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Consumers Asked To Conserve Natural Gas Energy and Reduce Usage

Cold weather across the United States has spiked natural gas use to near all-time highs! The cold weather has caused supply shortages from wells freezing in the south and high demand across the entire United States. Please be aware that the cold weather and low natural gas production has ...

Extreme Weather Impacting Natural Gas

DES MOINES -- Mid- American Energy is asking its customers to conserve their natural gas use as extreme weather conditions are impacting supplies around the country. While MidAmerican’s systems are operating as expected, the flow of natural gas to our area has been impacted due to frozen ...

Search Begins for Iowa’s Best Burger

Iowa’s beef producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help find Iowa’s Best Burger in 2021. In this year’s quest, the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) are encouraging you to nominate your favorite burger, whether it’s gourmet or down-home ...

E-Hawk Basketball Ends with Setback at Okoboji

by Joseph Schany The Emmetsburg boys' basketball season would come to a close in Okoboji Monday night, with the E-Hawks falling 52-44 to the Okoboji Pioneers in the first round of district play. "I thought we executed our game plan defensively and our kids gave us a chance to win," said ...

Mediacom MC22 to Televise 2021 State Wrestling

DES MOINES -- Mediacom Communications will provide Iowa television viewers with a mix of live-action and replay coverage of the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s (IHSAA) state semi-final and championship wrestling competition. The statewide cable channel, MC22, will carry live-action ...

Iowa Lakes Seeking Nominees for Outstanding Alumni Award

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is seeking nominations for the 29th annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award. This award is presented annually at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes, who exemplify outstanding support for the community, ...

POET Applauds Governor’s Drive To E15 by 2025

SIOUX FALLS -- POET applauded Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, who announced proposed legislation last week to speed the statewide adoption of higher biofuel blends and make E15 the standard fuel option by 2025. "Iowa has always been a major champion for biofuels, and we applaud Governor Reynolds ...

Five Area Wrestlers Punch Ticket to State

by Joseph Schany Area schools competed in district wrestling tournaments Saturday, with grapplers from Emmetsburg and West Bend-Mallard punching their ticket to the upcoming 2021 Iowa State Wrestling Tournament. At the Class 2A District 4 tournament in Humboldt, the E-Hawks would earn a ...

Palo Alto County Public Safety Center Update

Today’s focus is on the existing facility’s evaluation of the electrical, heating components and plumbing. To view nearly 100 pages of information, including many pictures of the current structure, please visit https://paloaltosheriff.com/public-safety-facility/. The building was built in ...

Supervisors Extend Solar Energy Moratorium

by Joseph Schany The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors extended the temporary moratorium on the construction of solar energy conversion systems and related energy devices during Tuesday morning's regular session meeting. The moratorium, originally put in place March 10, 2020, was ...