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Smoldering Yard Waste Ignites Field

Strong winds kicked up burning embers from the Primghar city yard dump Tuesday October 6. Embers flying through the air landing in a dry bean field nearby is the suspected cause. Seven heroic...

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Downtown Building Lights Project Considered

The Paullina City Council met in regular session on Monday October 5 in the council chambers for regular session. Among the top issues covered in the lengthy meeting were a long outstanding building...

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Do Business Forever

(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how business gets done. And when it comes to midsized and small businesses, the importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work and maintaining a tech-savvy workforce...

Black Hills Energy Donates to Trees Forever Planting Hope Project

GRIMES, IA. – October 12, 2020 – What started out as a peaceful August morning in Iowa quickly turned into a day of destruction as a storm, known as a derecho, swept across the state. As the storm moved west to east it picked up intensity...

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Law and Order

Traffic Lukas Peter Bakker, Granville, Speeding Herson Renal Orozco Hernandez, South Sioux City, Speeding Zachariah N. Nelson, Hull, Seatbelt Violation Troy Schueder, Paullina, Speeding Brayden Lee...

Iowa Announces COVID-19 Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program

October 9, 2020 (DES MOINES) – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced the launch of the new Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program will provide eligible households...

Burn Ban Issued

O’BRIEN COUNTY ISSUES AN OPEN BURN BAN FOR UNINCORPORATED AREAS BEGINNING OCTOBER 6, 2020. IT REMAINS IN EFFECT. ALL FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS...

Iowa deer seasons have begun -- a few tips to help your hunt

Around 60,000 hunters will head to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway. Here’s some tips and information to help you prepare for Iowa’s deer seasons: Scouting is important this year For hunters in the...

Clippings From ISU Extension

by Pat Kosters, Iowa Master Gardener Native Americans, our Indigenous People, will forever be associated with Thanksgiving. It was the native people of the Pokanoket tribe who helped the Pilgrim immigrants of Plymouth Colony survive their first...

Wolverines make things interesting against MMCRU

South O’Brien’s rally from a 2-0 deficit fell short as MMCRU defeated the Wolverines 3-1 October 8 at Marcus. The Royals built the lead in the War Eagle Conference matchup with wins of 25-14 and 25-17. South O’Brien captured set three 25-19...

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Wolverines win two, lose one at HLP Invite

South O'Brien added two matches to their win total before suffering a loss in their finale at the Harris-Lake Park Volleyball Invitational October 10 at Lake Park. The Wolverines downed the host...

Wolverines Knock off Gehlen for Share of District Title

The Wolverine Football team got back on the winning track with a 32-12 victory over Lemars Gehlen. The Wolverines finished 4-1 in the district and 4-3 overall. This ties the Wolverines with HMS and Lawton Bronson for the Class A district 1...

Wolverines to host Sioux Central in Regional Tourney opener

South O’Brien will entertain Sioux Central in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A – Region 1 volleyball tournament. The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at Paullina. At that same time, Western Christian will...

How to make your voice heard on November 3rd

Iowans have options about how we choose to vote. We can cast an absentee ballot from the comfort of our home, in-person at the county auditor’s office, or vote at the polls on Election Day. All three methods are safe and secure. Whichever method...

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Angeline "Ann" H. Miller

Services for Angeline "Ann" H. Miller, age 94, of rural Paullina who passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 at her residence. A private family funeral service will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020...

Crosswords and Sudokus

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