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Having only three divers on this year’s Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team has its plusses and minuses. For Bison diving coach Heather Peterson, she’s focusing mostly on the positives. “Last year we had eight,” Peterson explained. “I think it just fluctuates year-to-year. We don’t have any junior varsity...
With only one game scheduled over a 13-day span, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team has had plenty of practice time. For head coach Dave Carothers, practice in the offensive zone is still a work in progress. Raegan Wurm’s goal with 1:15 left in regulation was the only offense the Bison could muster in...
Betty Lou Johnson, 76 Betty Lou Johnson, 76, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, December 20, 2018. She was born on June 28, 1942 in Buffalo Center, IA. On June 30, 1963, Betty Lou Russ and Terry Micheal Johnson were united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in...
On Wednesday, December 12, Wright County community members banded together in Buffalo to usher in the holiday spirit on 5th Street Northeast, where the the Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train rolled into town. The U.S.-bound train departed from Montreal, Canada on November 25, and made its way...
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 Graczyk was wearing the U.S.A. Hockey-standard helmet, which is required of all coaches. Graczyk...
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, and Monday, Christmas Eve, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Viewing continues next week, Wednesday through...
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, December 17. The final levy did not change from the proposed levy presented to the public in the...
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 breach that gives outsiders access to personal information like credit card numbers. But, when it’s a...
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 doesn’t reproduce in the standard mammalian way. It’s a marsupial that raises its young in a pouch...
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  Buffalo Food shelf raise $1,414 in monetary funds, with a food total of 1,630 pounds this year....

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Just seconds after completing her 50-yard freestyle event in last Thursday’s preliminary round of the Class AA state tournament, Bison senior Tianna Kosek could be seen with a grin from ear-to-ear....
Some members of the Buffalo girls’ basketball team watched from the stands as Maple Grove defeated St. Michael-Albertville 59-56 in overtime in last year’s Section 8-4A championship game. Bison...
The much-anticipated news about where two area schools will be placed for the 2019-20 school year has come to an end. After being denied by application to join two conferences, and being voted out of...
It’s holiday time already! This year has gone by so quickly. It could be I’m getting older. As the saying goes, “Life flies by quick as we age.” Everyone is so busy with all the things we do to get...
In the midst of an insanely busy weekend, my mother and I managed to squeeze some time into our schedule to see the modern twist on Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch.” A beloved classic in our household, the...
A week after winning the election for sheriff of Wright County, Sheriff-Elect Sean Deringer made his first appearance in that role before the Wright County Board of Commissioners and wasted little...
At long last, Buffalo has said goodbye to the Park Lane Apartments building on Montrose Blvd. Used for training of emergency personnel throughout 2018, demolition crews arrived on site last week to...
Fifth grade teacher Steve Bratulich was the one who had discovered a carefully-boxed American Flag in a Parkside Elementary closet. Inside the box was a letter describing where the flag had been...
The annual Tree of Hope will be hosted again at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport in Maple Lake, (seven miles west of Buffalo), on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since 1990, the Tree of...
It’s that time of year again – the time of turkey, smiles, and good times! Due to the observance of Thanksgiving on November 22, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer will be closed. The...

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