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Given his submitted lineup, a 15th place finish in this year’s Rumble on the Red Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, ND, was something Bison Head Coach Ben Presler could be proud of. Supplying most of Buffalo’s point totals were three wrestlers. Winning the 170-pound weight class with a perfect 4-0...
I know this week was supposed to be a movie review, but the christening of a new year, in a way, demands a redetermination of focus. That in mind, we’ll resume reviewing a movie next week, as I’ll fill this week’s page space with an end of the year muse. Having holidays on a Tuesday can make the...
Academic Honors Knox College, Galesburg, IL The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. Delano - Rachel Ditty. Rockford - Tatiana Topoluk.   Univ. of Jamestown Jamestown, ND (3.5-4.0) The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018...
The year 2018 was a very hectic year. Hopefully, 2019 will be an uplifting year. I plan to have a good year. I’m planning to do more things with my family and friends. I want to smile and laugh more. I pray for each and every one of my recipe friends that you have a blessed year and enjoy your...
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...

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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...
Each year, the Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train makes its way from Montreal, Canada into the U.S. on a voyage against hunger in local communities. Marking the 20th Anniversary of the event, CP helped ...
Treyton Welch’s final high school football game came with the North All-Stars in last Saturday’s 3rd Annual Minnesota Football Showcase at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The North squad lost to the...
They say practice makes perfect. According to head coach Martha Driscoll-Nelson, the gymnastics practices between their first win Dec. 6 at St. Michael-Albertville and last Thursday’s 135.375 to 135....
Last year’s leading scorer for the Buffalo girls’ basketball team is starting to heat up. Averaging just 12.2 points per game through the first four games, Zrust scored a combined 87 points in the...
The Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team took its first step towards defending its conference title, whom they shared it with a year ago with St. Michael-Albertville. In doing so, the Bison defeated...

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