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Letter to the Editor: Community makes Walk for Animals a success

The Mower County Humane Society held its 25th Walk for the Animals on Sept 12, 2021. THANK YOU to all who had a hand in ... Read more

Welcome to a new school year at Austin Public Schools

By Dr. Joey Page Austin Public Schools Superintendent Hello to all who make the Austin Public Schools a wonderful place to be. Welcome to the ... Read more

Marvin Repinski: The day they tore the goal posts down

“You should not gloat over your friends in the day of their misfortune, nor rejoice over people in the day of their destruction, nor boast ... Read more

Sen. Gene Dornink: Remembering those lives lost in 9/11

Friends and neighbors, This week, we joined together to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. We will continue to honor all of those ... Read more

Sarah Lysne: The joy of being on the radio and TV

The first time I had a chance to be interviewed on the radio was when the late Mike Cotter wanted to interview my cousin and ... Read more

Our Opinion: Be mindful when driving in school zones

During Monday night’s Austin Public Schools Board Meeting, first-year member and Mower County Sheriff’s deputy Evan Sorenson brought a concern to the board over the ... Read more

George W. Bush: Little Lost Boy

“Why are you sad for him? Why aren’t you happy for me?” These are the words a distressed George W. Bush spoke to his father ... Read more

Al Batt: A cup of milk, hold the milk

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting My neighbor Crandall was a pain in school. Every class has a kid who throws spit wads, puts tacks ... Read more

Annie Lane: Beating addiction

Dear Annie: You recently printed a letter from two physicians with an alcoholic daughter. Al-Anon is the organization that supports friends and families of alcoholics, ... Read more

Our opinion: Welcome Week a mark of unity

We are currently in the middle of Welcoming Week in Austin, a period of days where we celebrate the diversity that helps our community continue ... Read more

Tickets for Taste of Mower County available starting Monday

If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the 11th annual Taste of Mower County on Oct. 17, 2021, please visit the LIFE Mower County ... Read more

Evie Mohrfeld: Senior Travel group heads to Germany

Our latest trip to Europe was on the Emerald cruise ship, considered the Jewel of the Rhine. We cruised through France, Germany, Amsterdam and ended ... Read more

Kevin Nelson: Fall flower watering

The hanging flower baskets are beginning to get that late-season viney and straggly look, which is common as they near the end of the growing ... Read more

Marvin Repinski: Why are men so mean?

“But when her owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before ... Read more

Annie Lane: Wife’s jealousy is a red flag

Dear Annie: I am a woman in my mid-30s, and my wife is in her early 40s. We met a little less than two years ... Read more

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