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Scam Alert

According to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, Emmetsburg Community School District (ECSD) has received word of parents getting phone calls from an automated dialer asking for a social security number for verification of Online Learning. ECSD has not generated any such phone call nor do ...

Board of Supervisors, Public Health Discuss COVID Surge in Palo Alto County

by Joseph Schany "As of this morning, Nov. 10, we have 79 active cases of COVID-19 in Palo Alto County," began Sarah Strohman, Palo Alto County Public Health, providing an update on COVID to the Board of Supervisors during Tuesday's regular session meeting in Emmetsburg. "We are up to 426 ...

City Council Moves Forward With Mobile Food Unit Ordinance

by Jane Whitmore The question of allowing mobile food units to operate in Emmetsburg was discussed during a public hearing at the Monday, Nov. 9, meeting of Emmetsburg City Council. With comments from the pubic and discussion among council representatives, the proposed ordinance will be ...

2020 4-H Leaders’ Appreciation & Awards Program

This year the 2020 4-H Leaders’ Appreciation & Awards Program took on new format. Instead of an annual banquet, the awards program took place on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Riviera Theatre in Emmetsburg where families participated in an awards program followed by the Disney Pixar movie Coco, ...

Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet is November 13

Palo Alto Sportsmen Chapter of Ducks Unlimited announces their annual banquet will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, at The Shores in Emmetsburg. Plans are for doors to open at 5 p.m. with fun games, raffles, and a silent and a live auction featuring exclusive Ducks Unlimited merchandise, such as ...

ECSD Releases School COVID Metrics

by Joseph Schany Last Wednesday, Emmetsburg Community School District (ECSD) began sharing school-specific COVID-19 data outlining the number of students and staff affected by the virus. “In an attempt to better inform students, parents, staff, and our community, we will begin sharing the ...

PARC Hall Receives Bronze National Quality Award

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Award Program is a progressive, three-step process that encourages the continuous learning, development, and execution of integrated quality systems to achieve performance excellence. Each ...

Calling All Student Artists: Iowa Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest

Calling all student artists in kindergarten through twelfth grade! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2021 Iowa Federal Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art contest. While entering the JDS contest, students have the opportunity to learn about waterfowl and their ...

Public Health Urges Careful Holiday Planning

The winter holidays are almost upon us, and this year the festivities will require even more planning than most. Everyone is yearning for more normalcy and that includes getting together in-person. However, we have to stay united in making sure celebrations do not put us and our loved ones at a ...