Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson (center left) accepted the donation of a new AED unit from the family of Steven D. Larson of Donnelly, Minn., on Nov. 23. The AED was gifted by the non-profit group “Papa’s Angels."
  by Beth Kraft   A non-profit group founded in honor of a cardiac arrest victim led to the recent donation of a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be placed in a Mondovi Police Department...
Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson (center left) accepted the donation of a new AED unit from the family of Steven D. Larson of Donnelly, Minn., on Nov. 23. The AED was gifted by the non-profit group “Papa’s Angels."
Red Cross volunteer Linda Nicastro presented to Mondovi Elementary students on Monday, Nov. 12, about ongoing disaster relief efforts. The elementary student council initiated a Penny War this week to raise money that will be donated to the Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Penny War donations will be accepted in the Mondovi Elementary office through Friday, Nov. 16.
  by Beth Kraft   With so many natural disasters in the news, from major hurricanes to devastating wildfires, the Mondovi Elementary Student Council was looking for a way to pitch in. It had been...
Red Cross volunteer Linda Nicastro presented to Mondovi Elementary students on Monday, Nov. 12, about ongoing disaster relief efforts. The elementary student council initiated a Penny War this week to raise money that will be donated to the Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Penny War donations will be accepted in the Mondovi Elementary office through Friday, Nov. 16.
Pastor Scott Johnson took command of the pulpit at Mondovi’s Zion Lutheran Church in late September. A west central Wisconsin native, Johnson and his family spent the past five years in Hillsdale, Mich., and are excited to get to know the Mondovi community.
  by Beth Kraft   Pastor Scott Johnson and his family of five recently made the move to Mondovi from Hillsdale, Michigan—their church home of the past five years—but already the Johnsons are excited...
Pastor Scott Johnson took command of the pulpit at Mondovi’s Zion Lutheran Church in late September. A west central Wisconsin native, Johnson and his family spent the past five years in Hillsdale, Mich., and are excited to get to know the Mondovi community.
A rendering shows how the front entrance near the large gym, commonly known as the “Buffalo Lobby,” could look. An addition would unify existing lobby areas between the large and multipurpose gyms, create a new space for the middle/high school office, and provide a more visible location for concessions and a school store, according to preliminary floor plans.
  by Nash Weiss   The School District of Mondovi will be asking voters to decide on an $18 million referendum question in the Nov. 6 election. The referendum can be traced back to the 2016-17 school...
A rendering shows how the front entrance near the large gym, commonly known as the “Buffalo Lobby,” could look. An addition would unify existing lobby areas between the large and multipurpose gyms, create a new space for the middle/high school office, and provide a more visible location for concessions and a school store, according to preliminary floor plans.
The main play structure was up as the Playground Build Day for the E-S Elementary playground entered the afternoon hours on Friday, Oct. 19.
  by Beth Kraft   A group of upwards of 25 volunteers from the Eleva and Strum communities pitched in on Friday, Oct. 19, to assemble a new playground behind the PK-5 building addition, their power...
The main play structure was up as the Playground Build Day for the E-S Elementary playground entered the afternoon hours on Friday, Oct. 19.
Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson (center left) accepted the donation of a new AED unit from the family of Steven D. Larson of Donnelly, Minn., on Nov. 23. The AED was gifted by the non-profit group “Papa’s Angels."
Red Cross volunteer Linda Nicastro presented to Mondovi Elementary students on Monday, Nov. 12, about ongoing disaster relief efforts. The elementary student council initiated a Penny War this week to raise money that will be donated to the Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Penny War donations will be accepted in the Mondovi Elementary office through Friday, Nov. 16.
Pastor Scott Johnson took command of the pulpit at Mondovi’s Zion Lutheran Church in late September. A west central Wisconsin native, Johnson and his family spent the past five years in Hillsdale, Mich., and are excited to get to know the Mondovi community.
