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New Year’s Baby Arrives At 12:48 am

January 4, 2013 Evelyn Raen Iwen arrived just 48 minutes after the new year began. Ashley and Derek Iwen of Mallard welcomed their baby daughter at 12:48 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. more »»

Oaths Of Office, Appointments Made To Open New Year

January 4, 2013 Ron Graettinger will lead the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors for the 2013 year following a reorganization of the board on the first business day of the New Year Wednesday morning, Jan. 2. more »»

Farmland Values Continue To Rise Across State

January 4, 2013 AMES - Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,296 per acre, an increase of 23.7 percent from 2011, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. more »»

West Bend Man Dies In Single Vehicle Crash

January 2, 2013 WEST?BEND - A single vehicle mishap Wednesday, Dec. 26, claimed the life of a West Bend man. The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as 72-year old Robert John Klepper of West Bend. more »»

Jim Stillman Elected United Soybean Board Chairman, To Lead 2013 Soy Checkoff

January 2, 2013 ST. LOUIS - Soybean farmer Jim Stillman or Emmetsburg will be leading the soy checkoff for the next year, and he’ll have plenty of help. Not only will Stillman, who was elected chairman on Dec. more »»

Reports Approved On Drainage Project

January 2, 2013 Palo Alto County’s Board of Supervisors granted tentative approval to several reports on Drainage District 48 during their final meeting of 2012 on Thursday, Dec. 27. more »»

State Lawmakers Hear Local Concerns

January 2, 2013 With deadlines approaching for county governments to set up mental health service delivery regions, Palo Alto County’s Supervisors took an opportunity to visit with a pair of State lawmakers to... more »»

Up And Away

January 2, 2013 more »»

Sign of the Times

December 28, 2012 more »»

Police Seeking Public Assistance In Cases

December 28, 2012 Emmetsburg Police are asking for the public’s assistance as they investigate a pair of cases that occurred over the past weekend. more »»

Auditor Reviews Election Costs

December 28, 2012 A question on what it costs to hold an election resulted in the Palo Alto County Supervisors receiving an update on the subject during their Dec. 18 board meeting. more »»

Trustees Approve Training Agreement, Review Reports

December 28, 2012 ESTHERVILLE – Several reports were reviewed and accepted by the Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees during its December meeting on Dec. 1. more »»

Beef Weigh-In Set For January 5

December 28, 2012 Palo Alto County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit beef animals for the 2013 Palo Alto County Fair will need to weigh in their market steers, market heifers, and feeder pens. more »»

Exploration Of Sharing Approved By Emmetsburg School Board

December 26, 2012 “I’m just really excited about the prospects of sharing with Ruthven-Ayrshire. more »»

R-A?Board Votes To Discuss Sharing With Emmetsburg

December 26, 2012 RUTHVEN - After coming to a consensus to discontinue academic sharing talks with neighboring Graettinger-Terril back on Dec. more »»

Aeration Systems In Operation

December 26, 2012 Area anglers are reminded that the lake aeration system on Five Island Lake in Emmetsburg is now in operatio. more »»

First Snow Contest Winners Announced

December 26, 2012 With the snowfall of this past Thursday bringing a White Christmas to the area, winners in the First Snowfall Contest were announced by General Manager Dan McCain. more »»

The Christmas Story

December 20, 2012 more »»

Authorities On High Alert For Special Holiday Visitor

December 20, 2012 With Winter officially starting on Friday, the lack of snow cover does not mean that a special visitor will have to postpone any travel plans at the beginning of next week. more »»

Salary Increase Recommended For County Elected Officials

December 20, 2012 There was no disagreement that the elected officials in Palo Alto County do and outstanding job for the taxpayers. more »»



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