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Updates on Governor's press conference April 2nd, 2020

Governors Press Conference April 2, 2020 At yesterdays press conference Governor Reynolds, with Iowa Department of Education (IDE) Director Ann Lebo, focused on education. Schools in Iowa will remain...

Third Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in O'Brien County

A third case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in O'Brien County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is an adult male in the age range of 41 to...

April 3rd National News Headlines

Friday, April 3, 2020 Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic....

Crime Duster News Release

The Hartley Police Department is currently investigating a business burglary that occurred at Crazy Bob's BBQ. The burglary occurred sometime between 10:00 am on March 23, 2020 an 1:00 pm on March...

Second Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in O'Brien County

A second case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in O'Brien County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is an adult male in the age range of 61...

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5th GEN AG LLC Purchases Building in Primghar

Brett and Sheila Peelen are the new owners of the former O’Brien County Ag Supply building located at 320 South Hayes in Primghar. The building will be used to house 5thGen Ag, a business that Brett purchased in March of 2019 from Ag Partners of...

Primghar Producer Elected by Customer-Owners to Farm Credit Services of America Board of Directors

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – Jon Van Beek, a farmer in Primghar, Iowa, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a financial cooperative. Van Beek was re-elected to a four-year term that begins April 1, 2020...

4-H Youth, Families Can Explore Educational Learning Opportunities from Home

AMES, Iowa --- Iowa 4-H Youth Development is committed to providing youth and their families with research-based, accessible online learning opportunities. A collection of online educational...

A Case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in O'Brien County

A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in O'Brien County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is an adult female in the age range of 41 to 60,...

County Government Teleconferences

Any gathering exceeding 10 people is currently not allowed in the State of Iowa. O'Brien County government is continuing in accordance with that standard by holding electronic meetings. The board...

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date Thursday, April 2 - Chef's Salad, Cup of Minestrone Soup, Peaches, WW Roll. Friday, April 3 - Baked Cod, Potato Salad, Steamed Carrots, Pears, Chocolate Chip...

Highway 18 Detour Approved

Highway 18 will be closed to traffic beginning Monday April 6. The road closure will be from the intersection of Highway 59 near Sanborn west to the intersection of M12 at Hartley. The closure is expected to last until at least August. Traffic will...

Cherokee Regional Medical Center/Senior Life Solutions Offers Tips to Cope with Anxiety and Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable...

Try to Balance Workplace and Home When Workplace and Home Are the Same

AMES, Iowa -- It’s a common image: harried adults racing from workplace to home and back again, trying to fulfill work responsibilities, but wanting to be home with family. What happens when working adults have no place to race to, since work and...

Education Happens Outside the Classroom

Teachers and students from South O'Brien Elementary are keeping in touch. Principal Mike Morran shared that 100% communication between TK-4th grade teachers with parents and students is occurring....

Flushing Hydrants

City Employees of Paullina will be flushing hydrants and mains in town the weeks of May 11th and 18th. Please remove garden hoses from your outside...

City of Paullina Junk Pick up May 4, 2020

City of Paullina Junk Pick up May 4, 2020 The City junk pick up will be May 4, 2020. Items must be at the curb not in the alley, by Saturday, May 2, 2020. If you have any of the following items you...

Groups Contend Rolling Back Auto Emission Standards will Hurt IA

by Mike Moen DES MOINES, Iowa. -- Environmental groups say Iowa residents will feel the harmful effects of weaker auto-emission standards now moving forward under the Trump administration. On Tuesday, White House officials announced a new rule...

Black Hills Energy Commits $375,000 to COV-19 Community Relief Efforts

Black Hills Energy announced today plans to donate $375,000 to coronavirus relief efforts across its eight-state service area, including $34,000 in Iowa. This investment is supported by their gas subsidiary serving that state as well as the Black...

Pandemic Produces Scams Targeting Iowa Seniors

by Mike Moen DES MOINES, Iowa -- The health implications of the global coronavirus pandemic are stressful enough for Iowans, and people looking to prey on those fears are making it tougher. State...

Primghar Community Playhouse

The spring play of the Primghar Community Playhouse, "According to Schedule" has been postponed as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We will update you as soon...

Coronavirus and Alzheimer's: What Family Caregivers Need to Know

(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, but the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans living...

Secretary Pate to mail absentee ballot request form to every registered voter

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces his office plans to mail an absentee ballot request form to every active registered voter in the state ahead of the June 2 primary. The forms will be sent in mid-late April and will include...

2019-20 South O'Brien Wolverines Boys' Basketball Awards

Certificates of Participation  Hayden Case  Brock Riedemann Pete Bottjen Kaedon Louscher Parker Struve Blake Wilson Brendan Wilson Albert Okine Tsion Davis  Keaton Sampson Boston Riedemann Camden...

Law and Order

Traffic Elizabeth Stofferan, Paullina, Speeding Gregory Dean Shaw, Sioux Falls, Speeding Breanne Faye Pottebaum, Hospers, Dark Windows Harold Earl Baugous, Bradgate, IA, Registration Violation Justin...

FDA expedites review of diagnostic tests to combat COVID-19

A statement from Stephen M. Hahn M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been providing unprecedented flexibility to labs and manufacturers to develop and offer COVID-19 tests...

Voting period extended to 40 days for mailed ballots in June primary

Secretary of State Paul Pate is extending the absentee voting period to 40 days for Iowans who choose to vote by mail in the June primary. He is also encouraging Iowans to cast ballots by mail, in...

EPA Continues Efforts to Help Increase the Availability of Disinfectant Products

This past Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took steps to provide additional flexibilities to manufacturers of disinfectants and other pesticides. EPA intends for these flexibilities to increase the availability of products for...

How and Why to Keep Kids on a Schedule During School Closures

(StatePoint) School closures have forced families nationwide to readjust to the current reality. However, a sense of structure is important for children's developmental growth. To create a routine...

The U.S. Census and the Importance of Being Counted

By Chad Kinsella During this difficult time, many people are looking for ways to help. Perhaps one of these easiest ways to impact our community right now is to complete the 2020 census. A few...

Alvin Visscher

Services for Alvin H. Visscher, age 76, of Paullina who passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Orange City Area Health from complications of amyloidosis. A private family service will be held on...

Ella Mae Maier

The Maier Family will be having an intimate gathering for Ella Mae Maier, age 85, of Paullina, Iowa who passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Orange City Area Health in Orange City, Iowa. Private...

Crosswords and Sudokus

Our online Crosswords and Sudokus. Have...

American Life In Poetry

Jane Hirshfield, who lives in California, is one of our country's finest poets. I found this beautiful meditation in Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, published by Grayson Books...

Someday When I'm Social Distancing

I once wrote a column with the prophetic title, "Someday When I'm Quarantined." In it, I vowed that if I were ever unable to leave my home for a few months, I'd finally do all of the things I don't...

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2019 O'Brien County Fair Tab

2019 O'Brien County Fair Book Please click on headline for flip...  Website

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