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Al Batt, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Arlene M. (Babb) Deick, 87

Arlene M. (Babb) Deick 87, passed away on May 27, 2021, at Yorkshire of Edina in the company of her loving family. Arlene was born ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:19 pm

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Al Batt: Selling the film rights to this column

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I told my psychiatrist I keep hearing voices. What did he say? He said I don’t have a psychiatrist. ... Read more

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

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Al Batt: Lakes have the best skipping stones

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 10. Why? That’s what I’m wondering. Driving by Bruce’s drive I ... Read more

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

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Jerris Louise Boeke Blome Hodnefield

Jerris Louise Boeke Blome Hodnefield was born January 30, 1929 at home on the farm to Louise Augusta Matilda (Mannetter) Boeke and Russell Ruby Boeke ... Read more

by Al Batt, Friday, July 9, 2021 8:10 am

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Marshall J. Ferris, 79

Marshall Joseph Ferris, age 79, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021, at his home in Austin. Marshall was born August 26, ... Read more

by Al Batt, Friday, July 9, 2021 8:08 am

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John R. Smith, 62

John Robert Smith, age 62, died on June 26, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. John is survived by his wife, Deanna Smith; his son, Nicholas ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:14 pm

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Charles G. Kloster, 87

A memorial service for Charles G. Kloster will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the Schott Funeral Home – Mittelstadt ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:13 pm

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Al Batt: It was like burying a new Harley

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I heard the mosquitoes are big around here. They are. See that flock of eagles. I do. Well, those ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: It’s a hot and cold world

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting You’re from Minnesota? My cousin lives there. Maybe you know him. His name is Adolph Benson. That’s incredible. You ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Shimmy down the drainspout

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting How come the price of a roast beef dinner has doubled? It’s because the price of lumber is high. ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Thoughts of summer baseball

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Hello. Hello? You’re leaving. I know, but I’m terrible at goodbyes. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Relax, it’s a laid-back rush

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting My goal is to always be a nice person. There’s only one thing that prevents me from accomplishing that. ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: High noon with a skunk

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting There was a skunk in my shed. I grabbed my trusty Super Soaker water gun. I was going to ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Do you hear that … cricket?

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club I eat an apple every day. Do you think an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Only if you ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:30 am

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Constance Jelinek

Constance “Connie” Joan Fread Jelinek passed away peacefully at her home in Pequot Lakes on Friday, May 14, 2021. A joint graveside memorial service for ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:50 am

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