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Education

Volunteers give back through work with students

Kathy and Ron Howards combined their love of giving back to the community with their love for children when they started volunteering with Senior Corps., ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Friday, April 29, 2016 7:43 am

Education

Grove named 2016 Advisors Emeriti

A former professor received a big honor recently for her work in Phi Theta Kappa at Riverland Community College. Sue Grove was one of 13 ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Sunday, April 24, 2016 4:17 pm

austin public schools

APS school board to discuss upcoming primary elections

The Austin Public Schools Board will discuss opting out of the primary elections for the 2016 election at its 4 p.m. meeting Monday in the ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Sunday, April 24, 2016 3:30 pm

Business

Students compete in work-based skills contest

Austin Public Schools came together Wednesday with other area schools to help teach special education students a variety of job skills. About 30 high school ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:55 am

Best Bets

Best Bets: A monstrous weekend of fun

Get ready for some laughs this weekend. Filled with a play, some great music and a nice, fresh walks to raise awareness, this weekend has ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:52 am

Education

It’s alive! On stage; Musical version of Brooks classic to close 2015-16 Riverland season

Riverland Community College is gearing up for its last play this season with the Broadway musical “Young Frankenstein.” Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:28 am

Business

Coffee House on Main sends pastries to D.C.

Coffee House on Main owner Kyle Keenan didn’t want to wait to make scones and muffins for U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL-Minnesota, and others in ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:05 am

Education

Poets and they know it; Students show off their rhyme skills during the Eberhart contest

Five-year-old Emma Tharp was happy her poem about her blankies won first place for Woodson Kindergarten Center. Finalists of the annual Richard Eberhart Poetry Contest ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:00 am

Austin ArtWorks Center

Retired teacher donates $62,000 to AACA

One woman’s donations will help get more children into the Austin ArtWorks Center. The Austin Area Commission for the Arts received two big gifts earlier ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Sunday, April 17, 2016 4:04 pm

Education

Grace Baptist takes on new pastor

Becoming an associate pastor and getting involved in youth ministry fulfilled a life-long dream for Devin Larsen, who recently stepped into those positions at Grace ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Friday, April 15, 2016 10:36 am

Best Bets

Best Bets: Sunny side of art

The vibe is hot this weekend as the sun shines and gives everyone some much needed vitamin D. With a wine and beer tasting, opera, ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Thursday, April 14, 2016 10:06 am

News

Chamber ambassadors to host food drive, fundraiser

Despite generous giving over the holidays, food is still needed at the Salvation Army Food Shelf in Austin. That’s why the Austin Area Chamber of ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:02 am

Business

Wine, beer and good cheer; Zonta club to hold annual fundraiser

The tastebuds are in for a treat this Friday as people get to try many wines and beers. The Zonta Club of Austin will host ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:59 am

Business

‘Cheating gravity’ – Local bicyclist rolls out on a new adventure

Grace Heimsness isn’t afraid of taking off across the country on two wheels toward a new adventure. Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:16 am

Education

School board approves amended budget

The Austin Public Schools Board approved an amended budget Monday night, which marks its third year of being in a $1.1 million deficit. “For the ... Read more

by Jenae Hackensmith, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:02 am

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