2019 A Year in Review

“Ginger Snaps” won the crown as the new Queen of the Court on Thursday, Jan. 17, during annual fundraiser to support after prom at North Iowa. From left are: “Lula Bell,” “Billie Jean,” 2019 Queen of the Court “Ginger Snaps,” and “Aurora.”

January

The Buffalo Center Quasquicentennial Committee hopes to raise a little more than $4,000 to bring a piece of Buffalo Center history back to town. The committee has $12,500 left over from Buffalo Center’s 2017 celebration, and it is putting the money toward purchasing the soda fountain that used to be a fixture of the local pharmacy.

Students and staff at North Iowa Community School will be taking part in Flexible Learning Days this year, so students can continue to learn during snow days.

North Iowa High School will offer a new activity for students beginning this February, as the school board voted to add eSports as an extracurricular activity during its January 21 meeting.

Mother Nature has spent the last couple of weeks making up for below average snowfall this winter, as the Buffalo Center area has received about 10 inches of snow.

North Iowa High School students had a successful day at the District Large Group Speech contest in Hampton on Saturday, Jan. 19, as four of the six groups participating from NIHS advanced to the State competition. They include Readers Theatre, Ensemble Acting, Group Improv, and Group Mime.

See more highlights from the first half of 2019 in this week's edition of the Tribune.