×
×
homepage logo

Local News

Supervisors Review COVID Details, Discuss Solar

by Joseph Schany "We currently have 16 active cases of COVID-19 in Palo Alto County," began Sarah Strohman, Public Health director, in her weekly COVID update to the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. "The current positivity rate for the county is at 7 ...

DejaBrew Partners with Elderbridge For Innovative New Meal Program

Elderbridge Area Agency on Aging is a local agency that provides services to address the needs and concerns of older adults. The agency is one of 6 area agencies on aging in the state of Iowa. Elderbridge covers the North Central, Northwest and Central areas of Iowa, currently serving a ...

Pony Express Raises Funds To Benefit Easter Seals, Camp Sunnyside

Palo Alto County Pony Express participated in a one-day Good Friday Ride to benefit Camp Sunnyside. Dan Albrant is pictured riding through Cylinder, and Vince Lammers is pictured at right. The dollar amount of funds raised was down this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Good Friday Ride ...

Palo Alto Arts Council Seeking Art Work For Art Wall at The Shores

Palo Alto County artists are invited to display their work on the Art Wall at The Shores in Emmetsburg. Palo Alto Arts Council and The Shores coordinate the project. The Art Wall is changed every six months, with new art work scheduled to go up on May 29. The theme is “Sun Rise/Sun ...

STEM Advisory Council Celebrates 10th Anniversary

CEDAR FALLS -- The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is celebrating 10 years of progress made in increasing interest and achievement in STEM education for all Iowans. To launch this milestone anniversary, the STEM Council is sharing a video of current and past Council co-chairs, members ...

Iowa’s Ride Modified to Weekend Event in Eldora

by Joseph Schany Originally planned as a weeklong bicycle trek across the state this summer, Iowa's Ride has now been modified to a weekend outing in Eldora. The organization announced Tuesday that the inaugural 2021 ride, slated for July 18-24 from Dubuque to Rock Rapids, will be downsized ...

Senator Ernst To Visit Palo Alto County

RED OAK — Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) will be making stops in Palo Alto, Emmet, Kossuth, Humboldt, and Wright Counties onWednesday, April 7, as part of her 99 County Tour for 2021. Ernst will make her first stop of the day in Palo Alto County to meet with Ruthven Mayor David Kirk and ...

April 17 Food Box Giveaway

A Food Box Giveaway will be held Saturday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center in Emmetsburg. Food boxes will be available for everyone in Palo Alto County on a first come, first served basis. In the Food Box there are apples, potatoes, onion, oranges, some meat, dairy ...

Pony Express Back on the Trail

by Jane Whitmore Palo Alto County Pony Express will be back on the trail this Friday, April 2. Riders will canvass communities throughout the county, collecting donations to assist Iowans with disabilities. The Good Friday gets an early start in Palo Alto County. Riders will meet in Mallard ...

From the Desk of Public Health

Greetings to you, Palo Alto County, Happy Spring and Happy Easter! Our COVID numbers/positivity rate has risen some since last week. As I write this on Monday, March 29, we are up from 4% to 7%, with 19 positive cases. We averaged only seven positive cases last week. It continues to be ...