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Project Approach Learning Explained

September 18, 2014 The ordinary squirrel became a teaching tool for students at West Elementary in a new method explained by Danielle Auten at the September meeting of the Emmetsburg Community School Board of Directors. more »»

Iowa Lakes Trustees Hear Highlights Of Motorcycle, Small Engine Program

September 18, 2014 The Motorcycle and Small Engine program at Iowa Lakes was featured at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Sept 16, at the college’s administrative offices n in Estherville. more »»

Landowners Oppose Culvert Decision

September 18, 2014 Plans to install a drainage culvert drew considerable landowner opposition during Tuesday’s meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisor. more »»

Health Professionals Watching New Virus Outbreak

September 16, 2014 While there have been no reports of then Enterovirus D68 in the immediate area, local health professionals are keeping track of the latest developments of the new outbreak, which is spreading throug... more »»

High Tea, Quilt Raffle Sept. 24

September 16, 2014 Join the Senior Center for “High Tea” on Wednesday, Sept. 24. There will be two sittings for tea. The first will be at 2 p.m. and the second setting will be at 3 p.m. more »»

Area School Patrons May Qualify For Refunds On School Lunches

September 16, 2014 A Class-Action lawsuit against a food service distributor and a settlement agreement may mean a refund for patrons in all four Palo Alto County School districts. more »»

Palo Alto County Voters Approve Levy Renewal

September 16, 2014 Last Tuesday’s special election for the renewal of an equipment levy for Iowa Lakes Community College received positive support from Palo Alto County voters last Tuesda. more »»

Fall Is Here

September 16, 2014 more »»

ILCC Levy Renewed

September 11, 2014 Unofficial results of Tuesday's Equipment Replacement Levy show that the renewal has passed. more »»

Gold Fields in Palo Alto County?

September 11, 2014 Just a couple of weeks ago, I took something as a joke only to find out that it really did exist. The fact that there is gold in the fields of Palo Alto County and it is not just corn and soybea. more »»

Firefighters Donate To MDA

September 11, 2014 Members of the Emmetsburg Fire Department raised $1964 during their annual Fill the Boot drive on August 30 to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Emmetsburg area. more »»

Supervisors Explore Road Repairs

September 11, 2014 As years and the wear of the changing seasons assaults the roads in the county, keeping them serviceable always is a priority discussion for the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors. more »»

Public Meeting Set For Lake St. Improvements

September 11, 2014 A public information meeting has been scheduled for property owners adjacent to the 2015 Lake Street Improvement route. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. more »»

A New Look

September 11, 2014 more »»

Celebrating The Fantasy

September 9, 2014 “When I think back to when we started the Emmetsburg plant, we were just in the very initial stages of the cellulosic research,” Jeff Broin said in reflection Wednesday afternoon as he watched... more »»

Emmetsburg Police Issue Warning

September 3, 2014 Emmetsburg Police are issuing a warning to local residents in the wake of a series of burglaries from motor vehicles during the past few days. more »»

Supervisors Approve Drainage Proposal

September 3, 2014 A request to run a private tile into a joint drainage district received the blessing of the Palo Alto County Supervisors during the board’s Aug. 26 meeting. more »»

Publication Resolution Discussed

September 3, 2014 A little public disclosure never hurt anyone. more »»

Firemen's Boot Block

September 3, 2014 more »»

County Supervisors Hear Drainage Ditch Dilemmas

September 3, 2014 With recent rains and rain problems off and on throughout the year, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors have been working hard on the various problems that come up around the county. more »»


Supervisors September 23, 2014

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

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Picking Up After Ourselves

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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