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Where does the time go?  Thanksgiving has come and Christmas will  soon be here.  Do you have a large group to cook for when these holidays arrive?  Do you have old family … more
Once again it is that time of year, Thanksgiving.  I would like to thank the farmers here in Palo Alto and Emmet Counties.  Farming is hard work that may slow over the seasons but never … more
Visitors to the library this month may have noticed several changes, in addition to the community room remodel, as they browse around. Shelving was moved from the staff storage area and added to … more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started mailing ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers across the country. To be counted, ballots must … more
Mamie Till came along at the right time in American history. During the 1950s, in an era when many Americans were blind to the grotesque toll of racial hatred, this courageous Illinois mother … more
Estherville’s Fright Night Hike has been going on for a number of years, decades actually. I recall Doc Sievert stopping at the shop and telling me stories back when he was involved. One of his … more
MAL provides a short-term loan and uses grain as collateral for the 9 month loan.  This must be 2022 harvested crop and it can be stored on the farm or in the warehouse. If you would like a farm … more
On November 1st, as scheduled, Larson Contracting began the demolition phase of our Community Room Renovation Project. This improvement, funded entirely through the Friends of the EPL, has currently … more
It is safe to assume Kirk Ferentz has not enjoyed the glorious autumn in Iowa the way he would prefer. He has feverishly worked his Bubble Yum during the Hawkeyes’ games this season. He has … more
It’s now open enrollment season for health insurance – an important time to take care of family, loved ones and yourself. There are many ways health insurance can help you do the … more
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