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“Happy Tails” On The Art Wall

A new Art Wall will be going up at The Shores at Five Island early next month. Palo Alto Arts Council has announced “Happy Tails” as the theme of the next Art Wall. Artists can bring their work to The Shores on Saturday, Dec. 5, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. At that time, artists can ...

Adopt-a-Family For the Holidays

Christmas is a time for families. There are families in Palo Alto County that could use some help making Christmas a truly special time of year. Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., and The Reporter & The Democrat are joining together to get families signed up for “Adopt A ...

DU Reschedules Banquet

In the face of COVID19 concerns state-wide and locally, with the Governor's proclamation, and after consultation with county health officials, the Palo Alto Sportsmen’s Ducks Unlimited committee decided to postpone the banquet event scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13. The event has been ...

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Bethany Lutheran: Mission Blast Wednesdays

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bethany Lutheran Church's Youth Mission Trip was canceled. So the church developed what they called "Mission Blast" Wednesdays. Each week in July, the youth and some adults did various mission projects around Emmetsburg. These projects included: painting the ...

Virtual VBS at Grace Baptist Church

The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) crisis has changed so many things in our lives, including Grace Baptist Church's plans to host Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer. Though VBS will be unable to meet in person this year, Grace Baptist is excited to take participants on a virtual adventure ...

Church Breaks Ground on Family Life Center

by Darren FraserOn Sunday, United Methodist Church officially broke ground for its Family Life Center.The ceremony took place after morning services. Pastor Hojin Shin and members of the building committee sunk their spades and turned over dirt in the church-owned lot across the street from the ...

Vacation Bible School Makes a Splash

St Paul Lutheran Church held its Vacation Bible School on July 8-12. The theme was "Splash Canyon: God's Promise on Life's Wild Ride." Pre-schoolers and youngsters played games, learned about the Bible, made crafts and had a great time. Above, some vacationers line up for a bucket race. ...

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Couple Married In Sioux City

Eric Flynn and Air Phachansiry of Correctionville became husband and wife at an afternoon wedding ceremony Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at the Sioux City Convention Center. Officiant at the ceremony was Bruce Mende from Leander, TX. Air is the daughter of Phouth and Phonesavanh Phachansiry from ...

December Wedding Plans

Jim and Kay Kibbie of Emmetsburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Kibbie, to Tyler Bjustrom, the son of Dawn and Randy Bjustrom of Algona.Whitney graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Art Education. Whitney is currently teaching at the ...

Announce Engagement

Bob and Sheila O'Connell of Cushing, IA, and Larry and Linda Ruppert of Mallard, announce the engagement of their children Kristin and Matt.Kristin is a 2013 graduate of River Valley High School and 2015 graduate of Iowa Lakes Community College. Kristin is a Client Care Leader with MaxYield in ...

November Wedding Date

Mark and Connie Schroeder of Emmetsburg are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rachel Schroeder, to Skylar Halma, the son of Laurel Mundt of Inwood and Dan Halma of Larchwood.Rachel is a 2013 graduate of Emmetsburg High School, a 2014 graduate of, and ...

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