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New Attorney Begins Duties

February 12, 2019 by Anesa McGregor Palo Alto County’s new Assistant County Attorney began working on Jan. 2. more »»

Century and Heritage Farm Owners Encouraged to Apply

February 12, 2019 DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today encouraged eligible farm owners to apply for the 2019 Century and Heritage Farm Progra. more »»

Emmetsburg Community Blood Drive Successful

February 12, 2019 For over 15 years, Emmetsburg and surrounding communities have been supporting the local blood bank, LifeServe Blood Center, at the community blood drives coordinated by Angie Beem and Lou An... more »»

Soil and Water Conservation Awards Banquet

February 12, 2019 Soil and Water Conservation Awards Banquet Those who won an award but were not at the banquet were: Kylie Hoffman, Fourth Grade, West Elementary, Conservation Art Poster Contest Winner; MicKinley... more »»

Iowa Lakes Quartets ‘Singing Valentines’

February 12, 2019 ESTHERVILLE -- Say “I love you” with a Singing Valentine, and leave your sweetheart speechless! On Thursday, Feb. more »»

Winter Seining on Five Island Lake

February 12, 2019 WINTER SEINING -- The bigmouth buffalo that came out of this one spot on Five Island Lake ranks in the top ten of Greg Mohr’s career as a fisherman. “These pulls don’t happe. more »»

West Bend Public Library to Offer Creative Arts Program to Older Iowans

February 12, 2019 WEST BEND — The West Bend Public Library will offer a special creative arts workshop, “Get Creative at your Library” for adults 55+ beginning on March 4, at 5 p.m. more »»

Area Students Recognized at UNI

February 12, 2019 Palo Alto County area students have been named to the University of Northern Iowa’s Fall Dean’s?List. Two students from Palo Alto County received their degrees from the University of Northern Iowa. more »»


February 8, 2019 ROUGH FISH... more »»

Annexation/Reclassification Hearings Held On Drainage District 41

February 8, 2019 by Anesa McGregor The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors met with Drainage Engineer Rick Hopper from Jacobson-Westergard of Estherville during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5. more »»

Discussion on Need For New Jail Continues

February 8, 2019 by Anesa McGregor Discussions on the need for a new county jail continued Tuesday, Feb. 5, during the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors regular meeting. more »»

Supervisor Vote No On Additional Deputy

February 8, 2019 By Anesa McGregor Continuing discussions were held on the subject of an additional part-time deputy during the regular meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 5. more »»

Singing Valentines Available for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2019 Say “I love you” with a singing valentine and leave your sweetheart speechless, and with a smile. On Thursday, Fe. more »»

Program Deadlines Extended by Farm Service Agency

February 8, 2019 USDA’s Farm Service Agency extended deadlines on many of its programs because of the government shutdown and the emergency nature of many of the program. more »»

The Tractor That Changed Farming

February 8, 2019 by Anesa McGregor Miniature craftsman Joe Joyce of Emmetsburg has created another masterpiece to add to his creation of miniature buildings, which are replicas of turn of the century objects once... more »»

EHS Announces First Semester Honor Roll

February 8, 2019 Emmetsburg High School has released its First Semester Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 school year. more »»

Exhibition of Works by Cartoonist Dave Carpenter

February 8, 2019 An exhibition of works by artist Dave Carpenter will begin on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Emmetsburg Public Library and will run until Saturday March . more »»

Elected Officials Hold First Townhall Meeting of Year

February 6, 2019 by Anesa McGregor The first town hall meeting of the year was held on Saturday, Feb. 5 with local members of the community between Representative Megan Jones and Senator Zach Whiting. more »»

Supervisors Discuss Road Bond Proceeds

February 6, 2019 by Anesa McGregor The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. more »»

Volunteer Your Time To Change A Child’s Life

February 6, 2019 The Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) is comprised of citizen volunteers from a variety of professions and backgrounds. more »»



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