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Kevin Nelson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Watering of plants kicking into gear

Depending upon the anticipated temperatures and other activities (hanging and/or taking down American and event flags; community events, personal schedules, etc.), staff may begin watering ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, June 26, 2021 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: Swimming pool processes and protocol

It’s been a great first week for re-opening at the Municipal Swimming Pool. The hot weather has added to the enthusiasm of pool-goers, and yes, ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:36 pm

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Kevin Nelson: Outdoor pool season has arrived

Months of waiting, plus weeks of prep, and now, finally, the season is upon us. The long-awaited water play time is well deserved. I must ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: Good to have rain and grass again

Ahhh…the much-needed spring rains have finally arrived! Many area lawns have stayed nearly dormant in recent weeks, and flowers and trees seemed to be holding ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:30 am

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Parks pride and care versus the not so good

The restrooms in Veteran’s Pavilion have experienced a disturbing amount of repeat vandalism in the past week plus. As a result, we have decided to ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: Neighborhood rinks ice: almost there!

Parks maintenance staff have been pouring water several days and nights per week at neighborhood outdoor rinks, off and on, for the past several weeks ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: Winter activities looking better after snow

Now that we’ve finally received a base of snow cover used for compaction on the base of the rinks, near-zero temps have materialized for several ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: Think of giving a Friends membership

Are you still looking for a gift for that person who has everything? You might wish to consider giving a one-year membership to join the ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: Newly funded programs and projects for Parks and Rec

The City received some exciting news this past week. The Hormel Foundation Board approved 2021 funding for several department-related requests. Specifically, those include educational programming ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: City picnic tables returning from loan to area establishments

A dozen or so local establishments took advantage this past season of the city’s cooperative spirit in assisting them with survival during COVID times by ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:30 am

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Improvements have been made to Rotary Park

Please note the improvements which have taken place at Rotary Park over the past several weeks. LED lighting has been installed over the basketball courts, ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: Addressing tree removal concerns

It’s been said that the City may stop trimming trees on boulevards and parks and may, in turn look at contracting out tree work. Is ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:30 am

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Kevin D. Nelson: Making our park roads and lots better

Thank you for your patience as we continue make improvements to parks roads and parking lots, specifically to Todd Park and East Side Lake Park, ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:30 am

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Adult softball season draws to a close

Adult softball is drawing to a conclusion for the 2020 season as co-ed play wrapped up this past Tuesday. Men’s league will finish up after ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

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Planning for the season ahead

Riverside has ice in place and activities are expanding as we head toward the main season. The Bruins had a scrimmage at Riverside this past ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:30 am

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