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It’s a great weekend for the Irish. St. Pat’s Week kicked off with the annual Miss Shamrock Pageant on Sunday afternoon and activities continue through the weekend. Thursday, March 18 An Open House will be held at St. Pat’s … more
Parade forms behind Emmetsburg Fire Hall, progresses west on 10th Street, turns south on Broadway (Highway 4), and then turns east onto 16th Street, ending at Grand Avenue. Due to COVID-19, parade units will not throw or hand out any items. more
The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022) at the end of March. The public hearing allows any resident or taxpayer to present … more
It’s that time of year again – property taxes are due. When you pay your property taxes, you are investing in a number of important projects and services including public schools, law enforcement, emergency services, street maintenance, public … more
It continues to be busy in Palo Alto County Public Health, with COVID vaccine efforts well underway. We are grateful that Hughes Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy are seeing an increase in doses available in the county. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine … more
Allan Michael Dean Schwidder, age 30 of Emmetsburg, has been convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison following the July death of a Washington, Iowa man at Virgin Lake near Ruthven. At the Palo Alto County Courthouse … more
The judge's panel faced a difficult decision in choosing this year's Irish Royalty after an afternoon of tough interviews and even tougher competition, but in the end, a 16-year-old junior from Spencer High School would be crowned 2021 Miss … more
IOWA CITY -- Two area graduates were among the more than 1,400 current University of Iowa students who participated recently in the 27th annual student-led Dance Marathon. Aidan Leuer of Mallard and Taylor Park of Graettinger both participated … more
As of Tuesday, March 9, Palo Alto County is at 4 percent positivity rate over the past seven days, with seven current cases of COVID-19. There have been 1,063 total county cases and 20 deaths. There have been 2.72K doses of vaccine administered … more
Most educators will tell you their primary goal is not to enable students to just do well in the classroom, but to help them succeed in the lives they lead well past graduation. Darca Saxton, Emmetsburg K-12 Extended Learning Coordinator and K-8 … more
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