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Click It or Ticket Begins May 24

Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer are quickly approaching. Summer will bring more gatherings, festivals, graduations and vacations; all requiring travel. Many states, including Iowa, have seen a rise in violators speeding well in excess of 100 mph and not wearing a seat ...

Emmetsburg Track Shines at State Qualifiers

by Joseph Schany MANSON -- The Emmetsburg track squads would turn in a stellar effort at Thursday's Class 2A Regional/District meet in Manson, yielding multiple state championship bids in the process. The black-and-gold will be sending nine entries to the Blue Oval, with the 2021 State Track ...

Greta Rouse Appointed To Serve On Iowa’s Board of Regents

by Jane Whitmore Greta Rouse of Emmetsburg has been appointed to serve a six-year term on the Iowa Board of Regents. The appoint was made April 16 by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. Rouse replaces Patty Cownie, whose term expired April 30. “I was very honored that she (Governor Reynolds) ...

GRANT FUNDS TO VFW

GRANT FUNDS TO VFW -- Iowa Lakes Electric Charitable Foundation presented grant funds of $3,000 to VFW Post #2295. The funds will be used to remodel the mens restroom at the VFW Post Home in Emmetsburg. Pictured at the check presentation were (from the left) VFW members Chuck Roberts, ...

Replicas of Cylinder “As It Was”

by Jane Whitmore It all started with the Cylinder Depot. “Arnie (Heng) was mayor then and he asked me if I could build a copy of the depot, because it was about ready to fall down,” said Joe Joyce. He constructed the depot building (pictured far right) for the town. “Then last ...

Area Golf Teams Compete At Twin Lakes Tournament

by Joseph Schany Area boys and girls golf teams would compete in the Twin Lakes Conference tournament last week, with Emmetsburg, West Bend-Mallard, and Greattinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (GTRA) girls heading to Lakeside Municipal Golf Course on Monday, and the area boys traveling to Lake ...

Young Lady E-Hawk Golfers Continue to Show Improvement

by Joseph Schany The Lady E-Hawks would showcase their continued season improvement last week, finishing out the week with meets at Gowrie on Thursday and Spencer on Saturday. Quad at Gowrie The Emmetsburg girls would place second overall at the Gowrie Municipal Golf Course Thursday, ...

E-Hawk Golf First at Lake City

by Joseph Schany LAKE CITY -- E-Hawk golfers would earn first place at the South Central Calhoun quad Thursday, posting an overall team score of 166. SCC would take second with 175, Southeast Valley third with 196, and GTRA fourth with 201. Leading the E-Hawks were Josh Matheasen and Matt ...

Board Discusses COVID Vaccine

by Joseph Schany “We continue to stay pretty low with our county positivity rate," began Sarah Strohman, Public Health director, updating the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on COVID numbers during Tuesday morning's meeting. "Our current positivity rate in Palo Alto County is 2 ...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

We have all experienced life’s blessings and challenges, being thankful for the good and asking for extra doses of faith, perseverance, and peace as we navigate the rougher spots. No one knows more about those “rougher spots” than individuals who live with mental health conditions. Since ...