldiers,...
It’s the 20th year of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Holiday Train coming to Buffalo on Wednesday, December 12. This year, the train will be stopping at a different location: 5th street, NE (CR 35, near Culvers), on the west side of the tracks only. The train’s expected time of arrival is 5:45...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, December 3, held its annual Truth-in-Taxation public hearing. The hearing is for the presentation of how much tax money will be collected and how that money will be spent and for public comment. The proposed levy for 2019 is $8,027,464, an increase of $120,741 or...
Why not shop for the holidays from the comfort of your own home this year? For the seventh year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society presents their annual Online Auction at www.wrighthistory.org.  This year’s auction is now open and runs until Thursday, December 13 at 4:30 p.m. This is...
Last Saturday morning, December 1, fire destroyed an attached garage and all of its contents in Montrose. According to Montrose Fire Chief Kevin Triplett, the Montrose Fire Department was called at 10:25 a.m. for a report of an attached garage fire on Pheasant Ridge Drive in the northeast part of...

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The Buffalo Community Orchestra will perform their annual holiday concert, “Holiday for Orchestra – with Ringers & Singers,” on Saturday, December 8.  The concert will feature the Wright County...
The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce welcomes in the holiday on December 1 with the annual Deck the Halls event.  Start your day out by shopping local/shopping small.   Keep your independent business...
Earlier this year, Wright County commissioned a Classification-Compensation Study (also known as Class-Comp) to set the salary range for county employees. The thesis of a Class-Comp Study is to...
On Monday, November 26, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board heard from Gary Kawlewski, Director of Finance and Operations for District #877, regarding enrollment projections for 2019-20....
Every now and then, nature comes up with a rare or unusual condition. I ran across one of these and had a chance to spend some time photographing it -- a young white-tailed deer with a genetic...
It would be interesting to watch a game of “Follow the Leader” these days at a Buffalo boys’ hockey practice. With 20 returning varsity players on this year’s roster, experience shouldn’t be a factor...
After a 3-0 start, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team experienced their first tie and first defeat of the season. In both games, the Bison blew a third-period lead, and both games, they fell victim to a...
This year’s junior class on the Buffalo boys’ basketball team is a big reason for the recent turnaround. After two straight 6-21 seasons, the Bison return four starters off last year’s squad that...
Christmas is coming! At your holiday party, you will want to welcome family and friends in from the cold with steaming mugs of delicious hot drinks.   Merry Mulled Cider 7 c. apple cider or juice 1...
I had every intention of cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year with my mom. However, intentions don’t necessarily translate into definite action, and on the morning of last Thursday, I can say with...

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