Longtime Mondovi Conservation Club president Al Urness recently passed the leadership torch to Krista Nygaard. The club’s Board of Directors nominated Nygaard as a candidate for president at its Feb. 6 meeting and she came out ahead in the ensuing vote. Nygaard is the first woman to lead the Conservation Club in its nearly 60-year history.
  by Beth Kraft   The Mondovi Conservation Club Board recently voted in favor of a first in the club’s more than half-century of history: a female president. Krista Nygaard was nominated and...
Longtime Mondovi Conservation Club president Al Urness recently passed the leadership torch to Krista Nygaard. The club’s Board of Directors nominated Nygaard as a candidate for president at its Feb. 6 meeting and she came out ahead in the ensuing vote. Nygaard is the first woman to lead the Conservation Club in its nearly 60-year history.
Mondovi Fire Chief Steve Anderson (left) recently presented the fire department’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year award to Bob Myren, a 10-year member of the MFD who handles all routine vehicle maintenance work for the department’s fleet.
  by Beth Kraft   Small communities rely heavily on volunteers in many capacities, and fire protection services are no exception. To keep pace with ever-present demands, recruitment is a must for the...
Mondovi Fire Chief Steve Anderson (left) recently presented the fire department’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year award to Bob Myren, a 10-year member of the MFD who handles all routine vehicle maintenance work for the department’s fleet.
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.
Longtime Mondovi Conservation Club president Al Urness recently passed the leadership torch to Krista Nygaard. The club’s Board of Directors nominated Nygaard as a candidate for president at its Feb. 6 meeting and she came out ahead in the ensuing vote. Nygaard is the first woman to lead the Conservation Club in its nearly 60-year history.
Mondovi Fire Chief Steve Anderson (left) recently presented the fire department’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year award to Bob Myren, a 10-year member of the MFD who handles all routine vehicle maintenance work for the department’s fleet.
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.

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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...
Devin Oesau converted a layup off the fast break. The senior scored a game-high 24 points that evening as the Panthers survived a late-game push from the Eagles to take the 74-69 win.
  by Desmond Davis and Nick Urness, student writers   The Gilmanton boys moved to 4-0 on the season last week with a pair of key Dairyland Conference victories. On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Panthers...
Senior Mattie Mahlum knocked down a bucket in the paint. Mahlum had a game-high 23 points for Mondovi as the Lady Buffs held off a late rally from Spring Valley to take the 57-55 victory.
by Bailey Van Den Heuvel, student writer   Last week, our girls played two games, one on Tuesday, Dec. 9, against Aquinas, and one on Thursday, Dec. 11, against Spring Valley. The girls came out on...
Dan Linse, vineyard manager of Linse Vines, helped load containers of grapes onto a pallet for transport down to the farm. The grape-growing operation on the Linse family’s rural Mondovi farm sprung up in 2008.
  by Beth Kraft   The Linse family has farmed the German Valley area north of Modena for about 150 years, but growing grapes on its rolling hills is a new venture that has produced a fresh challenge...
The Nelson family received a special tour of the governor’s mansion in Madison from Gov. Scott Walker while Nick recorded a trip to his 50th state capitol in August.
  by Beth Kraft   At 15 years old, Nick Nelson has visited more U.S. states than most people do in an entire lifetime. Not only that, but the Mondovi High School student has stopped at all 50 state...
The Mondovi Conservation Club has offered a free deer carcass drop-off site to area residents for the past three years. Donated deer hides help the club fund the program, but this year someone has made off with many of the hides valued at upwards of $600.
  by Beth Kraft   Local hunters typically donate dozens of deer hides each year to help offset the cost of a deer carcass drop-off site at the Mondovi Conservation Club that works to keep area...
BCHA president Brenda Gruber walked Roger back to his kennel after an exercise run outside. Members of the volunteer-based organization put in countless hours each year to help care for the county’s stray animals.
  by Beth Kraft   If there’s one thing Buffalo County Humane Association members Brenda Gruber and Cindy Krett know all too well, it’s that good things don’t come easy or cheap. The pair are part of...
Representatives of the Eleva-Strum School District and community accepted a “Standing up for Rural Wisconsin” award from State Superintendent Tony Evers (center) last month. Accepting the award on behalf of E-S were, pictured, left to right, Marty Kempf, E-S elementary principal; Craig Semingson, E-S superintendent; Ann Kisor, community member; and Talitha Kempf, E-S elementary guidance counselor.
  by Beth Kraft   A little over a year ago, the Eleva-Strum School District kick-started a new program to reduce student hunger issues and address the needs of the elderly population in the area...
  by Beth Kraft   Lengthy discussions by city leaders and community members alike concerning the best way to go about hiring the City of Mondovi’s next chief of police may lead to action by the City...

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