The Drummer       On January 31, 2020, I wrote an article in the Yard and Garden News about how to prepare soil for planting blueberries. Today, I want to provide some tips for establishing a raspberry patch, based on...
Division Street in downtown Buffalo was deserted on Saturday morning following Governor Walz’ closure of all non-essential businesses. (Submitted photo)
Division Street in downtown Buffalo was deserted on Saturday morning following Governor Walz’ closure of all non-essential businesses. (Submitted photo)
Parents should watch for details through the district parent/staff notification system, the district Facebook page, and the district website. (Photo by Doug Voerding)
This week, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose District 877 continued to distribute free lunches and breakfasts during what would be spring break on the school calendar. The bagged meals are free and available for all children, age 18 and under, at Parkside Elementary, Hanover Elementary, and Montrose...
Scott Thielman
With Governor Tim Walz closing schools from March 16-27 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that left many teachers and administrators two weeks to prepare for the upcoming distance learning curriculum that will take effect for Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose students beginning Monday, April 6. Some schools...
Adapted from the City of Buffalo,   The Governor has ordered closure of all non-essential activities from March 27th-April 10th.  Essential City services will remain available.  Rest assured your police and fire safety crews, as well as core utility services like your...
The melanistic, or black squirrels, are exactly the same species as the gray squirrels, but the black ones have a variant form of a specific gene which produces more dark pigment. In other words, they have a rogue gene that causes them to have black pigment in their hair.  (Photo by Stan Tekiela)
I often enjoy the more common side of nature. The nature in our own backyards or neighborhood park. The nature that we see every day but seems to go unnoticed because it’s so common. For example, the eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), is likely the most common squirrel species in the...
A few trapshooters brave the elements during a winter snowstorm on Dec. 1 at Buffalo Gun Club. Despite the snow, cold, wet conditions and winds gusting at 20-25 miles per hour, Don Wilness came away as the top shooter in Class A that day, connecting on 46 out of 50 targets. Pictured (left-right) were Jackpot shooters from Dec. 1: Don Wilness, Joel Johnson, David Maples, and K.C. Hetzel. See weekly Jackpot winners on Page 13A. (Photo courtesy of Buffalo Gun Club Facebook page)
Buffalo Gun Club prides itself as a place where trapshooters can compete rain, snow, or shine. But this past winter was a rare exception. For four weeks out of 30, the Gun Club was forced to cancel its weekly Sunday afternoon Jackpot Shoot. Two of those weeks were weather related. The most recent...
Class of 2009 graduate Dani Iverson (above) was a key player on the 2008-09 Bison softball team that finished 17-7 overall. That year was the first winning season for Buffalo since 2005. Class of 2009 graduate Danielle Goodfellow (above) fields a grounder during the team’s opening week of spring...


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