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Marilyn Atkinson, 76 Marilyn Joyce Atkinson was born July 30, 1942 in Alhambra, California; the daughter of Elting and Mary (Casey) Headley. She graduated from Upsala High School in 1960. She worked as a telephone operator for several years and briefly attended St. Cloud State University. Marilyn...
Because of industry and economic realities, the Wright County Journal-Press and The Drummer are making changes to the weekly production routine. Since the 1920’s, this company has handled all printing and circulation in house. This system worked well for all those many years, but now we need to...
John Hayden, Assistant Principal at Buffalo Community Middle School, has been named the 2018-19 recipient of  the Minnesota Assistant Principal of the Year Award, and is now eligible to be considered for the National Assistant Principal of the Year honors. Hayden has been at Buffalo for 16 years,...
Re-elected Mayor Teri Lachermeier, and incumbent council members Scott Enter and Eric Anderson were sworn in during the first Buffalo City Council meeting of 2019 Monday night at the City Center. This is Lachermeier’s second term as mayor, which started in 2017. Prior to that, she served 17 years...
There have been several occasions in which the Wright County Board Room has been filled with spectators there to attend events happening by the county board of commissioners. But, perhaps never has there been a crowed as standing room-only as the Jan. 8 meeting, where Sheriff Sean Deringer was...
Goals came early in periods. They came late in periods. They came on power plays. They came shorthanded. In one of the more dominant performances of the season, the Buffalo boys’ hockey team earned a convincing 7-0 home win last Saturday over No. 10 ranked (Class A) Monticello. More importantly for...
Free throws can often be an overlooked part of a basketball game. For the Buffalo girls, clutch free throws down the stretch was the difference between a win and a loss in last Thursday’s 57-53 home victory over Big Lake. Leading 52-51 with under a minute remaining, Reese Wishart and Jordan Zrust...
Ask most players and coaches in any sport, and most will tell you it’s good to have a short memory. For returning members of this year’s Buffalo boys’ basketball team, their memory bank prior to Tuesday night’s home game with St. Michael-Albertville dated back to Feb. 23 of last year. “It was a 30-...
Evan Krasnow is not your typical eighth grader. As a first-year varsity swimmer from the co-op school of Maple Lake, Krasnow has already burst on the scene as one of Buffalo’s top scorers. In Buffalo’s latest meet, a 96-78 home win last Thursday over Princeton, Krasnow had a hand in 12 of his team’...
It’s a relatively quiet Thursday afternoon inside Personal Touche Hair Design; one customer is quietly sitting by with foils working to color her hair, another is settling in for a quick trim. The phone isn’t ringing, none of the TVs are running – there is a magnificent aura of tranquility and...

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Looking to piggy back off last year’s success, three of four submitted players for Buffalo advanced past the first round in Monday’s Section 5AA Individual Tennis Tournament at Reed-Sweatt in...
The curtain goes up this Friday in Discovery Auditorium for Buffalo Community Theater’s fall production of “Company.” The musical comedy is based on a set of short stories by George Furth about...
For a great while, Gary Mattson Park has boasted a picturesque spot to look out over Buffalo Lake, as well as downtown. However, it was overcast with a light sprinkling of rain when Mayor Teri...
Last Saturday, Allina Health was able to help kids through its Eighth-Annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike collection event. With the help of 800 volunteers system-wide, the event collected a total of 5,760...
Editor’s note: This report was  taken from Fox 9. On October 8, Fox 9 reported that a former music teacher at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School in Howard Lake, Minnesota has been charged with...
A crash on Highway 12 near Valley View Road and Railroad Avenue in Independence has left one dead. The crash happened Friday, October 5. The victim was identified as 52-year-old Tamera Freiborg, of...
During most of the year, the Wright County emergency management department is preparing for the worst and hoping it doesn’t happen. From potential problems at the Monticello nuclear facility to...
Third in a series   Voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 are being asked on November 6 to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The district is seeking the...
Buffalo Mayor and City Council seats In the City of Buffalo, Mayor Teri Lachermeier is running unopposed for a second term. Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Buffalo City Council. They...
Robert J. Hiivala, Wright County Auditor/Treasurer, would like to remind all County property owners that second half property taxes for real estate properties are due October 15, 2018. If, for some...

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