Red Cross looking for donors

In the face of a severe blood shortage, the American Red Cross is urging people to donate if they have the opportunity.

During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than what hospitals needed. Blood donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to make an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

An additional 4,300 blood drives nationally – and about 420 blood drives in this area – are needed in December, January and February to help stop the shortage from continuing throughout winter. Donations often decline during the winter holidays when many groups postpone blood drives while regular donors are busy with holiday activities and travel.

Severe winter weather may also cause blood drive cancellations contributing to fewer donations than needed.

Mower County Drives

Austin

Nov. 19: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mower County Senior Citizens Center, 400 3rd Ave. NE

Nov. 26: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Austin Utilities, 1908 14th St. NE

Nov. 29: Noon to 6 p.m., St. Edwards Catholic Church, 2000 Oakland Ave. W.


Dec. 3:
Noon to 6 p.m., The Spam Museum, 101 3rd Ave. NE

Dec. 7: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., YMCA, 704 1st Drive NW

Dec. 11: Noon to 6 p.m., St John’s Lutheran, 1200 NW 13th Ave.

Dec. 12: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Good Samaritan Society, 1201 17th St. NE

Mower County

APS board approves sanctioning boys volleyball

Education

Austin Seniors receive Horatio Alger Scholarships

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man sentenced to over eight years for criminal sexual conduct with a child

Grand Meadow

2 injured in Saturday afternoon crash

Mower County

Courtney’s bench: Family and friends honor loved one lost in hope to raise awareness for mental illness

Mower County

Summerset Theatre opens Season 56 with the musical ‘Annie’

Adams

Adams Dairy Days celebrating 50th

Mower County

Gabby Weiss passes away, legacy will continue on the baseball diamond

Mower County

New sculpture is giving visitors another destination stop in Austin

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: May 27-June 3

Mower County

In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge

Mower County

In Your Community: Mower County Senior Center

Education

Education Briefs

Education

Pacelli Honor Roll

News

US hiring and wage growth picked up last month in sign of sustained economic health

News

Many Americans are still shying away from EVs despite Biden’s push, an AP-NORC/EPIC poll finds

News

After 41 years, Pat Sajak makes his final spin as host of ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Mower County

Several file for local offices

Agriculture

Minnesota ID‘s first case of avian influenza in a dairy herd

News

D-Day anniversary haunted by dwindling number of veterans and shadowed by Europe’s new war

Mower County

Shawn Tweten steps up to challenge Finstad in primary

News

Well, hello!: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ opens CST’s seventh year

News

Appeals court halts Trump’s Georgia case during appeal of order allowing Willis to stay on case

Mower County

Institute scientist Hilakivi-Clarke receives grant to study possible benefits of organic, pasture-raised beef