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Silver Lake Restoration Meeting Raises Questions

September 7, 2016 For over 12,000 years, since the retreat of the glaciers, a small, shallow lake, known as Silver Lake, has been important to the area and to the town of Ayrshire. more »»

Pedal With Pete

September 7, 2016 The 4-H Youth County Council is again organizing a bike ride to raise money for research for cerebral palsy and anyone who can ride a bike is invited to attend. more »»

County Supervisors Tentatively Adopt Wind Energy Ordinance

September 7, 2016 The Wind Energy Ordinance that had been approved by the Palo Alto County Planning and Zoning Board was the main focus at the regular meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday,... more »»

Shopko Hometown Grand Opening Friday, Sept. 9

September 7, 2016 Shopko Hometown’s grand opening and ribbon cutting will take place on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:45 a.m., and the entire community is invited to join the Shopko team and local leaders for the event. more »»

Graettinger Readies For 120th Annual Labor Day Celebration

September 1, 2016 The community of Graettinger is gearing up for this weekend’s 120 th Annual Labor Day Celebration with a slate full of activities for one and all. more »»

Celebrate The End Of Summer By Saving Lives

September 1, 2016 Summer is coming to an end with the start of school and the approaching Labor Day Holiday weekend. more »»

Iowa Lakes Unveils New Beef Facility

September 1, 2016 A ribbon-cutting for the latest addition to the Iowa Lakes Community College Farm Lab was conducted Tuesday morning, Aug. 30. more »»

Retail Spaces Sold At Auction For $100,000

September 1, 2016 Two Emmetsburg business properties were sold at auction Tuesday, Aug. 30. The two store fronts, formerly housing Food Pride grocery and an Alco store, brought $100,000. more »»

For The Kids

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Instructional Support Levy Continued, Early Enrollment Figures Reviewed By School Board

August 30, 2016 With no public comment being presented during a public hearing, the Emmetsburg Community School Board voted to extend the district’s instructional support levy during the August Board meeting... more »»

“Then Feed Just One” Packing Day Goal: 85,000 Meals

August 30, 2016 “If you can’t feed a hundred people, Then Feed Just One.” For the fifth year, Palo Alto County will host a “Then Feed Just One”?Packing Day. Volunteers will gather Saturday, Sept. more »»

POET /DSM Continues Local Cover Crop Research

August 30, 2016 by Dan Voigt The technology of cellulosic ethanol production is based in great part on the quantity of cellulosic material available for plants that utilize the technology, such as POET/DSM’s Projec... more »»

Local Youth Places Third At Iowa State Fair

August 30, 2016 Local area youth Joe Mader of West Bend is considered a celebrity. The 13-year-old placed third in the Ages 5 – 16 division of whistling at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. more »»

Roads, Recycling and FEMA Topics at Supervisor Meeting

August 25, 2016 Roads, recycling and FEMA were the main topics of the regular meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, August 23, with six county citizens on hand to listen and observe the... more »»

Show Choirs Begin Season With Choreography Camp

August 25, 2016 It’s a given in the summer that kids have the opportunity to go to camps. There’s church camp, 4-H camps, Scout camps, volleyball camps, basketball camps, football camps and even music camps. more »»

City Council Sets Public Hearing For Campground Project

August 25, 2016 Emmetsburg City Council set Monday, Sept. 12, for a public hearing for Phase One of the proposed campground project on the east side of Five Island Lake. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall. more »»



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