The Drummer

I’ve mentioned before that if I were pressed to choose a western to watch, it’d be a Clint Eastwood one – specifically, The Outlaw Josey Wales. What that says about me as a person, I haven’t quite figured out yet. Anyway, back to my point – with a renown acting and directing repertoire, it’s no...
Academic Honors Benedictine College Atchison, KS (3.5-4.0) The following student was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. St. Michael - Emily Ruhland.   Univ. of Wisconsin Superior (3.5-4.0) The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. Albertville...
Alfred Betcher, 94 Alfred I. Betcher, 94, of Buffalo, passed away December 30, 2018. He was born in Minneapolis, on November 16, 1924, the son of Frederick William Betcher and Loretta Marie Mechenick. He was baptized at St. Steven’s Catholic Church and confirmed at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in...
After a less-than-white Christmas, snow arrived on the scene across the state, just in time to ring in the New Year. Minnesota was expected to drop 40 degrees in 24 hours on Monday, December 31, bringing with it hefty winds, rainshowers, and snow accumulation. Above, you can see Buffalo Lake from...
For the most part, 2018 was a year the Wright County Board of Commissioners is glad to see over. In early summer, it became apparent to them that the county’s budget and levy were going to need to take an unprecedented spike – a levy increase of 17.3 percent – and the decision was made to swallow...
The Star Tribune reported on January 1 that 19-year -old Noah Johnson, of Big Lake, was killed after his vehicle spun into another vehicle’s path just northwest of the Twin Cities. The other motorist included 41-year-old Tamra Korbel of Buffalo, and her passenger, 12-year old Davianna Keller, who...
If you’re a Buffalonian, or are around the area, you might be familiar with Buffalo’s Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau – or, you might be one of many who just don’t really get what a Chamber entity is, or what its role is within a community. Regardless of who you are, there’s a group for you...
In past years, the Schwan’s Cup has been anything but tasty for the Buffalo girls’ hockey team. Owners of a 3-6 record the past three years at the annual holiday tournament at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine, Buffalo came into this year’s tourney with a different mindset. “I didn’t expect...
This year’s Buffalo Basketball Invitational turned into Wright County bragging rights. With snowy weather forcing Pipestone to decline its invitation, the invite came down to a triangular between Buffalo, Annandale, and Monticello. Buffalo ended the invite a perfect 2-0. Monticello was 1-1, and...

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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)  ...
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...
The Buffalo boys’ hockey team will be the only Mississippi 8 squad yet to play a conference game when the calendar flips to January 2019. While some teams have played as many as five conference games...
Having only three divers on this year’s Buffalo boys’ swim/dive team has its plusses and minuses. For Bison diving coach Heather Peterson, she’s focusing mostly on the positives. “Last year we had...
With only one game scheduled over a 13-day span, the Buffalo girls’ hockey team has had plenty of practice time. For head coach Dave Carothers, practice in the offensive zone is still a work in...
On Wednesday, December 12, Wright County community members banded together in Buffalo to usher in the holiday spirit on 5th Street Northeast, where the the Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train rolled into...

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