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Board Approves Property Tax Levy, Discusses COVID Vaccination Clinic

by Joseph Schany The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors gathered Tuesday morning for a regular session meeting to discuss ongoing county business. Sarah Strohman, Director of Palo Alto County Public Health, was not available for this week's meeting. In lieu of speaking to the Board, Strohman sent a brief message explaining that last week's COVID vaccine clinic for the county's elderly population, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17, had been canceled due to not receiving the expected shipment of vaccine because of inclement weather. As of Tuesday, the next scheduled public vaccine clinic will be held Friday, March 5 at the Graettinger Family Practice Clinic. The clinic will run from 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will be open to individuals age 65 and older from Palo Alto County. Clinic appointments will be scheduled by phone only. The call center will be open Monday, ...

City Approves Ordinance on Mobile Food Units

The word “blizzard” is the creation of a newspaper editor in Estherville, O.C. Bates, who made it up to describe a late snow storm in 1871. State Representative Megan Jones included this ...

Local Sports

Obituaries

Daniel J. Ring

MARSHALLTOWN -- Daniel “Dan” Ring, age 61, of Marshalltown, entered the gates of heaven on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 holding his daughter's hand. Funeral services for Daniel will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, with a visitation ...

Letters to the editor

Now Is The Time For Public Safety Center

To the Editor: I am asking for the citizens of Palo Alto County to support the upcoming bond referendum for the new Palo Alto County Public Safety Center. I have worked for the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office since July 2005. Over that time period, there has been a lot of changes at the ...

Editorials

What Is A Blizzard?

The word “blizzard” is the creation of a newspaper editor in Estherville, O.C. Bates, who made it up to describe a late snow storm in 1871. State Representative Megan Jones included this bit of information in her newsletter last week. Out of curiosity, and in search of a definition for ...

School

School Board Reviews Opportunity To Improve Community Infrastructure

by Joseph Schany The Emmetsburg Community School District Board of Education discussed ideas to improve community transportation during Wednesday night's meeting at the high school library. Julia Badenhope, an Iowa State University faculty member and community planner/designer who works ...

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