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The State Historical Society of Iowa’s Mobile Museum was parked on the courthouse square last Thursday. It offered free tours of “Iowa’s People & Places” exhibition. … more
AMONG THE TREES – What does a landowner living along the shore of a body of water do when a dead tree near the shore needs to be trimmed or removed? Most of the time the landscape does not … more
Lakeside Senior Care and Grace Estates put on a fun event Sunday afternoon centered around classic vehicles. Noke Berger, Activity Director reported that she was nervous before the Cruise-In began. … more
“Are you sure this is a good idea?” Sam asked for the fifth time since they started pedaling toward the farm. Reggie rolled his eyes. “It’s not, but we both know she … more
ALL SMILES -- Last week on July 9-11, St. Paul Lutheran Church held evening sessions for their annual Vacation Bible School. The Tree of Life was the theme embedded in all of the planned activities. … more
LEARNING WITH FRIENDS -- These students listen carefully to JaDee Gloede as she teaches them how to be more like Paul in the Bible by reaching out and uplifting others in their times of need. … more
Just moments ago, (a week before this is published) I saw a lovely rainbow in the sky; a full length colorful rainbow stretching from north to south. Rainbows seem to be rather rare, seeing only a … more
A&W hosted their annual car show last Friday night. Three vehicles stood out. In the middle of the parking lot was a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe. Its owner was Bill Spence from Spencer. He was eager … more
PHOTOGRAPHY JUDGING -- The 4-H Exhibits building was busy on Tuesday morning. Judging was underway for a variety of exhibits. Pictured is Rory Elbert who received a Blue Ribbon for her first … more
On Tuesday, July 11th, two 4-Hers competed in the county 4-H Clothing Selection/Fashion Revue/$20 Challenge/Innovative Design Clothing Event at the Extension Office in Emmetsburg. Participants … more
HIGHLAND CRUISERS CLUB BOOTH -- The 4-H static exhibits from Highland Cruisers were put on display at their booth for the Palo Alto County Fair. As a reminder, the fair begins on Thursday, July 20 … more
Baby Girl Harlyn Harlyn Jade Langel arrived at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at Palo Alto County Hospital Birth Center. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Baby Harlyn … more
At the Iowa State Bank’s annual Pork Patty Cook Out for the Bully Bullhead Weekend, Ruthven’s Citizens of the Year were announced. The 2023 honorees were Tom and LaVonne Mason. The couple … more
by Diane Weiland Rob Sand, Iowa State Auditor visited Emmetsburg last Thursday morning. A small group of citizens greeted Sands at Soper Park. They were interested in his opinion regarding his … more
Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig made a visit to three northwest Iowa counties, Kossuth, Emmet and Palo Alto on Monday. In Emmetsburg Naig toured MonTag Manufacturing. He was familiar … more
A free barbecue will be hosted by the Palo Alto County Fair Board on Friday, July 21. This event will be held at the Open Air Pavillion from 5:30-7:30p.m. or until the food runs out. The meal is … more
When loved ones, pass, family and friends sometimes struggle how to best honor the life of the individual. When Kay Kibbie passed on May 1, 2022 friends and family knew that flowers had to be a part … more
Vacation Bible School will be held at Grace Church in Emmetsburg July 16-20 from 6:15-8:15 p.m. each night. The church presents “Keepers of the Kingdom: Standing Strong in Today’s Battle … more
NATURE CENTER AND SNAKES – For fun at the Bully Bullhead Celebration the Lost Island Nature Center invited kids to come and learn about animals. Naturalist Kaitlin Anderson had several snakes … more
On Monday, July 31 at 2 p.m., Eric Ortman will give a presentation on Alaska in the activity room at Willow Ridge. Everyone is welcome. more
Baby Boy Wesley Wesley Scott Beschorner arrived at 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Palo Alto County Hospital Birth Center. He weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Baby Wesley … more
HERE COME THE TRACTORS -- Several tractors traveled through the parade route for the Bully Bullhead weekend. All ages could enjoy the variety the parade had to offer. -- Diane Weiland photo … more
The Palo Alto County Branch of the AAUW is sponsoring a presentation by Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of History Dr. Pamela Riney-Kehrbert author of When a Dream Dies: Agriculture, … more
It had been a week. There had been no word from Marcus or Tonya, despite her assurances that she would take care of it. Reggie fidgeted all the time now, and his whole family had picked up on his … more
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