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2021 IHSAA State Wrestling Championships

by Joseph Schany Emmetsburg’s Matt Wirtz and West Bend-Mallard’s Donavon Hanson would each earn medals in their respective weight classes at the 2021 State Wrestling Championship in Des Moines last Thursday through Saturday. Wirtz, a junior at Emmetsburg High School, placed fifth at 195 ...

Lady E-Hawks Advance To Regional Championship

by Joseph Schany The Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks will head to the Class 2A Regional Championship Wednesday following last week's big wins over Sioux Central and Central Lyon. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Lady E-Hawks would earn a dominant 62-33 victory over the Sioux Central Rebels at Emmetsburg ...

Scholarship Established to Honor Bill and Lloyd Martini

On Wednesday, Dec. 30, the Emmetsburg Educational Foundation (EEF) received $24,000 in initial financial contributions from the Martini family of Palo Alto County to establish the Martini Brothers Scholarship, a segregated fund to be used to support students pursuing agricultural interests in ...

Supervisors Discuss Frustrations Over COVID Vaccine Scheduling

by Joseph Schany "We have seen a little bit of an increase," began Sarah Strohman, director of Palo Alto County Public Health, providing an update on county COVID-19 numbers to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. "We currently have 33 active cases of COVID-19 in the county and a 14-day ...

Dollar General Now Open In Ruthven

RUTHVEN -- Dollar General announces its store at 3606 340th Ave. in Ruthven is now open. Normal hours of operation run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Dollar General stores are proud to provide area residents with a convenient store to purchase household essentials including food, cleaning ...

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 ...