Firefighters sprayed water on the wreckage to knock down dust and douse any hot spots as a backhoe exposed the interior of Leebo’s Bar & Grill in downtown Gilmanton. Due to the nature of the fire early Thursday, June 6, authorities said the building had to be torn down.
  by Beth Kraft   In less than 12 hours, Leebo’s Bar and Grill—one of the original buildings in downtown Gilmanton—was gone. An early-morning fire on Thursday, June 6, scrambled multiple fire...
Firefighters sprayed water on the wreckage to knock down dust and douse any hot spots as a backhoe exposed the interior of Leebo’s Bar & Grill in downtown Gilmanton. Due to the nature of the fire early Thursday, June 6, authorities said the building had to be torn down.
Members of the Mondovi School Board were first to turn dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, for the school’s $18 million renovation and expansion project that begins this summer. Pictured, left to right, are Board members Chris Rud, Barrett Brenner, Dan Linse, Ron Keys, Jean Sandberg and Lisa Heike.
  by Beth Kraft   As the school year came to a close last week, many at the Mondovi School also found themselves packing—from teachers all the way up to district office staff. “The four of us in here...
Members of the Mondovi School Board were first to turn dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, for the school’s $18 million renovation and expansion project that begins this summer. Pictured, left to right, are Board members Chris Rud, Barrett Brenner, Dan Linse, Ron Keys, Jean Sandberg and Lisa Heike.
Stacey Hartung (left) and Wendy Buchholz recently put their creativity and business/marketing smarts together to forge a new partnership and event venue, Local{e) 133 in downtown Mondovi.
  by Beth Kraft   Event venues can oftentimes present a space that is a bit too “vanilla,” a bit too institutional, or even a lot too expensive. That’s where the new business partners of Local{e} 133...
Stacey Hartung (left) and Wendy Buchholz recently put their creativity and business/marketing smarts together to forge a new partnership and event venue, Local{e) 133 in downtown Mondovi.
Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson (center) graduated from the National Sheriffs’ Institute, held in Aurora, Colo., April 15-19. The training focused on ensuring local sheriffs have the tools to be effective leaders, mitigating the personalities, strengths, and weaknesses of their executive team.
  by Beth Kraft   Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson completed participation in the 116th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI), held in Aurora, Colorado, April 15-19. The NSI is...
Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson (center) graduated from the National Sheriffs’ Institute, held in Aurora, Colo., April 15-19. The training focused on ensuring local sheriffs have the tools to be effective leaders, mitigating the personalities, strengths, and weaknesses of their executive team.
Acrylic and oil paintings by Mondovi High School freshman Anna Gray are currently on display in the school’s IMC. Two of her landscapes were showcased this spring in selective galleries in Eau Claire and La Crosse.
  by Beth Kraft   Anna Gray, a freshman at Mondovi High School, has been painting for about four years, but the work of the young artist is already turning heads and earning spots in the area’s most...
Acrylic and oil paintings by Mondovi High School freshman Anna Gray are currently on display in the school’s IMC. Two of her landscapes were showcased this spring in selective galleries in Eau Claire and La Crosse.
Firefighters sprayed water on the wreckage to knock down dust and douse any hot spots as a backhoe exposed the interior of Leebo’s Bar & Grill in downtown Gilmanton. Due to the nature of the fire early Thursday, June 6, authorities said the building had to be torn down.
Members of the Mondovi School Board were first to turn dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, for the school’s $18 million renovation and expansion project that begins this summer. Pictured, left to right, are Board members Chris Rud, Barrett Brenner, Dan Linse, Ron Keys, Jean Sandberg and Lisa Heike.
Stacey Hartung (left) and Wendy Buchholz recently put their creativity and business/marketing smarts together to forge a new partnership and event venue, Local{e) 133 in downtown Mondovi.
Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson (center) graduated from the National Sheriffs’ Institute, held in Aurora, Colo., April 15-19. The training focused on ensuring local sheriffs have the tools to be effective leaders, mitigating the personalities, strengths, and weaknesses of their executive team.
Acrylic and oil paintings by Mondovi High School freshman Anna Gray are currently on display in the school’s IMC. Two of her landscapes were showcased this spring in selective galleries in Eau Claire and La Crosse.

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Three faces familiar to the area recently brought a new hair salon to downtown Eleva. At The Root Salon & Tanning features the talents of local hair stylists (pictured, left to right) Jaymee Olson, Tessa Emerson and Missy Toft.
  by Beth Kraft   Life’s events could have led Missy Toft, Tessa Emerson and Jaymee Olson in a variety of different directions, but the trio’s passion for cutting and styling hair helped spark a...
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...

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