jasonschoonover, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Jason Schoonover

Time to lay it all out for expression

I felt weird — and admittedly nervous — this week as I’ve gone through some of my writings to select a few poems to send ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:05 am


Nurture niches in Austin, regional retail expert says

Retail strategy development tools include tapping incubators in other cities Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:21 am

Austin Living

Sampling for the Future: Hy-Vee boasts ways of getting kids to eating healthier and diversify

Children and their parents milled around the east side of Hy-Vee in the ready-to-eat meal area trying out veggies at the Hibachi Asian grille, smoothies ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:01 am


Austin struggles as shoppers opt to travel; City competes with neighbors in a 40-mile radius for customers, retailers

A lot has changed to Austin retail in recent years, but key factors remain unchanged. Businesses come and businesses go. Ten years ago, Austin housed a ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:33 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man believed responsible for Austin overdose deaths to be sentenced Aug. 10; Melvin Hunter is 1 of 5 to plead guilty of federal charges for distributing heroin in southern Minn.

An Austin man is on the verge of being sentenced to an extended prison term for federal charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin and allegedly ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Monday, July 24, 2017 8:28 am

Jason Schoonover

Be yourself, be kind … and read often

To quote the bard: Parting is such sweet sorrow. By the time you read this column, I will have worked my last day at the ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:44 am


A soggy start: Austin saw about 1.77 to 3.2 inches of rain

Austin had a soggy start to its Friday. Mower County was under a flash flood warning for a few hours as a strong storm system brought ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Friday, July 21, 2017 1:33 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Compactor on back of old Hy-Vee catches fire

Fire chief: Contractor was cutting compactor from building when oil caught fire Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 11:58 am

Jason Schoonover

Sympathy for the Ikea walk of shame

A little sympathy at a moment of embarrassment can go a long way. It felt like it happened in slow motion. My fiancee, Megan, turned ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:01 am


AL Tribune: AL residents deserve more answers

Albert Lea Tribune It has been a month since Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin officials announced plans to transition most inpatient ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:02 am

Local Government

It Makes Cents: County commission OKs half-cent sales tax; maintains move comes after lack of Legislative support

Mower County’s half-cent sales tax to fund roads and bridges will officially start on Jan. 1, 2018, but commissioners maintained the move comes after continued ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:54 am

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Check out the arts in Austin Living

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out the July-August edition of Austin Living. This edition is a must-read for anyone interested in ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:35 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man charged with sexually assaulting young child

A 31-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a young child. Mario Antonio Burciaga appeared in Mower County District Court Thursday on three ... Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:22 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Brian Arden Anderson, 55, ID’d as man found in Mill Pond

Preliminary cause of death listed as heart issues and drowning; no signs of foul play Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:40 am


Photos gallery: Freedom, family and fun

Check out images from Austin Freedom Fest Read more

by Jason Schoonover, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:53 pm

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