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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 »»

Dear Santa...

December 18, 2012 more »»

School Sharing Talks End Abruptly

December 18, 2012 Less than 48 hours after voting to continue negotiations with the neighboring Graettinger-Terril Community Schools about the subject of academic sharing, the Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School Board... more »»

Supervisors Briefed On Community Facade Program

December 18, 2012 An update on the community facade program for the downtown area of Emmetsburg was presented to the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors during its Dec. 11 meeting. more »»

Rep. Hess and Sen. Johnson Receive Legislative Committee Assignments

December 18, 2012 DES MOINES – Representative-Elect Megan Hess (R-Spencer) announced her committee assignments for the upcoming legislative sessio. more »»

Lighting The Way

December 18, 2012 The Mexican custom of Luminarias symbolizes “Lighting the way for Christ.” The custom is to line the sidewalks and/or driveways with paper bags or plastic milk jugs glowing with flickering candles. more »»

New Option Arises In R-A Sharing Talks

December 13, 2012 After a lengthy discussion over sharing options and reviews of financial projections, the Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School board voted to continue negotiations with neighboring Graettinger-Terril i... more »»

Compensation Board To Meet Monday

December 13, 2012 The topic of salaries for Palo Alto County’s elected officials will be the subject of discussion on Monday, Dec. 17, during the annual meeting of the Palo Alto County Compensation Board. more »»

City Council Addresses Grant Dollars

December 13, 2012 Distribution of grant funds to cities from Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation takes on a new dimension in 2013. more »»

Holiday and Christmas Fire Safety Reminders

December 13, 2012 With the Christmas holiday just days away, officials of the Emmetsburg Fire Department are reminding area residents to not take fire safety for granted during the holidays. more »»



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