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Community Salute: Community strong

There’s a common saying out there that goes: You don’t know what you got, until it’s gone. Luckily, ...

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Tim Penny: Gratitude for local entrepreneurs

In this season of giving and gratitude, I am inspired by how generously the people in our region ...

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Sarah Lysne: The joy of a compassionate health care team

Last Monday night, my husband and I had to go to the emergency room at the Austin Medical ...

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Annie Lane: Setting boundaries for the sake of family

Dear Annie: My mom’s husband molested my sister more than 25 years ago. I was a teenager at ...

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Peggy Keener: The rejected hero

Shavarsh Karapetyan was making the final push of a 13-mile run. With a 45-pound bag of sand strapped ...

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The Wide Angle: Just how much do we like Christmas lights?

Can we for a moment, early on this piece, establish that nobody likes Christmas lights? Oh sure, they ...

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Evie Mohrfeld: Trips full of holiday fun and nostalgia

The holiday season has officially opened, and we are taking  a nostalgic  look at Christmas past. It was ...

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Marvin Repinski: When the path is good, then I am satisfied

“But those who walk with the Lord shall renew their strength: They shall mount up with wings like ...

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Our opinion: Think big this Small Business Saturday

There is a pretty good chance that as you might be reading this, work has already begun on ...

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Al Batt: Thanksgiving is hard on pants

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting After Thanksgiving, I feel sorry for my pants. What role did green ...

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Annie Lane: Giving thanks and feeling grateful

Dear Readers: As we prepare our tables and tummies for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving celebration, I find myself reflecting on ...

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Ask a Trooper: Are your tires unsafe for winter driving?

Question:  How do you determine if your tires are unsafe for winter driving? Answer:  Over the years, I ...

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Community Salute: Business is strong

The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Dinner is one of the biggest Chamber events throughout the ...

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Sarah Lysne: The joy of football

Several years ago, I was waiting in line at the grocery store when the woman at the front ...

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Ask A Trooper: Driving safely in snow

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I heard on TV the State Patrol responded to over 1,300 crashes and ...

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