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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...

07/03/2019 - 11:48am
The Buffalo Center Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking for new solutions and more volunteers to meet the needs of Buffalo Center and the surrounding communities. The ambulance crew is currently facing a shortage of volunteers who can respond to calls during the daytime, according to BC VAC vice-president Paul Armstrong. He says they only have...
06/26/2019 - 3:03pm
Winnebago County Supervisor Mike Stensrud will face a jury trial after entering a not guilty plea last week to charges of public intoxication and possession or carrying of a dangerous weapon while under the influence. Stensrud, of Lake Mills, who serves as District 2 supervisor, was charged by the Forest City Police Department on May 21 after...
06/26/2019 - 3:01pm
Elroy Schlake will cap off a 31-year career at Farmers Trust & Savings Bank this Friday, June 28, as the bank celebrates his retirement with an open house. Customers and friends are invited to the Heritage Town Center in Buffalo Center on Friday to visit with Elroy and enjoy a meal from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. Schlake has spent his entire career in...
06/26/2019 - 2:59pm
It’s been a busy spring for construction on the new Golden Plains Wind Farm in the Buffalo Center and Lakota area, and new wind turbine towers will begin appearing on the landscape soon. The project is being developed by EDF Renewable Energy, and Alliant Energy will take over the wind farm once it’s completed next year. Building a wind...
06/19/2019 - 3:51pm
The Buffalo Center Swimming Pool needs a new heater, and it’s going to cost about twice as much as expected. Mayor John Davids said at last week’s City Council meeting that it will cost an estimated $15,000 to $16,000 to replace the heater at the pool, which has not been working this season. Pool Manager Sarah Paulson says the current...
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