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Recycling Option Not Moving Fast for County

November 3, 2015 The need for county recycling was again a major topic at the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors regular meeting on Tuesday, October 2. more »»

Housing /Demolition Grant Programs Showing Early Success

November 3, 2015 City clerks within Palo Alto County are reporting numerous applications for grant funding to demolish decaying housing. more »»

Halloween Weekend Events, Trick Or Treating Hours Set

October 29, 2015 Halloween is this Saturday night and with it comes Trick or Treating in area communities. more »»

Local Tax Rates Among Median In Region

October 29, 2015 Recent action by the Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees may mean a change for taxpayers’ tax bills. more »»

Staffing Discussions Continue On Communications Center

October 29, 2015 Staffing concerns of the Communications Center were once again brought in front of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors at the regular meeting that was held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. more »»

Meet Emmetsburg’s City Council Candidates

October 29, 2015 Bill Burdick (I) At-Large - Bill Burdick running for city council at large. We live at 307 Lawler, the house in which I grew up and am now raising my own famil. more »»

Ducks Unlimited Banquet Set For Friday

October 27, 2015 The Annual Palo Alto Sportsman’s Ducks Unlimited Membership Banquet and Fundraising Auctions are set for this Friday, October 30, at the Emmetsburg VFW. Doors for the event will open at 5 p.m. more »»

School Board Unanimously Approves Superintendent Sharing Agreement

October 27, 2015 The Emmetsburg and West Bend-Mallard Community School Districts will continue to share the services of Superintendent Amanda Schmidt for three years, following action by the Emmetsburg School Board... more »»

Meet Emmetsburg’s Mayoral Candidates

October 27, 2015 Candidate Myrna Heddinger (I) - Myrna Heddinger, 2408 19th Street, Ward III I am a life long resident of Emmetsburg, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Worked at our local hospital for a... more »»

Video Board Donators

October 27, 2015 more »»

Iowa Lakes Trustees Reorganize During October Meeting

October 22, 2015 The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College wrapped up one year and began another at their monthly meeting held at the Administrative Offices in Estherville Tuesday, Oct. 20. more »»


October 22, 2015 more »»

Mental Health Position Discussed By Supervisors

October 22, 2015 With the upcoming retirement of Maureen Sandberg, Central Point Coordinator and Palo Alto County General Assistance/Mental Health Director in December 2015, Kim Wilson, Director of Northwest Iowa... more »»

Land Acquisitions Questioned By Supervisors

October 22, 2015 Palo Alto County Conservation Director Mary Barrick provided an update to the Palo Alto County Board Supervisors on County Conservation Board happenings during the weekly board meeting Tuesday. more »»

It’s Pumpkin Time

October 22, 2015 Lexi Brown and Braxton Davis had pumpkins available at the Emmetsburg Farmer’s Market last weekend. more »»

Vocalists Selected For OPUS Honor Choir

October 22, 2015 Emmetsburg seventh graders  Tatum  Iverson and Jonah Hackbart-Morlock, along with eighth  graders Annie Brennnan and  Max Miller, were recently selected for participation in the thirtieth annual Opu... more »»

Meeting Discusses New Cash Crop For Farmers

October 20, 2015 Representative from the Iowa Hemp Association were on hand Monday, October 12, to talk with a hand full of local farmers on the possibility of growing hemp as a cash rotation crop in Iowa. more »»

“Marvin’s Room” Next Offering At MSCT

October 20, 2015 Emmetsburg’s Main Street Community Theatre is in rehearsals for its upcoming presentation of the comedy, “Marvin’s Room. more »»

Harvest Fest

October 20, 2015 more »»



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