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The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 School Board decided on Monday, July 22, to seek a referendum of $750 per student. If passed by District 877 voters, the revenue increase will be for five years with no built-in inflationary increase. That revenue increase will allow the district to...
Twenty years ago, a group of counties that share the Crow River joined together to form the C.R.O.W (Crow River Organization of Water) – Carver, Hennepin, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Pope, Renville, Sibley, Stearns and Wright counties. The purpose of the joint powers agreement was promoting the...
Wright County’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer Selection Committee, in cooperation with the Minnesota State Fair Board, and the Wright County Fair Board, has made their selection of the 2019 Outstanding Seniors. The 2019 Outstanding Senior Citizens are Judy Harn, of Monticello, and Leroy Kronenberg,...
The Wright County Fair returns this year, July 24-28. Last summer, lumberjack Ben, a competitor with the Great American Lumberjack Show, showcases his amped-up and highly-modified power saw. Look for the show’s daily performances this week at the fair, which happen periodically throughout the day...
A canopy of trees, swaying ever so graciously in the July breeze, beautifully outlines the drive to the Paulson farm. It’s quiet, save for the sound of birds and the slow bite of tires on gravel, as you approach the homestead. The silence is quickly interrupted, however, when you gently press the...
The Senior Male Athlete of the Year at Buffalo High School has had a number of qualified winners in past years. The 2019 recipient may be the best yet. Riley Habisch enjoyed a dream year his senior season, participating as a highly successful three-sports athlete in football, wrestling and track....
It didn’t take long for Jordan Zrust to make headlines entering her senior year at Buffalo High School. Just two games into the girls basketball season, Zrust became just the sixth player in school history to reach the milestone of 1,000 career points. Fast forward six months, and Zrust nearly led...
Some unlikely sources stepped up to the plate to help secure the No. 4 seed for the Buffalo Bulldogs in the upcoming Region 12C Amateur Baseball Tournament. Playing its third game in as many days, a shorthanded Bulldogs squad concluded its regular season schedule with an 8-7 home win last Friday...
Jerome Kirchner, 75 Jerome “Jerry” Francis Kirchner,  age 75, of Loretto, passed away on July 17, 2019 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. He was born the son of Henry and Viola (Engler) Kirchner on October 3, 1943 in Mankato. Jerry served his country in the United States Army during the...
Hopefully by next week, someone else will be writing Kitchen Delights. I just celebrated my 83rd birthday on July 2. It’s time to have someone else share recipes with you each week. I’m so very grateful to the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer, that they gave me this job. I’ve enjoyed...

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The 10th Annual Baby Animal Fair comes to Buffalo for its last time.
Madi Peters is known for her skills as a top gymnast. Jordan Zrust is known for her skills as a top-basketball player. Together, the two combined to lead the Buffalo softball team to a dramatic 7-6...
Two key mid-season meets resulted in promising results for the Buffalo boys’ golf team. In the first of two conference meets with all 10 schools, Buffalo tied for second with Chisago Lakes at 309 on...
A recent surge for the Buffalo boys’ tennis team has them sitting at the top the Mississippi 8 standings. With wins the past week over Rogers, Big Lake, St. Michael-Albertville, and Princeton, the...
The wins keep coming for the Buffalo girls’ lacrosse team, who improved to a perfect 6-0 this past week with lopsided wins over Brainerd, Sartell-Sauk Rapids, and St. Cloud Tech. Outside of a 10-9...
May is here! What an April we had. Never in my 80 plus years, do I remember seeing weather change so quickly. The transformation of the winter weather turning over to spring in one-week’s time, was...
SPOILER ALERT! Proceed at your own discretion.  That out of the way, the time to review the highly-anticipated sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” has come upon my column this week. After abstaining...
Members of the Minneapolis Marine Wing Support Squadron 471, above, are the color guard during the opening ceremony for the “Light Up the Night” 5K fun run, sponsored by the Montrose Beyond the...
Congratulations to Katie Evans, the winner of the Buffalo Days button contest! Katie Evans is a busy mom of two young boys, but likes to express herself with art where she can.  She is just learning...
Wright County has used the Sentence to Service program from the State of Minnesota to serve a two-fold impact on taxpayers – to get projects done for the county and cities while reducing the number...

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