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County Supervisors Discuss Second Stage of Ditch Cleanouts

November 28, 2014 Rick Hopper from Jacobsen-Westergard and Associates of Estherville reported on several drainage projects to the Palo Alto CountyBoard of Supervisors at the Tuesday, Nov. 25 meeting. more »»

Mercy Health Network – North Iowa Receives Iowa Department of Public Health Flex Grant

November 28, 2014 Palo Alto County Health System (PACHS) is one of eight Critical Access Hospitals in Mercy Health Network – North Iowa working to enhance patient safety through the use of positive reinforcement from... more »»

City Council Passes ATV Ordinance

November 28, 2014 Emmetsburg City Council passed an ordinance amending the All-Terrain Vehicle and Snowmobile chapter. After numerous delays, action came at the Monday, Nov. 24, meeting. more »»

Follow-Up Farm Bill Meetings Scheduled Locally

November 28, 2014 After a series of informational meetings about the new Farm Bill around the area in the past weeks, local officials are reminding producers of a series of follow-up meetings locall. more »»

Assault Cases Are Unfounded

November 28, 2014 An investigation into a pair of assaults reported to Emmetsburg Police earlier this month has determined the assaults did not take place. more »»

Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2014 more »»

mprovement Projects Get Green Light

November 25, 2014 Christmas may seem to have arrived a little early in the Emmetsburg Community School District, following action by the Board of Education at the November meeting on Nov. 18. more »»

The Holiday Season

November 25, 2014 more »»

The Circle Is Completed With Merger

November 25, 2014 You could call it a journey that has come full circle with time. On Oc. more »»

Courtroom Drama Opens This Friday

November 20, 2014 “12 Angry Jurors” takes the audience behind the closed doors of a jury room, revealing the personalities of the jurors as each expresses his or her opinion about the guilt of a young man on trial fo... more »»

Iowa SBDC Elects New Officers To Its State Advisory Board

November 20, 2014 AMES — The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) elected Doug Struyk of Council Bluffs and Maureen Elbert of Algona as the Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of its State Advisory Board on... more »»

Dredge Funding Assistance Request Presented

November 20, 2014 The dredging of Five Island Lake was reviewed with an eye to the future during a presentation to the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning, Nov. 1. more »»

Thanksgiving Enforcement Planned

November 20, 2014 The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office are wishing everyone a safe Thanksgiving holiday. more »»

Officials Issue Warnings For Auxiliary Heating As Accidental Fire Risks

November 18, 2014 The recent early onslaught of winter is prompting both local and state fire officials to issue warnings to the public regarding auxiliary heating methods in homes. more »»

Election Canvass, Drainage Issues Occupy Board Of Supervisors

November 18, 2014 There were no changes to the general election results of Nov. 4 following the official canvass of the vote by the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors in a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 10. more »»

Spending An Evening With Simon Estes

November 18, 2014 A crowd of over 500 braved the weather Sunday evening to spend an evening with Simon Estes in the Emmetsburg High School Auditorium. more »»

EHS Students Earn Microsoft Certifications

November 18, 2014 Through a new program offered in the business department at Emmetsburg High School, students can now attend an IT Academy right in their own buildin. more »»

Veterans Day: A Time To Say Thank You

November 13, 2014 Veterans, their families and friends, gathered Tuesday, Nov. 11, to remember 11-11-11 -- the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m. -- when the Great War -- World War I -- came to an end. more »»


Victorian House November 30, 2014

Victorian House Museum open from 1 to 4 p.m. more »

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March 30, 2014 On those occasional days of Spring (the ones without cold North winds and the other ones with no snow) people are out and about enjoying the sunshine. more »

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