The Drummer

Exploring the desert at night ranks up there as one of my most favorite adventures. Recently, I was in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona searching for the elusive Western Screech-Owl.  After driving many miles deep into the dark desert, I had parked my truck near a dry creek bed, which in this...
It’s not a secret that life can be difficult. Whether you face financial difficulty, or you’re in a season of long-term illness, stress seems to be the most persistent emotion in the back of our minds. One minute someone gets a life-altering diagnosis from the doctor, and in the next, there’s an...
Offense has been the focus in recent practices for the Buffalo boys’ hockey team. The result? – a whole lot of defense. The Bison recorded their fourth consecutive shutout last week with a 4-0 home win last Thursday over Princeton. Two nights later, they earned a 3-0 road win at Chisago Lake. The...
In one of the more dominant performances of the season, the Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team needed only nine events to clinch a 98-80 road win last Thursday over Chisago Lakes. The Bison placed first in all 12 events, and led 98-42 after taking 10 of 14 points in the 200 freestyle relay. Finishing...
Head Coach Dave Carothers had a plan that was executed to near-perfection in last Saturday’s 2-0 road win at No. 5 ranked Brainerd. “Brainerd is a really, really good team,” Carothers said. “Our game plan going in was to have our first line try and shutdown their first line.” Buffalo’s top line of...
Only a freshman, Owen Herbst has already establishing himself as one of the elite wrestlers in the state. Herbst has compiled a record of 22-5 this season, three of those wins coming in last Friday’s individual conference tournament in which he claimed his first-career conference title at 145...
I’m so blessed to have two lovely granddaughters. Yesterday, my granddaughter Tia came out to organize some of my cupboards. The first one was my messy cupboard with my plastic containers. Every time I reached to take one out, four more fell out. It was a mess. Now it looks so neat and organized....
All this cold, flurries, and “polar vortex” talk has successfully kept me huddled inside like a hibernating bear; snuggled up in sweatshirts and drinking a variety of teas, cocoas, and coffees, thanks to my trusty Keurig. If you’re anything like me, this week has not been the most fun time for you...
Graduations Univ. of Minnesota Crookston The following students graduated following the fall 2018 semester. Annandale - Kathryn Novotny, BS. Accounting. Montrose - Lexi Salonek, BS, Horticulture.   The College of St. Scholastica Taylor Pilger, of Maple Lake, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA...
Michael Bialke, 67 Michael (Mike) Severyn Bialke passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 21. He was born on April 22, 1951 in Minneapolis.  Mike was a local professional painter in Buffalo for 30+ years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mike is survived by: his mother, Ceceila Bialke...

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We all had grand dreams when we were kids.  For some, they dreamed of traveling the far reaches of space as astronauts, while others just wanted to pilot the rocket ship. Others wanted to be cowboys...
It was no mystery who last Thursday’s opponent was for the Buffalo boys’ basketball team. Owners of a 12-0 record and No. 2 ranking in Class 3A coming in, Princeton was just one of nine teams in the...
Ten teams competed in this year’s Buffalo Gymnastics Invitational. Among the 10, half compete in Section 8AA. With the section tourney less than a month away, Buffalo, Brainerd, Elk River, Moorhead,...
Last Thursday’s 6-0 home win over Rogers was an emotional evening for members of the Buffalo boys’ hockey team, particularly for sophomore forward Jordan Zelenak. Not long after the game’s opening...
Year one for the Buffalo Coyotes co-op Adapted Floor Hockey team was a learning experience for everyone. Head Coach Ruth Clarke is hoping to build off last year’s highs, which saw the inaugural team...
In 1967, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke embarked on an adventure in moviemaking history that would capture hearts and audiences far and wide in “Mary Poppins,” which is perhaps one of Disney’s most...
I think the four squirrels that live in my front yard, think they are birds. I had a bird feeder hanging from a hook on the side of a tree. The squirrels were out there eating all the time. My son...
Whether or not you attended a Christmas service at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in December, you may have heard of the church’s most recent accomplishment: a completed renovation of their...
For years, Wright County has debated the merits of operating county government with a county coordinator as opposed to a county administrator. At the Jan. 15th meeting of the Wright County Board, the...
In preparation for future developments coming to the city, the Montrose City Council on Monday, January 14, approved several changes to the park land dedication ordinance. The changes allow...

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