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Annual Ducks Unlimited Membership Banquet, Auction Nov. 4

October 27, 2016 Arrangements are being finalized for the annual Palo Alto Sportsman’s Ducks Unlimited banquet, which is scheduled for Friday, November 4 at The Shores at Five Island in Emmetsbur. more »»

Pheasant Season Opens This Weekend

October 27, 2016 It’s always a good sign that November is just around the corner when the next chapter in Iowa’s pheasant hunting tradition begins, Saturday, October 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. more »»

Salute To Veterans

October 27, 2016 The Reporter and The Democrat will honor Veterans with a “Salute to Veterans”?special edition that will coincide with Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Veterans, living or deceased, will be featured. more »»

Road Safety Projects Receive Supervisor Approval

October 27, 2016 The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors received requests for approval on a couple different items from the Palo Alto County Engineer as well as received a briefing regarding the county’s insuranc... more »»

Happy Halloween!

October 27, 2016 more »»

Take-Back Day A Big Success

October 25, 2016 Palo Alto County prescription drug take-back day was a big success, according to Palo Alto County Sheriff Lynn Schultes. “We think we have exceeded the 22 pounds we collected in 2013,” said Schultes. more »»

Standards Based Grading Highlighted For School Board

October 25, 2016 A new concept in education is the idea of standards based grading for students, a departure from the traditional straight percentage or letter grade. more »»

A Bountiful Harvest

October 25, 2016 more »»

Satellite Absentee Voting November 1

October 25, 2016 There will be satellite absentee voting in Palo Alto County on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the following locations: Mallard Community Center-Emmetsburg Ward 4/Fern... more »»

Palo Alto County Freedom Rock® Park Project Underway

October 25, 2016 The ground work has begun on the Palo Alto County Freedom Rock® project! Ruthven is honored to be the host city for Palo Alto County’s Freedom Rock® and construction has begun on a new Freedom Rock... more »»

Cast Announced For MSCT Melodrama

October 25, 2016 Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre has announced the cast for the upcoming production of the melodrama “Only An Orphan Girl. more »»

Centenarian On Skates Again

October 25, 2016 Marvel Davis had one wish on her birthday in January, she wanted to get on roller skates one more time. Marvel turned 101 this past January. Born in 1915 in South Dakota, Marvel grew up in Platte. more »»

Auditor Visits EHS Government Class

October 20, 2016 With the elections just a few weeks away, being informed is one of the most important things a voter can do before they cast their ballot on election day. more »»

Dirt Work Underway

October 20, 2016 more »»

Iowa Corn Growers To Promote Corn Bowl Game Between Palo Alto County Teams

October 20, 2016 It could become a game as eagerly anticipated as the annual battle for Floyd of Rosedale. more »»

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

October 20, 2016 • Pill disposal for expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 22 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office in Emmetsburg • 10 to 10:30 a.m. more »»

Palo Alto Co. Health System Welcomes Kyle McDevitt to the Medical Staff

October 20, 2016 Palo Alto County Health System is pleased to welcome Kyle McDevitt, DNP, WHNP-BC to the medical staff this month. more »»

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers In Response to 2015 Market Downturn

October 20, 2016 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that beginning today, many of the 1. more »»

Noonan Seeks Re-Election

October 20, 2016 Edward Noonan is running for re-election for Palo Alto County Supervisor in District 3. Edward and his wife, Marilyn, have four children and live on a farm near Ayrshire. more »»


Victorian House October 30, 2016

Victorian House Museum open from 1 to 4 p.m. more »

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