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Celebrate The Fourth of July

July 1, 2014 Palo Alto County residents will be cerebrating the Fourth of July holiday this weekend. With the holiday on Friday, that gives everyone three fun-filled days. more »»

Area 4-H Youth Travel to Washington D.C.

July 1, 2014 Kyle Kassel of Emmetsburg, Jared Sikora of Ruthven, and Tyler Hoffman of Graettinger learned about government processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital as part of Citizenshi... more »»

Volunteer To Host RAGBRAI Riders

July 1, 2014 Emmetsburg will be an overnight host for bicyclers traveling across the State of Iowa on RAGBRAI XLII this summer. more »»

Lend A Helping Hand To Neighbors In Need

June 26, 2014 Northwest Iowa has received more than its share of rain recently. The community of Rock Valley was completely flooded, with the community under water for a number of days. more »»

Obeying Rules of the Road

June 26, 2014 There are rules of the road for walkers and bicyclers and motorists that will keep everyone safe. Emmetsburg Police Chief Eric Hanson outlined some of the laws. more »»

New Leadership For County Veterans

June 26, 2014 Hersom Readies Himself For Retirement After 12 years as the Director of the Palo Alto County Veterans Affairs office, Ron Hersom will be retiring at the end of Jun. more »»

Paving To Begin On Emmetsburg Bypass

June 26, 2014 The largest paving project in Palo Alto county history is entering its final stages. When complete, a north/south bypass will run on the east side of Emmetsburg. more »»

Producers Discuss Crop Status

June 26, 2014 With somewhere in the neighborhood of a foot of rain in the county during the past 10-day period, many farm fields have experienced flooding, washouts and ponding of excess rainwater. more »»

Simon Estes To Perform In Palo Alto County

June 26, 2014 Palo Alto County will host world renowned opera singer, Simon Estes, on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Emmetsburg High School Auditorium. more »»

Kids: Decorate For RAGBRAI

June 26, 2014 Emmetsburg kids of all ages!?Join the group next Tuesday to decorate trash boxes to be used during RAGBRAI’s overnight stay in Emmetsburg. more »»

Green Light

June 24, 2014 Primary shelters in the event of severe weather during RAGBRAI have been identified. more »»

No Wake Speed On South Bay, Five Island Lake

June 24, 2014 As a result of recent heavy rainfall, the level of Five Island Lake has risen. more »»

Flooding Conditions Prompt Road Closures

June 24, 2014 With the recent heavy rains during the past week in the area, state and local officials have been forced to close several roads due to damages from washouts and other damage. more »»

Volunteer To Host RAGBRAI Riders

June 24, 2014 Emmetsburg will be an overnight host for bicyclers traveling across the State of Iowa on RAGBRAI XVII this summer. more »»

Interim Superintendents To Guide Emmetsburg Schools For 2014-2015

June 24, 2014 The Emmetsburg Community School District will feature a unique leadership structure for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, following a decision by the district’s Board of Directors at the June... more »»

Palo Alto Supervisors Purchase Bonds

June 24, 2014 Financing bids were received for the bonds Palo Alto County plans to sell during the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 17. more »»

Hersom Submits Resignation

June 19, 2014 The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of Palo Alto County Director of Veterans Affairs Ron Hersom at their meeting on Tuesday, June 17. more »»

Rock Island Clean Line Project Moving Forward

June 19, 2014 From the first public meeting back in late 2010, work on educating the public on the proposed Rock Island Clean Line transmission project has been ongoing throughout the area. more »»



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