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Mediacom MC22 to Televise 2021 State Wrestling

DES MOINES -- Mediacom Communications will provide Iowa television viewers with a mix of live-action and replay coverage of the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s (IHSAA) state semi-final and championship wrestling competition. The statewide cable channel, MC22, will carry live-action ...

Iowa Lakes Seeking Nominees for Outstanding Alumni Award

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is seeking nominations for the 29th annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award. This award is presented annually at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes, who exemplify outstanding support for the community, ...

POET Applauds Governor’s Drive To E15 by 2025

SIOUX FALLS -- POET applauded Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, who announced proposed legislation last week to speed the statewide adoption of higher biofuel blends and make E15 the standard fuel option by 2025. "Iowa has always been a major champion for biofuels, and we applaud Governor Reynolds ...

Five Area Wrestlers Punch Ticket to State

by Joseph Schany Area schools competed in district wrestling tournaments Saturday, with grapplers from Emmetsburg and West Bend-Mallard punching their ticket to the upcoming 2021 Iowa State Wrestling Tournament. At the Class 2A District 4 tournament in Humboldt, the E-Hawks would earn a ...

Palo Alto County Public Safety Center Update

Today’s focus is on the existing facility’s evaluation of the electrical, heating components and plumbing. To view nearly 100 pages of information, including many pictures of the current structure, please visit https://paloaltosheriff.com/public-safety-facility/. The building was built in ...

Supervisors Extend Solar Energy Moratorium

by Joseph Schany The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors extended the temporary moratorium on the construction of solar energy conversion systems and related energy devices during Tuesday morning's regular session meeting. The moratorium, originally put in place March 10, 2020, was ...

Take Precautions in Frigid Weather

by Jane Whitmore Palo Alto County is in the midst of an arctic blast, with temperatures in the single digits for a high and double-digit below zero for a low. The frigid temperatures are expected to last until midway through next week, when things will “warm up” to the teens. The ...

St. Pat’s COVID-19 Protocols in Place

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration plans are underway! In response to COVID guidelines St. Pat’s Board Members are reviewing and taking important precautions to ensure the revised events are as safe as possible. Events are scheduled to start on Sunday, March 14, with the Little/Miss Shamrock ...

Food Box Giveaway Feb. 20­

A Food Box Giveaway will be held at the Multipurpose Center in Emmetsburg on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The giveaway is open to all Palo Alto County residents and is first come, first served. The food box will contain apples, potatoes, onion, meat, a gallon of milk and ...

From the Desk of Public Health

I will say that last week, more than any other since the beginning of this pandemic, was a steep learning curve. Our office has been inundated with phone calls from people wanting to schedule appointments for vaccine, wanting information on the brand that we are receiving (which is Moderna), ...