Filing period for election ends tomorrow

Tomorrow is the final day for candidates to file to run for a wide range of offices. The filing period, which began May 22, ends June 5 and applies to school, city, county state and federal offices.

Those interested in filing can do so at Austin City Hall. Currently, the following individuals have filed for office:

Local Filings through 9 a.m.:

Austin Public Schools Board: (three seats open)

Dick Lees, incumbent

Carol McAlister

Kathy Glowac

City of Austin:


Tom Stiehm, incumbent

Marian Clennon

Jerald W. Kelly

Joey Miller

City Council At Large:

Janet Anderson

City Council Ward 1:

No candidate

City Council Ward 2:

Steve King

City Council Ward 3:

Lynn Spainhower

Austin Utilities Board (three seats open):

Thomas Baulder, incumbent

James Schroeder, incumbent

Vince Lynch

Mower County:

Commissioner District 1:

Tim Gabrielson, incumbent

Commissioner District 2:

Ray Tucker, incumbent

SWCD District 1:

No candidates filed

SWCD District 2:

Richard Gehling, incumbent

SWCD District 5:

Jon W. Erichson, incumbent

Mower County

Honor those who served this Memorial Day


‘Light the world on fire:’ Pacelli graduates the Class of 2024


Signing ceremony a first step for students hoping to get into education


Hook, line, and sinker – Lyle students made the best catch

Mower County

Austin Stormwater Resilience Plan – Open House slated for Tuesday

Mower County

Mueller awarded fellowship to attend leadership institute

Mower County

Nominations to open June 1 for APS Distinguished Alumni

Mower County

Great River Energy donates fire test hose station to Dexter Fire Department

Mower County

In Your Community: Austin Masons donated to area fire departments


In Your Community: Brownsdale Study Club

Mower County

In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge


Education Briefs:


National Guard joins search for 2 missing canoeists in BWCA

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: May 13-20

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin man charged with possessing child pornography


As Walz signs $30 million for rural EMS, providers worry it’s not enough


SMEC graduates tell their own tales of success


Company that owns Austin radio stations lays off on-air personalities, part of sweeping move

Mower County

Institute dedicated to moving forward despite missing out on bonding dollars

Mower County

Institute Community Outreach and Education manager receives grant to expand STEM education offerings


Tornado devastates Iowa town, killing multiple people as powerful storms rip through Midwest

Mower County

Unmarked grave of Civil War veteran who fought at Shiloh, among other battles, gets memorial plaque

Mower County

Tuesday storm knocks out power to many, downs trees and branches


Going hog wild for ice cream