Chris Baldus, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Spring Home and Garden

Preparing to get dirty: As spring nears, Therese Manggaard shares five essential tools every gardener should have

Sand wastes little time, its grit sliding through your fingers. Clay, smooth to the touch, resists until it splits into clumps. But, dark, rich, loose ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:00 am

Austin Living Magazine

Just wander in; Woodcarvers Club has an open chair for those with the interest

The Woodcarver Club, which currently has between eight and a dozen members, will happily welcome more. Read more

by Chris Baldus, Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:02 pm


A lasting healthy lifestyle; Seminar seeks to help those with diabetes prevention

The ground rules are written in black Sharpie on a large piece of paper taped to the pillar behind them. According to the rules, they ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Monday, February 12, 2018 8:47 am


Mower County to add ‘Huey’ to Traveling Vietnam Wall visit

When the Traveling Vietnam Wall comes to Austin May 17-20, Mower County plans to bring in a helicopter. Read more

by Chris Baldus, Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:06 am

Paint the Town Pink

School project a smash; AHS students prepare teacher’s car for demolition derby

Ryan Timm may just have the most pink car in this weekend’s Smashing Cancer Demolition Derby. He certainly should have the car with the most ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 8:21 am


Photo: Downtown Power plant coming down piece by piece

Deconstruction of the former Austin Utilities Municipal Power Plant in downtown Austin continues as crews focus on peeling away the siding on the structure atop ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:44 am

Plunging for Pink 2018

Plunge under the Sun; Neveln Knights among teams making Plunging for Pink debut

More than 50 blocks of lake ice —some the size of picnic tables others as big as lunch coolers —were piled a couple hundred yards ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Monday, January 29, 2018 9:06 am

senior living

Stay sharp, keep active; Senior Center offers variety of organized and informal activities

Men with knives meet weekly at the Mower County Senior Center. These are not pocket knives for whittling. These are good blades that stay sharp ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Friday, January 26, 2018 7:02 am

senior living

Fun good for the mind; Cedars of Austin brings Jeopardy to Mower County Senior Center

Surely nobody in the Mower County Senior Center dining room would have ever thought Dagwood — the frenetic husband in the classic comic strip “Blondie” ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Friday, January 26, 2018 7:01 am


Deserving of support; Dayton says Austin projects merit legislative support, includes $1.6M for Riverland in public works funding proposal

The Austin campus of Riverland Community College would get $1.6 million for electrical system improvements if the Legislature agrees with Gov. Mark Dayton’s public works ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:58 am


County: Flu season pretty normal, so far

Mower County’s flu season has been pretty average to this point, but there is some reason to be concerned, according to Tuesday morning’s report by ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:30 am

RSS Twitter

STORM AFTERMATH: Southland, Grand Meadow schools 2-hours late

The winter storm that brought heavy snow and blizzard conditions to parts of Iowa and Minnesota on Monday, Jan. 22, was milder in Mower County than ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:16 am


Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Give ’em a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl. Brady shook off ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Sunday, January 21, 2018 5:16 pm


Lyle school trying to heal after semitrailer damages building

The three high school students injured Tuesday when a semitrailer crashed into Lyle Public School are home and recovering. One even made an appearance at ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:43 am


Photo: Noon Lions club flips pancakes all day at 59th annual tradition

Noon Lions Club member Tanner Asa flips a pancake Thursday at First United Methodist Church during the 59th annual Lions Pancake Day. Also pictured, from ... Read more

by Chris Baldus, Friday, January 19, 2018 8:25 am

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