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Rodman City Water Pump Fails

by Jane Whitmore It was one week ago that the community of Rodman lost its water supply. Residents in the 20 homes served by the Rodman water system are functioning with bottled water until a new well can be dug. “They had some problem with their pump in the well,” said Mark Hunefeld, ...

Board Reviews Solar Ordinance

by Joseph Schany The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors reviewed the proposed solar ordinance during last week’s regular session meeting Tuesday, Jan. 26. A discussion was held regarding minor changes to the proposed ordinance and presented to attorney Sheila Tipton, co-chair of Brown ...

Board Discusses COVID Vaccine Clinic

by Joseph Schany "Palo Alto County currently has a 14-day average of 7 percent, with 31 active COVID cases," began Sarah Strohman, Director, Community Health, providing an update to the Board of Supervisors on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday morning. "Unfortunately we did have a jump in ...

Broncos Fan Picks KC Chiefs To Win

by Jane Whitmore Mike Wolff of Emmetsburg is a Denver Broncos fan, but he never misses the Super Bowl. He is planning to celebrate Super Sunday with family and friends. It’s an annual event, usually held at his Uncle Junior’s house in Emmetsburg. “Everybody brings something to eat, ...

Echoes in the Hallways

EMPORIA, KS -- A new book by author James Kenyon will be released in February. Echoes in the Hallways: History and Recollections of 102 Closed Iowa High Schools is a collection of stories from student alumni of closed Iowa high schools, documenting 102 institutions from Iowa's 99 counties. ...

Fish Fry Friday Begins February 12

** UPDATE as of 2/4/2021 ** The Fish Fries set to begin Friday, Feb 12 will be carryout/pick up only. Members of VFW Post #2295 are making plans for weekly Lenten Fish Fries set to begin Friday, Feb. 12. Representatives from eight community organizations will host the weekly fish fries at the ...

Youth Ice Fishing

The Palo Alto County Conservation Board will hold a youth ice fishing clinic on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for children ages 7-15. Kids can try their luck at catching some fish by calling the Nature Center at 712-837-4866 by Friday, Feb. 12, to reserve a time slot. Time ...

Lady E-Hawks Earn Home Wins, E-Hawks Struggle at Home

by Joseph Schany Following wins against Sioux Central last Monday night, Emmetsburg boys' and girls' basketball teams would fall to tough Newell-Fonda squads on the road Tuesday. The Lady E-Hawks would finish the week with wins over South O'Brien on Thursday and West Bend-Mallard on Friday, ...

Supervisors Discuss COVID Vaccine Clinic Plans

by Joseph Schany Palo Alto County COVID cases have been slowly declining according to Sarah Strohman, Palo Alto County Public Health, updating the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. "Palo Alto County is at 8 percent for our 14-day average," she began, adding, "We've currently got 35 ...