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 By Mari Radtke    News    January 16, 2020 

Primghar Community Building Board Stunned by Bid

For years the board that operates the Primghar Community Building has been working to upgrade the restroom facilities. The highest priority has been to make them ADA compliant. The board advanced...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    January 16, 2020 

Organizational Resolutions of Sutherland Council

The first of each year can be difficult for many boards and councils to have much new information for consideration or decisions. That was the case at the Sutherland City Council meeting on January...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    January 9, 2020

Paullina Body Shop Ownership Change

Effective January 1, 2020 Adam Koster officially became the owner of Paullina Body Shop. Just as the transition from Wayne Herwig, long time owner to Jarrod Harms was not obvious to a customer,...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 26, 2019

Merry and Bright

Santa came to visit Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons December 17 & 18. Over the course of the day he visited with about 20 children. He heard about the good things they do, and about what they...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 26, 2019

Recycling Containers Being Pushed

Trevor Hanson, a Town & Country Disposal Representative has been busy recruiting additional cities to accept 95-gallon recycling containers for residents at a $1.50 per month cost to customers. Town & Country Disposal provides trash collection and...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 19, 2019

Rumors to MugShots and Back

Brant Ludwig grew up in Larrabee, Iowa until he entered high school. In 1985 they family relocated to Boise, ID. His 2 adult brothers and sister migrated in their own time. Ludwig entered adulthood...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 19, 2019

Primghar Tour of Homes

The Primghar Chamber of Commerce held a Christmas "Tour of Homes" on Saturday December 7. Three families opened their homes to the public for a show of their Christmas Spirit. The $5 fundraiser...

 

SOCS Ruled at Akron

The Wolverines defense held the Westerners to single digit team scoring in every quarter of the game. The Wolverines defeated the Westerners 82-28. Jackson Louscher again dominated the shooting...

 

West Sioux Squeezes by South O'Brien

Basketball's opening night in Paullina for the boys' varsity brought West Sioux Falcons to play. West Sioux jumped out to a big lead in the first period of play and taking a 23-12 lead. They kept...

 

Away Game at Akron a Loss

The Wolverines' Friday night game was played against the Akron Westfield Westerners at Akron. The Wolverines went to the break up by 3. The second half for the Wolverines fell apart. The team scoring...

 

South O'Brien vs. Sheldon at Paullina

The varsity girls defeated their neighbor in a friendly series of JV and varsity games on Saturday. South O'Brien's first half performance was enough to win by 9, 64-55. Kaylee Jacobs 24 points on...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 12, 2019

Paullina Festival of Trees Fills Legion

Paullina's annual Festival of Trees, a tradition for more than 20 years, opened Friday December 6 to the public for viewing. Decorated trees, Christmas settings, quilts and beautifully set tables for...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 5, 2019

Paullina Festival of Trees Fills Legion

Paullina's annual Festival of Trees, a tradition for more than 20 years, opened Friday December 6 to the public for viewing. Decorated trees, Christmas settings, quilts and beautifully set tables for...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 5, 2019

Sutherland Council Swears In New Members

The monthly City Council meeting of Sutherland opened with Mayor Katie Gifford thanking the two outgoing councilpersons, both of whom have served for a dozen years, for their service and for their...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 5, 2019

Swearing In New Council Members

Following approval of consent agenda items, the Paullina Council heard reports from department heads. Council members asked Street Water/Sewer Superintendent Chris Erdman how the first snow removal...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 5, 2019

Primghar Chamber of Commerce Christmas Holiday Festivities

The Primghar Chamber has organized a weekend full of Christmas hustle and bustle. It starts Friday, December 6 at the southeast corner of the courthouse at 6:00pm. Tree lighting and caroling starts a community Christmas weekend. The weekend wraps up...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 5, 2019

Festival of Trees in Paullina

For years, decorated Christmas trees have been used to attract crowds to “oooo” and “aaaahhhh” about their beauty and creativity. Maybe a business has promoted itself in some way by decorating and displaying a Christmas tree at Paullina’s...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    November 28, 2019

Winter Weather Ready

Winter road care is up to governmental officials: state through Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT); counties through their Secondary Roads Department; and cities/towns through their own staff....

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    November 28, 2019

School Board Members Seated

The School Board meeting was called to order without fanfare. The annual reconciliation report was explained and offered for approval of the board, which was given. The report balances the districts...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    November 21, 2019

Supervisors Move Ambulance Replacement Money

Discussion between the Board of Supervisors of O’Brien County and Jared Johnson, the county’s Emergency Management Administration Director a decision to better fund ambulance services throughout O’Brien County at their November 5 meeting....

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    November 21, 2019

Primghar City Council Delays Equipment Purchase Decision

The Primghar City Council met in regular session on Wednesday November 13. As part of the consent agenda, the application of Joe Lloyd to become an EMS member was accepted. The City Attorney was not...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    November 21, 2019

Paullina's Bike Path Restored

Iowa Department of Transportation spent the summer of 2019 in flood damage repair on Mill Creek at Highway 10 near Paullina. The restoration was originally planned to build a creek embankment around a...

 

Membership Pays

It was handed to us on Friday. No, not that, the Iowa Supreme Court decision we've been waiting for. Well, maybe that, too. The judges decided against the small newspapers completely. But inside the...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    November 14, 2019

Giving Back To The Community

Volunteerism is everywhere. People volunteer for their favorite activities. We volunteer for the causes we believe in. Volunteers are in our government, in our faith, in our schools and in our daily...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    November 14, 2019

More Than a Century of Community

By Mari Radtke Before the railroad and before the disappearance of wolf and gopher scalps as legal tender in Primghar, George W. Schee played a pivotal role in the development of what was Primghar...

 

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