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Fish Fry Friday Begins February 12

** UPDATE as of 2/4/2021 ** The Fish Fries set to begin Friday, Feb 12 will be carryout/pick up only. Members of VFW Post #2295 are making plans for weekly Lenten Fish Fries set to begin Friday, Feb. 12. Representatives from eight community organizations will host the weekly fish fries at the ...

Youth Ice Fishing

The Palo Alto County Conservation Board will hold a youth ice fishing clinic on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for children ages 7-15. Kids can try their luck at catching some fish by calling the Nature Center at 712-837-4866 by Friday, Feb. 12, to reserve a time slot. Time ...

‘Take it Outside’ Outdoor Challenge

The Palo Alto County Conservation Board wants everyone to start off 2021 with the Take it Outside -180 Hours Outdoor Challenge! This challenge is taking place for the whole year and promotes all ages to spend 180 hours outdoors. This is only 30 minutes a day! There are numerous health and ...

Emmetsburg Chamber Hosts Battle of the Business Bowling

by Jane Whitmore Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first event of the year next month. Battle of the Business Bowling event is set for Friday, Feb. 5, at Shamrock Lanes in Emmetsburg. “It has been most of a year since we got to host an gathering,” said Chamber Director ...

“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 ...

Holiday Pop -n- Shop Event Thursday At Emmetsburg Retailers

by Jane Whitmore The time for holiday shopping is here! Emmetsburg Shop Local retailers are providing a unique, one-day Holiday Pop -n- Shop event this Thursday, Nov. 19. “People were asking, customers were asking, if we were going to do events,” said Erica Janssen, one of the event ...

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 ...