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Dana Lantz was the promoter and organizer of the Emmetsburg Ag Show held last Wednesday and Thursday at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds. As advertising manager at Farm News, he considers these farm … more
At noon on Friday of the County Fair the Schoolhouse hosted the 4-H Communications – Educational Presentations & Working Exhibits. Three presenters covered topics such as a maternal … more
For the last two years the Covid pandemic postponed the Palo Alto County Fair’s Premium Auction. This was the event that each market animal could be part of for the Auction. All exhibiters were … more
Thursday's 6 p.m. stage events on the memorial stage at the county fair brought traditional fair fun to a well-attended event. The 4-H Style Show participants were recognized on stage in their … more
4 & Under: 1st Place: Adeline Olesen 2nd Place: Weston Hurely 3rd Place: Ashley Snyder 5 Year Olds: 1st Place: Felix Dahl 2nd Place: Ryan Hurley 3rd Place: … more
4-H Challenge Class - Scones: Champion: Lily Straw Res Champ: Reid Elbert 4-H Bucket of Junk Contest Winner: Drake Mehan 4-H George of the Jungle Bucket Winners: Addie … more
4-H Flowers & Vegetables: Champion Vegetable: Katie Nelson* Res Champ Vegetable: Katie Nelson Champion Flower: Julia Swift* Res Champ Flower: Katie Nelson Champion Flower … more
4-H State Fair Exhibits Child Development: Trista Guinn Clothing & Fashion/Sewing & Needle Art: Layna Schupbach** Lily Straw Claire Kassel Food & Nutrition: Layna … more
Nathan Adams excelled in the Commercial Rabbit Classes last Saturday afternoon. During the determination of the Commercial Meat Pen, Judge Gabbi Carpenter stated that the trio was a good example of … more
As always, the bucket bottle calves were as cute as ever. This was a popular part of the fair for the piblic to attend, and many questions were asked to the competitors about how they prepared for … more
The audience at the sheep show was greeted by many smiles from successful competitors at the 2022 fair. Whether just beginning or having experienced the sheep show more than a few times, the … more
The Meat Goat Show competitors all brought their best to the Friday afternoon show. Jadyn Joyce, in particular, had exactly what the judges were looking for in a goat, as her goats had the desired … more
On Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 the Palo Alto County Fair’s horse show competitors brought an impressive variety of skills to the table. The judges searched for horse and rider duos … more
Flowers - Youth Division Champion: Lauren Rouse Flowers - Adult Division Champion: Diane Nelson Reserve Champion: Coleen Ruddy Best in Class: Angie Beem Best in Class: … more
Adult Division: Champion: Coleen Ruddy Reserve Champion: Coleen Ruddy Challenge Class - Spring to Life 1st Place: Coleen Ruddy 2nd Place: Dale Wegener 3rd Place: Diane … more
On Tuesday, July 12th, six 4-Hers competed in the county 4-H Clothing Selection/Fashion Revue/$15 Challenge Clothing Event at the Extension Office in Emmetsburg. Participants modeled outfits that … more
The Palo Alto County Fair's Poultry Show was very appealing to the audience that gathered to support their 4-Her last Thursday on the first day of the fair. Numerous breeds were entered in the  … more
The Swine Show was the first judging event on Friday, July 22. At 8 a.m., the hogs were ready for the ring. Maddy Anderson showed the Supreme Champion Market Hog. She is an Emmetsburg FFA member. Her … more
The Palo Alto County 4-H and FFA Market Beef Show got underway last Saturday morning with the Feeder Pen Division. It is the only beef competition held outdoors. Five competitors answered questions … more
The dog shows were enjoyed by an appreciative crowd on Thursday morning of Palo Alto County Fair week. Dogs large and small were trusting of their owners at their sides as the dogs jumped through … more
Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities (EMU) would like to make customers aware of two major upcoming infrastructure projects that will have an impact on customers’ monthly bills: a new wastewater … more
GRAETTINGER -- Funeral service for Lisa K. Hovinga was held Saturday, July 2, at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger. Pastor Darrell Boe was the Officiant.Lisa is at rest at Valley View … more
Updates, recommendations for Five Island Lake and information about a Wetlands Coordinator were topics of conversation at The Shores last Wednesday evening. The meeting, put together by the Five … more
OLAF THE SNOWMAN -- Disney FROZEN Kids premiered this past weekend at Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre. Olaf, pictured above with the summer chorus, is the outgoing snowman in Frozen. He … more
In less than an hour, the Palo Alto County Supervisors conducted their meeting on Monday of this week. A change from the usual weekly meeting occurred because of the Primary Election on Tuesday. … more
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