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Al Batt, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Richard “Rick” Neumann

Richard “Rick” Neumann December 11, 1964 – April 29, 2021 Richard Frederick (Rick) Neumann died on April 29, 2021 surrounded by family at Immanuel St. ... Read more

by Al Batt, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:23 pm

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Al Batt: Throwing a wrench into the mental game

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m not sure. I can’t believe you don’t know how old you are. I used to know, but I ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:30 am

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Harlan V. Mandler, 90

Harlan V. Mandler, age 90, of Merrifield, MN, entered his eternal home with our Lord, at the Minnesota VA Home in Minneapolis, MN on April ... Read more

by Al Batt, Monday, May 3, 2021 4:00 pm

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Al Batt: Finding the pro-nun-see-a-shun of words

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club My son has a Burmese python that’s very long. How many feet? None, it’s a snake. Driving by Bruce’s drive ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:00 am

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Paul A. Klingfus, 76

Paul Allen Klingfus, age 76, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at his home. Paul was born March 1, 1945 in ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:39 am

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Al Batt: Oh deer! On to work

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What’s new? I saw four deer on the way to work this morning. How do you know they were ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:30 am

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Kevin Holmen, 55

Graveside service for Kevin Holmen will be held on Saturday May 1, 2021 at 2pm at the LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. ... Read more

by Al Batt, Monday, April 19, 2021 11:17 am

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Al Batt: A scary good likeness

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I got a newspaper insert saying a big box store was having a 10 percent off everything in the ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:30 am

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Gary L. Applen, 78

Gary Lee Applen, 78 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Sacred Heart Care Center. Gary was born June 2, 1942 ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:53 pm

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Al Batt: A serious mother-in-law

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Did you fix my car? I couldn’t. There wasn’t anything wrong with it. I wish I’d have known that. ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:30 am

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Elton R. Graff, 97

Elton R. Graff, 97, of Clever, MO passed away on March 25, 2021. He was born in Austin, MN on September 20, 1923 to Jerome ... Read more

by Al Batt, Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:17 pm

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Al Batt: Overwhelming paperwork

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting It’s been a crazy morning. What’s going on? I worried I was going to be late for a tax ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:30 am

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Karen K. Sneed, 68

Age 68 of Minnetonka passed away March 20, 2021 from pneumonia. Preceded in death by parents Donald and Eldora Bertilson. Karen loved all things Minnesota ... Read more

by Al Batt, Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:59 pm

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Al Batt: Spring time, with winter close behind

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting We have a sale on rolling scones today. No, thanks. I’d like to buy a half-dozen long johns with ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:30 am

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Dr. Robert Orin Besco PhD, 88

Dr. Robert Orin Besco, PhD, passed away on March 11, 2021 at a nursing home near Dallas, Texas at the age of 88. Robert “Bob” ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:23 am

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