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08/14/2019 - 12:39pm

The North Iowa School Board is making changes to the district’s attendance and “good conduct” policies ahead of the start of the new school year.

The board reviewed changes to the attendance policy in July, and North Iowa Supt. Joe Erickson says the goal of the changes is to combat chronic absenteeism.

He says there are some students missing upwards of 20 days a...

08/14/2019 - 12:37pm
The wading pool at the Buffalo Center Swimming Pool got an overhaul at the beginning of August, as Sawatzky Pools, Inc. from Mankato, MN resurfaced the floor of the pool. Sawatzky’s came back last week to install a new pump and filter, and the wading pool is now up and running. Some work still remains to be done after the pool closes for a...
08/14/2019 - 12:35pm
North Iowa Betterment had a nice day for the fifth annual Meat & Music Spectacular, held Saturday, August 3 in downtown Buffalo Center. NIB Director Beth Matheson says everything seemed to go pretty smoothly during the day, and they were pleased with the results. Highlights of the day included the annual barbecue competition, with 12 teams...
07/31/2019 - 5:02pm
Wayne Steffensen and members of the Buffalo Center Historical Society discuss a new building that will sit on land previously owned by Oakcrest Funeral Services between the Heritage Town Center and Fringe Salon. Mr. Steffensen is generously donating the land and the building costs to the BC Historical Society to establish a storage unit. Due to...
07/31/2019 - 5:01pm
About 50 swimmers joined Buffalo Center Police Chief Matt Holmquist for a “Swim with a Cop” event at the Buffalo Center Swimming Pool last Tuesday, July 23. Holmquist spent an hour playing with the kids, including taking turns jumping off the diving board. “Swim with a Cop” has become an annual event at the pool.
07/31/2019 - 5:01pm
Another longtime employee is retiring from Farmers Trust and Savings Bank, as Mike Kettwick’s last day at the bank will be this Friday, Aug. 2. Kettwick has been with the bank for 36 years and two months, and an open house was scheduled for him this Tuesday, July 30 at the Heritage Town Center from 5-7 p.m. Kettwick’s retirement at...
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