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Memorial Day Services Will Be Held Monday

Veterans of Foreign Wars from Post #2295 will conduct the Memorial Day program Monday, May 31, in Emmetsburg. Memorial Day is a time to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Organizations participating in the Memorial Day …
B.A.D. Golf Postponed

Due to the forecast for cold weather and rain, B.A.D. Golf and “Live After Six” with The Jeremy DeWall Band have been postponed. The events were scheduled for today, Thursday, May 27, at Five Island Golf and The Shores at Five Island. B.A.D. …

Farm News Ag Show Scheduled For June 30 Farm News editor The Farm News Ag Show is slated for June 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds in Emmetsburg. There will be both indoor and outdoor vendors featuring a wide array of agricultural products. Exhibitors will …
Area Schools Partner With UNI, Drake to Offer Summer Learning This past year has been filled with examples of creative solutions to challenging situations, especially for students, families, and educators. As area schools reopened in August, the conversation continued to center on safe and solid learning …
EMMETSBURG GRADUATION 2021 EMMETSBURG GRADUATION 2021 -- After a year of unknowns and uncertainties, the seniors of Emmetsburg High School would graduate Sunday afternoon in a commencement ceremony held in the high school gymnasium. Led by Junior Class Marshals Dominique …
Local Sports
Area Athletes Compete at State Track Meet
Thursday, May 27

DES MOINES -- Area track and field athletes would compete at the 2021 Track & Field State Championships last Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. While all the athletes would give it their best effort during the three-day event, …

Obituaries
Connie McKinney
Thursday, May 27

VAN BUREN, AR -- Connie McKinney, 78, of Van Buren, AR, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at home. He was a self-employed food trailer owner and of the Methodist faith. Connie was born Aug. 9, 1942 in Des Moines to the late Leonard M. and …

Virginia H. Ahern
Thursday, May 27
Lawrence R. Coleman
Thursday, May 27
Alex M. Leewright
Tuesday, May 25
Letters to the Editor
Workplaces Have Important Role to Play in Employee Mental Health
Tuesday, May 25

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it comes at a unique time in our history. Following a year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, discussions around mental health are happening more frequently around kitchen tables, board rooms and …

A Forward Look
Thursday, April 22
Editorials
The Red Poppy
Thursday, May 27

Memorial Day is a time to honor the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We gather at cemeteries to participate in services hosted by members of the VFW and …

One Step Forward
Thursday, May 20
What Comes Next
Tuesday, May 18
School
ECSD Celebrates School Board Appreciation Month
Tuesday, May 25

Emmetsburg Community School District celebrated School Board Appreciation Month durning Wednesday night's meeting at the Emmetsburg High School Library. Sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Boards to celebrate the contributions of board …

Community
Community Theatre Returns To The Stage
Tuesday, May 18

After a long year away from the stage, Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre will hold auditions for a summer student production of Robin Hood. Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, May 24 and 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Performance Center …

Youth Ice Fishing
Thursday, February 4