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U.S. Senators Visit Palo Alto County

by Jane Whitmore U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley visited Palo Alto County last week. The visits were part of each Senator’s 99 county tour of the state. Sen. Ernst was in Ruthven on Wednesday at a round table discussion with city officials. Sen. Grassley was in Emmetsburg on Thursday to tour the Aluma trailer manufacturing plant and visit with employees. Ruthven Mayor David Kirk and ISG engineer Lenny Larson outlined the community’s $4 million city lagoon project and the federal funds acquired to complete the project. They also discussed grant funding for housing ...

From the Desk of Public Health

Common carp and big mouth buffalo. Unless you live on a lake or fish regularly these are not species that most people are even aware exist. But to those that know, these fish are not welcome in ...

Supervisors Review 2021 Redistricting Guidelines

Common carp and big mouth buffalo. Unless you live on a lake or fish regularly these are not species that most people are even aware exist. But to those that know, these fish are not welcome in ...

Local Sports

Area Girls Named TLC All-Conference

by Joseph Schany The 2020-21 Twin Lakes Conference All-Conference girls' basketball teams have been announced following Newell-Fonda's third consecutive state championship win over the weekend. Four area athletes have earned postseason honors. The Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks would have three ...

Obituaries

Edra G. Hubbell

Edra G. (Lowman) Hubbell, age 106, of Emmetsburg, formerly of Curlew, died Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Lakeside Lutheran Home. A service will be held at a later date. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left ...

Letters to the editor

Fish Fry Schedule

Dear Palo Alto County, The VFW would like to thank you for helping this past month (March) supporting the four groups that have served you in the carryout for fish fries. It’s been a great showing of support. This will continue for April, also with four more groups serving. There is a ...

Editorials

Five Island Lake Assoc.

Common carp and big mouth buffalo. Unless you live on a lake or fish regularly these are not species that most people are even aware exist. But to those that know, these fish are not welcome in waters that provide recreational activities, lake living and a connection to a pleasing natural ...

School

High School Voter Registration Day

Palo Alto County Auditor Carmen Moser joins Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and auditors across the state in encouraging Iowa high schools to conduct voter registration drives on Tuesday, March 30. The date coincides with the 50th anniversary of Iowa ratifying the 26th Amendment to the U.S. ...

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