The Drummer

For the last five years, the Wright County Board of Commissioners have argued the merits of having a county coordinator or a county administrator. It appeared as though the matter was going to be decided at the Dec. 11 meeting of the county board, but, it seems clear that there remains a divide. At...
On Monday, December 10, the Montrose City Council approved adding $112,664 to the city’s tax levy, a ten percent increase over last year. The 2019 budget, which determines the tax levy, shows some minor changes with small increases or decreases in the various funds, but $100,000 was added to the...
“Everything happens for a reason.” At first acknowledgment, it seems passive and thoughtless; a convenient answer to get oneself off the hook of the sticky and difficult conversation. However, when we give it deeper thought, it is truly a selfless and courageous answer – one that looks at trials,...
Every year at this time, I tell myself I’m not going to bake so many cookies. I enjoy giving my cookies to loved ones. When I give to others, I feel the warmth that comes from demonstrating my appreciation of them, in the form of a thoughtful gift, I baked myself. I remind myself every day, that I...
After traveling nearly 500 miles in two days, the offense finally awoke during the third period of last Saturday’s road game at Moorhead. After being shutout 3-0 the prior evening in Roseau, the Bison girls’ hockey team responded with a 6-2 road win in Saturday’s afternoon game at Moorhead. Jada...
Five Bison wrestlers reached the podium in last Saturday’s Ethan Herman Memorial Tournament last Saturday at Chanhassen High School. Among the five, three stood at the top. Despite wrestling with six open weights, Buffalo was still able to produce 120 points, and a fourth-place finish in this year’...
It’s a small sample size, but early on, Buffalo Civic Center has proven to be a hostile environment for the road team. In three home games, the Bison are 2-0-1 and have outscored teams 14-3. The lone tie came last Thursday when St. Cloud rallied from a 3-1 deficit for a 3-3 tie. Special teams...
It’s only December, but two key losses have already made a huge impact on February. A 51-43 home defeat last Thursday to Elk River dropped the Bison’s record to 1-3 overall, more importantly, 0-2 in section games. “Of course it hurts. These are section games and we dropped two so far,” said Buffalo...
John Anderson, 85 John A. Anderson, 85, of Albertville, formerly of Maple Lake, died Saturday, December 8, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as celebrant. Burial followed at St. Timothy...
I can imagine there’s a lot of people out there who read my column and think I’m some variety of nuts. And I’m ok with that. I love cashews and almonds! As the holiday season comes around to salute the swiftly departing 2018 year, I listen to the Christmas carols hit the radios like a typhoon. The...

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Christmastime is here, and that calls for some musical celebration! The Buffalo Community Orchestra, along with the Wright County Chamber Chorus and wRight Ringers Community Handbell Ensamble will...
On December 15 and 16, see the Christmas story come to life at Buffalo Covenant Church! From 5 to 7 p.m. on both days, there will be a Living Nativity present to take you on an interactive, walk-...
It’s the 20th year of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Holiday Train coming to Buffalo on Wednesday, December 12. This year, the train will be stopping at a different location: 5th street, NE (CR...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, December 3, held its annual Truth-in-Taxation public hearing. The hearing is for the presentation of how much tax money will be collected and how that money will...
Why not shop for the holidays from the comfort of your own home this year? For the seventh year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society presents their annual Online Auction at www....
Last Saturday morning, December 1, fire destroyed an attached garage and all of its contents in Montrose. According to Montrose Fire Chief Kevin Triplett, the Montrose Fire Department was called at...
The Most Valuable Player of this year’s Bison football team is ready to make a run at his first state championship in wrestling. After setting school rushing records this past fall with 1,380 yards...
When first glancing at this year’s Buffalo gymnastics team, two glaring things pop out. With 16 gymnasts, numbers increased from last year’s total of 11, something that will prove valuable for the...
It was a bittersweet evening for Buffalo senior guard Jordan Zrust. Needing four points to reach 1,000 in her career, Zrust scored her fourth of 10 points in last Friday’s road game at Moorhead early...

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