A Circle of Love Weaves Together the Cycle of Life

In the fall of 2018 the sudden death of a MMCRU student, Natalie Henke, devastated the greater community. That devastation was so deeply touching to the neighbors, known and unknown that a seed of... Full story

Meeting To Review Preliminary Flood Plain Maps To Be Held

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a meeting on May 2, 2019 to review the preliminary floodplain maps for O'Brien County. Open Public Meeting: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Location: O'Brien...

Sutherland Budget Amendment Public Hearing Set

David Mills attended the April Sutherland City Council meeting asking about the sidewalk policy in the city. Mills Construction has snow removal contracts around the city and there is an inconsistency in which homes remove snow or even have...

War Eagle Academic Banquet held in Lake Park

The 2019 War Eagle Conference Academic Banquet was held in Lake Park on March 19. Juniors and seniors in the top 5 percent of their class from each school in the War Eagle Conference were invited to...

South O'Brien Model United Nations

Six South O'Brien students went to UNI in Cedar Falls to participate in Model United Nations on April 4-5. Students simulate the United Nations by proposing and voting on laws that their assigned...

Highway 59 Construction Begins

Patching began on Monday April 15 on Highway 59 from the Highway 10 East intersection north to the intersection with Highway 18. This process is expected to take 8-10 days. May 6 is the start date...

Sutherland, Primghar and Paullina Dinner Date

Sutherland and Primghar Thursday, April 18 - Stuffed Pork Loin, Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Strawberries & Bananas. Friday, April 19 - Crab or Tuna Salad, WW Bread, Baby Carrots, Banana. Monday, April 22 - Cook's Choice Tuesday, April 23 -...

National Honor Society Induction

Ten new members were inducted into the South O'Brien National Honor Society Dolphin Chapter on Tuesday, March 26. The group consisted of 2 juniors and 8 sophomores. They were a welcome addition to...

Water Drains Too Fast and Too Slow

Don Etler, an engineer with Bolten & Menk of Spencer, updated the O’Brien County Supervisor Tuesday April 9 about the FEMA process and Drainage District 5, which was seriously damaged in fall 2018 flooding, and again in the spring of 2019. He...

Notes from The Paullina Library

The library is introducing a new adult program. Beginning Tuesday, April 30th @ 9:30 A.M. we will begin “Geri-fit”, an exercise program for seniors. Attendees will do low-impact exercises along with an exercise video we will provide. There is...

Third Quarter Class Competitions

South O'Brien started the third quarter on January 12, and it ended on March 29. Over the duration of the quarter, all four classes participated in various activities from dressing up for holidays to...

Community Cleanup Days

Paullina Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) pickup Thursday May 9 from 9:00am to Noon. Drop off in front of City Hall Junk Pickup Monday May 6 Contact City Hall, 949-3428, for cost of electronics, appliances, tires or other items. Have trash to be...

2019 Academic Letter Winners

The Academic Letter Winners from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes and their families were invited to attend a ceremony on March 13 to honor them for their achievements in academics. This...

Prom Preview

South O'Brien High School Prom will be held April 27 in the West Gym. Juniors decided on "Big City, Bright Lights" as the theme this year. The doors will open at 7:00 pm for family and friends who...

The Bunny Trail

Saturday April 20th is a very busy day for the Easter Bunny. He or she will be all over entertaining kids, delivering goodies and hiding eggs. Look below to know where to find the bunny and the fun scheduled. Archer Archer Library, 11:00am Story...

Law and order

Traffic Elizabeth Ann Dereus, Sheldon, Registration Violation Nathan Alan Vantilburg, Sheldon, Seatbelt Violation Tyrone Steenhoven, Hull, Minor In Possession Tyler Mark Whitehead, Hartley,...

FFA Booster Club Pancake Day Saturday, April 20

The South O’Brien FFA Booster Club will be holding their Annual Pancake Day on Saturday, April 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Producers COOP in Gaza. Fresh pancakes and sausages will be served. The cost is a free will donation, with the...

Riedemann wins twice for Wolverines at Spirit Lake Invite

Matt Riedemann was a double winner for South O'Brien as the Wolverines competed in the Spirit Lake Invitational April 9 at Spirit Lake. The junior took first place in the high jump with a 6' 2" leap...

Lady Wolverines win four events Spirit Lake Invite

South O'Brien's girls track and field team came away with four first-place finishes at the Spirit Lake Invitational held April 9 at Spirit Lake. Wylee and Willa Sickelka won the 200 and 100...

Lady Wolverines shoot season best in win over HLP

The South O'Brien girls won by default at home on Monday, April 15, against Harris-Lake Park. The Wolverines came in with a team score of 193, the lowest of the season. HLP brought only two girls...

Weekly Newsletter from Dan Huseman

April 11, 2019 On Thursday morning, someone in our caucus asked what the soil temperature was. One member answered it was 44 degrees today, but 53 degrees on Monday. He said when the soil is dry and...

Stanley Schwartz

 Stanley Steven Schwartz was born December 14, 1944 in Primghar, Iowa, the son of Briggs Eugene and Frances Marion (Bjork) Schwartz. In his early years, he enjoyed summers playing on the farm with... Full story

Steven L. Grayson

Celebration on life services for Steven L. Grayson, age 70, of Paullina who passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. His celebration of Life will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Laue... Full story

Crosswords and Sudokus

Our online Crosswords and Sudokus. Have... Full story

O'Brien County Bell Past Files

20 years ago – 1999 Spring brings new life to the Primghar Learning Center - Thanks to the efforts of their teacher, Mrs. Weerheim, and the generous donations of HyLyne Hatchery in Spencer, South -...

Paullina Times Past Files

20 years ago – 1999 City to mail "Telecommunications Utility Interest Survey" to residents - In action Monday night, the City Council voted to mail "Telecommunications Utility Interest Surveys" to...

Sutherland Courier Past Files

20 years ago – 1999 Sutherland town meeting Thursday - New water tower proposal Sutherland currently has an elevated water tower tank, erected in 1926. This lattice-leg/riveted steel constructed...

American Life In Poetry

There's nothing that can't be a good subject for a poem. The hard part is to capture something in such a way that it becomes engaging and meaningful. Here's a poem from the Summer 2018 issue of...

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