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“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 »»

‘Twas A Cold Day For The Irish

March 19, 2013 by Jane Whitmore and Dan Voigt “Welcome and thank you all for coming out on this bitterly, bitterly cold day,” Emmetsburg Mayor Myrna Heddinger told the crowd gathered on the streets of Emmetsburg. more »»

Supervisors Make Cuts To Conservation Budget

March 19, 2013 What started as a routine adoption of the Palo Alto County Budget for fiscal year 2013-14 turned into a surprise for one county department Tuesday morning, March 12. more »»

A Great Weekend To Be Irish Is Shaping Up

March 14, 2013 ‘Tis said that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. The Irish magic will be aplenty this weekend in Emmetsburg for the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. more »»

Growth Potential Is Message Of Ag Education Day

March 14, 2013 The future of growth in the agricultural sector will continue to grow in the future, according to various speakers taking part in Tuesday’s Ag Education Day at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort. more »»



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