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Enrollment Appears Relatively Steady

September 23, 2014 Even though the official day to count students for school enrollment is still a few days away, administrators in the Emmetsburg Community School feel the enrollment is relatively steady for the... more »»

High Winds Hit Ruthven Friday Night

September 23, 2014 RUTHVEN -- High winds swept through Ruthven Friday night, leaving a wake of downed trees and power lines. more »»

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, Then Feed Just One”

September 23, 2014 Palo Alto County volunteers came together Saturday morning to pack 71,280 meals that will feed children in the second poorest country in the world:?Honduras. more »»

Iowa Lakes Tractor Ride Set For This Thursday

September 23, 2014 Put on your bib overalls and seed corn cap and join the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s 6 th Annual Scholarship Tractor Ride. The Tractor Ride will take place on Thursday, Sept. 25. more »»

Project Approach Learning Explained

September 18, 2014 The ordinary squirrel became a teaching tool for students at West Elementary in a new method explained by Danielle Auten at the September meeting of the Emmetsburg Community School Board of Directors. more »»

Iowa Lakes Trustees Hear Highlights Of Motorcycle, Small Engine Program

September 18, 2014 The Motorcycle and Small Engine program at Iowa Lakes was featured at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Sept 16, at the college’s administrative offices n in Estherville. more »»

Champagne Tournament Fundraiser Sunday At Five Island Golf

September 18, 2014 A special fundraising event will take place this weekend to treat area golfers to out-of-the-ordinary golfing event at the Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsburg. more »»

Relay For Life Planning Meeting Next Monday

September 18, 2014 Palo Alto County Relay For Life committee members will meet Monday, Sept. 22, at the Smith Wellness Center in Emmetsburg. The meeting at 6 p.m. more »»

Landowners Oppose Culvert Decision

September 18, 2014 Plans to install a drainage culvert drew considerable landowner opposition during Tuesday’s meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisor. more »»

Then Feed Just One

September 18, 2014 Over the past two years, Palo Alto County, and the surrounding area, have provided 240,000 meals for very needy people, primarily in Honduras. more »»

Area 4-H’ers To Host Pedal With Pete Fundraiser Sunday

September 16, 2014 The Palo Alto County 4-H Youth County Council is again organizing the annual Pedal With Pete bike ride to raise money for research for cerebral palsy. more »»

Health Professionals Watching New Virus Outbreak

September 16, 2014 While there have been no reports of then Enterovirus D68 in the immediate area, local health professionals are keeping track of the latest developments of the new outbreak, which is spreading throug... more »»

Agroforestry Workshop Offered At Iowa Lakes September 19

September 16, 2014 An opportunity to explore areas of foresty will be offered at Iowa Lakes Community Collge this Friday. The Trees Forever Agroforestry Workshop will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. more »»

High Tea, Quilt Raffle Sept. 24

September 16, 2014 Join the Senior Center for “High Tea” on Wednesday, Sept. 24. There will be two sittings for tea. The first will be at 2 p.m. and the second setting will be at 3 p.m. more »»

Area School Patrons May Qualify For Refunds On School Lunches

September 16, 2014 A Class-Action lawsuit against a food service distributor and a settlement agreement may mean a refund for patrons in all four Palo Alto County School districts. more »»

Palo Alto County Voters Approve Levy Renewal

September 16, 2014 Last Tuesday’s special election for the renewal of an equipment levy for Iowa Lakes Community College received positive support from Palo Alto County voters last Tuesda. more »»

Fall Is Here

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Iowa Lakes Farm Expo This Thursday

September 16, 2014 The Farm Lab of Iowa Lakes Community College will host its annual Farm Field Day and Expo on Thursday, Sept. 18. Special guest Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will be the featured speaker. more »»

ILCC Levy Renewed

September 11, 2014 Unofficial results of Tuesday's Equipment Replacement Levy show that the renewal has passed. more »»

Gold Fields in Palo Alto County?

September 11, 2014 Just a couple of weeks ago, I took something as a joke only to find out that it really did exist. The fact that there is gold in the fields of Palo Alto County and it is not just corn and soybea. more »»



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