The Drummer

In the middle of May, John Uecker, chairman of the Albion Township Board, sat around fewer people that could comprise a standard jury. Their goal was to get enough signatures on a petition to stop the bonding process for the $60 million combined Government Center/Tactical Training Facility – a...
“I prayed for love one lonely night; a prayer sincere, serene. An hour later as I stood in line,  I turned and faced a dream. As eyes met and hands touched, my thanks I sent to One above; For in that very instant, I knew I’d met my love.” –S.L. Brown, “It Started on a Prayer”   It may read as the...
Leading by one stroke after 18 holes, the Buffalo boys’ golf team finished second to Alexandria in last week’s Section 8-3A tournament at Headwaters Country Club in Park Rapids. The Bison’s total of 597 finished 12 strokes back of Alexandria’s 585. The Cardinals shot an incredible 287 in last...
If one word best describes this year’s Section 8-4A baseball tournament, it likely would be “crazy.” If one word best describes the first three games of the same tournament for Buffalo, it too, would likely be “crazy.” The chaos started with No. 4 seed Buffalo winning 5-4 in its opening-round home...
It was supposed to be a down year – a rebuilding year. The impact lost from the departure of the 2018 senior class brought out the doubters, and rightfully so. Spotty pitching and defense, combined with untimely hits on offense, led to a 1-4 start, and even Head Coach Brad Zrust wondering what type...
There will be plenty of runners wearing Bison purple on the track this weekend at Hamline University – 13 to be exact. Leading Buffalo’s track and field teams was Isaac Basten, who landed on the top of the podium three times in last week’s Section 2AA tournament on Wednesday, May 29 and Friday, May...
I decided to do something goofy last weekend – instead of going out and seeing a film on the big screen, I opted to stay home and rent a movie from my local Redbox. It was definitely nice to be home in pajamas instead of going out and seeing a late movie after a weekend of busy work. I rented “...
On Friday, my daughters, Michele and Mary, came out to Hanover. First, we went to Vergin Sales in Rockford. What a great selection of chairs and sofas they have. It’s nice to pick out the style you like, and then order a different fabric you like. After furniture shopping, we went to several...
Donald Benz, 88 Donald E. Benz, 88, of Norwood Young America (NYA), passed away on May 31, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Howard Lake. He was born September 21, 1930 near Melvin, IL to Albert and Dorothy Benz (Frank). Don moved with his family to Onamia, Minn. in 1946 where he...
Graduations Grove City College, Grove City, PA    The following student graduated following the spring 2019 semester.    Buffalo - Clayton Horn, BS Mechanical Engineering.   Academic Honors Morningside College, Sioux City, IA    Megan C. Griep, of Delano, was named a Dimmitt Scholar in recognition...

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It was a true wonder when Warner Bros. Animation Group (WAG), along with a number of other assisting units, announced its extraordinary Lego Movie in 2014. Winning 73 awards since its release, Lego’...
Cold?  Wet?  Catching the flu?  Horton the Elephant feels the same way, but that won’t stop him from saving the Whos.  All he needs is one, good friend—Gertrude McFuzz—by his side. Invite your...
The Buffalo Community Orchestra will perform their annual March concert, “Rhapsody!” on Saturday, March 2.  They will travel to the Cokato area for a special repeat performance on Sunday, March 10. ...
While the thought of spring for most Wright County residents has been more in the theoretical realm with each subsequent school closure announcement, but, hard as it is to believe, spring will arrive...
On Tuesday, February 5, the Hanover City Council considered the preliminary plat for Hanover Cove, a major development on the east side of River Road NE and south of 8th Street NE, the former...
Sometimes, you just never know where life will take you. You start your life off young and full of starry-eyed innocence; a bit naïve, but filled with confidence and hope for a better tomorrow....
The Buffalo wrestling squad was this year’s lone bracket buster in the Section 5-3A team tournament last Friday at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West. With three of the top-four seeds...
Last Saturday’s Section 8AA gymnastics meet in Brainerd got off to a rough start for Buffalo sophomore Madi Peters. After falling on one of her twist landings, Peters finished the routine in 16th...
Buffalo Head Coach Josh Ortmann breathed a sigh of relief prior to last Friday’s key showdown against St. Michael-Albertville. Trailing STMA by one and a half games for first place in the Mississippi...
What a difference a year makes. One year removed from suffering a season-ending loss to St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 8AA quarterfinals, this year’s Buffalo boys’ hockey team turned the...

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