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DU Reschedules Banquet

In the face of COVID19 concerns state-wide and locally, with the Governor's proclamation, and after consultation with county health officials, the Palo Alto Sportsmen’s Ducks Unlimited committee decided to postpone the banquet event scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13. The event has been ...

November is National Adoption Month

COUNCIL BLUFFS -- November is National Adoption Month, a time to celebrate the community members and families who have adopted children in need of forever homes. But at Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI), it is also a time to recognize the more than 120,000 children across the U.S. who were ...

Not Much Change In Final Vote Totals

There was very little change in the official vote totals from the unofficial vote totals reported after the General Election held Tuesday, Nov. 3. Members of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors canvassed the tally lists from the General Election at their Nov. 10 meeting. Looking at ...

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 ...