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City Administrator Offers Council Updates

by Jane Whitmore Emmetsburg City Administrator Kim Kibbie presented a series of updates to members of Emmetsburg City Council at their meeting Monday, April 12. Kibbie began with an update on the American Rescue Plan Act. “The American Rescue Plan Act was signed by President Biden with ...

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 ...

Emmetsburg Hot Shots Compete at Algona Shoot

by Joseph Schany The Emmetsburg Hot Shots High School squad would place second by one single target at the Algona Trap Shoot on Wednesday. The team would finish with a score of 209 to Algona’s 210 on the afternoon. The high school boys would earn places in all four top spots as ...

Lady E-Hawks Run Hard At Spencer Invitational

by Joseph Schany SPENCER -- The Lady E-Hawks would earn a second place finish at the Spencer Invitational Thursday, with numerous strong performances on the day. In the 100 meter dash, Jade Mueller would earn third place, clocking a time of 13.97. Maggie Nelson would place ninth with a time ...

E-Hawks Take Second at Dick Barrett Boys Relays

by Joseph Schany ESTHERVILLE -- The E-Hawks would compete in the Dick Barrett Boys Relays at Estherville Friday, placing second overall at the event. Emmetsburg would have another afternoon of strong individual performances, with multiple top finishes during the event. "We've seen some ...

Emmetsburg Golf Hosts Newell-Fonda at Five Island

The Emmetsburg golf teams would host Newell-Fonda at Five Island Golf Thursday, April 15. Both squads would turn in great efforts on the day, with the E-Hawks taking down the Mustangs 164-167. E-Hawks The Emmetsburg varsity boys would get the edge on the Mustangs in a close 164-167 win on ...

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 ...