The Drummer

It’s pretty rare that I get to review a movie before it hits theatres, but I suppose that’s what happens when you’re fortunate enough for advanced screenings. Me, being one of those fortunate souls, attended a special screening of Bumblebee, the Transformers film which is slated to release on...
Timothy Aulwes, 63 Timothy Paul Aulwes, 63, of Maple Lake, passed away on Thursday, December 13, at his residence. He was born on November 26, 1955 in Minneapolis the son of Paul J. and Adeline M. (Miland) Aulwes. On August 6, 1988, Timothy P. Aulwes and Debra J. Benson were joined in holy marriage...
On December 8, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce seized the opportunity to snap some beautiful pictures of the frost, which visted Buffalo early Saturday morning. Pictured above is Fourth Avenue NW, with a gorgeous display of white canopies over the street, a true testament of the holiday season well...
On December 15 and 16, see the Christmas story come to life at Buffalo Covenant Church! From 5 to 7 p.m., 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, angels, Mary,...
For the last five years, the Wright County Board of Commissioners have argued the merits of having a county coordinator or a county administrator. It appeared as though the matter was going to be decided at the Dec. 11 meeting of the county board, but, it seems clear that there remains a divide. At...
On Monday, December 10, the Montrose City Council approved adding $112,664 to the city’s tax levy, a ten percent increase over last year. The 2019 budget, which determines the tax levy, shows some minor changes with small increases or decreases in the various funds, but $100,000 was added to the...
“Everything happens for a reason.” At first acknowledgment, it seems passive and thoughtless; a convenient answer to get oneself off the hook of the sticky and difficult conversation. However, when we give it deeper thought, it is truly a selfless and courageous answer – one that looks at trials,...
Every year at this time, I tell myself I’m not going to bake so many cookies. I enjoy giving my cookies to loved ones. When I give to others, I feel the warmth that comes from demonstrating my appreciation of them, in the form of a thoughtful gift, I baked myself. I remind myself every day, that I...
After traveling nearly 500 miles in two days, the offense finally awoke during the third period of last Saturday’s road game at Moorhead. After being shutout 3-0 the prior evening in Roseau, the Bison girls’ hockey team responded with a 6-2 road win in Saturday’s afternoon game at Moorhead. Jada...
Five Bison wrestlers reached the podium in last Saturday’s Ethan Herman Memorial Tournament last Saturday at Chanhassen High School. Among the five, three stood at the top. Despite wrestling with six open weights, Buffalo was still able to produce 120 points, and a fourth-place finish in this year’...

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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...
The Most Valuable Player of this year’s Bison football team is ready to make a run at his first state championship in wrestling. After setting school rushing records this past fall with 1,380 yards...
When first glancing at this year’s Buffalo gymnastics team, two glaring things pop out. With 16 gymnasts, numbers increased from last year’s total of 11, something that will prove valuable for the...
It was a bittersweet evening for Buffalo senior guard Jordan Zrust. Needing four points to reach 1,000 in her career, Zrust scored her fourth of 10 points in last Friday’s road game at Moorhead early...
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...

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