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  Emmetsburg Catholic School personnel and students were excited last Friday to reveal the dollars raised for Auction Fest.   This year’s amount of $122,000 has already been used for … more
The Five Island Lake Association took on the project of providing a new dock system for Duhigg Park.   The group had the idea two years ago.   Late last year it was decided to proceed with … more
Sixty-Six Seniors Graduate from Emmetsburg High School – Pictured is the class of 2024 before the graduation ceremony.   These graduates were awarded diplomas on Sunday afternoon.   … more
The Emmetsburg Care Center hosted a Chamber Coffee last Friday morning.   Those who attended also had the opportunity to view upgrades within the facility.   Activities Director Sharon … more
Greg Hoyman reported the inspirational movies that premiered in April were very successful.   He stated, “The community helped make it an enormous success by getting the word out and … more
The Palo Alto Garden Club filled the picnic tables in Harrison Park last Saturday with their perennials, annuals and vegetables plants.   It was their annual plant sale.   At the start … more
The Shores at Five Island was full of music, laughter and fun last Saturday night.   Sixty-three reservations were made and over twenty dads and daughters paid at the door for the second annual … more
The Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce has a new Executive Director.   Alex Johnson has been at the office since May 1.   He is in the process of getting into the routine of his new position … more
Sara Straw PK-4 Instructional Coach at West Elementary was successful in pursuing a grant from the Iowa Department of Education to use for summer reading tutoring. Information was provided to … more
Absentee Ballot Requests for Upcoming Primary Election on June 4 To request an absentee ballot through the mail, use the Official Absentee Ballot Request form available at the County … more
On Monday evening of this week, the Emmetsburg High School auditorium was filled with music.   The annual Emmetsburg High School Spring Concert & Awards entertained an appreciative audience. … more
Last Wednesday ILCC hosted a ribbon cutting for the new Fitness Court that is situated next to the Arthur and Audrey Smith Wellness Center.   This enhancement promises to elevate the well-being … more
FFA is a youth organization that prepares its members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA members discover their talent through hands-on … more
   The Shores will host it's second Daddy/Daughter Dance on Saturday, May 4th. This year's theme is Boots and Beauties. Tickets are available now. $25/Couple for both presale or at the … more
At the end of this week, Bethany Lutheran Church will be open from 9a.m. to 1p.m for the public to come inside and view the 549 quilts that have been created.   After receiving a blessing on … more
Albert Einstein was born in Germany.   During his early years he was affected by two wonders.   The first was his introduction to a compass when he was five years old.   He was … more
The Emmetsburg Community School District School Board voted unanimously last week to move forward with plans to construct a new elementary school. A recommendation was presented to the board on … more
Main Street Community Theatre is back on stage.   This coming weekend will be the final performances of Sylvia.   This is a delightful play.   It is explained as a smart, silly, … more
Holy Family Parish in Emmetsburg has been undergoing renovations for the last year. Presently, the work is focused on restoring the stained-glass windows throughout the church on … more
For at least the last few weeks some of the American White Pelicans have made Five Island Lake their home.   These majestic birds are migrating from the Gulf Coast, Texas, Louisiana, … more
On Good Friday the Palo Alto County Pony Express Riders made a stop in eight area communities to raise dollars for Easterseals’ Campy Sunnyside.   Each year this ride is a fundraiser that … more
Deb Kibbie recently made the decision to retire from her occupation as hair dresser for many in Emmetsburg and the area.   Last Friday, despite the rain numerous clients, friends and family … more
The City of Emmetsburg has officially launched fundraising efforts for the Emmetsburg Splash pad, to be constructed at Soper Park this summer. Community State Bank has made a splash in Emmetsburg by … more
About 65 years ago three forward thinking women in Palo Alto County saw the need for an organization to benefit the citizens of the county.   The Hospital Auxiliary was formed.  … more
The 9-11:30a.m. Retirement Coffee last Friday to honor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Deb Hite was hardly long enough for all of the well-wishers to express their appreciation for her 14 … more
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