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Local Publisher Acquires Estherville, Emmetsburg Newspapers

Local Publisher Acquires Estherville, Emmetsburg Newspapers EMMETSBURG -- Jerry Wiseman, a longtime newspaper publisher in Iowa, has reached an agreement to purchase the Estherville News and the Emmetsburg Reporter and Democrat from the Ogden Newspapers, the two parties announced ...

Memorial Day Services Will Be Held Monday

by Jane Whitmore Veterans of Foreign Wars from Post #2295 will conduct the Memorial Day program Monday, May 31, in Emmetsburg. Memorial Day is a time to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Organizations participating in the Memorial Day program will gather by the ...

Farm News Ag Show Scheduled For June 30

By Kriss Nelson, Farm News editor The Farm News Ag Show is slated for June 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds in Emmetsburg. There will be both indoor and outdoor vendors featuring a wide array of agricultural products. Exhibitors will showcase their latest ...

B.A.D. Golf Postponed

Due to the forecast for cold weather and rain, B.A.D. Golf and “Live After Six” with The Jeremy DeWall Band have been postponed. The events were scheduled for today, Thursday, May 27, at Five Island Golf and The Shores at Five Island. B.A.D. Golf and “Live After Six” with One Layne ...

ECSD Celebrates School Board Appreciation Month

by Joseph Schany Emmetsburg Community School District celebrated School Board Appreciation Month durning Wednesday night's meeting at the Emmetsburg High School Library. Sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Boards to celebrate the contributions of board members to Iowa public ...

EMMETSBURG GRADUATION 2021

EMMETSBURG GRADUATION 2021 -- After a year of unknowns and uncertainties, the seniors of Emmetsburg High School would graduate Sunday afternoon in a commencement ceremony held in the high school gymnasium. Led by Junior Class Marshals Dominique Biliran and Tyler Stokes, the seniors would ...

Area Schools Partner With UNI, Drake to Offer Summer Learning

This past year has been filled with examples of creative solutions to challenging situations, especially for students, families, and educators. As area schools reopened in August, the conversation continued to center on safe and solid learning environments for all students and staff. Since ...

Board Approves Construction of Cage-Free Chicken Confinements

by Joseph Schany The Palo Alto County Supervisors approved the construction of cage-free chicken confinement buildings for Daybreak Foods, Inc. during Tuesday morning's regular session meeting. According to Aletha King, Palo Alto County Zoning, the conditional use permit calls for the ...

Palo Alto County Board of Health With Sarah Strohman

Earlier this week, the CDC released new masking recommendations stating that those who have been vaccinated can now be indoors and outdoors in small or large gatherings without wearing a mask. There are a few exceptions to this including hospitals, businesses that mandate them and public ...

AUCTION FEST BENEFITS SCHOOL

Auction Fest 2021 was an online event for the second year, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The public responded and the Auction Fest committee presented a check to Emmetsburg Catholic School for $100,000 this week. Students were part of the Auction Fest experience, first by donating items for the ...