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Contests set for county School Board elections

August 8, 2017 There will be contested elections in each of the four school districts in Palo Alto County for the September 12 School Board Elections. The final deadline to file nomination petitions was 5 p.m. more »»

Annexation of Drainage District Causes Controversy

August 3, 2017 Thirty-four landowners met with the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors to discuss annexation of land and improvements to Drainage District 61 in the southwest part of the county on July 19. more »»

Emmetsburg Schools To Utilize Online Registration For Upcoming School Year

August 3, 2017 With the start of the 2017-18 school year just three weeks away, officials of the Emmetsburg Community School District are offering patrons an option for enrollment and registration. more »»


August 3, 2017 more »»

Emmetsburg Seeks City Administrator

August 3, 2017 After over two decades of working as the City Administrator, John Bird has decided to retire. The City of Emmetsburg is currently seeking a City Administrator to fill Bird’s position early this fal. more »»

Volunteer Programs Highlighted For Iowa Lakes Trustees

August 1, 2017 ALGONA?- The value of volunteer programs, such as the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, were shared with the members of the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College during the July 26 board... more »»

New Grader To Be Purchased

August 1, 2017 Palo Alto County Engineer Walter Davis-Oeth was on hand to present the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors bids on the purchase of a new road grader as well as discussing bridge deck overlay plans... more »»

Summertime Scene!

August 1, 2017 more »»

Second Annual Keep ‘EM Brewing Brewfest

August 1, 2017 KEMB Radio’s second annual Keep ‘Em Brewing will be held on Saturday, August 12 at Soper Park from 5-10:30 p.m. This Beerfest is a fundraiser to support Emmetsburg’s local radio station, KEMB. more »»

County Announces Watershed Septic Improvement Grant Program

July 27, 2017 The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors have established a new grant program to improve septic systems in the watersheds of Five Island Lake, Lost Island Lake, and Silver Lake. more »»

axing Options Discussed By Supervisors

July 27, 2017 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) was a topic of discussion during the regular meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 2. more »»

Denise Flaherty Named To 4-H Hall Of Fame

July 27, 2017 A Graettinger woman has been honored with nomination to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during ceremonies last Thursday evening at the Palo Alto County Fair. more »»

School Board Discusses Options For Administrator

July 27, 2017 A discussion on the future of the shared superintendent’s position in the Emmetsburg Community School District highlighted the July meeting of the Emmetsburg School Board on July 19. more »»

FBI Presentation

July 27, 2017 Yes, that is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. more »»

School Board Election Filing Period Open

July 25, 2017 The opportunity for area residents interested in the education of our children to serve on local school boards is at hand. more »»

Drainage Reports Submitted For Approval

July 25, 2017 Information on a couple of drainage districts was presented to the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors during their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 18. more »»

Emmetsburg Teen Dies In Tragic Accident

July 25, 2017 An accident involving a bicycle and semi Friday morning, July 21, claimed the life of an Emmetsburg teenager. more »»



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