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Over $1 Million Infused Into Palo Alto County

by Jane Whitmore The 15th Annual Awards Celebration at Wild Rose Casino took on a different look last Friday, March 5.\ “It’s a little different with this whole pandemic,” said Brian Bormann, Chairman of Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation. “It’s a big adjustment and ...

From the Desk of Public Health

It has been a busy week in Public health with COVID vaccine efforts well underway. This past week we held two clinics: a make up clinic from February for those 80 and older at Family Practice Clinic in Emmetsburg, and another for 65 and older at Family Practice Clinic in Graettinger. In all, ...

2021 St. Pat’s Grand Marshal

by Jane Whitmore Lou Ann Huberty of Emmetsburg will lead the 2021 St. Patrick’s Parade as Grand Marshal on Saturday, March 20. The announcement was made last Wednesday by the St. Patrick’s Association Board of Directors. The announcement was a surprise, with the help of Lou Ann’s ...

Area Girls Named TLC All-Conference

by Joseph Schany The 2020-21 Twin Lakes Conference All-Conference girls' basketball teams have been announced following Newell-Fonda's third consecutive state championship win over the weekend. Four area athletes have earned postseason honors. The Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks would have three ...

Emmetsburg Show Choir Extravaganza

SHOW CHOIR EXTRAVAGANZA -- The 27th annual Emmetsburg Show Choir Extravaganza was held Saturday at the Emmetsburg High School. Show choirs from across the state performed in the gym in front of socially distanced fans and judges. Due to COVID, attendance in the gym was limited. The Emmetsburg ...

Iowa Legislature Passes Major Election Bill

by Joseph Schany A sweeping election bill that will shorten the timeframe for Iowa's absentee and early voting window, and create stricter guidelines for county auditors across the state has landed on Gov. Kim Reynolds' desk. The bill, known separately as House File 590 and Senate File 413, ...

Schany Named 2020-21 IGCA Class 2A All-District

by Joseph Schany The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) released the 2020-21 All-District basketball teams on Friday, naming Emmetsburg senior Abbie Schany among the select athletes representing Northwest Iowa in Class 2A. Schany, the daughter of B.J. and Jill Schany of Emmetsburg, ...

Auction Fest Hosts Dinner-To-Go Event

Emmetsburg Catholic School will be hosting Auction Fest online to raise money to support the school. The event will be held Saturday, March 27. Due to COVID-19, Auction Fest will again feature an online auction. This year the group has added a dinner-to-go event. From now until March 10, ...

A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa Announces Headliners For Freedom Rally

ALGONA -- The A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa Freedom Rally will be back for its 37th year this summer, July 1-3, in Algona. The lineup for the 37th Annual Freedom Rally has been announced and tickets are on sale now. All are welcome to the Freedom Rally. It is not necessary to be a member or a biker to ...