The Drummer

We’ve all been thinking the same thing: When is spring going to get here? Between wondering if the groundhog got it right and how we’re going to dig out from beneath the seemingly never-ending blanket of snow, it stands to say that it’s been a rough February. Rough, especially, since we didn’t have...
The issue of the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Minnesota lakes has been a hot-button issue as the spread of zebra mussels and starry stonewort have infested some lakes to the point of no return to water quality. Who is responsible for attempting to stop that spread has been a hot...
On Monday, February 25, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board met to discuss Capital Facilities and Long-Term Facility Maintenance (LTFM) requests for the 2019-20 fiscal year. These requests have been compiled through meetings with building principals, engineers from various disciplines,...
Micronesia in the South Pacific is a long way from Buffalo, Minnesota, nearly 6400 miles and 38 hours in the air. But that is where Buffalo attorney Richard Hermes is going after receiving a life-time appointment to the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). There, Hermes will...
It wasn’t her best meet of the season, but sophomore Madi Peters still was able to come away from last Saturday’s Class AA individual state gymnastics meet at the Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis as the 21st best in all-around.  Peters’ score of 36.10 was about a half point below her season average....
Buffalo’s first defeat in nearly two months was a costly one. Looking to advance to its first-ever section championship game, the Buffalo boys’ hockey team suffered a 3-0 road defeat in last Thursday’s Section 8AA semifinals at No. 1 seed Moorhead. It was the first time the No. 19 ranked Bison (17-...
All season, the Buffalo wrestling squad has relied heavily on its three-headed monster. Freshman Owen Herbst, sophomore Ryan Scherber, and senior Riley Habisch have provided Buffalo with stability in the lightweights, middleweights, and heavyweights. The three came into last Saturday’s individual...
Top-two is the goal for most swimmers and relay teams when they compete in the section meet, but for last Friday’s preliminary round, a fourth-place finish was the goal for members of the Buffalo 200 freestyle relay. “After the first day, we wanted to finish fourth in that event,” said Buffalo Head...
Some folks love the snow, others don’t like this much snow. To me, it reminds me of years ago, when we had high banks of snow. We have not had this much snow for years. I love it, it’s so white and pretty. The pine trees had snow tucked in each branch. Snowmobile people, ski people, are having...
Kenneth Beaupre, 32 Kenneth Kyle Beaupre, 32, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, February 21. He was born on August 7, 1986 in Minneapolis, the son of Kenneth Beaupre and LeAnn (Dahl) Waldvogel. Kenneth was preceded in death by: his father, Kenneth Beaupre; grandfather, Leo Dahl; his uncle,...

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Sometimes, you just never know where life will take you. You start your life off young and full of starry-eyed innocence; a bit naïve, but filled with confidence and hope for a better tomorrow....
The Buffalo wrestling squad was this year’s lone bracket buster in the Section 5-3A team tournament last Friday at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West. With three of the top-four seeds...
Last Saturday’s Section 8AA gymnastics meet in Brainerd got off to a rough start for Buffalo sophomore Madi Peters. After falling on one of her twist landings, Peters finished the routine in 16th...
Buffalo Head Coach Josh Ortmann breathed a sigh of relief prior to last Friday’s key showdown against St. Michael-Albertville. Trailing STMA by one and a half games for first place in the Mississippi...
What a difference a year makes. One year removed from suffering a season-ending loss to St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 8AA quarterfinals, this year’s Buffalo boys’ hockey team turned the...
Over the weekend I revisited a 2011 film that captivated the world almost a decade ago. Nominated for Academy Awards, Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTA’s, War Horse went on to win 17 titles for itself...
I’m sure the folks that wanted snow must be happy now. Plenty to enjoy snowmobiling, skiing, skating, all those wonderful winter activities. My daughter is taking 80 children down to Buck Hill in...
Despite the frustrating snow and chilling temperatures last weekend, the sky over Buffalo Lake was bright with color as enthusiasts of all kinds ventured to Sturges Park for the first-ever Kites on...
In light of the recent snow, the Fobbe family, of Buffalo, is at it again! Continuing the “big snowman” trend, the Fobbe’s made sure this year’s snowman topped the April 2018 13-footer. This snowman...
A complete job description will now be prepared for a part-time administrative assistant at city hall after the Montrose City Council gave approval for the new position at its meeting on Monday,...

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