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Mowing Accident Claims One

On July 10, 2019 at about 6:00 p.m. the O'Brien County Communications Center received a call of a farm accident at the intersection of 420th Street and Van Buren Avenue, Sutherland, Iowa. When...

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Local Libraries Earn Accreditation

The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Gen N.B. Baker Library in Sutherland ant the Primghar Public Library in Primghar have met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth...

Hurtig Makes Third Hole In One

Don Hurtig of Paullina hit a 133-yard, par 3 hole-in-one on May 13, 2019. Hurtig was out "just hitting" balls before league. He hit a hole-in-one. It can't be said that because of that shot he struck...

Reminder of Christmas In July

If the hot, humid weather has you wishing for the holidays instead. This Saturday is for you. O'Brien County Conservation is celebrating Christmas in July at Dog Creek Park near Sutherland. So if...

Field Days To Be Held Near Sutherland July 17

Organic crop farmers Paul and Karen Mugge will host two Practical Farmers of Iowa field days – the first focused on beneficial insect habitat, the second on organic row crop production – on Wednesday, July 17, starting at 10 a.m. on their farm...

Office Seekers Can Take Out Papers

City Clerk Sandy Fritz reminded the council that it is time to prepare for the November 5 election. Anyone wishing to be on the ballot for any seat must obtain nomination papers and return them...

Marcus Faust joins South O'Brien Insurance

South O'Brien Insurance, Inc., welcomed Marcus Faust to the agency. Faust has been hired as an insurance advisor and producer. He is currently licensed to sell home, auto, and farm insurance. His...

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date

Thursday, July 11 - Porcupine Meatballs, Mashed Potato w/Gravy, Garlic Parmesan Green Beans, WW Roll. Friday, July 12 - Roast Turkey, Roasted Red Potatoes, Spinach Salad, Mandarin Oranges, Ice Box Cookie. Monday, July 15 - Baked Pork Chop, Baked...

Scout Island Shelter Area At Mill Creek Park Renovated

The shelter area on Scout Island at Mill Creek Park has been renovated with funds donated to the O'Brien County Conservation Board by the John Muller family of...

Law and Order

Traffic Harold Franklin Hemphill, Coon Rapids, MN, Hours of Service Violation Scottie Ardelle Bonds, Oskaloosa, Speeding, No Proof of Insurance January Carpenter, Sibley, Speeding Randy A Loft, Storm...

Bats ring out as Lady Wolverines pummel HMS

South O'Brien struck fast and often in a four-inning romp over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn July 3 at Hartley. The Wolverines tallied three runs in the first, four in the second, five in the third and two...

Tjossem gem, Wolverine bats too much for Cherokee

Bailey Tjossem found her groove after the first couple of Cherokee batters in the first inning and never looked back as South O'Brien picked up a convincing 12-2 victory over the Braves in five...

Lady Wolverines win tourney opener

South O'Brien took care of business with a 12-0 win over Trinity Christian in the opening round of the Class 1A Region 1 softball tournament July 8 at Paullina. A report on that game will appear in...

Wolverines pitchers shut down West Bend-Mallard

Taylor Steffens and Josh Johannsen combined on a three-hitter as South O'Brien picked up a non-conference win over West Bend-Mallard by the score of 3-1 July 2 at Paullina. The win raised the...

MMCRU bests Wolverines in conference tilt

MMCRU snapped a 2-2 tie with three runs in the third and held South O'Brien at bay to pick up a 7-2 War Eagle Conference win July 1 at Paullina. The Royals added two more runs in the fifth to drop...

South O'Brien to begin baseball tourney play Saturday

South O'Brien will open play Saturday in the Class 1A District 2 baseball tournament. The Wolverines travel to Moville to take on host Woodbury Central July 13 at 7:00 p.m. That will be the second...

Lady Wolverines strike final blow in see-saw win over MMCRU

It was a back-and-forth battle the entire game, but the Wolverine Softball Team came out on top of a 7-5 conference decision over rival MMCRU July 1 at Paullina. The win allowed the Wolverines to...

Howard W. Crouse

Howard W. Crouse, age 80, of Paullina who passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon. His memorial service was held at 4 P.M. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at...

Crosswords and Sudokus

Our online Crosswords and Sudokus. Have...

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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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