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A canopy of trees, swaying ever so graciously in the July breeze, beautifully outlines the drive to the Paulson farm. It’s quiet, save for the sound of birds and the slow bite of tires on gravel, as you approach the homestead. The silence is quickly interrupted, however, when you gently press the...
The Senior Male Athlete of the Year at Buffalo High School has had a number of qualified winners in past years. The 2019 recipient may be the best yet. Riley Habisch enjoyed a dream year his senior season, participating as a highly successful three-sports athlete in football, wrestling and track....
It didn’t take long for Jordan Zrust to make headlines entering her senior year at Buffalo High School. Just two games into the girls basketball season, Zrust became just the sixth player in school history to reach the milestone of 1,000 career points. Fast forward six months, and Zrust nearly led...
Some unlikely sources stepped up to the plate to help secure the No. 4 seed for the Buffalo Bulldogs in the upcoming Region 12C Amateur Baseball Tournament. Playing its third game in as many days, a shorthanded Bulldogs squad concluded its regular season schedule with an 8-7 home win last Friday...
Jerome Kirchner, 75 Jerome “Jerry” Francis Kirchner,  age 75, of Loretto, passed away on July 17, 2019 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. He was born the son of Henry and Viola (Engler) Kirchner on October 3, 1943 in Mankato. Jerry served his country in the United States Army during the...
Hopefully by next week, someone else will be writing Kitchen Delights. I just celebrated my 83rd birthday on July 2. It’s time to have someone else share recipes with you each week. I’m so very grateful to the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer, that they gave me this job. I’ve enjoyed...
Regarded as perhaps one of the top-grossing films of all time, Disney’s “The Lion King” captured the hearts of kids in 1994 and has continued to do so since its inception. I was barely functional in 1994, but I do remember this film, which went on to win countless awards for animation and sound in...
Engagement Scherber-Gentz Kayla and Jim Scherber, of Rogers, and Helane and Nyles Gentz, of Buffalo, announce the upcoming wedding of Adria Scherber and Nikolas Gentz. The bride-to-be’s grandparents are Marie and Bob Burlingame and Ann and the late Don Scherber. Grandparents of the prospective...
A four-story, 60-unit apartment building will now be built on the corner of 1st Avenue NW and 3rd Street NW, the former site of the St. Francis Xavier School, land now owned by the City of Buffalo. The Buffalo City Council on Monday, July 15, approved the request for a Planned Unit Development (PUD...
Musicals are often billed as fun for the whole family.  With Buffalo Community Theater’s “The Music Man,” that’s true not only for audiences, but for actors and directing staff, too.  BCT launched a mission to cast family members in this summer production. “BCT wanted to make the conscious effort...

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Disclaimer: If you’re a politically sensitive, easily-offended folk, this column and personal opinion may not be for you. Over dinner one evening, the family conversation pointed in a direction I...
Crankbaits or live-bait rigs and leeches are turning walleyes on Clearwater Lake, Cedar Lake, Swan Lake, Cocato Lake, and Buffalo Lake in 12 to 18 feet. The weed lines on Indian Lake, Sugar Lake,...
Buffalo High School Drum Majors from The HERD Marching Band return to their post after the placement of a purple wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia...
These two youngsters appear to have it all figured out, a new way to get more candy during the 130th annual Annandale Fourth of July parade on Thursday, July 4. Many of those in the parade...
On Monday, July 8, the Buffalo Planning Commission, on a 6-1 vote, decided to recommend a Planned Unit Development (PUD) with specific conditions for the First Avenue Lofts, an apartment building...
For years, the Wright County Sheriff’s Department has tried to reconcile the prices it charges cities for service contract hours dedicated to those municipalities. At the July 2 meeting, in an...
Before the State of Minnesota began in 1858, there were settlers seeking to establish pre-emption claims on land, or to purchase Military Bounty Warrants from land agents. Before the Village of...
In 2015, Head Coach Mike Beilke of the Buffalo varsity baseball team elected to manage his VFW squad in the summer league, instead of the American Legion team. The move seems to have paid dividends...
Incoming senior Tony Dahl suffered a major knee injury that will cost him his upcoming football and basketball seasons at Buffalo High School. The injury happened during the Breakdown USA Summer...
Damien Biegert
Brainerd is a destination hot spot over the July 4th holiday weekend. Among the hottest spots came on the baseball field, where the red-hot bats of the Buffalo American Legion Post 270 baseball team...

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