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Palo Alto County Fair Opens This Week

July 21, 2015 There’s nothing that says “rural Iowa” more than the annual county fair. more »»

Supervisors Address Fire Department Request

July 21, 2015 Issues ranging from utility permits to the hiring of a new county employee, kept the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors busy at their Tuesday meeting, July 14. more »»

Ayrshire Days Set For This Weekend

July 21, 2015 AYRSHIRE - Ruthven has Bully Bullhead, Emmetsburg has St. Patrick’s Day and Ayrshire has Ayrshire Days. more »»

City Council Hears Complaints on Truck Traffic

July 16, 2015 Complaints about truck traffic on the two major highways that intersect Emmetsburg’s central business district were brought to Emmetsburg City Council at their Monday meeting. more »»

Dispatch, Jail Staffing Revisited By Board Of Supervisors

July 16, 2015 For the second week in a row, staffing issues at the Palo Alto County Communications Center and Jail were a major topic of discussion at the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. more »»

Date Set For Informal Hearing

July 16, 2015 The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors were presented with a new idea during a report on a drainage district improvement proposal Tuesday, July 14. more »»

Curbside Recycling Service Not Interrupted

July 16, 2015 With the recent announcement from Horizons Unlimited that they will discontinue its recycling program effective Jan. 1, 2016, Emmetsburg residents have questions about their curbside recycling. more »»

Grotto Museum Relocated

July 14, 2015 WEST BEND - Visitors to the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend this summer have noticed some physical changes at the facility. But perhaps the most notable change isn’t visible from the outside. more »»

Farmland Meetings Across NW Iowa

July 14, 2015 More than half of Iowa farmland is rented. In some Iowa locations, as much as 70 percent of the land is farmed by farmers who don’t own the lan. more »»

New Van for PARC Hall and Willow Ridge

July 14, 2015 The Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary and the Palo Alto County Health Care Foundation joined forces to purchase a brand new transportation van for PARC Hall and Willow Ridge residents. more »»

Informal Hearing Provides Landowners Food For Thought

July 9, 2015 An informal hearing on proposed improvements to Drainage District 61 Lateral B near Rodman left landowners to do some soul searching on June 30. more »»

Water Quality Efforts Showcased At Open House

July 9, 2015 ANKENY — Farmers are embracing conservation practices that will help meet the goals of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, according to state and industry officials who attended the Iowa Soybean... more »»

Discussion Continues On Dispatch Staffing

July 9, 2015 The question of whether or not an additional full-time dispatcher is actually needed and is feasible or if part-time with pay differentials was the main topic of discussion at Tuesday’s weekly... more »»

Emmetsburg Resident Rewarded With Free Fuel From Cenex

July 9, 2015 ST. PAUL, MN - Rick Brennan of Emmetsburg, Iowa, has received a special thank you for paying it forward in his community. more »»



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