The Drummer

Photo AThe weather was gorgeous on Saturday, December 7 for the “Deck the Halls” event in Buffalo’s Sturges Park. An annual event during the month of December, there was a strong crowd turnout as community members gathered to drink hot cocoa, meet Santa, sing carols, try their hand at winning an...
On Monday, December 9, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school board met with Gary Kawlewski, Director of Finance and Operations for the district, to discuss Truth and Taxation for 2018. Kawlewski explained that the recommended levy will increase some 28.76%, or, $4,386,253. The 2019 Payable, 2020 Tax...
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 244.052 and 253D. This statute authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform communities of a public registrant’s release from prison or a secure treatment facility when the Wright County Sheriff’s Office...
On Thursday, Dec. 5, three Minnesota National Guard soldiers were killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash 16 miles from St. Cloud, near Kimball. The deceased include: Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr., 28, of Winsted, Sgt. Kort M. Plantenberg, 28, of Avon, and  Chief Warrant Officer 2...
The great Christmas tree debate continues. Fresh or artificial? That is the question! Unfortunately, this year it doesn’t matter if you choose fresh or artificial. Either way, you are going to pay more than you did in the past. This year, there is a nationwide shortage of fresh trees and are...
The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce’s “Deck the Halls” event was a smashing success this year, complete with wagon rides, hot cocoa, smiles with Santa, and more.
Senior quarterback Aidan Bouman is used to representing the color purple. Bouman re-wrote nearly every career passing record in his four-year stint at Buffalo. Last Saturday, he had one last chance to represent Buffalo as the starting quarterback for the North All-Stars in the 47th annual Minnesota...
A three-game homestand resulted in a 2-1 record for the Buffalo girls’ hockey team. The homestand began with two pivotal section games against two northern powers. Buffalo opened with a 4-0 defeat last Thursday against No. 10 ranked Brainerd. The Warriors, who finished as Class AA state runner-up a...
The spotlight dropped on the mat for the first time this season for the Buffalo wrestling team. The Bison kicked off the 2019-20 season with a dual against a familiar opponent in Rogers. Last Friday’s match ended with the Royals earning a 46-28 road win. With Rogers no longer in the same conference...
Blowout wins over St. Francis and St. Cloud Tech extended the Buffalo girls’ basketball team’s win streak to three. The Bison struggled early against a winless St. Francis squad, but a 44-19 edge in the second half propelled them to a 70-38 road victory. Nine players contributed to the offense in...

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The Buffalo City Council on Monday, December 2, held its annual Truth-in-Taxation public hearing. The hearing is for a presentation on how much tax money will be collected and how that money will be...
Sometimes the timing of mistakes works out better than hoped. What appeared as though it could be a significant bite into the projects contingency fund of the Tactical Training Center, which has had...
Winter has fully arrived with crisp, cold air blowing its way into Buffalo, as you make yourself comfortable across from company. Coffee is swiftly ordered, and coats are shrugged off, only to be...
In a decision that comes to many as no surprise, Todd Bouman made it official that he will not be returning next season as Head Coach of the Buffalo football team. Bouman made his decision following...
#MacDonStrong fueled D-C’s run to Class 3A runner-up The Dassel-Cokato football team was hoping their 12th man would step up once again. Their 12th man is Jacob MacDonald, a would-be senior...
Led by senior Matt Willert’s 32 points, the Buffalo boys’ basketball team won their season opener 79-74 last Saturday at Orono. Willert, who averaged just over 17 points per game his junior season,...
This Friday, Dec. 6 is the 16th annual joint concert between the BHS Concert Band and the BCMS Eighth Grade Band.  “It’s a terrific celebration of music in the BHS School District, and gives...
Winter sun, wind and cold temperatures can  bleach and dry out evergreen foliage damage bark injure or kill branches, flower buds, and roots. Snow and ice can break branches and topple entire trees....
I have a page-a-day calendar that often kick-starts ideas for this column. Recently, I was struck by the words of author George Eliot: “Blessed is the man [woman] who, having nothing to say,...

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