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Veterans Memorial Kiosk Up and Running

May 4, 2017
Emmetsburg News

To the Editor:

We are pleased to announce that the Palo Alto County Veterans Memorial Kiosk and web site are now operational. The Veterans Memorial is dedicated in honor of all past, present, and future veterans of the United States military who are current or former residents of Palo Alto County. The kiosk and web site provide information to the general public concerning our veterans. They are joint projects of Palo Alto County, the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce, the Palo Alto County Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Emmetsburg Rotary Club.

Veterans and family members or friends of veterans invited to add or update information concerning veterans on the Memorial web site, the address of which is

In order to add a veteran the first time, you will need to click on the "add a veteran" link, click on the "Register as a new user" link, and follow the instructions for establishing an account. Once you have registered, you may log in using your email address and password. Then you may add additional veterans and you may edit any data sets you previously entered.

In order to search for veterans on the web site or on the kiosk, you do not have to create a login/register with the website. Simply do the following:

---Click on the "Search a Veteran" link.

---Enter the appropriate "filters."

---Click on the "Search" link.

---Click on the veteran's name in order to review that veteran's information.

If you need access to a computer to enter or search data, a computer is available at the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce office during normal working hours --- Monday Friday 9:00 am 4:00 pm.

For anyone needed assistance in entering data on the web site, please note that web site administrators will be available to assist you at the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce office at 1121 Broadway Street, Emmetsburg, IA on the following Saturdays --- 6, 13, and 20 May --- from 9:00 AM 11:00 AM.

You may contact the web site administrators by clicking on the "contact" link and entering your contact information and questions or comments. Questions regarding the web site also may be referred to Dennis Mandsager at (712) 298-4605 or Questions regarding the kiosk may be referred to Greg Hoyman at or (712) 298-0348 and Tim McCain at or (712) 852-2365.


(signed) Deb Hite,

Chamber of Commerce

Greg Hoyman , Rotary

Tim McCain , Rotary

Carmen Moser, Palo Alto County

Terry Chamberlain, VFW

Dennis Mandsager, VFW

Emmetsburg, IA



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