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Board Approves Construction of Cage-Free Chicken Confinements

by Joseph Schany The Palo Alto County Supervisors approved the construction of cage-free chicken confinement buildings for Daybreak Foods, Inc. during Tuesday morning's regular session meeting. According to Aletha King, Palo Alto County Zoning, the conditional use permit calls for the ...

Palo Alto County Board of Health With Sarah Strohman

Earlier this week, the CDC released new masking recommendations stating that those who have been vaccinated can now be indoors and outdoors in small or large gatherings without wearing a mask. There are a few exceptions to this including hospitals, businesses that mandate them and public ...

AUCTION FEST BENEFITS SCHOOL

Auction Fest 2021 was an online event for the second year, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The public responded and the Auction Fest committee presented a check to Emmetsburg Catholic School for $100,000 this week. Students were part of the Auction Fest experience, first by donating items for the ...

May: Mental Health Month

According to the World Health Organization, one in four people worldwide will be affected by a mental disorder at some point in their lives. Furthermore, based on a recent study, six out of the top-10 conditions impacting the millennial generation are behavioral conditions impacting mental and ...

Community Theatre Returns To The Stage

After a long year away from the stage, Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre will hold auditions for a summer student production of Robin Hood. Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, May 24 and 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Performance Center located at 19th and Lake in Emmetsburg. Students in ...

Get Ready For Residential Clean-Up Week

by Jane Whitmore If it’s time to do some Spring cleaning, Emmetsburg residents can take advantage of Residential Clean-Up Week. The week of June 7 through June 11 has been designated clean-up week. To participate in clean-up week, residents must purchase a $15 permit from Emmetsburg City ...

From the Desk of Public Health

Last week, the Palo Alto County Board of Health met in regular session and discussed the mask mandate for our county. It was voted on and approved to continue to mandate mask wearing throughout the county until the next Board meeting in June. By continuing the mask mandate, we are able to ...

Stocking Walleye Fry

Last Wednesday, May 6, the Iowa DNR could be spotted stocking Five Island Lake with hundreds of thousands of tiny walleye fry as part of their annual stocking run. Walleye fry from the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery were poured into the lower west side of the lake in an effort to maintain the ...

Laurens State Bank Purchased By Community State Bank

Community State Bank in Spencer has entered into an agreement to purchase Laurens State Bank, Laurens. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval, and is expected to be finalized this summer. “We are excited about the opportunity to serve the communities of Laurens, Emmetsburg, and ...

Full Palo Alto County Fair Planned for 2021

The Palo Alto County Fair will be offering open class competition in photography, food and garden at the 2021 fair, July 22-25. There will be two division in each area consisting of youth age 17 and under and adult. Exhibitors will be allowed up to six entries in photography and eight entries ...