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The Clean Water Festival, hosted by the Five Island Lake Association last Saturday was very successful. The FILA Board members were hesitant about moving forward with the event when it was raining … more
JULIE LENERS CELEBRATED FOR 45 YEARS OF SERVICE -- Julie was working at Iowa Trust part time through an on-the-job training program at Iowa Lakes Community College. On July 1, 1978 she was hired full … more
YARD OF THE MONTH – The Palo Alto Garden Club selected Kathy and Pat Mehan’s yard along the lake as the first Yarden of the Month for 2023. When the Mehan’s built their home on the … more
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FARMER’S MARKET -- The locally grown vegetables and flowers are now on full display every Thursday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located on Courthouse Square. -- … more
Riley sat idly on the bench. It was strange to remember how things moved differently outside the library. It was much louder out here. Mr. Evans and Ms. Henry had agreed to give her the day off so … more
Baby Girl Evie Rose Evie Rose Halma arrived at 7:26 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at Palo Alto County Hospital Birth Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Baby Evie … more
LIKE GRANDFATHER, LIKE GRANDSON -- Karson Allen and his grandfather, Randy Janssen, were found working in the workshop on Monroe Street last Thursday in Emmetsburg on a warm, sunny day. They were … more
Jen and Jason Bauer have combined their talents to create an overnight lodging space that will surprise anyone who decides to stay at the Erie Place while in Emmetsburg. A four-year project has been … more
PAMELA POTTORFF -- Following her teaching career, Pamela has published three books and will continue writing. She is originally from Armstrong and shared her story at the library last Tuesday. Story … more
A major project this summer for the city of Emmetsburg is the reconstruction of Lake Street from US Highway 18 to the railroad tracks south of 12th Street. Drive along Lake Street and you can see … more
Dana Reinders with EXIT Realty-Great Plains has resided in the Emmetsburg area since 2017 and began her Iowa real estate career in 2019.  Her reputation as a communicative, efficient agent is … more
There are places that evoke quiet, peacefulness, areas where reflection is not forced and nature thrives. Being on and /or near Five Island Lake is one of those places. When the shore line is … more
Kelly Bay, founder of Kelly Bay, Inc., visited Estherville last month to talk about her coaching business, the launch of her new course in small business branding, and the hope she feels about the … more
A wardrobe is a clothing event put on by the Iowa State Fair each year for 4-Hers to show off various outfits. In order to compete at the state level, 4-Hers must first be selected by a county judge. … more
Last Tuesday evening, the Emmetsburg Library hosted author Pamela Pottorff. For over an hour she shared snippets of her books, gave writing advice, and provided guidance about authoring and … more
WATERSHED SIGNS FOR LOST ISLAND LAKE – Palo Alto County Watershed Coordinator Harley Butler was out and about south of Lost Island Lake last week installing watershed signs. These draw … more
The Palo Alto Gun Club will be hosting a regional Iowa Games Trapshoot on Saturday June 25. The event will be held at Sportsman Recreation Area located at 5256 360th Street, Cylinder, IA. On-site … more
A PICTURE FOR EVERYONE -- The Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce Coffee last Friday was hosted by the Palo Alto Garden Club at the Victorian on Main. Members of the Club were sporting their Club shirts … more
MASTER GARDENER INTERNS – L-R are Jane Whitmore and Diane Nelson. Last week they received word that each had passed their final test related to the Master Gardener classes they took during the … more
Sunday is Father’s Day. It is a time set aside to honor fathers and/or father figures. The idea of a day dedicated to fathers has been around since 1910. In 1956 Congress recognized … more
Alexandria Jackson from the LifeServe Blood Center shared results of the most recent blood drive in Emmetsburg. The blood drive was held on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 7 at the VFW. Thirty-four … more
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