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Al Batt, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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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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Al Batt: Hard not to comment on the weather ­— but it’s cold

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I had a chance to win $500 on a radio show. They asked me how many strings a clarinet ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:50 am

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Sharon L. Wagner, 90

Susan Louise Wagner, 90 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Sharon was born June 10, ... Read more

by Al Batt, Friday, February 12, 2021 6:02 pm

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Al Batt: Stuck in the maple syrup of life

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What’s up? I’m trying to remember what day this is. That sounds exciting. It is when I get it ... Read more

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

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Al Batt: Otto and his palindromes

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting  Why don’t you ever watch the Super Bowl? My team isn’t in it. Who’s your team? Bubba’s Pinheads in ... Read more

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

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Dwayne “Nels” Nelson, 93

Dwayne “Nels” Nelson 93, of Charleston, SC and previously of Hilton Head Island, SC passed away from Covid-19 and a pre-existing heart condition. Nels was ... Read more

by Al Batt, Monday, February 1, 2021 1:19 pm

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Al Batt: Snow plow drivers are the knights of the winter roads

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’d hate to be in your shoes. Why? Because they’d be way too small for me. Driving by Bruce’s ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 am

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Al batt: Now why would they want me in the game?

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Remember that basketball game when all the fans were chanting, “We want Batt”? I don’t remember that. The coach ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:30 am

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Lois M. Paulson, 86

Lois M. Paulson, age 86 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Primrose Retirement Community of Austin. Lois Margene Grangaard Paulson was ... Read more

by Al Batt, Monday, January 18, 2021 4:54 pm

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Al Batt: Judging fish who can’t climb

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Another year has gone by and what have we learned? Nothing. That’s not true. I learned how to hoard ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Learning what you can in the new year

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting It’s the same thing after Christmas each year. The feeling of peace, love and understanding? No, the feeling of ... Read more

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

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Al Batt: The tunes from the Elvis of farm animals

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting How was your Christmas? It was wonderful. I got everything I wanted. It makes me think. About how lucky ... Read more

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

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Diane Deuser Keenan, 80

Diane Deuser Keenan, age 80, of Austin, died Monday, December 21st, 2020. Diane was born November 23rd, 1940 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Wally & ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:29 pm

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