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Multiple Drainage Issues Discussed

July 28, 2016 Drainage District information took over the regular meeting of the Palo Alto County Supervisors on Tuesday, July 26. more »»

Local Bank Helps Kids With School Supplies

July 28, 2016 RUTHVEN -- It’s important to have the right tools to succeed in school, and that is why Iowa State Bank is sponsoring a School Supply Drive for the 2016-2017 school year to benefit the... more »»

Auction Closes Out Palo Alto County Fair

July 28, 2016 The All-Premium Auction of the 2016 Palo Alto County Fair raised $20,525 for the 50 premiums sold at auction Sunday afternoon. The average premium would end up at $410. more »»

Communication Woes Aired On Recycling Issues

July 28, 2016 The first few months of county-wide recycling post-Horizons Unlimited led to a discussion of concerns between mayors of several towns in the county and the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors... more »»

School Fees, Personnel Earn Board Approvals

July 26, 2016 Hot lunches in the Emmetsburg Community School district will rise ten cents for the coming school year, following action by the Emmetsburg Community School Board Thursday morning. more »»

Pratt Named To Iowa 4-H Hall Of Fame

July 26, 2016 A long-time resident of Palo Alto County who played a huge role in the growth of 4-H in the county has been named to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. more »»

Fair Opens With Crowning Of Royalty

July 26, 2016 Remaining cool under pressure and in the face of brutally hot temperatures, three young ladies took to the stage of the Open Air Pavilion at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds Thursday night, July 21,... more »»

Palo Alto County Fair Opens Today

July 20, 2016 The culmination of hours of hard work and learning comes to fruition this week with the opening of the 2016 Palo Alto County Fai. more »»

Updates Presented To County Supervisors

July 20, 2016 During their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 19, the Palo Alto County Supervisors listened to updates pertaining to the cabling and phone system in the Courthouse and the Brink Building, along with... more »»

Shopko Hometown Store in Emmetsburg To Celebrate Official Grand Opening Sept. 9

July 20, 2016 Shopko has announced that it will open a new Shopko Hometown store located at 3402 Main Street in Emmetsburg. more »»

Matthew Buss Is Shopko Manager

July 20, 2016 Emmetsburg welcomes Matthew Buss, manager of the Shopko Hometown store. Matt comes to Emmetsburg from Council Bluffs, bringing 20 years of experience with him. more »»

Relay For Life

July 19, 2016 Palo Alto County residents rallied together in the fight against cancer last Saturday. Relay for Life brought teams and individuals to Soper Park in Emmetsburg last Saturday to raise fund. more »»

The Moving Wall

July 19, 2016 They were treated badly upon returning home. The country they had left to fight in a war that many were against was torn apart by the debate over the war. more »»

The Moving Wall

July 19, 2016 They were treated badly upon returning home. The country they had left to fight in a war that many were against was torn apart by the debate over the war. more »»

Fair Queen Coronation To Open 2016 Palo Alto County Fair

July 19, 2016 Palo Alto County’s annual celebration of youth and summer is set to begin on Thursday, July 21, as the 2016 Palo Alto County Fair begins at the Fairgrounds in Emmetsbur. more »»

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Incident

July 19, 2016 The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a deceased person on a county road last Wednesday. According to Palo Alto County Sheriff Lynn Schultes, at 6:33 a.. more »»

Ruppert Completes County Recorder Certification

July 19, 2016 Palo County Recorder Sue Ruppert was recently honored for completing a certification program for Iowa County Recorders and Deputy Recorder. more »»

Senator Grassley Town Hall Meeting This Friday in Emmetsburg

July 19, 2016 WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley will hold a town meeting in Emmetsburg on Friday, July 22. Grassley has held a meeting in every county, every year since he was first elected to serve in the U.S. more »»

Palo Alto County Supervisors Sign 28E Agreement With West Bend

July 13, 2016 by Anesa McGregor The Palo Alto County Supervisors approved a 28E Agreement with West Bend as well as discussing the recent appeal verdict and a possible change in the location of the General... more »»

You, Too, Can Be BAD! And Have Fun At The Same Time!

July 13, 2016 Despite what you hear in the national news, sometimes, being bad can be just a whole lot of fun. more »»


Victorian House July 31, 2016

Victorian House Museum open from 1 to 4 p.m. more »

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