At 7:11 p.m. on January 5, 2019, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a car deer accident located in the 3500 block of 300th Street north of Ruthven. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined Brian Graettinger (49) of Waverly, IA. was traveling west on 300th Street when a deer emerged in the roadway and ran into the path of Graettinger’s vehicle. The 2011 Toyota Corolla Graettinger was operating sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage. Graettinger and a passenger were not injured in the accident.