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Al Batt, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Al Batt: Who carried the straw?

Echoes -from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What’s wrong with you? I superglued my thumb and my forefinger together. Don’t worry, everything will be OK. Driving ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:30 am

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Donald ‘Bud’ Schultheis, 85

Donald LeRoy “Bud” Schultheis passed away on November 21, 2020 at St. John’s – The Woodlands. He was 85 years old. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, ... Read more

by Al Batt, Monday, November 23, 2020 1:35 pm

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Al Batt: Keep your glasses in working order

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’ve lost a family heirloom. My mood ring has gone missing. How do you feel about that? I don’t ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:30 am

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Gloria Gilbert, 73

Gloria Gilbert, 73 passed away Nov 4, 2020 of a cardiac arrest. She was born in Austin, Mn on July 10, 1947 to  parents Wilbur ... Read more

by Al Batt, Friday, November 13, 2020 8:34 am

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Al Batt: A stinker of a bad joke

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What’s wrong? It’s my son. He won’t eat fish. I don’t know what to do. Replace him with a ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:30 am

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Al Batt: A caterpillar with a broken GPS system

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I changed the oil in my car in under 30 minutes. Seriously? It doesn’t take long when you know ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Enjoying a history of burgers and not knowing

Echoes from the Loafers’Club Meeting What has four legs, a tail and meows? A cat? Oh, you’ve heard it before? Driving by Bruce’s drive I ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:30 am

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John “JD” Hill, 70

John “JD” Douglas Hill, age 70 of St. Ansgar, Iowa, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020. John was born October 15, 1950 in Austin, Minnesota, ... Read more

by Al Batt, Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:32 pm

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Al Batt: Winter’s insistent nature

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What are you smiling about? I wore this when I was in high school and it still fits. It’s ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Keep what you know close

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting My wife threw a surprise birthday party for me. Were you surprised? I sure was. I’d forgotten it was ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Congrats: you made it another day

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Where are you going? I’m taking part in a virtual play practice. Well, break a digital leg. Driving by ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Offer me something of interest

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting How is your job going? It’s going really, really, really, really well. Really? Not really. Driving by Bruce’s drive ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:30 am

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Al Batt: A parking lot serves body shops

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Do you ever talk to yourself? Sometimes. I wasn’t talking to you. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:30 am

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Mary Weis, 86

Mary Arthur Weis, age 86, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 15, 2020 at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin. Mary was born ... Read more

by Al Batt, Monday, September 21, 2020 3:57 pm

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Al Batt: It’s raining something most fowl

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I entered a 5-mile run, but it didn’t go well. You didn’t finish last, did you? Not yet. Driving ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:30 am

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