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Whittemore American Legion Celebrates Purple Heart Day

August 3, 2018 by Darren Fraser On August 7, Whittemore’s Sons of the American Legion, Post 425 will celebrate Purple Heart Day by hosting a dinner to honor Purple Heart recipients. more »»

Emmetsburg FFA Hosts Open Hog Show

August 3, 2018 by Anesa McGregor The Emmetsburg FFA Open Swine Show was held on Thursday, July 19 and started off the livestock events for the 2018 Palo Alto County Fair. more »»

Using FSA Direct Farm Ownership Loans for Construction

August 3, 2018 The USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Direct Farm Ownership loans are a resource to help farmers and ranchers become owner-operators of family farms, improve and expand current operations, increase... more »»

Barbershoppers Want You To Join

August 3, 2018 Have you ever had the inkling to be part of a group of men who enjoy fellowship and the joy of singing good old fashioned musi. more »»

Ingham/Okoboji Lutheran Camps To Host 31st Annual Quilt Auction

August 3, 2018 A display of beautiful, colorful quilts of all sizes and quality non quilt items promises to be spectacular at this year's Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps' Quilt Auction! All events will be held... more »»

Palo Alto Garden Club Selects Four Emerald Oaks Gardens for July Garden(s) of the Month

August 3, 2018 Palo Alto Garden Club Selects Four Emerald Oaks Gardens for July Garden(s) of the Month... more »»

Council, Lake Board Vote to Remove, Mothball Dredge

July 31, 2018 by Darren Fraser At a joint meeting of the Emmetsburg City Council and the Five Island Lake Board on July 25, the two bodies voted to remove the dredge from the lake and to explore methods for... more »»

Iowa State Auditor Discusses Audits, Investigations and Common Sense During Recent Visit

July 31, 2018 by Darren Fraser State Auditor Mary Mosiman is running for election in November. Mosiman is a Republican but, as she says“Tax dollars are green, not blue or red. Everyone is impacted by green. more »»

Kibbie Appointed Administrator, EMU Superintendent

July 31, 2018 by Darren Fraser At a special joint meeting of the Emmetsburg City Council and the Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities board on July 26, City Clerk Kim Kibbie was appointed City Administrator and... more »»


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Local Business Donates To Emmetsburg Schools

July 31, 2018 by Dan Voigt With tightening budgets and increasing costs, school districts face many of the same challenges as everyday citizens in our societ. more »»

Local Bank Helping Students

July 31, 2018 RUTHVEN - A well known fact of education is that it’s important to have the right tools to succeed in schoo. more »»

Premium Auction Closes Out Palo Alto County Fair

July 27, 2018 by Dan Voigt The 2018 Palo Alto County Fair closed Sunday afternoon with the All-Premium Auction that raised $20,775 for the 54 premiums that passed through the auction rin. more »»

Construction Bids Awarded For Second Campground Cabin

July 27, 2018 by Darren Fraser At its July 23 meeting, the Emmetsburg City Council awarded two bids for work on the second cabin at Five Island Campground. more »»

Conditional Use Permits Approved By Supervisors

July 27, 2018 by Anesa McGregor The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors approved four conditional use permits during their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 24, as well as a couple of utility permits. more »»

Ayrshire Days CelebrationThis Weekend

July 27, 2018 by Anesa McGregor This weekend is the Annual Ayrshire Days celebration, which will begin on Friday. July 27 and end on Sunday, July 29. Come, enjoy a Burnout Competition on Friday, July 27 at 7:00 p. more »»

Iowa Lakes Summer Commencement Set For This Friday Evening

July 27, 2018 The diplomas are printed, the gowns are pressed and Iowa Lakes Community College students are waiting to walk across the stage for the 2018 Summer Commencement Ceremony. The event will begin at 7 p.m. more »»

Local Author Pens Book on Thankfulness

July 27, 2018 by Darren Fraser Long-time Emmetsburg resident Janice Kassel has written – and self-published – a book about being thankful for life’s many gifts. “…And Many Thanks” is the title. more »»

Minature Rodeo Provides Action And Laughter

July 27, 2018 by Dan Voigt Saturday night’s entertainment at the Palo Alto County Fair featured a return performance of the Tuff Enuf Miniature Rodeo. more »»



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