The Drummer

They say goaltending is the most important position in hockey. If that’s the case, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team is in good hands this season. Senior Izzy Varner was the workhorse a season ago, playing every minute of Buffalo’s 27-game schedule. Varner posted a 11-14-1 record with a 3.13 goals...
Alicia Malewicki isn’t blessed with great numbers in her first season as Head Coach of the Buffalo gymnastics team. “We have 10 girls on this year’s roster,” said Malewicki, who replaces long-time head coach Martha Driscoll-Nelson, who recently retired from teaching, but has remained with the team...
When asked to think of industries that utilize technology in unique ways, few people may immediately think of agriculture. But technology has left a significant footprint in every industry, and the agricultural sector is no exception. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture notes that modern...
According to AmeriCorps, Martin Luther King Day is the only federal holiday in the United States that is designated as a national day of service. Martin Luther King Day takes place each year on the third Monday in January. In 2021, Martin Luther King Day will be celebrated on January 18. The day...
Tea is an ancient beverage enjoyed for millenia. It is derived from the leaves of a plant called camellia sinensis. One theory regarding the origins of tea suggests it was accidentally discovered in China when tea leaves from a wild tree blew into Emperor Shen Nung's pot of boiling water in 2732 B....
When in need of a beverage to warm them up, billions of people across the globe routinely look to tea. That choice has been made since ancient times, as various historians trace the habitual consumption of tea to ancient China. Anything that has survived since ancient times no doubt has some good...
Homeowners rely heavily on electricity to power their homes and their lives. Coal, nuclear power and water energy help to generate this electricity. Without electricity, lights wouldn't work, digital devices wouldn't charge and cities would come grinding to a halt. This is experienced on a local...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   As our farmer to farmer soil health for vegetables series has unfolded, plastic mulch has come up in every conversation. There are so many benefits to using it, including moisture retention, weed control, and soil warming, but the...

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Blood donations are vital to many people's survival. Whether someone has lost blood after a car accident or as the result of a chronic disease, without the selfless decision by millions of blood...
Many area lakes have up to 10 inches of ice, but as little as 3 inches on parts of others. There is still a short window to catch walleyes during the evening hours in 16-24 ft. of water on Clearwater...
Life changed dramatically in 2020. When the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, hundreds of millions of people across the globe were forced to change how they go...
The lines between the outdoors and indoors are being blurred. Homeowners build extensive outdoor living spaces so they can relax on weather-resistant furniture and even cook in lavish kitchens in...
Mac and Cheese Bites
We have a hodge-podge of recipe ideas for you this week. It’s a new year, try new foods. If you have a favorite dish, that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! Recipes, with...
The sliding hill at Buffalo Heights Golf Course has become a popular hangout for families and kids enjoying their school break days. Above, sledders took advantage of the beautiful post-Christmas...
Whoever sang the Irving Berlin classic, “White Christmas,” nonstop leading up to Dec. 25 is sure to be content, as a winter storm on Dec. 23 brought a fresh blanket of snow to Wright County, just in...
The last meeting of the year was also the last meeting for two members of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, as Tuesday morning’s meeting wrapped up  with a lengthy, accolade-packed sendoff...
Editor’s note: As 2020 comes to a close, Buffalo Mayor Teri Lachermeier shared some thoughts about the past year and the upcoming 2021. Below is her letter, which was posted on the city’s website.  ...
Winter is a time of plenty for owls. The nights are very long, and the days are painfully short. I was reminded of this the other day while out photographing and filming a wild barred owl sleeping...

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