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50 states, 50 heroes: Snuffy

Born May 19, 1911, in Caro, Michigan, Maynard Harrison Smith was a handful as a child, often getting into trouble. His affluent father, Henry, sent ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

Making the best of home

As the Mower County Center remains closed to the public, the travel has also been put on leave. We are so grateful that we are ... Read more

1 month ago by Evie Mohrfeld.

Death on the other side of the world

Part 5:  True account from Peggy’s memoir,  “Potato In A Rice Bowl” Submerged up to my chin in the fathomless waters of Tokyo Bay, I ... Read more

1 month ago by Peggy Keener.

Do you know the truth?

By Dan Mielke Grace Baptist Church How do you know if you are believing a lie?  How do you know that you are not deceived?  ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

That grey mass … or getting back to cooking my own meals

Initially, when the world seemed to cave in upon itself thanks to COVID-19, I did as much as I could to make use of eating ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

Batt: Is it COVID-19 or are we in the Twilight Zone

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Zoom Meeting I got everything done on my list of things to do today. How many things were on the ... Read more

1 month ago by Al Batt.

Austin Municipal Pool to stay closed for the summer

Austin’s City Council followed the recommendation of Austin’s Park and Rec Board on Monday evening, May 18, to not open the municipal pool for the ... Read more

1 month ago by Kevin Nelson.

Final chance to order beautiful long-stemmed roses is June 2

All proceeds from LIFE Mower County’s Rose Sale benefits children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Autism and Epilepsy. ... Read more

1 month ago by Jamey Helgeson.

Guest Commentary: Concerning the upcoming city budget discussions

By Craig Clark Austin City Administrator This is an open letter to the Austin Chamber of Commerce in response to the concerns expressed regarding the ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

50 states, 50 heroes: Father Joe

Born May 14, 1905, in Boston, Massachusetts, Joseph Timothy O’Callahan was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest and a Jesuit in 1934. Known as “Father Joe,” ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

Thoughts at 2:45 a.m. and why Buster doesn’t answer

Wednesday night, I couldn’t sleep. Buster could and he mocked me by laying down next to me on the couch and going to sleep. He’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

Finding similarities between the past the and present

I am sometimes surprised at how similar the past is to the present.  Our society is currently experiencing things that feel new and unprecedented, but ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Johnson.

Mielke: Does God love Satan?

By Dan Mielke Grace Baptist Church Does God love Satan?  This simple question was originally asked me by a 5 year old, yet it has ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Poppe: 2020 session accomplishments, shortcomings, and next steps

The 2020 legislative session adjourned Monday, May 18 with a sizable list of accomplishments for the people of Minnesota, but also many shortcomings that will ... Read more

1 month ago by Jeanne Poppe.

Stay at home order ending, but more work remains

By Peggy Bennett State Representative District 27A On Wednesday, Governor Walz announced that his stay-at-home order will be lifted on May 18 and we have ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

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