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Controversy Swirls Around Proposed Bridle Trails At Conservation Meeting

The O'Brien County Conservation Board met Wednesday, November 11 at the Prairie Heritage Center. The first to speak at the meeting were Mary Helfter and Kevin Brasser. They were there to discuss an...

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Kumm Earns Ag Teacher Honors

Educator Eric Kumm at South O'Brien High School was named 2020 Outstanding Agriculture Teacher of the Year by the Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators. Since the summer of 1995, Kumm has been...

Sutherland Dinner Date

Sutherland Dinner Date Call (712) 577-7696 for delivery in Paullina Thursday, November 19 - Scalloped Potatoes w/Ham, Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce, Whole Wheat Roll. Friday, November 20 - Crunchy Pollock or Baked Cod Fillet, Potato Wedges,...

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Archer Council to Appoint to Fill Vacancy

The Archer City Council met via Zoom on Tuesday November 10. Foul weather led to slippery roads and hazardous conditions. The council received a letter of resignation for Councilman Todd Poland...

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Past News From The Files Of The Sutherland Courier

50 years ago - 1970 Youth Pick Up Corn For Sutherland Youth Center Benefit - The young folk of Sutherland devoted last Saturday afternoon to picking up corn in the fields left from the corn picker....

Scholarships Are Free Money for College

By Tammy Bramley Vice Chair Iowa Student Loan board If your family will have a new college freshman next year, this is a great time to look for scholarships that will help offset the cost of an education. Scholarships are considered “gift aid,...

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Law and Order

Traffic Brooklynn Paige Radloff, Primghar, Failure to Change Lanes Approach to Emergency Vehicle Skylar Marie Forbes, Harris, Speeding Harmony Jene Cooley, Archer, Registration Violation; No Proof of...

Clippings from ISU Extension

by Katelyn Brinkerhoff, Horticulture Educator Moles are a common problem for most homeowners. They are ground dwelling mammals that create unsightly tunnels throughout the yard and garden that can make mowing difficult, as well as damage the roots...

As Covid-19 Hospitalizations Increase, Need For Convalescant Plasma Becomes Critical

DES MOINES, Iowa (November 11, 2020) – LifeServe Blood Center, the sole provider of blood to more than 120 hospitals across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, is seeking community members who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19...

The Future of Schools Part II

by Jordyn Wood It has been a few months now that I wrote “The Future of Schools” and I’ve found it time to write Part II since so many things have since been exposed about the United States. Here is a very concerning list of things that have...

Letter To The Editor

Letter to the Editor, As an employee of the O’Brien County Conservation Board under Director Terry Boltjes for more than 13 years, I feel our county has been blessed with the visions he has accomplished for the residents and tourists of O’Brien...

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Arlene Wittrock

Services for Arlene Wittrock, age 94, of Primghar who passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn due to complications from COVID-19. A private family funeral service...

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Douglas Lewis Hamilton

Services for Douglas L. Hamilton, age 75, of Primghar who passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. His memorial service will be 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 21,...

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Douglas Bahrenfuss

There will be no formal services for Douglas Bahrenfuss, age 67, of Okoboji. Memorial contributions can be directed to Prairie Heritage Center, 4931 Yellow Ave, Peterson, iowa 51047. Doug Bahrenfuss,...

Crosswords and Sudokus

Our online Crosswords and Sudokus. Have...

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Past News From The Files Of The O'Brien County Bell

49 years ago - 1971 Music program at the school - The Primghar Vocal Music Department will ppresent a vocal music program entitled "Man and His World," Nov. 22, at 8:00 p.m. The program features all...

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Past News From The Files Of The Paullina Times

50 years ago - 1970 Cindy Jorgensen Queen Candidate at Hawkeye - Cindy Jorgensen, a commercial art student at Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo, has been chosen queen of Art II. She is now...

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American Life In Poetry

James Crews is the editor of a very timely anthology entitled Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection, published by Green Writers Press. He's also an accomplished poet and the author of...

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