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ILCC Offers Webinar to Help Small Businesses with Online Holiday Sales

Learn how to sell online to customers as they kick off their holiday shopping this season. The Tietz Entrepreneurial Center and the NW Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a free, hour-long webinar entitled, “Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools,” on ...

City Council Votes To Seek Relief Funds

by Jane Whitmore A resolution requesting reimbursement from the Iowa COVID-19 Government Relief Fund was adopted by members of Emmetsburg City Council. Reimbursement of just over $25,000 is being requested. Action came Friday, Sept. 25, during a special council meeting. City Administrator ...

Iowa Lakes Regional Water Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Plant

OSGOOD -- Iowa Lakes Regional Water's Board and Staff, along with Bette Brand, USDA Deputy Under Secretary of Rural Development, and state and local representatives celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant in the unincorporated community of Osgood on ...

2020 BOOSTER OF THE YEAR

2020 BOOSTER OF THE YEAR -- Dave and Kasey Sandbulte of Emmetsburg recently received the 2020 Emmetsburg E-hawks Booster of the Year award for their dedication to local athletics. Dave and Kasey have been highly involved in raising money for local youth sports, running the can donation bin at ...

Mental Health First Aid Available Virtually

AMES -- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide virtual Mental Health First Aid trainings throughout Fall 2020. Due to the increased stressors produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, drought conditions and the derecho, this virtual program will be offered to provide adults with ...

Jackson Completes 30-Year Law Enforcement Career

by Jane Whitmore Dan Jackson of Emmetsburg was honored at a retirement reception last Thursday, Sept. 17. Last call for 74-4 was Tuesday, Sept. 15. Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Jackson retired after 30 years in law enforcement. Working in law enforcement was Jackson’s chosen ...

Supervisors, Sheriff Continue Discussion Of Expanded County Jail Facility

by Joseph Schany Palo Alto County Sheriff Lynn Schultes met with the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning to discus ongoing plans for a new jail facility to be constructed in Emmetsburg. Schultes, along with John Hansen, Midwest Construction Consultants, provided an update to the Board on ...

Gaming Grant Educational Meetings

The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their Annual Educational Meetings at Wild Rose Casino, 777 Main Street in Emmetsburg. Meetings are open to the public and are scheduled as follows: • Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Please note: Because of ...

Palo Alto County 4-Hers Host ‘Pedal With Pete’ Fundraiser

Eleven riders participated in the event to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy on Sunday afternoon. For the past 22 years the Palo Alto County 4-H County Council has been sponsoring a bike ride to raise money for the Pedal with Pete Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to raising ...