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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  A 52-year-old Amish man from rural Mondovi was sentenced in Pepin County Court to five years in prison last week for repeated sexual assault crimes he admitted to committing about a decade ago....
Bob Parr and his grandson, Trent Parr, tagged a deer on the opening day of Wisconsin’s gun deer season at Joe’s Shop Kwik in Mondovi. Parr has turned helping hunters register their deer into a longstanding tradition and often has help from family members and friends.
  by Beth Kraft   Bob Parr hasn’t gone deer hunting since he was 23 years old. He doesn’t eat venison, either, and yet he hasn’t missed opening morning of gun deer season in over 35 years. Instead of...
  The “Small Town Christmas” electric light parade will hit the streets of Mondovi for the fifth-straight year this Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Mondovi Women’s Business...
Two pickup trucks driven by rural Mondovi residents were involved in an accident early last week on snow-covered roads at the intersection of State and Water streets. The impact sent one of the vehicles down a steep embankment where it struck a tree, resulting in minor injuries for the 70-year-old driver.
  by Beth Kraft   Two Mondovi-area men were involved in an accident on Mondovi’s south side on Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, resulting in a traffic citation for one driver and medical assistance for the...
Dr. Andy Van Roo recently began operating his Mondovi chiropractic office as a private practice, making good on a longtime ambition. Van Roo Chiropractic’s staff also includes Rachel Sosalla, left, Dr. Van Roo’s office manager for the past 15 years, and CT Diane Weber, right, who has been with the practice for eight years.
  by Beth Kraft   There’s a new sign up in front of Dr. Andy Van Roo’s office, but the Mondovi chiropractor plans to continue to offer the same services to his patients that have made him a go-to in...
Travis Dewitz, a former Mondovi student who now makes his mark as a professional photographer in the Eau Claire area, recently released a book featuring deer hunting scenes from around the local area.
  by Beth Kraft   Travis Dewitz has long held an interest in preserving key, fleeting moments in the world around him with his camera. From senior portraits to images showcasing corporate business...
Mondovi technology education teacher Shay Lehman gave students pointers last week while they worked in groups to design bridges using 3D CAD software called SolidWorks—new to Mondovi this year. Classes like Lehman’s blueprint reading and problem solving course will soon become part of the new CDM Manufacturing Pathways program available to Mondovi and Durand students.
  by Beth Kraft, Mondovi Herald-News, and Christina Lindstrom, The Courier-Wedge   Though still in its infancy, a new collaborative program involving two local high schools and a technical college...
Winter has an early grip on the Mondovi area, no doubt inspiring many local snowmobile enthusiasts to ready their sleds for the season. An approved expansion of city snowmobile routes will allow many more residents to reach the trails from their homes this year provided that they complete the proper paperwork.
by Beth Kraft Snowmobile access will be opened up to include more streets in the City of Mondovi this winter, but residents who wish to reach local trails from their homes will be required to obtain...

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Eleva-Strum tech ed teacher and Cardinal Manufacturing advisor Craig Cegielski was recently named the Wisconsin Rural Teacher of the Year as presented by Jerry Fiene, executive director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, on Nov. 13.
  by Beth Kraft   Since joining the Eleva-Strum School District in 2005, teacher Craig Cegielski has virtually revolutionized Central High School’s technology education program by introducing a...
A long line of Dukes of Hazzard fans wound around the “General Lee,” at Cardinal Manufacturing’s annual open house event, held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Eleva-Strum Central.
  by Beth Kraft   Dukes of Hazzard fans, manufacturing professionals and members of the Eleva-Strum community had at least one thing in common last week—they all crossed paths at Cardinal...

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