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Virtual VBS at Grace Baptist Church

The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) crisis has changed so many things in our lives, including Grace Baptist Church's plans to host Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer. Though VBS will be unable to meet in person this year, Grace Baptist is excited to take participants on a virtual adventure ...

Palo Alto County Community Blood Drives

Community blood drives have been scheduled for Palo Alto County in August. Ayrshire & Ruthven Communities Blood Drive, Monday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Ayrshire City Hall, 1502 Silver Lake Avenue. Emmetsburg Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 1:15 to 5:30 p.m. at Holy ...

Memories of Christmas “Special SANTA”

Once upon a time - over half a century ago - there was a kind man who had many friends. Many of his older friends lived in retirement homes. He always said, "These people have played SANTA CLAUS to many children 'n family members their whole lives - I believe now it is time someone should be ...

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Bethany Lutheran: Mission Blast Wednesdays

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bethany Lutheran Church's Youth Mission Trip was canceled. So the church developed what they called "Mission Blast" Wednesdays. Each week in July, the youth and some adults did various mission projects around Emmetsburg. These projects included: painting the ...

Virtual VBS at Grace Baptist Church

The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) crisis has changed so many things in our lives, including Grace Baptist Church's plans to host Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer. Though VBS will be unable to meet in person this year, Grace Baptist is excited to take participants on a virtual adventure ...

Church Breaks Ground on Family Life Center

by Darren FraserOn Sunday, United Methodist Church officially broke ground for its Family Life Center.The ceremony took place after morning services. Pastor Hojin Shin and members of the building committee sunk their spades and turned over dirt in the church-owned lot across the street from the ...

Vacation Bible School Makes a Splash

St Paul Lutheran Church held its Vacation Bible School on July 8-12. The theme was "Splash Canyon: God's Promise on Life's Wild Ride." Pre-schoolers and youngsters played games, learned about the Bible, made crafts and had a great time. Above, some vacationers line up for a bucket race. ...

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December Wedding Plans

Jim and Kay Kibbie of Emmetsburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Kibbie, to Tyler Bjustrom, the son of Dawn and Randy Bjustrom of Algona.Whitney graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Art Education. Whitney is currently teaching at the ...

Announce Engagement

Bob and Sheila O'Connell of Cushing, IA, and Larry and Linda Ruppert of Mallard, announce the engagement of their children Kristin and Matt.Kristin is a 2013 graduate of River Valley High School and 2015 graduate of Iowa Lakes Community College. Kristin is a Client Care Leader with MaxYield in ...

November Wedding Date

Mark and Connie Schroeder of Emmetsburg are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rachel Schroeder, to Skylar Halma, the son of Laurel Mundt of Inwood and Dan Halma of Larchwood.Rachel is a 2013 graduate of Emmetsburg High School, a 2014 graduate of, and ...

Couple Wed In June Ceremonies

Emily Maureen Van Oosbree and Nicholas James Webb were married on June 10, 2017. Emily is the daughter of David and Kate van Oosbree of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Nick is the son of Phil and Ellen Webb, formerly of Algona.The ceremony was held at the Clare and Miles Mill Rose Garden in Des Moines, ...

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