Eric Metaxas has written two fine biographies about historical figures who have faded into undeserved obscurity, William Wilberforce (leader of the English abolitionist movement in the early 1800s) and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran theologian in Germany during World War II, actively involved in resistance to the Nazi regime (and in both cases, in the interests of brevity, I have greatly understated the contributions of each).
The Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart boys basketball team tried for its first win of the year again Tuesday when it travelled to Renville to take on the Renville County West Jaguars. The Mustangs took plenty of shots, but it only made 25 percent of them and lost 75-62.
OPENING WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25: "Love the Coopers" brings four generations of the Cooper clan together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. A series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turns the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Starring John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, Ed Gekns and Marisa Tomei.
OPENING WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25: Boxing is back in the new film "Creed." Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo — the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Phylicia Rashad, Michael B. Jordan and Anthony Bellew.