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National Volunteer Week – April 18-24

As part of Global Volunteer Month and National Volunteer Week, held April 18-24, 2021, the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is celebrating its more than 350 volunteers who serve 23 affiliate community foundations across a 20-county region. CFNEIA is also calling attention to how ...

DNR Investigating Fish Kill and Manure Spill At Lotts Creek

WEST BEND — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources responded to a manure spill in Lotts Creek, about two miles northeast of West Bend last week. Precision Pumping, a commercial manure application company, was land applying manure through an umbilical rig when a hose came off the pump, ...

FOOD BOX GIVEAWAY

FOOD BOX GIVEAWAY -- Palo Alto County Council on Aging and Bethany Lutheran Church have teamed up to distribute free food boxes to residents of Palo Alto County. The monthly distribution was held Saturday, April 17. This month, 594 boxes of food and gallons of milk were available to families of ...

Nominations Open for 2021 Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin

CLIVE — The breaded pork tenderloin is a sense of pride for many Iowans, and their appetite for perfection is once again needed to find the state’s juiciest, most flavorful sandwich. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is accepting nominations for its 19th annual Best Breaded Pork ...

U.S. Senators Visit Palo Alto County

by Jane Whitmore U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley visited Palo Alto County last week. The visits were part of each Senator’s 99 county tour of the state. Sen. Ernst was in Ruthven on Wednesday at a round table discussion with city officials. Sen. Grassley was in Emmetsburg on ...

From the Desk of Public Health

Last week's big news from Iowa Department of Public Health was the opening up of vaccines to all people ages 18 and older for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and 16 and older for Pfizer. It is exciting that we finally are seeing enough vaccine availability in the state to be able to take ...

Supervisors Review 2021 Redistricting Guidelines

by Joseph Schany Following the census every ten years, district boundaries are redrawn from which electors choose each of Iowa's four United States Representatives and 150 state legislators. At Tuesday's regular session meeting of the Palo Alto County Supervisors, an overview on the process ...

Palo Alto County FSA Update

by Lisa Forburger The Service Center in Palo Alto County is now open to limited visitors by appointment only. Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff also continue to work with agricultural producers using the window, via phone, email, and other ...

Supervisors Review COVID Details, Discuss Solar

by Joseph Schany "We currently have 16 active cases of COVID-19 in Palo Alto County," began Sarah Strohman, Public Health director, in her weekly COVID update to the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. "The current positivity rate for the county is at 7 ...