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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 »»

Kevin Fehr Named Iowa Certified Nursery Professional of the Year

March 31, 2015 Kevin Fehr, Instructor and Coordinator of the Landscape and Turfgrass Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College, recently received the 2015 Iowa Certified Nursery Professional of the Year... more »»

Prescribed Burns In Area

March 31, 2015 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) plans to conduct prescribed burns in 2015 in the Palo Alto County area. more »»

Pony Express Riders On The Road Good Friday

March 31, 2015 Pony Express Riders of Iowa will blanket the state on Good Friday as they ride and collect donations to assist Iowans with disabilities. Palo Alto County Pony Express riders join in that effort. more »»

Iowa Lakes Welding Receives Career Preparedness Award

March 31, 2015 The Welding program at Iowa Lakes Community College has been selected for this year’s Career Preparedness Award from the Iowa Department of Education - Division of Community College. more »»

County Attorney Peter Hart Recognized For 30 Years Of Public Service

March 27, 2015 The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors recognized the 30 plus years of public service given by prosecutor Peter C. Hart. more »»

Emmetsburg Police Recognized For Life Saving Efforts

March 27, 2015 by Jane Whitmore Three Emmetsburg Police officers were honored at the Monday night meeting of Emmetsburg City Council. They were presented with Life Saving Awards for their efforts to save a life. more »»

Severe Weather Preparedness Checklist For Seniors

March 27, 2015 With severe weather season upon us in the U.S., older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when disasters strike. more »»

Preserved Prairie Root Aawarded To Lost Island Nature Center

March 20, 2015 The centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Lost Island Nature Center north of Ruthven will feature something most people have never seen: prairie roots. more »»

Spring In The Air

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Family Directs Funds To County Fair

March 20, 2015 Through the generosity of an area farm family, the Palo Alto County Fair Association has received a $2,500 donation through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities grant program, sponsored by the... more »»

School Board Adopts Budget For Coming Year

March 20, 2015 With no public comment, oral or written, the Emmetsburg Community School District Board of Education adopted a budget totalling $16,508,568 following a public hearing Monday, March 1. more »»

Irish Guests Enjoy Hometown Atmosphere

March 20, 2015 “We’re delighted to be here,” said Senator Catherine Noone from Ireland. “The hospitality is amazing, every step of the way. more »»

PACHS Creates Impact On Local Economy

March 17, 2015 Palo Alto County Health System generates 203 jobs that add $11,380,674 to the local economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. more »»

The Best Weekend To Be Irish By Far

March 17, 2015 After a postponement from earlier in the month, the 2015 Little Miss and Miss Shamrock pageants opened the 55th Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration on Friday night. more »»



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