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From the Desk of Palo Alto County Public Health

The past two weeks have been very busy in our county Public Health office as we have gone from an average of 4-7 new COVID cases a day to now running in the 20's of new cases a day. As of this writing, we currently have 118 sick people in our county. As we have seen this significant jump ...

Large Flock of E-Hawks Landing Throughout Emmetsburg

The Emmetsburg High School Junior class is currently raising money for the 2021 EHS Post Prom activities with the help of a “flock” or “kettle” of E-Hawks. The E-Hawk signs are making their way across the community and into many yards in the Emmetsburg area this month. You can help ...

Slow Down Sign Making a Difference in Cylinder

Thanks to a Palo Alto Gaming & Development/Wild Rose Casino mini grant, the City of Cylinder installed a permanent traffic slow down sign on Highway 18 (Cylinder Main St.) in early July. The sign is located near 2nd St. as you enter Cylinder from the north, where the speed limit drops to 25 ...

Emmetsburg Selected For 2021 Community Visioning

Ten Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2021. Emmetsburg is one of the ten communities. This award-winning program integrates technical landscape planning and design techniques with sustainable community action to ...

Click It or Ticket this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the time of year where we are excited to travel to be with family and friends. Travel may look a little different this year, but remembering to use your seatbelt shouldn’t. If you are traveling down the block or across the country, make sure you buckle up every time. Click It ...

Strategic Planning Survey

The City of Emmetsburg, Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities, and the Emmetsburg Community School District are seeking public input for strategic planning. They want to hear from residents of the community who are interested in the future of Emmetsburg. “The Strategic Planning Steering Committee ...

ECSD Moves to Hybrid Learning Amid New Public Health Measures

by Joseph Schany As COVID-19 exposures continue to rise throughout the state and in Palo Alto County, area schools are working hard to help curb the spread of the illness and help keep students, parents, staff and the community safe. Emmetsburg Community School District (ECSD) will be ...

Holiday Pop -n- Shop Event Thursday At Emmetsburg Retailers

by Jane Whitmore The time for holiday shopping is here! Emmetsburg Shop Local retailers are providing a unique, one-day Holiday Pop -n- Shop event this Thursday, Nov. 19. “People were asking, customers were asking, if we were going to do events,” said Erica Janssen, one of the event ...