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Average Land Values Decline From 2013

January 8, 2015 AMES - The average value of an acre of Iowa farmland fell 8.9% for the year ending in November, according to the Iowa Land Value Survey, conducted by Iowa State University. more »»

Supervisors Terminate County Engineer

January 8, 2015 The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors terminated the employment of County Engineer Joel Fantz in an emotionally charged, tension-filled meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6. more »»

Retiring County Officers Share Memories Of Their Years Of Service

January 7, 2015 20 Years of County Service While working in the Palo Alto County Attorney’s office a little over 20 years ago, Bonnie Whitney became interested in the real estate aspect of county governmen. more »»

Palo Alto Supervisors Begin New Year With Resolutions, Appointments

January 7, 2015 Craig Merrill of Emmetsburg accepted the nomination as Chairman of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors for 2015 as the Supervisors returned to business on Friday, Jan. 2. more »»

Township Officers Appointed

January 7, 2015 Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors approved the reappointments of township officers during their meeting at the start of the year. The meeting was held on Friday, Jan. more »»

POET-DSM Recognized As Platts Global Energy Award Finalist for Deal of the Year

January 7, 2015 POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels was honored in December as a Deal of the Year finalist by the Platts Global Energy Awards. more »»

Former Resident Retires From Career With CDC

January 2, 2015 Formerly from the Curlew area, Dr. Nancy Cox was recognized November 21 for her 37 years of service with the Center of Disease Control and Prevention In 1970, Dr. more »»

New Laws Take Effect With Start Of New Year

January 2, 2015 When you turned your calendar to the New Year on Thursday, some new laws also went into effect statewide that will affect some area residents. more »»

Drainage Contractor Fined Following Repair Incident

January 2, 2015 A drainage contractor working on a project in Palo Alto County earlier this year has been ordered to pay a $5,000 civil penalty as a result of his actions. more »»

Carptoons Calendar

January 2, 2015 Emmetsburg’s resident cartoonist has artwork featured in a new, 2015 calendar. more »»

Winter Deep Freeze

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Emmetsburg Students Participate In Global Youth Institue Gathering

December 30, 2014 DES?MOINES - Nick Grandstaff and Shinaz Kendi, both of Emmetsburg High School were among the top students in the country selected to attend the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute Oct. more »»

Local Blood Drives Announced

December 30, 2014 DES MOINES - This January, LifeServe Blood Center invites our communities to celebrate National Blood Donor Month by giving a lifesaving blood donatio. more »»

Main Street Theater Honors Members, Elects Officers

December 30, 2014 Emmetsburg’s Main Street Theater paid tribute to members and presented several special awards during its 37th Annual Meeting. more »»

Moderate Weather Allows Jump-Start On Project

December 30, 2014 With the moderate weather in the weeks leading up to Christmas, workers from the Palo Alto County Secondary Road Department took on a little different project. more »»

Bids Opened For Drainage Projects

December 26, 2014 Rick Hopper, Drainage Engineer from Jacobson-Westergard and Associates and the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors received several bids for drainage work at the regular Board meeting held Tuesday... more »»

Dredging Grant Proposal Shelved

December 26, 2014 After the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 a week earlier to apply for grant funding to assist the Five Island Lake Board’s dredging project, the proposal was shelved on Tuesday. more »»

Local Students Joining Forces For A Child

December 26, 2014 A little “man”, whose father hails from our community, has found himself the leader of an army - Major’s Army. more »»



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