Work began in mid-November to create a new, 12-bed assisted living wing within the existing ALC facility. Here, a wall between two former short-term rehab rooms was removed to make way for a common area for the new Hillview Senior Living unit.
  by Beth Kraft   Responding to a growing trend in senior care that favors assisted living over the traditional skilled nursing format, Mondovi’s American Lutheran Communities is again expanding its...
Work began in mid-November to create a new, 12-bed assisted living wing within the existing ALC facility. Here, a wall between two former short-term rehab rooms was removed to make way for a common area for the new Hillview Senior Living unit.
E-S fourth and fifth grade students tried out the climbing web at the new E-S Elementary playground.
  by Beth Kraft   Eleva Intermediate students went without a real playground for over two years, but fourth- and fifth-grade students were finally allowed to test out a new playground early last...
E-S fourth and fifth grade students tried out the climbing web at the new E-S Elementary playground.
Brenn’s Barn Boutique is home to old, new, used, repurposed and rustic home decor and antiques to suit a wide variety of customer tastes. It’s open four weekends per year with additional items offered year-round via consignment at “The Attic” in Eau Claire.
  by Beth Kraft and Nash Weiss   As the number of working farms across Wisconsin declines in favor of larger operations, countless barns across the state are left vacant and without purpose. But that...
Brenn’s Barn Boutique is home to old, new, used, repurposed and rustic home decor and antiques to suit a wide variety of customer tastes. It’s open four weekends per year with additional items offered year-round via consignment at “The Attic” in Eau Claire.
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.
Work began in mid-November to create a new, 12-bed assisted living wing within the existing ALC facility. Here, a wall between two former short-term rehab rooms was removed to make way for a common area for the new Hillview Senior Living unit.
E-S fourth and fifth grade students tried out the climbing web at the new E-S Elementary playground.
Brenn’s Barn Boutique is home to old, new, used, repurposed and rustic home decor and antiques to suit a wide variety of customer tastes. It’s open four weekends per year with additional items offered year-round via consignment at “The Attic” in Eau Claire.
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.

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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....
Mondovi’s Asher Realty agents Susan Loomis, left, and Lori Seipel, right, recently relocated their office to 675 E. Main St. from their former location on the city’s west side. Together, Loomis and Seipel hold 47 years of experience with local real estate listings.
  by Beth Kraft   Location, location, location—it’s a mantra often repeated to homebuyers and sellers and one that a local real estate office recently took to heart. Mondovi’s Asher Realty office...
  by Beth Kraft   To start off the new year, the Mondovi Fire Department will welcome a new fire chief. Following a recent vote by MFD members, longtime department member Steve Anderson was tabbed...
All eyes turned skyward as a pair of duct tape rockets propelled by bike pump took flight, soaring about 20 feet in the air. Gilmanton Elementary students built and launched their own rockets as part of a STEM initiative earlier this fall.
  Third and fourth grade students at Gilmanton Elementary recently had a chance to participate in a hands-on math and science lesson administered by Buffalo County’s UW-Extension office. Taking...
Battling at 138 pounds, senior Brett Larson worked to turn his advantage into an eventual pin—one of several recorded by the Buffaloes’ wrestlers that evening. Mondovi swept the majority of its matches during a dual meet with Indy/Gilmanton on Thursday, Dec. 11, winning 57-6.
  The Mondovi wrestling team hosted Independence/Gilmanton for a dual meet on Thursday, Dec. 11, coming out on top by a wide margin with a score of 57-6. Winning matches for Mondovi were: 120—Austin...

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