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Tayler Van Berkum, Speech/Language Therapist, Joins CRMC Physical Medicine and Rehab.

Cherokee Regional Medical Center's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department is pleased to announce that Aurelia native, Tayler Van Berkum, has joined their team as a speech-language...

Primghar Council Looks To Repurpose Airport Property

The Primghar Airport has been a source of discussion for many years. Only 3 pilots use it...only 2 pilots use it. Now it's down to 1 plane in the hangar. The runway needs resurfacing. The lights need...

Easy and Fun Transportation For The Summer

Raffles are a great way of not for profits to raise big dollars for their high cost activities. The Paullina Chamber does several events throughout the year. Some are high dollar events like the...

Cherokee Regional Medical Center

Cherokee Regional Medical Center is accepting applications for the CRMC Auxiliary, CRMC Foundation, Kenneth Hobson Memorial, and John M. Comstock scholarship opportunities for graduating high school students interested in a health care career. All...

Learn How to Make Money through Soil Health

STORM LAKE, IA, Feb. XX, 2020 — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Buena Vista Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) are co-hosting a soil health and cover crops workshop called “Making Money with Soil...

Blood Donors Needed To Combat Flu Season Cancellations

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (February 17, 2020) – Local blood donors are urged to schedule an appointment to save lives with LifeServe Blood Center to help make up for blood donation appointments cancelled...

South O'Brien Community School District Offers Contract to New Superintenden

 The South O'Brien Board of Education is pleased to announce they have offered a contract for the position of Superintendent of Schools to Mr. Wade Riley.   Mr. Riley is currently the High School...

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Archer Council Approves Max Levy And Sets Budget Hearing

The Archer council meeting met in regular session on Tuesday February 11. Their initial act was to approve the maximum $8.10 general basic levy for the city. They later set the public hearing date...

Three Master Gardener Winter Webinars offered throughout Northwest Iowa

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Horticulture Program Coordinator Dawn Henderson will host ISU’s three Master Gardener Winter Webinars in Rock Rapids, Orange City, Sibley and Primghar. Attendance is free...

"SNOW Fun"

Experience the white stuff of winter from different points of view! Enjoy a family outing on Monday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. at Mill Creek Park, near Paullina. "SNOW Fun" is part of the "Immerse in...

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date Thursday, Feb. 20 - Chili, Cornbread, Steamed Carrots, Baked Apples. Friday, Feb. 21 - Ham Loaf, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Chocolate Pudding. Monday, Feb. 24 - Chicken and Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf, Creamed Peas,...

Iowa PBS presents Gardening With Steil

JOHNSTON, Iowa (February 18, 2020) - Anticipation is growing for Iowa PBS’s upcoming gardening special. Gardening With Steil premieres Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. as part of Festival 2020. The program will be rebroadcast Saturday, March 7 at 1...

Valentine Day Party At The Willoway

The party began with a game of Valentine questions of multiple choice and true and false. I also add in some funny jokes about Valentine an example is "Why do skunks celebrate Valentine? Because...

Let's Talk About Relationships

by Lori Hayungs, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life On our Science of Parenting Blog (https://blogs.extension.iastate.edu/scienceofparenting/trends/), we're currently discussing different...

Granville Home Damaged; Firefighters Paged

Granville, Iowa — A house was damaged and a local fire department was paged on Saturday, February 15, 2020, for an incident near Granville. According to Granville Fire Chief Karl Kellen, about 7:00 p.m., the Granville Fire Department was called...

Law and Order

Traffic Megan Rebecca Johnston, Federal Way, WA, Speeding Chad Visser, Archer, Seatbelt Violation Julie Ann Weishaar, Jamaica, IA, Use of Electronic Device Kristi Lea Wolthuis, Spencer, Speeding...

NCC Employees Given 25 Year Longetivity Awards

Two Northwest Iowa Community College employees were recognized for their twenty five years of service at an Employee Recognition Ceremony. The NCC employees who have been with the College for twenty five years: Susan Grapevine, Instructor – Math,...

3 Ways to Weather the 2020 Tax Season

(StatePoint) Over half of U.S. adults say financial stress negatively impacted their personal health and work performance in 2018, according to new research from Lincoln Financial Group. When it comes to tax season, preparation is key to easing...

Paullina Fire Department Receives Donation

The Paullina Fire Department received a donation from the annual pancake feed group in Germantown. The group splits the proceeds between Paullina and...

District Wrestling results pave the way to State for Sheldon/South O'Brien duo

Two Sheldon/South O'Brien grapplers are heading to Des Moines following competition at the Class 2A District Wrestling Tournament held February 15 at Sheldon. Coy De Boer was the District champion at...

Wolverines ferocious after intermission in topping Gehlen Catholic

South O'Brien closed out the regular season with a 69-49 victory over Gehlen Catholic February 14 at Le Mars. A second half surge allowed the Wolverines to post a record of 18-3. South O'Brien...

Lady Wolverines pick up road win at Hinton

South O'Brien turned a two-point deficit after one quarter into an eight-point lead at halftime and held on for a 53-46 victory over Hinton February 7 at Hinton. The Wolverines won the second quarter...

South O'Brien opens tourney play at home

The Wolverine boys entertain Akron-Westfield in a Class 1A District 1 quarterfinal game Thursday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. at Paullina. The opening contest of the doubleheader at Paullina will pit...

Wolverines again entertain with a dominating win over MMCRU

In a first act fans have seen time and again this season, South O'Brien seized control of a game in the opening quarter. This time it was MMCRU trailing by 14 after the first eight minutes. When the...

Wolverines in Girls Tourney

South O'Brien opened Class 2A Region 1 tournament play Tuesday night facing host Central Lyon at Rock Rapids. The Regional semifinal is February 21 at Le Mars Community with the Final to be played...

Lady Wolverines throw scare into MMCRU in narrow loss

MMCRU's quest to complete an undefeated season was under attack from South O'Brien when the teams met February 11 at Marcus. The War Eagle Conference champs were able to hold off the Wolverines for a...

Emily Otte

Services for Emily Otte, age 89, of Sutherland, Iowa who passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Denton, Texas. Her funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. on Saturday,...

Julie B. Grayson

Services for Julie B. Grayson, age 69, of Paullina who passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Orange City Area Health. Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 22,...

Sid Gustafson

Sid Gustafson, age 88, of Primghar, Iowa who passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at his residence. His funeral was at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the United Church of Primghar...

Crosswords and Sudokus

Our online Crosswords and Sudokus. Have...

American Life In Poetry

This week's poem is one of my favorites and I can't explain why in the fifteen years I've been writing this column I've neglected until now to share it with you. Wendell Berry is one of our country's...

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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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