Alex Smith

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Smith: Celebrations just aren’t the same away from home

As I walked around the Bandshell Park for the Fourth of July festivities Thursday, I couldn’t help but feel a sting of nostalgia. Attending these ... Read more

‘There’s nothing like it:’ Austin crowns Mr. Firecracker, Miss Sparkler

‘There’s nothing like it:’ Austin crowns Mr. Firecracker, Miss Sparkler

Adorned in red, white and blue, 33 youngsters fought for the title of Little Miss Sparkler and Mr. Firecracker Thursday afternoon at Bandshell Park. In ... Read more

Before heading back into the studio, DC Drifters to play during Freedom Fest

The DC Drifters are back at it again. They are ready to head back into the studio for the first time since 1966. “It’s been ... Read more

Pile still melting at Marcusen

Pile still melting at Marcusen

Winter may be in the past, but the remnants aren’t truly gone. A snow pile was still melting behind the baseball field at Marcusen Park ... Read more

More Articles

  1. Strike up the band: AHS band ready for busy Fourth
  2. Hoofin’ their way to Austin; Friendship Wagon Train rolls into town, raises money for Camp Winnebago
  3. Bike ride cruises into 16th year
  4. Coming together for Val; Friends, family plan benefit for longtime volunteer, Parks and Rec worker
  5. Nature center hosting eagle event, Nature Play
  6. Annual Breakfast on the Farm scheduled for this Saturday; Hansen Farms hosting event
  7. Go green on all things
  8. Skate park to install new equipment
  9. Rural churches install new pastor
  10. Three Rivers Days returns for its 11th year
  11. Making a splash: Municipal pool opens for the season; features brand new 16-foot climbing wall
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