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Scammers Still Trying

April 9, 2013 After alerts to the public about financial scams in the area, the Emmetsburg Police Department has received several calls from residents to another scam tacti. more »»

Auction Fest Celebrates 25 Years

April 4, 2013 An opportunity to return to the auld sod with “A Touch Of Ireland” will fill the evening this Saturday for the 25th Annual Auction Fest at the Emmetsburg Catholic Schoo. more »»

Permit Applications Raise Questions

April 4, 2013 Palo Alto County Supervisors were presented with four conditional use permits during their weekly meeting on March 2. more »»

School Board Approves Sale of PPEL Notes and Refunding Bonds

April 4, 2013 Senior Vice President and Investment Banker, Matthew Gillaspie, from Piper Jaffray in Des Moines met with the Emmetsburg school board on Thursday to review and approve the sale of PPEL notes and... more »»

“We Ride So Others May Walk”

April 2, 2013 The Pony Express Riders of Palo Alto County had to zip their jackets a little higher on Good Friday, but at the end of their yearly ride, they had a warm feeling inside. more »»

New Firm Coming To Cylinder

April 2, 2013 A sign of an improving economy is building permits. more »»

City Moves Toward Communication Utility

April 2, 2013 Emmetsburg City Council and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities took another step toward establishing a communication utility last week. more »»

Scammers Beware Authorities Caution Residents

April 2, 2013 Law enforcement authorities are cautioning residents to be aware of a pair of telephone scams that are circulating in the region. more »»

Pony Express Good Friday Ride

March 28, 2013 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 Trustees Updated On Welding Program

March 28, 2013 A positive report on the Welding Technology program was presented to the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College during its March meeting on March 19. more »»

Saying A Final Goodbye

March 28, 2013 Hundreds attended a funeral service for Steven Blass, an Estherville native, Tuesday. Sgt. more »»

Embargo Placed On Roads

March 26, 2013 Despite the recent cold snap and snow on the ground, the calendar turning to Spring brings about the seasonal embargo on portions of Palo Alto County’s Secondary Road System. more »»

Ag Department Proposes Greenhouse

March 26, 2013 Agriculture education instructor, Randy Nosbisch, presented a proposal for a greenhouse at the Emmetsburg school board meeting Wednesday evening. more »»

West Bend-Mallard Achievement Foundation Celebrates Support of School Programs

March 26, 2013 WEST BEND -- The West Bend-Mallard Achievement Foundation will host the third annual celebration of achievements on Tuesday, April 9. more »»

STEM Program To Be Featured At K/PACEDC CEO Network Meeting

March 26, 2013 The Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation will sponsor a CEO Network Meeting on Thursday, April 11, at the KC Hall in Algona from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.. more »»

Stillmans Named Iowa Master Farmers

March 21, 2013 Jim and Jan Stillman of Emmetsburg live a life of agriculture and education. For their years of work, they have been presented the Iowa Master Farmer Award by Wallaces Farmer magazin. more »»

Regional Fire, EMS School Scheduled This Weekend

March 21, 2013 In our rural environment lends itself to the idea of neighbors helping neighbors. One of the best examples of this is found in the volunteer fire and emergency medical services in our communitie. more »»

Budget Vote Questioned

March 21, 2013 Just a week after the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors voted to reduce the budget of the county’s Conservation Board by an additional $15,000, the vote on that action came under question during... more »»

Severe Weather Awareness Week Set For March 25-29

March 21, 2013 The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have declared the week of March 25-29 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. more »»



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