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Tuesday | The Democrat

Mary Barrick Named County Conservation Board Director

The Palo Alto County Conservation Board has announced that they have hired Mary Barrick, from Ruthven, as the new Director.

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Related Topix: Ruthven, IA

Tuesday | The Democrat

Pony Express Riders Hit The Trail

The Pony Express caravan rode into Emmetsburg about noon on Good Friday. The annual ride across Palo Alto County started early in the morning as riders went from town to town collecting donations for Camp Sunnyside.

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Related Topix: Emmetsburg, IA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Democrat

Public Safety Communications Specialists Honored During Telecommunications Week

If you ask any peace officer or emergency responder what one of their most important tools might be, the answer will be quick the dispatcher on the other end of the radio.

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Related Topix: Emmetsburg, IA, Fire, Ruthven, IA, Graettinger, IA, Ayrshire, IA

The Democrat

Working Together to Plan for Emergencies

Are YOU prepared to deal with the overwhelming destruction, chaos, and emotions, following a natural or man-made disaster? Where would you go, what do you need, what resources are available? With limited federal funding and resources, partnership building is imperative.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Democrat

High 5 Rural Traffic Safety Project

As a resident of rural, northwest Iowa I think that our way of life is often discounted by many who choose to live in more populated urban areas.

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The Democrat

Local Prescription Drug Take-Back Program Set

The continued abuse of prescription medications being seen nationally and the need for safe disposal of out-dated or unused prescription medication will create another opportunity locally for area residents to turn in and dispose of their unused or outdated medicines later this month.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Emmetsburg, IA, Ruthven, IA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

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A branch of the National Weather Service gave some Siouxlanders a lesson on severe weather.

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Related Topix: Weather, Deloit, IA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Democrat

County Pays Off TIF Revenue Bond

The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors received reports from a number of county entities during their meeting on Tuesday, April 8. They accepted reports from both the Recorder and the Office of Veterans Affairs and gave approval to an early payoff of a TIF Revenue Bond.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Dickinson County, IA

The Democrat

Palo Alto To Participate In Pilot Program

Palo Alto County is one of five counties in the state of Iowa that has been tapped to embark on a program designed to reduce fatal crashes on secondary roads.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Pocahontas County, IA, Kossuth County, IA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

KICD-AM Spencer

Emmetsburg Arrest

The Palo Alto County Sheriffs Office said just after 1-am Friday, they received a call of a man pounding on a door of a farm house, north of Emmetsburg.

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Related Topix: Emmetsburg, IA

The Democrat

Palo Alto Supervisors Meet With Emmet County To Discuss Sharing County Engineer

The possibility of sharing county engineers was the topic of discussion during a joint meeting of the Palo Alto and Emmet County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon, April 1 in Graettinger.

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Related Topix: Emmet County, IA, Graettinger, IA, Kossuth County, IA, Winnebago County, IA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Messenger

West Bend welcomes police chief

Ever since the West Bend native became police chief in December, Laubenthal has been answering calls, going on regular patrol, and handling paperwork himself.

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Related Topix: West Bend, IA, Kossuth County, IA

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Democrat

oung Farmers Meeting Planned For Tuesday

An informational event for young farmers in the area is set for Tuesday, April 8. The event is being sponsored by the Palo Alto County Extension Office.

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Related Topix: Emmetsburg, IA, West Bend, IA

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Estherville Spirit

Gage: Hire Patocka as interim engineer

In the public forum portion of Tuesday's Emmet County Board of Supervisors meeting, Estherville business person Roy Gage suggested that the board hire former county engineer on an interim basis.

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Related Topix: Emmet County, IA, Estherville, IA, Graettinger, IA

The Democrat

Weather History, Trends Discussed At Science, Technology Event

To most of us, the weather is something you either don't give a lot of thought to it, or else you just complain about it.

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Related Topix: Weather, Agriculture, Science, Council Bluffs, IA, Fort Atkinson, IA

The Democrat

June Primary Election Wiil Feature Single Contested Race

The June Primary races for offices in Palo Alto County government will feature just one contested race, following the final deadline for filing nomination petitions on Wednesday, March 26. A total of six county offices will appear on the ballots for the June 3 Primary elections in the county.

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Related Topix: Cylinder, IA

Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Democrat

Cultural Film Series Begins April 5

You are all invited to watch Happy, the first film of our new cultural film series, and it's free.

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Related Topix: Emmetsburg, IA

Tue Mar 25, 2014

The Democrat

Palliative Care Offered at PACHS

Having a chronic or serious illness is hard. Patients look for support to manage symptoms of the illness such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, difficulty sleeping, depression and more.

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Related Topix: Palliative Care, Medicine

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