Jora Bothun, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Southern Exposure

Down the Road; Southern Exposure takes you on a short trip to new adventures

What better way to enjoy the fall weather then hitting the road and trying something new. There are plenty of places outside of Austin to ... Read more

by Jora Bothun, Friday, September 30, 2016 11:11 am

Austin ArtWorks Festival

Hometown author returns; Grant Blackwood gives seminar on writing

Grant Blackwood returned to his hometown to share some of the tips that have helped him become a bestselling author. On Thursday, Blackwood presented “Secrets ... Read more

by Jora Bothun, Friday, August 26, 2016 11:06 am

Austin ArtWorks Festival

Inflating Art; Kids use balloons to create masterpieces

Grant Marreel, right, and Sam Vortherms work on making a hot air balloon out of tissue paper Wednesday morning at the Austin ArtWorks Center. Read more

by Jora Bothun, Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:29 am


300 miles to spread awareness; Nesvold making the big push this weekend

Two years ago, Kelly Nesvold ran 100 miles to raise money to buy 100,000 meals for children overseas, but he wanted to do more. Now, ... Read more

by Jora Bothun, Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:27 am

Mower County

Worship-Fest returning to Austin Sunday night

Bentley & Company and Light45 will be hosting live worship music festival with various christian music artists from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at ... Read more

by Jora Bothun, Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:01 am


Photos: Discoveries of science

Summer school program visits nature center Read more

by Jora Bothun, Friday, August 19, 2016 10:02 am


Leaving the Bears behind; Mariska leaving Berenstain collection back in Austin

Former Austin High School band director Bradley Mariska holds the record for the largest collection of Berenstain Bears memorabilia and now he’s opening a year-long ... Read more

by Jora Bothun, Friday, August 12, 2016 10:36 am


Summer for Friends: The season of warmth opens up to time with friends

Personally, summer is my favorite time of the year. The grass is greener, days are longer, nights are shorter and time goes by much faster. ... Read more

by Jora Bothun, Monday, August 8, 2016 6:01 am

Austin ArtWorks Festival

Making a masterpiece; The Austin ArtWorks Center tries something new this year

Children gathered their art supplies at a table, stirred together different colors of paint and started painting their portraits at the Austin ArtWorks Center Tuesday ... Read more

by Jora Bothun, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:08 am


Photos: Making a summer impact

Area students get enrichment through the E3 program Read more

by Jora Bothun, Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:02 am


Photos: Crazy day for crazy deals

Shoppers take part in Crazy Days Read more

by Jora Bothun, Friday, July 15, 2016 10:07 am


Field of Flags returning to park

A show of patriotism is coming back to Freedom Fest for the second year. Multiple area veterans groups will again post about 55 flags as part ... Read more

by Jora Bothun, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:23 am


Camp teaches children life skills

A few elementary-aged children huddled around a table to make a pie Tuesday morning, an activity aimed at helping them learn life skills. Read more

by Jora Bothun, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:04 am


Back to the old; Historical society restoring the Kehret Chapel, school

The Kehret Chapel, Excelsior School house and other buildings at the Mower County Historical Society are getting facelifts to help make them more historically accurate. Read more

by Jora Bothun, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:59 am


No more special deliveries; AHS clarifies language to keep students from ordering lunches

Austin High School students won’t be able to order freaky fast deliveries during school class hours next year. Administrators changed policy language to clarify students ... Read more

by Jora Bothun, Monday, June 20, 2016 11:01 am