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2021 St. Pat’s Parade Route

Parade forms behind Emmetsburg Fire Hall, progresses west on 10th Street, turns south on Broadway (Highway 4), and then turns east onto 16th Street, ending at Grand Avenue. Due to COVID-19, parade units will not throw or hand out any items.

Youth Ice Fishing

The Palo Alto County Conservation Board will hold a youth ice fishing clinic on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for children ages 7-15. Kids can try their luck at catching some fish by calling the Nature Center at 712-837-4866 by Friday, Feb. 12, to reserve a time slot. Time ...

Fish Fry Friday Begins February 12

** UPDATE as of 2/4/2021 ** The Fish Fries set to begin Friday, Feb 12 will be carryout/pick up only. Members of VFW Post #2295 are making plans for weekly Lenten Fish Fries set to begin Friday, Feb. 12. Representatives from eight community organizations will host the weekly fish fries at the ...

‘Take it Outside’ Outdoor Challenge

The Palo Alto County Conservation Board wants everyone to start off 2021 with the Take it Outside -180 Hours Outdoor Challenge! This challenge is taking place for the whole year and promotes all ages to spend 180 hours outdoors. This is only 30 minutes a day! There are numerous health and ...

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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. ...

Weddings and Engagements | VIEW ALL

Couple Married In Sioux City

Eric Flynn and Air Phachansiry of Correctionville became husband and wife at an afternoon wedding ceremony Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at the Sioux City Convention Center. Officiant at the ceremony was Bruce Mende from Leander, TX. Air is the daughter of Phouth and Phonesavanh Phachansiry from ...

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 ...

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