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Deb Nicklay, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Mower County

COVID-19 carries familiar feel to that felt during the Spanish Flu

“(He) was in the best of health when he left for the service with a splendid constitution. Only the danger of the battle line was ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:01 pm

Education

School Board approves principals raise

Principals to receive a 3.41% total package increase this year, 2.42% next year The Austin School Board unanimously approved a two-year, 5.83 percent total package ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:01 am

Education

APS proactive in preparation for possible coronavirus

The Austin Public Schools are being proactive in preparing for any potential threat from the coronavirus, according to Mark Raymond, director of human resources for ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Teachers, community combine to help boost graduation rate

Although Austin High School graduation rates have been on the climb over the past few years, even John Alberts admitted that a 6 percent increase ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Austin HS grad rate jumps 6 percent

Editors note: Read more about Austin and Mower County school districts’ graduation rates in Tuesday’s issue of the Herald. Austin High School seniors’ graduation rate ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Friday, March 6, 2020 8:49 am

Education

APS School Board considers literacy seals

Austin High School students who prove to be proficient in more than one language could graduate with a special gift this spring. If approved by ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Austin welcomes Welcoming America

The Austin Human Rights Commission and the city of Austin will play host to the Welcoming America’s Community Visit Program on Monday, March 16. A ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:01 am

Lyle

Lyle Area Cancer hits $3 million milestone; Despite weather, groups raise over $152,000 to top the mark

Never, ever, underestimate the draw of the Lyle Area Cancer Auction. Not even a blizzard warning could keep people away from the goings on Friday ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:45 am

News

Singers sought for “Messiah”

OSAGE – Singers in North Iowa and southeastern Minnesota will have the opportunity to sing Handel’s “Messiah,” to be presented on Sunday, March 22, at ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Friday, January 3, 2020 6:02 am

Austin Living Magazine

Embrace your inner chill: Lots to do outside during the frigid days

Here is another way to think about winter: Instead of railing against the snow and ice, think of those chilly days this way: If you ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:01 am

NO PAYWALL

Pending notice: Marian J. Martinsen

Marian J. Martinsen of Lyle, Minnesota, formerly of Racine, Wisconsin, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the Adams Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:53 am

Austin Living Magazine

Festive city: Christmas in the City has always provided holiday cheer in Austin

Christmas in the City, Austin’s premier holiday event, has been in place a long time, even though it looks far different than it did when ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:58 am

News

Some old west fun: Cowboy poetry, music, dinner set for Nov. 1 and 2 at Seminary

A night of cowboy poetry and music – and a cowboy “gourmet” dinner – will be offered on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:56 am

News

Event will celebrate the first woman to serve in public office in Iowa

Julia Addington would never have guessed that her name would be written into the pages of Iowa history when she was elected Mitchell County’s superintendent ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:55 am

News

‘I believe in us’ – Booker said a ‘revival of civic grace’ is needed to get country on track again

Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has little time for Democrats who believe the upcoming 2020 election is just about unseating President Donald ... Read more

by Deb Nicklay, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:29 am

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