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 By Mari Radtke    News    June 20, 2019

Grants Awarded to Primghar Meaningful

An auto accident at the intersection of B40 and Highway 59 in Primghar on Saturday June 1 ended without personal injury. What did result is a request for the intersection to be a 4-way stop. The counc...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 20, 2019

Sutherland Council Approves Sale

For months the Sutherland Council has heard about the construction of a medical clinic on a newly cleared lot at the corner of Ash Street and West 2nd Street. A written proposal was submitted to the...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 13, 2019 

"Saul" Goes International

Recently, I learned that "Saul" a heavy metal band founded by two South O'Brien graduates steeped in the music life. Blake and Zach Bedsaul have worked the music circuit since the last graduation in...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 13, 2019 

Sutherland Council Decides Street Repairs for Remainder of Fiscal Year

The Sutherland City Council met in regular session on Monday June 3 at its council chambers. Following the approval of consent items, reports were heard from Economic Development, Library, Fire &...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 13, 2019 

Paullina Golf Play Discussed for Easements

Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) requested both a permanent and a temporary easement on county property around Highway 10 where Mill Creek goes under it. Severe flooding in the fall of 2018... Full story

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 13, 2019 

Fireworks Stand in Paullina

Late breaking news! The expected opening date for a fully loaded (pun intended) fireworks stand is Saturday June 15 at the east end of the Gnade Auto Sales lot on Highway 10 in Paullina. Word from Joel Gnade is that the tent and the trailer will be... Full story

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 6, 2019

Casey's Convenience Store Opens New Location

The move across the street has been a long time coming. Casey's Convenience Store has sat on the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and Maple Street for years. The Paullina Casey's is said to be one of... Full story

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 6, 2019

Theodore Becoming a Vet's Partner

Fran Cronin and her service dog (about to be in training) Theodore enjoyed a beautiful evening in a huge crowd. The June 1 opening night of Primghar Jaycees' Figure 8 Races drew an enormous crowd.... Full story

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 6, 2019

Economic Action Near Paullina Continues

A request for to open a fireworks stand on the golf course parking next to Highway 10 was an agenda item for the Paullina City Council on May 20. The location selected meets zoning requirements....

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 6, 2019

Breakfast Benefits

Each first and third Saturday of nearly every month in the year, the Sutherland American Legion hosts a breakfast for the public. The revenue from the meal provides income to the organization for it a...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 30, 2019

Cobblestone Days in Primghar

Fathers' Day weekend in Primghar continues to be the premier event in the area. Friday June 14 – Sunday June 16 are filled with food, recreation and worship throughout Primghar. It all begins Friday... Full story

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 30, 2019

Residential Lots Available

Primghar Advancement Corporation (PAC) officially incorporated on October 10, 1993. The for profit organization operates in Primghar to promote economic development growth. One of the growth tools...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 30, 2019

Shore up Flood Damage

At the May 21 O'Brien County Board of Supervisors meeting an agreement was tentatively struck to sell easements to Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) for flood control on Mill Creek. According... Full story

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 23, 2019

Partners for Patriots

Dogs as helpers to man is a well-integrated, documented part of history to the Roman Empire. More recently, and more urgently for American soldiers and their families, K9 partners have become...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 23, 2019

South O'Brien School Board Adopts Wellness Policy

At a regular meeting of the South O'Brien School Board of Education on Wednesday May 15 the board's wellness policy was updated. Much of the updating was driven by changes to state law, but the...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 23, 2019

Primghar Council Discusses Properties

Bruce Green, Primghar City Attorney explained that he had recently received the deed to the Kids Kampus property. During negotiations when the hospital was exiting the business of daycare the city...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 16, 2019

Start Your Engines!

Once again the Primghar Jaycees invite the public to eight evenings throughout the summer fun and excitement at the Figure 8 Racetrack at the O'Brien County Fairgrounds. Each year since 1972, the dedi...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 16, 2019

Perfect Stone Cleaning Day

Members of O'Brien County Cemetery Preservation Association (OCCPA) gathered at a rural cemetery near Hartley known as Steuck Cemetery. They also did some work at a nearby cemetery known as Emmanuel....

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

Major Road Repair in Calumet

East 2nd Street in Calumet serves as the community's primary access. The street begins on the east at its intersection with Highway 59 (aka Tanager Avenue). The street runs through Calumet completely...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

Sutherland Council Considers Development Option

The Sutherland City Council met in regular session on Monday May 6. The budget amendment Hearing was held with no public comments submitted in writing or in person. The budget amendment passed. Kiana...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

Changing the Flood Insurance Rate Maps

On May 2 O'Brien County Emergency Management Administration invited the public to an open house for representatives of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Federal Emergency Management...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

City Water Project Moves Forward

The City of Calumet set dates for bid letting a public hearing for a complete replacement of their city water system. The community has struggled with significant leaks in their system for a number of years. Several have been found and fixed, but...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 2, 2019

Solving the EMT Shortage

Jared Johnson, O'Brien County Emergency Management Administration (EMA) Director convened its second gathering of medical emergency response personnel to continue the conversation that addresses the...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 2, 2019

County Begins Comprehensive Planning

O'Brien County supervisors have selected its five standing members to develop a new comprehensive land use plan. The plan the county is currently operating under was updated in 1978. Dennis Vanden...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    April 25, 2019

Measles in Northeast Iowa

The first case of measles in Iowa was reported by Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday April 15. A second case was reported on Thursday April 18. A member of the same household is reported as the patient. Both patients are unvaccinated and...

 

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