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Al Batt, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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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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Al Batt: Frequent visitors to the outhouse

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What does IDK mean? I don’t know. Nobody seems to know. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:30 am

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Barbara L. Langan, 86

Barbara Lucylle Langan, 86 of Austin peacefully passed away March 12, 2021 at home with family by her side. She was born to the late ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:32 pm

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Al Batt: Of vaccines and hot dogs

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 10. Why? It takes my mind off current events. Driving by ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: It’s Wally, because that’s his name

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What’s wrong? Nothing and everything. I’m a born worrier. Well, you were born at the right time. Driving by ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Memories of cold are cold

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Twenty below zero temperatures are one of those things that make memories. I’ll remember my eyelids freezing open. I ... Read more

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

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Barbara Orcutt, 74

Barbara Olson Orcutt died February 5, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, after falling ill on December 30, 2020. Born Barbara Ann Olson, daughter ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:07 am

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Robert Allen Justice, 82

On Friday, February 12, 2021, Robert (Bob) Allen Justice, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away in Surprise, AZ at the age of 82. Bob ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:12 pm

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