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Domeward bound: the story of a 13-year-old at the World Series

As we deal with the continuing effects of COVID-19 (really getting tired of typing that phrase), many of us have to come to a horrible ... Read more

1 day ago by Eric Johnson.

Society news

Duplicate Bridge Seven teams played duplicate bridge on March 11. First place, Gail and Ray Schmidt; second place, Jim Fisher and Dave Ring; third place ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Anniversary: Rick and Penne Lee

A 50th wedding anniversary party in honor of Rick and Penne Lee will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Mower ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Finding the right Austin is a click away

Aside from the overall septic nature that is the internet, at its base it is a tool. It’s all the information you can ever want ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

Inventory of a historic home

The Hormel Historic Home recently began a complete inventory project.  Last December we were awarded a grant to conduct a formal inventory that will allow ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Holly Johnson.

Society News

Duplicate Bridge Eleven teams played duplicate bridge on Feb. 25. First place, Gail Schmidt and Rick Stroup; second place, Jim Fisher and Dave Ring; third ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Setting the Stage: From radio to inside the production business, Soderberg works with musicians

Although he has only been in the music production business for nine years, Austin resident Scott Soderberg’s time with musicians goes back  a lot longer. ... Read more

1 month ago by Tyler Jensen.

The Wide Angle: Unfamiliar feelings of Minnesota Twins hope

To understand this column, you are going to have to know a very relevant fact and that is: Jason Baskin is probably smarter than I ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

Birthday: Cles Johnson

Happy 95th birthday Cles Johnson on March 8! Come help Cles celebrate with munchies, music, and merriment. An open house will be held from 2-4 ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Grab some coffee and enjoy the predawn show

By Deane Morrison In March, the action in the predawn sky really picks up. The month opens with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn forming a straight ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

James Sewell Ballet coming to Austin in March

Some describe the James Sewell Ballet as “ballet for people who like baseball.” When the James Sewell Ballet’s 30th anniversary retrospective takes the stage at ... Read more

1 month ago by Laura Helle.

A leap of love

When George Hormel and Lillian Gleason planned their wedding for Feb. 24, 1892, I doubt they gave any consideration to the fact that it was ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Johnson.

Nazi cautionary dramas wade into political, factual disputes

LOS ANGELES  — Hollywood mustered its creative forces in the 1940s when Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany sought to conquer the world, with Humphrey Bogart standing ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Living history: IJ Holton students to take in ‘Spamtown, USA’

The Children’s Theatre Company (CTC), based in Minneapolis, is currently in the midst of its “Spamtown, USA” run and Austin students from IJ Holton Intermediate ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Hospitality of food

Hospitality is one of the key missions of the Hormel Historic Home today. However, the YWCA in the 1930s also focused on teaching effective ways ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Johnson.

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