The Drummer

December 13, 2018 This time of year, each day I plan what I need to do. Getting ready for Christmas is a big deal at the Dixon house. Yesterday I baked all day, four different kinds of cookies; two of the kinds needed frosting. I didn’t get the one kind frosted. So, this morning, that was my plan...
By the time many of you will read this, Christmas will have wrapped up like a present with a nice little bow on top. Or, if you’re like me, holiday plans stretch all the way into the New Year for many of us, and you’ve got another few parties on your calendar, yet. I am pleased and encouraged in...
Scholarships South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Zoe Kunz, a graduate nursing student from Hanover, is the 2018-19 recipient of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation Scholarship for West River Nursing at South Dakota State University. She is the daughter of Tony and Teresa Harrer, and a 2013...
Many times at the conclusion of every year, we sit back and think about the 365 days that seemed to pass in what many will recall as a “blink of an eye.” We’re all another year older, a little bit wiser, and share the promise of another year unfolding before us: 2019. Thinking back to 2018...
January Ordinances from the city code were amended. The parking lot created by the city’s removal of a house behind River Inn was leveled. An alarm system was installed in the new public works facility. Plans were made for a city clean-up day. Changes in the city code on gambling regulations were...
January Water usage rates in Montrose were raised to help fund improvements to the water system with the estimated $17,500 increase to be used for a future well and wellhouse, which have been on the city’s capital improvement plan for at least eleven years. James Swartzer, Jr., was hired as...
On Sunday, January 6, Sheriff Joe Hagerty will officially hand off the baton of being the Wright County’s top law enforcement officer to Sean Deringer, bringing to an end a career with the sheriff’s department that began in Sept. 1985. As he took a moment to reflect on his service to the residents...
I often find it difficult to keep focused, pun intended, on what I need to be doing. I mean, nature is filled with so many cool and interesting subjects that distract me from the task at hand. Every tiny aspect of nature is capable of catching my eye and turning my head away from what I should be...
Student crashes into exam office during driver’s test A 17-year-old Monticello driver ironically crashed into the exam office in downtown Buffalo, while taking her driver’s exam. (Submitted photo)   Park Lane Apartments goes down in November Park Lane Apartments saw demolition in early October of...
1 Delano Boys Hoops Led by point guard Calvin Wishart, the Delano boys’ basketball team won the school’s first-ever basketball state championship with a 65-61 victory over Columbia Heights in the Class AAA state title game last March at Target Center in Minneapolis. Wishart, a freshman guard at...

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   Buffalo High School homecoming candidates were announced at a special assembly on Monday, September 17. Above are, front row from left, homecoming queen candidates Kwynn Kalamaha, Audrey Green,...
Buffalo running back Riley Habisch (23) rushed for 156 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns in a wild 80-70 home loss to Elk River last Friday. The 150 combined points set a new state record...
Members of the community were invited to dress up in symbolic colors, such as pink for breast cancer, for the event.  Vendors provided a variety of goods and services on September 13, as downtown Buffalo hosted the rebranded “Street Party of Hope,” formerlly “Pink Street Party.” See more photos inside this week’s edition. (Photo by Arynn Maznio)
On Thursday, September 13, the streets of downtown Buffalo were alive with the sounds of laughter and music, as members of the community came together to offer support and encouragement for those...
The Hanover City Council on Tuesday, September 18, gave preliminary approval to a six percent or $102,202 increase in the certified levy for 2019. However, the tax rate of 44.7 percent is less than...
Buffalo City Council met on Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m.  As the end of the year looms closer, planning is underway to address upcoming city financing and levies.  Administrator Merton Auger...
On Tuesday, September 18, Wright County Commissioners heard from Greg Pickard, Veterans Service Officer, regarding the coming grant season for County services. “Service tripled this year from 2017,”...
Buffalo Community Theater is excited to announce the cast of their fall musical comedy: Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” This talented group of performers from Buffalo and other nearby communities...
Don’t miss out on the 9th Annual Gala Fundraiser for Love INC-Big Woods! It will be held on Sunday, October 7, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.  The keynote speaker will be...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has placed Wright County under an emergency quarantine, which went into effect Thursday, September 13, after emerald ash borer (EAB) was found along the...
Delrose Ahlm, 90 Delrose Bertha Ahlm, 90, of Buffalo, passed away September 3. She was born April 25, 1928 in St. Michael, to William and Mary (Otten) Weber. Delrose was raised in Buffalo, and...

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