A rendering shows how the front entrance near the large gym, commonly known as the “Buffalo Lobby,” could look. An addition would unify existing lobby areas between the large and multipurpose gyms, create a new space for the middle/high school office, and provide a more visible location for concessions and a school store, according to preliminary floor plans.
The main play structure was up as the Playground Build Day for the E-S Elementary playground entered the afternoon hours on Friday, Oct. 19.

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This space at the corner of McKinley and Vine streets could one day host part of a new Gordy’s County Market grocery store and gas station complex. A variance granted by the city’s zoning board in November would allow the store to exceed the usual 50-foot setback from McKinley and Vine streets. Gordy’s County Market officially acquired the property last month.
  by Beth Kraft   Land purchased by Gordy’s County Market late last year could eventually bring another gas and grocery option to the city. The Chippewa Falls-based grocery chain recently bought an...
Senior Gage Everson dropped in a layup off the fast break for a pair of his 17 points against the Indees. The host Cardinals used their press to blow the game wide open in the third quarter, outscoring Independence 20-8 en route to a 68-39 victory.
  by Doug Sands, student writer   The Eleva-Strum boys basketball team dominated the court over the holiday break, topping both Royall and Independence by impressive margins. On Tuesday, Dec. 30, the...
Snowmobiles present at the 2014 Vintage Snowmobile Show represented over 50 years of the sport’s history with over 100 sleds made by various manufacturers. The Mondovi-Gilmanton Sno-Blazers will host the third annual vintage show east of Mondovi this Saturday, Jan. 10, set to feature family-friendly activities, live music and raffle drawings.
  by Beth Kraft   Now in its third year, the Mondovi-Gilmanton Sno-Blazers’ Vintage Snowmobile Show continues to grow with plans to add live music to its event lineup, set to feature a wide variety...
Local resident Troy Marsolek recently added a second auto repair shop to expand his vehicle repair and mechanical service offerings to Mondovi. Marsolek has owned Lookout Auto Body just off Hwy. 121 since 2002.
  by Beth Kraft   Local mechanic Troy Marsolek has a long history with fixing up cars. From basic maintenance tasks to complete restorations, Marsolek holds over 25 years of experience in the auto...
  With a new year upon us, we need to remember as a community the issues that are important not only in 2015 but for the coming years. Although I haven’t had an editorial in the paper for a few weeks...
  Mondovi students just wrapped up their holiday break, but the Buffaloes’ wrestlers were hard at work last week. The Mondovi wrestling team traveled to River Falls for the 44-team Northern Badger...
  by Beth Kraft   The Mondovi boys basketball team battled stiff competition from its opponents at this year’s holiday tournament, hosted by La Crosse Aquinas, resulting in a pair of losses in non-...
Shanna Laehn fought off defensive pressure from Durand’s Ambree Schlosser. The Lady Buffs battled against the Panthers’ press throughout the game, lending to a tough 70-29 loss for Mondovi in the first game of the Bloomer Holiday Tournament on Monday, Dec. 29.
  by Bailey Van Den Heuvel, student writer   Over the holiday break, both of the Mondovi basketball teams made their way to their respective holiday tournaments. Our girls headed to Bloomer to kick...
Max Kimmerle, a German native, and Ashlie Koller of Mondovi were married in Pepin this past August. During their wedding ceremony, the couple incorporated a few unique German traditions, such as cutting out a large paper heart using small scissors to represent teamwork.
  by Dana Serum   In 2002, Mary Jo and Garnie LaBair became host parents to a foreign exchange student from Düsseldorf, Germany. This past summer, an invitation arrived in the LaBairs’ mailbox. The...
Mondovi senior Jake Ede looked to knock down a reverse layup. The Buffaloes’ offense exploded in the second quarter en route to a 50-38 victory for Mondovi over host Durand on Dec. 22.
  by Beth Kraft   The Mondovi boys basketball team notched its third straight victory last week with a solid 50-38 non-conference win over neighboring rival Durand in the team’s lone game of the week...

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