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“So, I had an idea,” Marcus started. “Never a good thing,” Sam replied immediately. “Hey, hear me out.” “Marcus, he’s not exactly wrong. Your ideas … more
WAITING FOR THE COMMAND – Before the Municipal Band played for the July 4th festivities last Saturday, the Color Guard stood ready for the command to commence with the gun salute. L-R are … more
FIREWORKS WERE PLENTIFUL – In true July 4th tradition fireworks were not only provided by the City of Emmetsburg, but also private citizens. The colorful display pictured was at the east … more
Baby Boy Emmet Baby Boy Emmet Michael Tonderum arrived at 12:49 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at Palo Alto County Hospital Birth Center. He weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long. … more
St. Paul Lutheran in Emmetsburg will host their annual Vacation Bible School week Sunday, July 9 through Tuesday, July 11. Ages 4 to 6th grade are welcome to participate. Each day, the camp will run … more
The First United Methodist Church is proud to announce its 150th celebration. Save the date for September 10, 2023 at 10 a.m. There will be a special service followed by a luncheon. Join the church … more
GROCERY CART DONATIONS -- Pictured with the donations collected during Vacation Bible School are Michelle Chase, Makenna Burns, and Ava Salas. -- submitted photo PROJECTS -- This group of … more
This week on July 4th we’ll celebrate, and commemorate Independence Day.  Some address this day as “The 4th of July”.  To call this day simply the … more
FLIGHT BREAKFAST DREW A CROWD – Mark Evans reported that 720 people were served at the annual Kiwanis Flight Breakfast last Sunday. The total was considerably higher than the 540 fed last year. … more
BALLOON TOSS – Water balloons tossed back and forth between partners is always a hit with the young ones on July 4th. – Diane Weiland photo THE NATIONAL ANTHEM SUNG ACAPELLA -- … more
Three of the forty-three planes that flew in to the Emmetsburg air field Sunday morning for the annual Flight Breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis were from Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Joel Samson landed at … more
Community musicians provided a program that, entertained, honored and commemorated through music the meaning of July 4th. Eric Flynn, Director of the Municipal Band opened the program by introducing … more
The Clean Water Festival, hosted by the Five Island Lake Association last Saturday was very successful. The FILA Board members were hesitant about moving forward with the event when it was raining … more
JULIE LENERS CELEBRATED FOR 45 YEARS OF SERVICE -- Julie was working at Iowa Trust part time through an on-the-job training program at Iowa Lakes Community College. On July 1, 1978 she was hired full … more
YARD OF THE MONTH – The Palo Alto Garden Club selected Kathy and Pat Mehan’s yard along the lake as the first Yarden of the Month for 2023. When the Mehan’s built their home on the … more
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FARMER’S MARKET -- The locally grown vegetables and flowers are now on full display every Thursday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located on Courthouse Square. -- … more
Riley sat idly on the bench. It was strange to remember how things moved differently outside the library. It was much louder out here. Mr. Evans and Ms. Henry had agreed to give her the day off so … more
Baby Girl Evie Rose Evie Rose Halma arrived at 7:26 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at Palo Alto County Hospital Birth Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Baby Evie … more
LIKE GRANDFATHER, LIKE GRANDSON -- Karson Allen and his grandfather, Randy Janssen, were found working in the workshop on Monroe Street last Thursday in Emmetsburg on a warm, sunny day. They were … more
Jen and Jason Bauer have combined their talents to create an overnight lodging space that will surprise anyone who decides to stay at the Erie Place while in Emmetsburg. A four-year project has been … more
PAMELA POTTORFF -- Following her teaching career, Pamela has published three books and will continue writing. She is originally from Armstrong and shared her story at the library last Tuesday. Story … more
A major project this summer for the city of Emmetsburg is the reconstruction of Lake Street from US Highway 18 to the railroad tracks south of 12th Street. Drive along Lake Street and you can see … more
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