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Board Discusses COVID Vaccine

by Joseph Schany “We continue to stay pretty low with our county positivity rate," began Sarah Strohman, Public Health director, updating the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on COVID numbers during Tuesday morning's meeting. "Our current positivity rate in Palo Alto County is 2 percent. We currently have five active cases in the county." According to Strohman, to date 1,179 total cases of COVID and 21 deaths have been reported in Palo Alto County, and the numbers seem to have become manageable. "I am super happy about that," she said. Strohman discussed the ongoing push for county-wide vaccinations in order to reach the desired levels for herd immunity, noting the number of individuals requesting the vaccine has decreased significantly. "Overall 34 percent of Palo Alto County has been vaccinated," said Strohman. "When you break that down just a little bit and look ...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

by Joseph Schany ESTHERVILLE -- The Emmetsburg Hot Shots traveled to Estherville Friday and Saturday, with all divisions competing at the Emmet County Izaak Walton Shooting Range. The Hot ...

On Their Own and OK

by Joseph Schany ESTHERVILLE -- The Emmetsburg Hot Shots traveled to Estherville Friday and Saturday, with all divisions competing at the Emmet County Izaak Walton Shooting Range. The Hot ...

Local Sports

Emmetsburg Hot Shots Compete in Estherville

by Joseph Schany ESTHERVILLE -- The Emmetsburg Hot Shots traveled to Estherville Friday and Saturday, with all divisions competing at the Emmet County Izaak Walton Shooting Range. The Hot Shots Bombastics, the Emmetsburg Rookie squad, would take first place on the day with 157 targets. The ...

Obituaries

James “Jim” Conlon

August 21, 1940 - December 31, 2020 RUTHVEN -- Graveside service with military honors for James "Jim" Conlon will be held Saturday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Ruthven. The Rev. Lee Laaveg, pastor at Faith Lutheran Church, Spencer, will officiate. Inurnment will be in ...

Letters to the editor

Right to Assemble a Most Important Right

To the Editor: Has our country gone insane? Have we become Russia or North Korea? On a more local level, what is wrong with the legislators at our state capital? They have just passed a bill that would grant immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protesters in public streets! ...

Editorials

Feed The Birds

As our winged friends continue to migrate to their summer homes, we all want them to stop at our feeders. Some will stay for a day and others will stay for the summer. There are some rules you need to follow if you are feeding the birds. Bruce Ehresman, Retired DNR Bird Ecologist and Anna ...

School

Emmetsburg Hot Shots Compete in Estherville

by Joseph Schany ESTHERVILLE -- The Emmetsburg Hot Shots traveled to Estherville Friday and Saturday, with all divisions competing at the Emmet County Izaak Walton Shooting Range. The Hot Shots Bombastics, the Emmetsburg Rookie squad, would take first place on the day with 157 targets. The ...

Community

E-Waste & Brown Goods Recycling Days

E-Waste and Brown Goods recycling days are this week. Collections will be made Wednesday, April 28, on the north side of Emmetsburg. Collections will be made Thursday, April 29, on the south side of Emmetsburg. Shamrock Recycling reminds residents that items are to be placed at curbside by ...