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Iowa Lakes Foundation Hosts Scholarship Golf Outing This Friday

June 23, 2016 Area golfers are invited to attend the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Palo Alto County Scholarship Golf Outing on Friday, June 24, at the Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsburg. more »»

Supervisors Approve Quit Claim Deed

June 23, 2016 For the second week, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors were asked to consider a Quit Claim Deed to Horizons Unlimited at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21. more »»

What A View!

June 23, 2016 more »»

Head Start Pre-School Plan Derailed By Funding

June 23, 2016 The Emmetsburg Community School Board approved several resignations and new contracts during the June meeting on Wednesday, June 15. more »»

Sidewalks And Trees In The Central Business District

June 21, 2016 The 30-plus year old trees in the central business district of Emmetsburg are causing problems with the sidewalks. Tree roots are causing the concrete to heave. more »»

Brink Buildling Remodeling Plans Shown to Board of Supervisors

June 21, 2016 The Brink Building in Emmetsburg, which housed the Palo Alto County Attorney, the Palo Alto County Zoning office, an office for the Department of Human Services, and a private commodity firm, is set... more »»

Horizons Unlimited Meets With County Board of Supervisors

June 21, 2016 Members of the Horizon’s Unlimited Board and several members of the community were on hand at the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors regular meeting on Tuesday, June 14 to discuss and give their... more »»

Community Demolition Grant Program

June 16, 2016 To date, the city clerks in Palo Alto County have submitted 27 applications from residents for funding to demolish residential structures, totaling approximately $97,000, according to Palo Alto... more »»

Annexation To Proceed Following Hearing

June 16, 2016 Following a public hearing on the possibility of annexing lands into Drainage District 175, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors voted to annex 6,442 additional acres of farmlands into the... more »»

Damage Continues In City Parks

June 16, 2016 Damage at Emmetsburg city parks was brought to the attention of Emmetsburg City Council at their meeting Monday, June 1. more »»

Cleaning Up

June 16, 2016 more »»

Liz Mammen Becomes New Owner Of Second Hand Thrift Store

June 16, 2016 Second Hand Thrift Store, up until now owned and operated by Horizons Unlimited, will change ownership on July 1. The new owner will be Liz Mammen, who has been the store’s manager for the past yea. more »»

New Acquisitions To Enjoy In The County

June 14, 2016 Two additional land requisitions increase the already managed areas by the Palo Alto Conservation Board to well over 2,200 acres of public forest, parks, marshes and prairies. more »»

Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight Scheduled For September 17

June 14, 2016 Having recently completed our 12th Honor Flight on May 7, 2016, the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight Board is announcing that the next flight will be on September 17, 2016. more »»

Misson Group Discovers Emmetsburg During Journey

June 14, 2016 When students are dismissed from school for Summer vacation, the first thought that comes to mind are lazy days of swimming, spending time with friends, baseball and softball games and summer jobs t... more »»


Supervisors June 28, 2016

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

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