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Emmetsburg: 2016 Community of the Year

March 24, 2017 The community of Emmetsburg has been named the 2016 Community of the Year by the Iowa Rural Water Association. more »»

Utility Permits Approved

March 24, 2017 Palo Alto County Engineer Walter Davis-Oeth met with the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors during their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 21, requesting approval for three utility permits within... more »»

School Budget Adopted, Tax Asking Lower

March 24, 2017 Despite lower than expected State Aid payments for the upcoming school year, the Emmetsburg Community School Board approved a budget of some $10 million for the 2018 Fiscal Yea. more »»

Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 24, 2017 Severe weather is always a threat in Palo Alto County. more »»

Irish Guest Impressed with Pride of Community

March 21, 2017 Emmetsburg’s Irish dignitary Anne Rabbitte, TD, and her daughter, Aoibhinn, made it to Iowa after an extended stay in New York. Their trip from Ireland was delayed due to snowstorms on the East Coast. more »»

Drainage Issues Control Supervisor Meeting

March 21, 2017 Several drainage districts were discussed during the regular meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. March 14. more »»

“Jail The Sheriff” Fundraiser Underway

March 21, 2017 The Palo Alto County Peace Officer’s Association will be hosting a fundraising pulled port sandwich supper on April 1 at the VFW?in Emmetsburg. Serving will run from 4 to 7 p.m. more »»

Emmetsburg City Council Adopts FY18 Budget

March 16, 2017 Emmetsburg City Council adopted a budget with $9.233 million in expenditures at a joint meeting Monday with the City and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees. more »»

Celebrate All Things Irish

March 16, 2017 The past weekend’s snowfall should disappear quickly as the official start of Springtime has finally arrived with the green of the annual St. Patricks’ Celebration in Emmetsburg. more »»

Pageantry Kicks Off St. Pat’s Celebration

March 16, 2017 Despite a day’s delay due to Old Man Winter, a large crowd turned out Monday night at the Emmetsburg High School Auditorium to kick off the St. more »»

Smile And The World Smiles With You

March 16, 2017 Growing up in the small community of West Bend, my father encouraged us to “smile and say hello” to people we would meet on the stree. more »»

West Bend Library To Host Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow

March 14, 2017 WEST?BEND?- The West Bend Public Library is pleased to welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow in concert. The event will be held this Thursday, March 16th at 7 p.m. more »»

Chamber Honors Community Members

March 14, 2017 Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a night of celebration, honoring the Citizen of the Year, Catalyst of the Year, 5 Under 40, and Chamber Volunteers. more »»

Tragedy Averted Following Derailment

March 14, 2017 GRAETTINGER - The stillness of the night erupted into a raging inferno early Friday morning as 17 tank cars carrying ethanol derailed and burst into flames one mile southeast of Graettinger. more »»

Ethanal Tank Cars Derail, Catch Fire

March 10, 2017 A derailment of 27 tank cars filled with Ethanol shortly before 1 a.m. Friday morning resulted in a large fire that continues to burn some 12 hours later near Graettinger. more »»



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