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Supervisors Discuss CAFO Application

by Joseph Schany The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday morning to consider the final approval of the conditional use permit and master matrix for a proposed hog confinement with two 2,400 head wean to finish swine barns to be constructed in Lost Island Township. The Zoning ...

General Election Voting Information

Election season is here. Palo Alto County Auditor Carmen Moser recently shared with important voting information. In-person absentee voting is now underway at the Palo Alto County Auditor’s Office in Emmetsburg. County residents can cast their absentee ballot between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ...

Drive-Up Flu Shot Clinic This Friday

Palo Alto County Health System will conduct a Drive-Up Flu Shot Clinic this Friday, Oct. 9. Residents can drive to the main hospital entrance (under the awning) and receive a flu shot without leaving their vehicles. The shots will be administered between 7 and 9 a.m. This drive-up clinic ...

PALO ALTO COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (PACEDC)

PALO ALTO COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (PACEDC) staff and Board of Directors served an appreciation lunch on Thursday, Oct. 1 to local law enforcement in Palo Alto County. PACEDC would like to thank the Emmetsburg Police Department and Palo Alto County Sheriff for their many services ...

TOOTSIE ROLL CAMPAIGN

TOOTSIE ROLL CAMPAIGN -- Members of Emmetsburg Knights of Columbus were collecting funds over the weekend with their annual Tootsie Roll Campaign. KC members Chuck Roberts (left) and Mike Kerr (right) received a donation from Dr. Jim Bird (center) Saturday morning in front of the Fareway store, ...

Birdies, Burgers and Brews Is Finalist In 2020 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin

CLIVE - The top five finalists have been announced for the 18th annual Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest in Iowa. The contest is sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and managed by its restaurant and foodservice committee. The finalists include: The Blind Pig in Cedar ...

Harvest Moon Night Hike

RUTHVEN -- Harvest Moon Night Hike is Friday, Oct. 2. Meet at the Lost Island Nature Center at 8 p.m. then walk to the Prairie Trails to look at the Harvest Moon. Space is limited to eight people; call 712-837-4866.

THE GREAT PUMPKINS

THE GREAT PUMPKINS -- Joel Kibbie of Emmetsburg harvested some of his largest pumpkins this fall. The pumpkins weigh 789-pounds, 578 pounds, 544 pounds, and 591 pounds. Kibbie says he has two more on the farm that weigh over 500 pounds, and one is a white pumpkin. The pumpkin on the far right ...

Supervisors Concerned Over Rise in COVID Cases

by Joseph Schany "We've seen quite a jump in COVID-19 cases this past week," began Sarah Strohman, Palo Alto County Public Health, during Tuesday morning's regular session meeting of the Board of Supervisors. "We currently have 41 active cases of COVID-19 in Palo Alto County as of Tuesday, ...

Five Island Trail Fund Raising Event

Five Island Trail will host a barbeque and fund raising event this Sunday, Oct. 4, at the bridge site. This is an opportunity to check out the new covered bridge on the trail on the west side of Five Island Lake, located one and one-half miles north of Five Island Golf, and one mile east. A ...