19 hrs ago
Public Safety Communications Specialists Honored During Telecommunications Week
If you ask any peace officer or emergency responder what one of their most important tools might be, the answer will be quick the dispatcher on the other end of the radio.
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23 hrs ago
Working Together to Plan for Emergencies
Are YOU prepared to deal with the overwhelming destruction, chaos, and emotions, following a natural or man-made disaster? Where would you go, what do you need, what resources are available? With limited federal funding and resources, partnership building is imperative.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
High 5 Rural Traffic Safety Project
As a resident of rural, northwest Iowa I think that our way of life is often discounted by many who choose to live in more populated urban areas.
Local Prescription Drug Take-Back Program Set
The continued abuse of prescription medications being seen nationally and the need for safe disposal of out-dated or unused prescription medication will create another opportunity locally for area residents to turn in and dispose of their unused or outdated medicines later this month.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
KTIV-TV Sioux City
A branch of the National Weather Service gave some Siouxlanders a lesson on severe weather.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
County Pays Off TIF Revenue Bond
The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors received reports from a number of county entities during their meeting on Tuesday, April 8. They accepted reports from both the Recorder and the Office of Veterans Affairs and gave approval to an early payoff of a TIF Revenue Bond.
Palo Alto To Participate In Pilot Program
Palo Alto County is one of five counties in the state of Iowa that has been tapped to embark on a program designed to reduce fatal crashes on secondary roads.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
The Palo Alto County Sheriffs Office said just after 1-am Friday, they received a call of a man pounding on a door of a farm house, north of Emmetsburg.
Palo Alto Supervisors Meet With Emmet County To Discuss Sharing County Engineer
The possibility of sharing county engineers was the topic of discussion during a joint meeting of the Palo Alto and Emmet County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon, April 1 in Graettinger.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
West Bend welcomes police chief
Ever since the West Bend native became police chief in December, Laubenthal has been answering calls, going on regular patrol, and handling paperwork himself.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
oung Farmers Meeting Planned For Tuesday
An informational event for young farmers in the area is set for Tuesday, April 8. The event is being sponsored by the Palo Alto County Extension Office.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
The Estherville Spirit
Gage: Hire Patocka as interim engineer
In the public forum portion of Tuesday's Emmet County Board of Supervisors meeting, Estherville business person Roy Gage suggested that the board hire former county engineer on an interim basis.
Weather History, Trends Discussed At Science, Technology Event
To most of us, the weather is something you either don't give a lot of thought to it, or else you just complain about it.
June Primary Election Wiil Feature Single Contested Race
The June Primary races for offices in Palo Alto County government will feature just one contested race, following the final deadline for filing nomination petitions on Wednesday, March 26. A total of six county offices will appear on the ballots for the June 3 Primary elections in the county.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Cultural Film Series Begins April 5
You are all invited to watch Happy, the first film of our new cultural film series, and it's free.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Palliative Care Offered at PACHS
Having a chronic or serious illness is hard. Patients look for support to manage symptoms of the illness such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, difficulty sleeping, depression and more.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
Supervisors Talk Roads
Although the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors delayed formal action on the annual construction program regarding county roads until their April 1 meeting, the board discussed the possibility of adding a project to the plan.
TIS?THE?SEASON - Pothole season, that is. Palo Alto County Secondary Road Employee Larry Joyce fills potholes on County Road N40 with cold mix as part of one of the annual rituals of Spring - filling Winter's potholes.