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January 10, 2020 DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN? Brothers Jack and Cole Trick took full advantage of the sticky snowfall on Friday, Jan. 3, building snowmen in Soper Park in Emmetsburg. more »»

Palo Alto County Supervisors Make Approvals for the New Year

January 10, 2020 by Anesa McGregor The Palo Alto Board of Supervisors met in regular session for the first time in the new year on Thursday, January 2 to make approvals for the coming year. more »»

Nominations Due Monday for Emmetsburg Citizen of the Year

January 10, 2020 Nominations for the 2020 Emmetsburg Chamber’s Citizen of the Year need to be submitted to the Chamber Office by Monday, Jan. 13. more »»

Traditional Irish Music Comes to Emmetsburg

January 10, 2020 By Anesa McGregor Carter Nath, lifelong Kossuth County, Iowa native and local musician, is bringing in a quartet of friends from Ireland who make up the Irish band “Crogadh” (pronounced Crogah). more »»

Music After Dark Presents - Wes Weller

January 10, 2020 OKOBOJI – Performing in Pomerantz Hall on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 pm is singer/songwriter Wes Weller. Wes is a self taught singer, songwriter, and musician. more »»

Cocoa Picasso at the Lost Island Nature Center

January 10, 2020 By Joseph Schany On Thursday, Jan. 2, seven children aged eight through 12 participated in a painting class at the Lost Island Nature Center in Ruthven. more »»

Public Library Outreach Service Celebrates 25 Years

January 10, 2020 by Anesa McGregor Not much is known about the beginnings of the Outreach Service through the Emmetsburg Public Library and no one currently at the library was working here at the time. more »»

Complaints to Ombudsman Continue to Rise Government’s Commitment to Transparency Remains a Problem

January 10, 2020 DES MOINES – For the fifth straight year, Iowa’s Office of Ombudsman fielded more complaints and information requests than the year prior, reaching a total of 5,406 contacts during fiscal year 2019. more »»

Applications for Junior Miss Shamrock Being Accepted Pageant Scheduled for March 8

January 10, 2020 Are you ready for the 2020 St. Patrick’s celebration in Emmetsburg? The St. Patrick’s Association is announcing they are taking applications for the Junior Miss Shamrock competition. The 2020 St. more »»

Seven Ways to Practice Positivity and Optimism Everyday

January 10, 2020 Part 2 of a Two Part Editorial 5. Read, Write, Watch: When I was my negative self, my only escape was books. Books are still my sanctuary. more »»

Judy Crawford is Retiring

January 10, 2020 As 2019 comes to a close, so does the FSA career of Judy Crawford. Judy began at the Palo Alto County FSA Office in the fall of 1998. more »»


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Palo Alto County Supervisors Discuss Drainage

January 10, 2020 The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors held two hearings on Drainage District 23 and set a completion hearing for Drainage District 23 during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7. more »»

A Reminder About Snow Removal

January 10, 2020 By Joseph Schany The winter months continue, the snowfall is beginning to accumulate, and plenty more is expected real soon. more »»

Horizons Unlimited Participates In Hy-Vee Giving Tag Program

January 10, 2020 Horizons Unlimited, a non-profit organization, is committed to serving adults with disabilities by providing opportunities for community engagement and community employment in our communities. more »»

Horizon’s Staff Member Receives Highest Level of Certification from NADSP

January 10, 2020 Alexis Carter, Direct Support Professional at Horizons Unlimited, received a DSP-3 Certification through the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) which is the highest level of... more »»


January 3, 2020 80 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS CONTRIBUTION - Rosabelle (Schmidt) Johnson of Emmetsburg was recently recognized by the American Legion Auxiliary for 80 years of continued membership with the organizatio. more »»

Car Charging Station Located At Casey’s Up and Ready to Charge Cars

January 3, 2020 by Anesa McGregor Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed work next to Casey’s in Emmetsburg and wondered what was happening. more »»

Emmetsburg Chamber Requests Nominations for Citizen of the Year and 5 under 40

January 3, 2020 by Anesa McGregor The Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Night is swiftly approaching. more »»

Ducks Unlimited Honors Four Members For 30 Years of Service

January 3, 2020 Ducks Unlimited recognized four local committee members of the Palo Alto Sportsman Chapter for over 30 years of committee membership and volunteer work. more »»


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Supervisors January 21, 2020

The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8 a.m. at the Palo Alto County Courthouse. more »

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