The Drummer

Asymptomatic is a word that has become all too common these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The definition of asymptomatic is one who presents no symptoms of a disease. But research has shown that asymptomatic people can still spread the virus, thus giving this particular pandemic the infamous...
The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board on Monday, April 27, hired Jeanna Miller as the new Parkside Elementary School principal. Miller replaces Michelle Robinson who recently retired. Miller comes to Parkside from Bloomington Public Schools, where she is currently the Director of Early Learning...
Jeff Thompson, of Buffalo, holds a 1987 Bloomington Jefferson High School class ring he found at the Buffalo Compost Site. “I stepped on it,” Thompson said. “I knew right away it was a piece of metal.” Thompson and his wife, Cheryl, currently have possession of the ring. If someone feels like the...
As part of the state’s effort to provide widespread, rapid COVID-19 testing, Governor Tim Walz on Thursday, April 23, unveiled a new website to help Minnesotans find a testing location within their community. The new website, https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/, lists Buffalo Clinic...
About this time every year, the District 877 School Board approves final revisions to the school budgets. And this year, COVID-19 has had an effect on the 2019-2020 budget. Gary Kawlewski, Director of Finance and Operations, reported that the number of enrolled students has declined. To develop the...
Buffalo resident Pattie Dorf is an artist, an artist who eagerly and warmly shares her many talents. She has boxes of ribbons from the Wright County Fair for sharing her oil painting, knitting, and crocheting talents. And last month, Pattie was nominated as the annual Earl Dresser Quality of...
Senior Thomas Van Culin would have been Monticello’s top-returning pitcher, as the Magic came into the spring ranked No. 1 in the Minnesota Baseball Coaches Association Class AAA pre-season poll. The Magic qualified for their first state berth in team history a year ago. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)
Disappointment was felt across the state with last Thursday’s announcement that the Minnesota State High School spring sports season was canceled. The news was a tougher pill to swallow for a few area baseball teams, who came into the 2020 season with legitimate aspirations of winning a state title...
Erich Martens
In response to Executive Order 20-41 issued last Thursday by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota State High School League, under direction of the League’s Board of Directors, has declared, effective immediately, all activities and athletics that occur during the spring season have been canceled...
CLASS AA TEAM CHAMPIONS   This year would have marked the 11th anniversary of the 2009 Buffalo boys’ track and field team’s Class AA state title. Buffalo’s team total of 60 points edged second-place Wayzata’s 52.
THROWBACK THURSDAY   CLASS AA TEAM CHAMPIONS This year would have marked the 11th anniversary of the 2009 Buffalo boys’ track and field team’s Class AA state title. Buffalo’s team total of 60 points edged second-place Wayzata’s 52. The Bison state participants and coaches stood on the podium to...

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Just a few weeks ago, this parking lot at Fitness Evolution would have been packed with cars. Now, because of COVID-19, it’s empty. (Submitted photo)
Just a few weeks ago, this parking lot at Fitness Evolution would have been packed with cars. Now, because of COVID-19, it’s empty. (Submitted photo)
Pike’s in Buffalo reflects this downward trend in prices. (Submitted photo)
Gas prices have been getting noticeably cheaper because of an oil/price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Pike’s in Buffalo reflects this downward trend in prices. (Submitted photo)
It was announced at the Wright County Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 24, that the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Wright County has made a full recovery. As of Tuesday, there were three...
The Hanover City Council on Monday, March 23, extended the mayor-declared local emergency and recognized an operational plan throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The city has shifted to an essential...
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montrose City Council on Monday, March 23, declared a community health emergency. The action is a statement that “authorizes city staff to implement the...
In 59 years of marriage, Eddie Carver (left) has never been separated from his wife, Sandy (right) more than two or three times. Now, with COVID-19, he’s separated from her, for the time being, as she resides at The Glenn. Many families have had to be creative in communication and socializing with their loved ones, like above, where Carver views his wife through the facility window. (Photos courtesy of Kari Duske)
Eddie Carver, of Delano, will be the first to tell you that’s he lived a long time. 85 years, to be exact. He’s seen a lot of things come and go in the world, and he’s learned a lot of lessons. But,...
Tom Bauman
Tom Bauman has been the bearer of good news over his 20 years as Activities Director at Buffalo High School. On Wednesday, March 18, Bauman was on the receiving end of good news, when he was...
With the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering, the chances of extending the Friday, April 3 deadline for spring activities to have no interaction with any other member schools is highly likely. As of...
Buffalo High School senior Katie Horak (above) holds a bouquet of flowers in honor of her college national letter of intent she signed on Friday, Feb. 28 at Revolution Gymnastics in Rogers. Horak will be a Division-I gymnasts next season at the University of Minnesota. (Submitted photo)
Katie Horak elected to skip out on high school gymnastics. It’s a decision she holds with no regrets. While some of the state’s top gymnasts were on display in last February’s high school state...

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