The Drummer

(Caution, watch for political insensitivity)  Fair warning, this column is not for the politically sensitive. It’s unfortunate that there is so much I’d like to discuss this week in my column, and only so much room in which to do it. I’m keeping a running list of column topics at my desk these...
Graduations Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire    The following students graduated following the fall 2019 semester.    Monticello -  Maria Becker, BSN, Nursing and Spanish; Murphi Williams, BS, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology.   Academic Honors Bemidji State Univ. (4.0)    The following students were...
Sunfish and Crappies on Maple Lake, Rock Lake, Granite Lake, Big Swan, Lake Sylvia, Clearwater, Limestone, Indian, Sugar & Lake Marie. Catching them on wax worms, minnows & euro larvae. Fishing for Northerns on Lake Mille Lacs open until the end of March. Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297
While the polls may not have been as busy this year, Minnesota did not fail to make its voice heard in the 2020 Presidential Primary. The state and Wright County voted for Joe Biden as its winner. This photo was taken at BHS, which is Precinct 1.  (Submitted photo)
Minnesota, along with 13 other states, went to the polls Tuesday, March 3, to make their voices heard in the 2020 Presidential Primary. Known as “Super Tuesday,” this day comes early in the United States presidential primary season, and is when the greatest number of U.S. states hold primary...
Sheriff Sean Deringer (left) and Deputy Matt Treichler (right) went for the Polar Plunge last year. This year’s plunge is Saturday, March 7, at Sturges Park.  (Photo by Miriam Orr)
“Brrr”ing it on! It’s never too early to sign up for the Polar Plunge. Come show your support for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) and learn firsthand what it means to be “freezin’ for a reason’!” It takes courage, bravery and a little bit of crazy to be a Polar Plunger. Plungers put it all on the...
The Buffalo City Council on Monday, March 2, called for the sale of bonds to finance the construction of the new fire station, the purchase of equipment, and the financing of water and sewer projects. The bond sale will be in three parts, according to Nick Anhut of Ehlers and Associates. The first...
Wright County is now officially a “Second Amendment Dedicated County” according to a resolution to that effect that was passed by the members of the Board of Wright County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 3. The resolution is a commitment to rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S....
Hundreds of spectators traveled to Canterbury Park on Leap Day to watch athletes and riders participate in the “Extreme Skijoring” event. Among the numerous competitors were many Wright County residents, including Macy Diehl (above), of Buffalo, who towed racers in the event. (Photos by Miriam Orr)
The weather on Saturday, Feb. 29 was not only beautiful for Leap Day, but it was also perfect for a day at the track. Hundreds of folks traveled to Canterbury Park in Shakopee to watch Extreme Horse Skijoring and Weiner Dog Races, two very unique and competitive sports. For those unfamiliar,...
Bison senior diver Quincy Kabe placed fifth in last weekend’s Class AA state diving competition. Kabe’s score of 370.70 was the highest score and finish for any Buffalo diver at state. (Photos by Rob LaPlante) 
Senior diver, Quincy Kabe, took three extra steps up than he did a year ago on this year’s Class AA state podium. Kabe placed fifth in last Saturday’s final round of the state diving event with a score of 370.70. His score and placement broke his own school record set a year ago, when he finished...
Buffalo’s Ryan Scherber (top) shook off a first-round loss to place fourth in this year’s 132-pound weight class at last weekend’s Class 3A state tourney.
Two Buffalo wrestlers took two different paths to reach the podium at this year’s Class AA state tournament last weekend at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Ryan Scherber placed fourth at 132 pounds. Owen Herbst placed sixth at 160. Both wrestlers came away feeling satisfied with their results. For...

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The Wright County Fair is always packed with a variety of entertainment for the whole family.  The 2019 Wright County Fair, running from July 24-28 will continue that tradition in a big way. The...
Excerpt by Miriam Orr For weeks, those men gathered in Philedelphia on the day of July 4, 1776 sat in deliberation of revolution.  I don’t think a man in Independance Hall could fathom what the...
The Buffalo American Legion Post 270 baseball team hit a bit of a speedbump the past two weeks in its summer schedule. After a 6-0 start, the Bison (9-3) have since gone 3-3, which included recent...
A favorable schedule couldn’t have come at a better time for a slumping Buffalo Bulldogs team. The past week, the Bulldogs posted a 3-0 record over a five-day stretch against the North Star League’s...
The Buffalo and North Branch Coaches vs. Cancer boys’ basketball game last Feb. 28 raised a grand total of $5,571.77. Money was raised by selling t-shirts, a silent auction, TV raffle, halftime game...
Can you think of one food that is served in most homes at least two times a week? Yes, it’s pizza. You heat it, and eat it; eat it when it’s hot, eat it when it’s cold; reheat it for a snack. Most...
On my commute into work, there is an American flag which flies proudly in the lawn of a dairy farmer, not far from my home. Right on the corner, I see it proudly wave. My heart never fails to swell...
Look for bigger largemouth bass,sunfish, and crappies on the 10-14 foot weedlines of Clearwater Lake, Pleasant Lake, Sugar Lake, Lake Sylvia, and Maple Lake. Walleyes are being taken with leeches or...
A few walleyes are being taken with leeches and minnows on Buffalo Lake, Cokato Lake, and Clearwater Lake in 8 to 15 feet. Sunfish and bass continue to be found along the shorelines and docks of most...
The 2019 Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo came and left last weekend, kicking off on Wednesday, June 19 with a free family night and ending on Saturday, June 22. Weather conditions kept many home on...

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