The Drummer

As I slowed to stop at the intersection one day while driving home, I noticed a farmer had his tractor out and about. The sight wasn’t encouraging at all – his rig was stuck, and he was looking depressed; mud up to the wheel-wells in his farmyard. I had the simple thought that this was a typical...
Academic Honors Knox College Galesburg, IL The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 winter term. Delano - Rachel Ditty. Rockford - Tatiana Topoluk.
Flood waters from the South Fork of the Crow River in Delano and from the Crow River in Rockford and Hanover are receding. The National Weather Service in Minnesota estimated that on Sunday, March 31, and Monday, April 1, the river in Delano moved down into the moderate flood stage of 17.5 feet and...
For the last several months, the Wright County Board of Commissioners has danced around the issue of whether or not the county is going to invest in building a new Government Center. At the April 2 meeting of the board, it became obvious that the plan is to move forward quickly to finalize the...
More than a year ago, the Buffalo City Council authorized a study of the city’s housing market and how the city’s goals and policies best suit the community’s short-term and long-term residential needs. That study is now complete, and City Planner Steve Grittman of Northwest Associated Consultants...
Upcoming performances are this week: April 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 The play, which takes place largely on a lovely Southern veranda will transport you away from the winter that won’t go away, to a lovely setting in Georgia.  It will also warm your hearts, as you get to know the unique ladies of “...
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain   Perhaps one of the greatest authors in the history of literature, Mark Twain’s repertoire of stories include:  “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” “The...
It was 2015 when Buffalo last won the conference title in boys golf. Since then, the Bison have watched St. Michael-Albertville hoist the Mississippi 8 championship trophy the past three years. With six returning varsity golfers back from last year’s team that finished just 28 strokes back of STMA...
A tale of two records. Judging by last season’s results, an 8-13 overall record may look like a down year for the Buffalo boys’ tennis team, which included a 7-0 loss to top-seed Wayzata in the quarterfinal round of the Section 5AA tournament. The non-conference loss was a common theme for Buffalo...
There are two-sport athletes, and then there is Tianna Kosek. The Buffalo High School senior will be recognized on Wednesday, April 10 at the BHS gymnasium when she joins some fellow classmates to sign their National Letter of Intent to participate in collegiate athletics. A three-time state...

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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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Each year, I participate in at least one, but usually two, Christmas Bird Counts. What is a Christmas Bird Count you say? Well the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) all started a long time ago, in a galaxy...
Being a film enthusiast always comes with that one, inevitable question that I, personally, always hate answering. It comes from someone of every avenue in the business of enjoyment: the genuinely...

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