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Emmetsburg Show Choir Extravaganza

SHOW CHOIR EXTRAVAGANZA -- The 27th annual Emmetsburg Show Choir Extravaganza was held Saturday at the Emmetsburg High School. Show choirs from across the state performed in the gym in front of socially distanced fans and judges. Due to COVID, attendance in the gym was limited. The Emmetsburg ...

Iowa Legislature Passes Major Election Bill

by Joseph Schany A sweeping election bill that will shorten the timeframe for Iowa's absentee and early voting window, and create stricter guidelines for county auditors across the state has landed on Gov. Kim Reynolds' desk. The bill, known separately as House File 590 and Senate File 413, ...

Schany Named 2020-21 IGCA Class 2A All-District

by Joseph Schany The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) released the 2020-21 All-District basketball teams on Friday, naming Emmetsburg senior Abbie Schany among the select athletes representing Northwest Iowa in Class 2A. Schany, the daughter of B.J. and Jill Schany of Emmetsburg, ...

Auction Fest Hosts Dinner-To-Go Event

Emmetsburg Catholic School will be hosting Auction Fest online to raise money to support the school. The event will be held Saturday, March 27. Due to COVID-19, Auction Fest will again feature an online auction. This year the group has added a dinner-to-go event. From now until March 10, ...

A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa Announces Headliners For Freedom Rally

ALGONA -- The A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa Freedom Rally will be back for its 37th year this summer, July 1-3, in Algona. The lineup for the 37th Annual Freedom Rally has been announced and tickets are on sale now. All are welcome to the Freedom Rally. It is not necessary to be a member or a biker to ...

Lady E-Hawks Fall in Regional Championship

by Joseph Schany The 2020-21 Lady E-Hawk season came to an end in Hartley Wednesday night following a tough loss in the Class 2A Regional Championship. Despite a strong defensive effort by Emmetsburg, the girls would face a 22-40 setback against the Rock Valley Rockets. The Lady E-Hawks ...

Palo Alto County Votes YES for New Jail

by Joseph Schany After 113 years, the Palo Alto County Jail is housing its final prisoners. Voters across the county Tuesday voted with overwhelming support of a $5.6 million bond referendum to pay for a new Public Safety Center. "I just want to thank the voters of Palo Alto County for this ...

Record High Natural Gas Utility Bills

by Jane Whitmore The impact of five days in February with sub-zero temperatures will be reflected on Emmetsburg Municipal Utility bills this month. Trustees of Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities assure customers they are there to help share the financial burden. Customers of Emmetsburg ...

COVID-19 Numbers Down, Vaccinations Up in County

by Joseph Schany Palo Alto County continues to see declining COVID-19 cases while the number of vaccinations increase across the area. "As of Tuesday, March 2, our 7-day positivity rate is at 5 percent," said Sarah Strohman, Palo Alto County Public Health Director, "while our 14-day ...

MaxYield Places Focus on FFA

MaxYield Cooperative celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27, with the Emmetsburg FFA and other local chapters. Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington's birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday each year and gives FFA members an opportunity to ...