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Two will be on the ballot for Wright County Sheriff. Sean Deringer and Mike Kaczmarek were the top vote-getters in the August primary. Current Sheriff Joe Hagerty is retiring at the end of this year. The position is non-partisan.   Name: Sean Deringer Position you are seeking: Wright County Sheriff...
On November 6, voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 are being asked to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The district is seeking the additional funds to help reduce class sizes, address school safety through personnel and infrastructure, expand middle school...
At this time of year, you can’t help but to think about pumpkins. It is a strange plant, with a huge fruit growing on a flimsy vine. Let’s take a look at this interesting plant. The pumpkin is the oldest-known cultivated plant in the New World. Native peoples started growing pumpkins for food over...
There was little doubt as to who would win this year’s conference title for both the boys and girls cross country teams. Coming into Tuesday’s finals meet at Princeton Golf Course, the Buffalo boys had won the past two Mississippi 8 championships. Not to be outdone, the St. Michael-Albertville...
Believe it or not, sushi is what drives the Buffalo offense these days – ask senior tackle Hunter Poncius. In a promise set out at the beginning of the season, junior quarterback Aidan Bouman promised his offensive line that he would buy a sushi dinner at the local Sakura for each game he isn’t...
In a matter of four days, the Buffalo girls’ swim/dive team did something it has never accomplished in team history – twice. Making its first-ever appearance in the Class AA State True Team Meet, Buffalo placed ninth out of 12 qualifying schools with a score of 948.5. Minnetonka (2,509) was this...
Looking to piggy back off last year’s success, three of four submitted players for Buffalo advanced past the first round in Monday’s Section 5AA Individual Tennis Tournament at Reed-Sweatt in Minneapolis. Freshman Anna Lee and junior Vanessa Blanchet each came in as seeded singles players on a...
Reading some “Letters to the Editor” this week regarding the school district’s referendum has made me really ponder our education system and has raised some thoughts in my head that may or may not be widely accepted – or, as my brother would say, “politically correct,” with fingers doing the “air...
The curtain goes up this Friday in Discovery Auditorium for Buffalo Community Theater’s fall production of “Company.” The musical comedy is based on a set of short stories by George Furth about married couples in 1970’s New York City. The music is written by Stephen Sondheim, whose first foray into...

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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...
The month of November is synonymous with cold, the beginning flurries of snow, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the color orange. You might think that’s funny, but it is true! As the end of October...
The tradition of a roasted or grilled turkey adorns the tables in many homes on Thanksgiving. Not everyone likes turkey, and it’s okay to have chicken, beef or pork. Every year, I share a recipe for...
Six members of the Buffalo High School girls swim team are heading to the state tournament in two relays and two individual events after successes at the Section 8AA tournament last Friday and...
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...

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