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South O'Brien Quiz Bowl Team

By Jake Anderson South O'Brien kicked off their 2019 Quiz Bowl season in late September practicing Monday and Wednesday mornings. During morning practices, team members go over questions from past...

More Than a Century of Community

By Mari Radtke Before the railroad and before the disappearance of wolf and gopher scalps as legal tender in Primghar, George W. Schee played a pivotal role in the development of what was Primghar...

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date Thursday, Nov. 14 - Tater Tot Casserole, Lettuce or Spinach Salad, Peaches, WW Roll. Friday, Nov. 15 - Roast Turkey, Roasted Red Potatoes, Broccoli Spears, Mixed Fruit or Hot Milk Cake w/Berry Mix. Monday, Nov....

FCA Food Drive

By Abrahm Rohwer, Claire Sells, and Jillian Heemstra South O'Brien FCA is holding the annual food drive on Thursday, November 14, from 7-9 pm. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate....

State Dance Comptetion set for Dec. 5

By Caden Hale, Skye Rehder, and Kaidee Weber In less than a month the South O'Brien High School Dance Team will be competing in the Iowa Dance Team Championships at Wells Fargo in Des Moines. The...

Giving Back To The Community

Volunteerism is everywhere. People volunteer for their favorite activities. We volunteer for the causes we believe in. Volunteers are in our government, in our faith, in our schools and in our daily... Full story

Winter Sports Preview

By Emilee Arrick, Rachel Sohn, and Shara Wallin The Wolverines are prepping for basketball and wrestling season. The girls basketball team had a winning season last year, and they hope to continue it...

Veteran's Day Programs At South O'Brien Schools

By Reagan Lepley and Josie Guthridge South O'Brien 7-12 students gathered with Zion St. John students to celebrate Veterans Day with an assembly on November 11. The assembly opened with the...

Wolverines place 19 on Academic All-District list

A total of 19 students associated with the South O'Brien football program earned Academic All-District honors for the 2019 season. The entire Academic All-District list follows: South O'Brien Kanner...

Annual FFA Fruit Sales Fundraiser

Annual FFA Fruit Sales Fundraiser By Kylie Swanson and Arianna Frerk The South O'Brien FFA's annual fruit sales fundraiser has come to an end. Mr. Kumm, FFA chapter advisor, says, "It is our biggest...

Law and Order

Traffic Shane Lynn Williams, Bronson, Speeding Heather Marie Ortmann, Kingsley, Registration Violation Kelvin Jay Vandekamp, Worthington, Axle Weight Violations (3) Terry Henderson, Paullina,...

Ten Wolverines earn All-District honors

Ten members of the district champ South O'Brien Wolverines received recognition as the 2019 Class A District 1 All-District Football Teams were released. In addition, the Wolverines' Mark Fuhrman was...

Cross Country Honors

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Volleyball Honors

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National Honor Society to Hold Volleyball Tournament

By Shelby Enger The National Honor Society will be holding a staff and student volleyball tournament to raise money for Adopt-A-Family Christmas. On Friday, November 15, the NHS will be holding the...

8th annual Thanksgiving Day Meal

Please join us for Thanksgiving dinner, unless you’ve already commited to family Thursday, Nov. 28th 2019 Sutherland Fire Station Meal 12:00 Noon Football Game 11:30 All Day on TV To Go Meals Available (just come and pick up a meal) Meal Delivery...

Wolverines 2019 Season Comes to an End

submitted by Coach Fuhrman The South O'Brien Wolverines traveled to #1 ranked Britt, West Hancock Friday for an IAHSAA Quarterfinal Football game. A trip to the UNI-Dome and a seed in the Semi-finals...

Wendy Lane

Wendy Lane, 59 of Primghar, IA died Friday, November 8 at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn after a nearly decade-long fight with Multiple System Atrophy. Wendy was born February 26, 1960 in...

Nancy E. Puhrmann

Nancy E. Puhrmann, age 76, of Paullina, Iowa who passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Her funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Saturday,...

Donald "Ed" Brown

Funeral services for Ed Brown, age 85, of Paullina who passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn. His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at...

Shirley A. Jurgensen

Shirley A. Jurgensen, age 91 of Sutherland, Iowa who passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Mercy One Hospital in Primghar, Iowa. Her services were at 10:30 am Monday, November 11, 2019 at Zion...

Darlene Tesch

Darlene Tesch, age 80, of Paullina, Iowa who passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Her funeral service was at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday,...

Crosswords and Sudokus

Our online Crosswords and Sudokus. Have...

American Life In Poetry

I highly recommend a new anthology called Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection, edited by James Crews and published by Green Writers Press in Brattleboro, Vermont. Here's just one of...

How to Choose Smart Video Games for Your Kids This Holiday Season

(StatePoint) When it comes to putting a smile on kids’ faces during the holiday season, video games are a pretty safe bet. So, how do you make buying decisions that make both kids and parents happy? And how do you choose video games that are fun...

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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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