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Palo Alto County Farm Bureau Hosts Special 100 Year Celebration in Emmetsburg

August 16, 2016 Palo Alto County Farm Bureau held its 100th year celebration on Thursday, Aug. 4, at The Shores at Five Island. more »»

School Board Identifies Legislative Priorities

August 16, 2016 by Dan Voigt Each year, school districts across the state of Iowa come up with ideas for state lawmakers to pursue to assist schools in the task of educating Iowa’s childre. more »»

Proposed Wind Energy Ordinance Discussed At Zoning Board Hearing

August 16, 2016 (EDITOR’S?NOTE - This is the first of two installments on the wind energy ordinance hearing. The second installment will be publishing in the Aug. 18 issue of The Democrat. more »»

Vocational Agriculture Vacancy Filled During Special Board Meeting

August 16, 2016 It came down to the final few weeks before the start of classes but the Emmetsburg Community Schools will have a Vocational Agriculture instructor following a special meeting Wednesday of the... more »»

Topic: Downtown Trees and Pavers

August 16, 2016 “We have talked about putting pavers in where trees had been taken out of the squares in the sidewalks,” Deb Hite told members of Emmetsburg City Council last week. more »»

Palo Alto County Conservation Board Improves Lost Island Huston Park

August 11, 2016 RUTHVEN -- It was a busy weekend with the campground full on the opening date of Aug. 4. The campers enjoyed the weekend with cooler weather. more »»

Supervisors Approve Utility Permits As Well as Hold Completion Hearing

August 11, 2016 Palo Alto County Engineer Walter Davis-Oeth briefed the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors during its weekly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. more »»

PACGDC Holds Summer Board Retreat

August 11, 2016 Board members of the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) traveled to Jefferson on Friday, Aug. 5, to mark the one year anniversary of Wild Rose Casino-Jefferso. more »»

PACGDC Announces New Board Members

August 11, 2016 Palo Alto County Gaming and Development Corporation announced two new board members at its July 17 meeting. more »»

Public Invited to Ground Breaking Ceremony Monday at Iowa Lakes

August 11, 2016 A ground breaking has been scheduled for Monday, Aug. 15, to celebrate the start of work to build the new Student Services addition at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes. more »»

City Council Discusses Dredge And Water Quality

August 11, 2016 If dredging is to continue on Five Island Lake, it will be in waters located within the city limits. That was the recommendation of the Emmetsburg Finance Committee to Emmetsburg City Counci. more »»

Rate Increases And Recycling Concerns Were Topics of Solid Waste Meeting

August 9, 2016 Plastic grocery bags as well as a proposed increase at the transfer station in the county took priority at the Solid Waste meeting that was held Thursday, August 4 in Emmetsburg. more »»

VFW Salutes All Veterans

August 9, 2016 Veterans and Auxiliary members of Post #2296, Palo Alto County, welcomed over 250 guests at a fundraiser and Silent Auction last Friday, Aug. 5. The event raised over $5,000 to benefit the Post. more »»

Clover Kids Exhibit At The Fair

August 3, 2016 Clover Kids are students in Kindergarten through third grades. They brought their exhibits to the Palo Alto County Fair and exhibited them in the Clover Kids space. more »»

VFW #2295 Hosts First Veterans Recognition Dinner On Friday

August 3, 2016 A Salute to Veterans will be held in conjunction with a fundraiser this Friday, Aug. 5, at VFW Post #2295, Emmetsbur. more »»

Merchandise Arrives At New Shopko Store

August 3, 2016 Here is a first look inside the new Shopko store that is scheduled to open Thursday, Aug. 28, in Emmetsburg. The first of six trucks of merchandise arrived?Monday. more »»



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