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Lost Island Wind Public Information Session

Steelhead, a Vestas Company will host a Lost Island Wind Public Information Session on Thursday, December 15, 6:30 to 8p.m. at The Shores in Emmetsburg. The public is invited to meet the team that is …

Palo Alto County FSA Update

Plans for additional emergency relief and pandemic assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA is preparing to roll out the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two as well as the …

Seasons Center Receives $2,000 in Funding from Care Connections of Northern Iowa

Spencer, Iowa: Care Connections of Northern Iowa (CCNIA) has awarded Seasons Center $2,000 in funding to support and enhance Seasons’ School-Based Programs offered in partnership with Algona, …
Community

Winterim Registration Open Until December 21

At Iowa Lakes Community College, students and potential students can participate in the Winterim term, which allows participants to complete one college course online through the Iowa Community …

Future Subscriber

Baby Girl LaurenLauren Elise McGrauth arrived at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. She weighed 8 pounds, and measured 21 inches long. Baby Lauren is the …

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

TOOTSIE ROLL DONATION -- The Knights of Columbus donated a portion of their Tootsie Roll Drive to Horizons Unlimited. Pictured L-R are Jim Drown, Jess Haffner, HR Specialist/Administrative Assistant …

Smoke Alarms Donated to Upper Des Moines

SMOKE ALARMS FOR UPPER DES MOINES – The Emmetsburg Fire Department donated 48 smoke alarms to the Weatherization Program at Upper Des Moines. Pictured L-R are Kyle Dietrich, Weatherization …
Editorials
Looking around at the people who make Emmetsburg all that it is, I can’t help but notice the multifaceted nature of each individual, group, and organization. In small communities, it is often …
Memorial Day is a time to honor the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We gather at cemeteries to participate in services hosted by members of the VFW and …
Five Island Lake awaits boats, skiers, swimmers and summer lake enthusiasts. Before all of this lake activity gets into full swing, here are a few reminders about water safety so everyone has fun and stays protected. Young people between the …
At this time of graduation, it would be nice to write something profound that students might think pertains to their lives. High school graduation is, after all, one step forward into the adult world. Some students will be going out into the …
Letters to the Editor
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it comes at a unique time in our history. Following a year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, discussions around mental health are happening more frequently around kitchen tables, board rooms and …
To the Editor: Has our country gone insane? Have we become Russia or North Korea? On a more local level, what is wrong with the legislators at our state capital? They have just passed a bill that would grant immunity to drivers whose vehicles …
Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas? Last year I had planned to spend Christmas in Germany with my granddaughter and family. Her husband is stationed at Ramstein Air Base. Because of COVID-19, the trip was cancelled - disappointing, …
To the Editor: There is great news for Palo Alto and all of Iowa's counties. During these tough times, governors and local leaders have made bipartisan requests for federal assistance. High unemployment due to the pandemic caused a decline in …
Obituaries
Betty Rouse, 86, of Webster City died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 at Southfield Wellness Community.Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 2, at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial was at Graceland …
Funeral service for Ellsworth "Butch" Hauschen was held Monday, Dec. 5 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. John Koopman was the officiant. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetary in …
A Celebration of Life for Karen Hubbell is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.A service will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice …
Funeral service for Patricia Carter of Emmetsburg is Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. at Grace Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Curtis DeFord will officiate.Burial will be Monday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. at the …
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EHS Bowling Results

Players Game 1 Game 2 TotalsEaston Wedebrand 236 163 399Carter Ingvall 213 166 379Braydan Albrant 106 141 247Evan Wedebrand 210 165 375Presten Crees 179 158 337 Totals 944 793 1737 Game #1 - …

The Fifth Quarter

High School students will have a place to go after home basketball games this season. Members of the Methodist Church thought it would be nice to give high schoolers a place to hang out after Friday …

Little E-Hawk Wrestling

The Little E-Hawk wrestlers competed in Sergeant Bluff tournament with the following results:Cormac Joynt - 3rdBrandt Stockwell - 2ndOliver Joynt - 2ndHarrison Reedy - 3rdHudson Higgins - 1stBennett …

Iowa Lakes Dance Team Brings Home 3rd in the State

The Iowa Lakes Community College Dance Team finished 3rd in Community College Pom at the Iowa State Dance Team Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. The Lakers competed against 7 other community colleges …
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