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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 ...

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 ...

Iowa Lakes to Honor Veterans

Iowa Lakes Community College will honor veterans in the region by sharing a virtual Veterans Day Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11:00 a.m. Dan Lutat, Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) of the United States Air Force, with 28 years of service, and Director of Iowa Lakes Government Affairs ...

Blood Donation Drive in Graettinger

SIOUX CITY – LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to book an appointment to give blood at an upcoming area blood drive. It’s important that eligible community members continue to give blood regularly to ensure the health of the community. There is no substitute for human ...

PACHS Auxiliary Holds E-Fundraiser

Palo Alto County Health System (PACHS) Auxiliary is currently holding a virtual fundraiser through HeartlandEFundraising.com. Now through Thursday, Dec. 31, shop thousands of deals on jewelry, fashion accessories, socks, leggings, winter wear, and seasonal gifts. Proceeds will benefit all of ...

Calling All Student Artists: Iowa Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest

Calling all student artists in kindergarten through twelfth grade! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2021 Iowa Federal Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art contest. While entering the JDS contest, students have the opportunity to learn about waterfowl and their ...