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The Buffalo boys’ hockey team will be the only Mississippi 8 squad yet to play a conference game when the calendar flips to January 2019. While some teams have played as many as five conference games, Buffalo’s first contest against a Mississippi 8 rival isn’t scheduled until Saturday, Jan. 5 when...
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...

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It seems like everything is new for the Buffalo High School Dance Team A new head coach. A new assistant coach. New team captains. Some new dancers. New music. And new choreography. “We see this year...
The Buffalo High School girls hockey team opened their season with a decisive win in a non-conference game against Orono last Thursday, November 8. Buffalo beat Orono 5 – 1. Coach Dave Carothers said...
The Buffalo High School Theater Department is presenting “The Birds,” an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Greek comedy, updated by Walter Kerr. Performances are this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,...
With elections (which I can’t talk about right now, lest I say something I’ll regret) well behind us and the snow finally here, it’s safe to say that winter is upon us. The thought echoes, affirmed...
The Wright County Area Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. has begun their annual Holiday Project.  Consisting of hand-decorated Christmas stockings, 400 this year, which are then filled...
The Wright County Chamber Chorus will present a program entitled “Bernstein’s Best:  A Salute to Leonard Bernstein” on Sunday, Nov. 11 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.  The program...
With Veterans Day right around the corner, what better way is there to celebrate those who have served our country than with a good meal? On November 11, Buffalo and Monticello will be honoring vets...
We all anticipated them - the one little thing that, once every few years, brings us all together on the same playing field. They pop out into the community in a wash of red and white, worn proudly...
The polls were busy on Tuesday, November 6, as Wright County community members gathered together at voting stations across the district to cast their votes in the Midterm Election. Buildup to the...
Editor’s Note: This story has been taken from the December 20, 2017 issue of The Fountain Hills Times. Connie McCanless was raised in Buffalo, and graduated with the BHS class of 1942. Connie...

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