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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Members of the 2014-15 Gilmanton High School varsity girls basketball team include, front, left to right, Jordyn Bloom, Morgan Bork, Lexie Severson, Makayla Saul, Bryanna Reidt; back, Gabrielle Saul, Morgan Fillmore, Hailey Bork, Johanna Wulff, Julia Branger, Rachel Hovey. Not pictured—Paige Lieberman.
  by Morgan Bork, student writer   Last week was a busy one for the Gilmanton girls basketball team as the squad traveled to Cornell for a non-conference game and to Wabasha-Kellogg for their holiday...
  by Bailey Van Den Heuvel, student writer   On the girls’ final day of school before break, they made a long trip to make up their previously-canceled non-conference game against Division 2 Holmen...
Nick Nelson was surprised by a large group consisting of family members, friends, power soccer teammates and Make-A-Wish reps for a party in his honor prior to a team practice session at Anthony Elementary on Saturday, Dec. 20.
  by Beth Kraft   Nick Nelson isn’t exactly what most would consider chatty, but the stoic Mondovi High School sophomore couldn’t help but crack a big smile while demonstrating his skills operating...
The 20-foot Christmas tree that has graced downtown Mondovi since early December now resembles more of a holiday shrub since vandals snapped off the top of the tree and broke several decorations the weekend before Christmas.
  by Beth Kraft   Scrooge apparently made an unwelcome stop in Mondovi before Christmas, resulting in irreparable damage to the giant, 20-foot Christmas tree that made a festive debut in downtown...
Adding on a new holiday giving effort this year, Lookout Legends 4-H youth and parents combined their talents to make 12 fleece tie blankets to donate to area residents in need. 4-Hers also went shopping for local kids in need and acted as Salvation Army bell ringers this holiday season.
  The Lookout Legends 4-H Club recently completed its annual slate of Christmas community service projects and added on a new effort this year. In keeping with Lookout Legends traditions, members...
The 2014-15 Mondovi High School wrestling team
  The Mondovi wrestling team hosted Regis-McDonell for a dual meet on Tuesday, Dec. 16, with the Buffaloes coming out on top by a score of 42-39. Winning matches for Mondovi were: 120—Austin Fedie,...
  by Beth Kraft   With the new year fast approaching, the Mondovi School Board was hard at work drafting interview questions for superintendent candidates at its most recent meeting, held Monday, Dec...
Beating a pair of E/PC defenders, junior Blake Purdy cut down the lane toward the basket. Purdy had a big game for Mondovi with a double-double, scoring 16 points in the 57-47 decision over the Wolves on Thursday night, Dec. 18.
  by Beth Kraft   The Mondovi boys basketball team recorded two more victories last week and moved to 2-0 in Dunn-St. Croix Conference play heading into the holiday break. It’s a start many may not...
Putting up a shot, senior Mattie Mahlum took contact from Colfax’s Cheyenne Olson. Mahlum led the Buffaloes with 13 points in a 54-27 loss to the Vikings last week.
  by Bailey Van Den Heuvel, student writer   The Mondovi Lady Buffaloes played in two challenging Dunn-St. Croix Conference games against Boyceville and Colfax last week. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the...
Eleva-Strum bus driver Ramona Hanson retired earlier this month after spending over 40 years as a daily route driver for the district. The chance to interact with local youth each day as a positive force in their lives is a big part of what kept her in the driver’s seat all these years, Ramona says. She and her husband, Howard Hanson, who retired from the district in May, spent a combined total of 80+ years driving E-S students to and from school.
  by Beth Kraft   Driving school bus is in the Hanson family’s blood.  Both Howard and Ramona Hanson of Strum began driving bus routes for the Eleva-Strum School District beginning in the 1970s....

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