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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
Dana Reinders with EXIT Realty-Great Plains has resided in the Emmetsburg area since 2017 and began her Iowa real estate career in 2019.  Her reputation as a communicative, efficient agent is … more
There are places that evoke quiet, peacefulness, areas where reflection is not forced and nature thrives. Being on and /or near Five Island Lake is one of those places. When the shore line is … more
Kelly Bay, founder of Kelly Bay, Inc., visited Estherville last month to talk about her coaching business, the launch of her new course in small business branding, and the hope she feels about the … more
A wardrobe is a clothing event put on by the Iowa State Fair each year for 4-Hers to show off various outfits. In order to compete at the state level, 4-Hers must first be selected by a county judge. … more
Last Tuesday evening, the Emmetsburg Library hosted author Pamela Pottorff. For over an hour she shared snippets of her books, gave writing advice, and provided guidance about authoring and … more
WATERSHED SIGNS FOR LOST ISLAND LAKE – Palo Alto County Watershed Coordinator Harley Butler was out and about south of Lost Island Lake last week installing watershed signs. These draw … more
The Palo Alto Gun Club will be hosting a regional Iowa Games Trapshoot on Saturday June 25. The event will be held at Sportsman Recreation Area located at 5256 360th Street, Cylinder, IA. On-site … more
A PICTURE FOR EVERYONE -- The Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce Coffee last Friday was hosted by the Palo Alto Garden Club at the Victorian on Main. Members of the Club were sporting their Club shirts … more
MASTER GARDENER INTERNS – L-R are Jane Whitmore and Diane Nelson. Last week they received word that each had passed their final test related to the Master Gardener classes they took during the … more
Sunday is Father’s Day. It is a time set aside to honor fathers and/or father figures. The idea of a day dedicated to fathers has been around since 1910. In 1956 Congress recognized … more
Alexandria Jackson from the LifeServe Blood Center shared results of the most recent blood drive in Emmetsburg. The blood drive was held on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 7 at the VFW. Thirty-four … more
The Five Island Lake Association will host its annual Clean Water Festival on Saturday, June 24. A variety of activities, giveaways and food will highlight the continued goal to have Five Island Lake … more
It’s time to get in the summer spirit! The Palo Alto County Conservation Board has many activities for all ages to enjoy. Wrapping up the month of June, the schedule of activities consists of … more
CONVERSING ON THE FRONT PORCH – These four women decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather last Friday morning. They attended the Chamber Coffee hosted by the Palo Alto Garden Club and … more
THE ZOO COMES TO THE LIBRARY – On Monday, two representatives from the Blank Park Zoo entertained a sizable crowd of children and adults at the Emmetsburg Library. Kids were quick to raise … more
Baby Boy Hayes Hayes Neal Heldt arrived at 11:03 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6 at Palo Alto County Hospital Birth Center. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Baby Hayes is the son of … more
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME – The Little League and Palo Alto Soccer seasons are always greatly supported by family and friends of the players. This is just a spattering of the fans who come … more
FRESH PAINT -- Emmetsburg Public Properties workers Michael King (left) and Ryan Mortenson (right) put a fresh coat of paint on a handicap parking space on Tenth Street last Thursday. Many of the … more
A great summer afternoon trip is being offered by The Palo Alto County Arts Council. The Going Hog Wild getaway is an excursion to downtown Fairmont, MN. A charter bus will leave Emmetsburg at the … more
Lily stared at the empty boxes in front of her. Her dad’s instructions were simple: look through your old things and get rid of anything you don’t need. It wasn’t supposed to be … more
PREPARING FOR THE GAME -- The Emmetsburg Softball Team completes a stretching routine together before each game to get their minds and bodies focused. Above, the girls stretch out their necks before … more
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