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Thanking Our Public Safety Dispatchers

April 16, 2015 The never-ending world of Public Safety is comprised of many team members – the law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical responders who respond to the public’s calls for hel. more »»

Emmetsburg Council Modifies Public Comment Section At City Meetings

April 16, 2015 Emmetsburg City Council has modified the public comment section at city meetings. Action came Monday, April 13. Currently, a time for public comment comes at the beginning of all city meetings. more »»

EMU Replacing Water Meters

April 16, 2015 Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities is in the process of replacing water meters. Customers ae being contacted and they are requested to schedule an appointment to have their meters replaced. more »»

Court Ruling To Be Appealed

April 16, 2015 A petition for summary judgment in a case involving a drainage issue near Cylinder was affirmed in favor of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors late last week. more »»

Emmetsburg Townhall Meeting

April 16, 2015 Mental health equalization was a topic of discussion at Saturday’s Town Hall meeting with State Senator David Johnson and State Representative Megan Jones. more »»

Every 15 Minutes Program Presented At Emmetsburg High School

April 14, 2015 Some difficult life lessons were presented to students at Emmetsburg High School this past week with the presentation of Every 15 Minutes to the student body on Thursday and Friday. more »»

Johnson, Jones At Townhall Meeting

April 14, 2015 A group of 16 Palo Alto County residents gathered for a Townhall Meeting at the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce meeting room Saturday morning. more »»

Emmetsburg To Save $24,875 In State Revolving Fund Interest Rate Reduction

April 9, 2015 Emmetsburg is among 18 Iowa communities with current State Revolving Fund loans for water quality projects who will be saving a total of more than $526,000 in interest over the life of the loan. more »»

County Audit Receives Positive Marks

April 9, 2015 Auditor of State Mary Mosiman recently released an audit report for Palo Alto County, Iowa which gave the county positive marks. more »»

Landowner Presents Drainage Concern To Supervisors

April 9, 2015 A concern over tiling work carried out in Vernon Township was brought to the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors Tuesday by a neighboring landowner. more »»

Berkland Cast In ISU Musical

April 7, 2015 AMES – A Cylinder woman is among cast members in the Iowa State University Theatre’s spring musical, Les Misérables, based on the French novel by Victor Hug. more »»

Senior Center Annual Meeting Set

April 7, 2015 The Palo Alto County Council on Aging will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, April 21, at the Multipurpose Senior Center in Emmetsburg, 2008 11th Street. more »»

West Bend Area Native Finalist In National Contest

April 7, 2015 A native son of the West Bend area has made the grade in a special way. more »»

Pony Express Rides Again

April 7, 2015 Despite blustery conditions on Good Friday morning, the Pony Express Riders of Palo Alto County fanned out through the county on their annual fund-raising ride for the Iowa Easter Seals Society’s... more »»

New Service For County Residents

April 2, 2015 With our society moving more and more towards electronic payments for nearly every type of business transaction, the Palo Alto County Treasurer’s Office is now offering an electronic option for... more »»

Supervisors Nix Temporary Salary Adjustment

April 2, 2015 A proposal for a temporary salary increase for a county employee fell by the wayside during the weekly meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. more »»

Emmetsburg Vocal Jazz Experiment Flying High

April 2, 2015 In any type of competitive venture, it takes incredible amounts of practice, dedication, patience and time to enjoy success at the highest levels – whether the venue is the athletic field, academics... more »»


Victorian House April 19, 2015

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

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