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 By Mari Radtke    News    August 22, 2019 

O'Brien County Seeks Proper Procedure to Sell Property

The County Engineer Scott Rinehart and County Attorney Rachel Becker discussed with the board in open session about the proper procedure the county must follow to sell property. Rinehart reported...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 22, 2019 

New Leadership for Zion St. John

Mr. Tim Moore comes to Zion St. John Lutheran School in Paullina to take the helm of the Pre K – 8th grade private educational institution. Hillsborough County, Florida was home to Moore prior to...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 22, 2019 

Primghar Council Debates Policy

The Primghar City Council members met in regular session on Wednesday August 14. South O'Brien Music Boosters were represented by outgoing member Lori Heemstra and incoming president Heather Einck....

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 15, 2019

Long Term Planning for O'Brien County Begins

Your tax bill arrived in the mail, probably last Friday. A survey was included. Each adult in O'Brien County is asked to complete and return the survey. It is also available to take online at...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 15, 2019

Supervisors Receive Department Updates

Tuesday August 20 is a great day to be a little hungry while in Primghar. An upstart business known as "Sisters Homestyle Meals" is holding a demonstration – taste tests for short – at the...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 8, 2019

A County's Hallmark

Governor Kim Reynolds toured selected sites in northwest Iowa on Tuesday August 6. The visits are part of her annual 99 counties tour. She visited the Prairie Heritage Center between Peterson and Suth...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 8, 2019

Dog Creek Repairs

Highway M12 between Highway 10 and Highway B60 is closed to through traffic. The closure occurred Tuesday August 6 to allow for repair to a drainage pipe. Access to Dog Creek Park and both...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 8, 2019

Sutherland Council Rethinking Drainage Area

By Mari Radtke Drainage near Violet Street flowing east toward M12 (N Hiview Street) has been a topic of discussion at the Sutherland City council meetings for several months. Bids for the...

 
 By Mari Radtke    Opinion    August 8, 2019

My View

Thank you, Rev. Dr. Derrick Okine of United Church of Primghar and Archer United Methodist Church, for the invitation to the 5th Annual "Africa Night" held at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Ci...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 8, 2019

Elections November 5

For those of you willing to give time and energy to the operations and policies of your city or school district, the opportunity is now. Nomination papers can be picked up at your local city office or at the O’Brien County Auditor’s office in...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 1, 2019

Primghar Council Clarifies In-Town Camping Rules

By Mari Radtke Campers on private property in Primghar have time limits. Individuals or families living in or spending overnights in campers parked on city streets, in driveways or on yards or other p...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 1, 2019

Highway 59 Construction Begins

Patching Highway 59 through the city of Primghar was supposed to begin in April. Nasty weather held off the start of that project until mid-July, just in time to be in the way of Fair traffic. But...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 1, 2019

Retirement Time

The promise of religious choice brought waves of immigrants from Germany to the United States during 1838-39. The Saxon Lutherans sought freedom from the compromises being thrust upon their beliefs...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 25, 2019

SOCS Superintendent Announces Retirement Plans

During the regular session of the South O'Brien School Board on Wednesday July 17 Superintendent Dan Moore announced his retirement plans. He gave notice to the board that he will officially retire...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 25, 2019

No More Disrepair

Photo by Nancy Hill Members of the O'Brien County Cemetery Preservation Association (OCCPA) brought John Heider, President of Iowa's State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries to...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 18, 2019

Joel Sickelka Farm Receives 2019 Iowa State Fair "Way We Live" Award

The Joel Sickelka Farm of Sutherland, Iowa, will be recognized as one of six recipients of The Way We Live Award at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. The family will be honored in an award ceremony on...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 18, 2019

Auction Changes Revised

The county fair is not only an excellent time for kids to gain experiences it can also be a great for to earn a little income from the effort of those experiences. One of the most common ways to earn money from showing livestock at the fair is by...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 18, 2019

The Aftermath of the Spirit Lake Massacre

Colin Mustful, a Minnesota historian dedicated to understanding a time in American history he refers to as "The Dakota Wars". His naming is deliberate. Mustful is educated in the area of history and...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 4, 2019

Big Decisions Made By Thin Board Attendance

Several weighty plans were brought before the South O'Brien School Board Wednesday night with just a quorum present. Beyond passing the Wellness policies and bringing them in line with state law, the...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 4, 2019

Sutherland Fire Department Gets Valuable Tool

The Sutherland Council met Monday July 1 in regular session. It was a lean meeting that ended suddenly when a weather alert was issued. Sharon Flinders reported the activities of Economic...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 4, 2019

Road Care Changes for O'Brien County

On Thursday June 27 a public hearing and a first reading of County Ordinance No. 23 were held. An amendment to the ordinance redefines minimum bridge widths on unpaved routes and establishes a...

 
 By Mari Radtke    Opinion    July 4, 2019

My View

Culture. It means so many different things. One thing about culture is understood pretty absolutely: it is learned behavior of a society. As I celebrated Independence Day in the American tradition, I...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 27, 2019

Long Term Planning for O'Brien County Begins

The last time O’Brien County set its long-term course for land use and development was 1972. Typically, a Comprehensive Plan is designed to cover 20 years. A lot has changed since then. But it is again time for groups and individuals throughout...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 27, 2019

Open House and BBQ Celebrating 50 Years

On Saturday June 29 from 11:30 – 1:30 Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing of Primghar is opening its doors to the public to join the staff and residents in celebrating the milestone. For fifty...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    June 27, 2019

Access Request for Flood Control Approved

The Monday June 18 Board of Supervisors meeting reconvened their public hearing regarding one temporary and one permanent easement requested by Iowa Department of Transportation. The temporary easement is to build on the bottom of Mill Creek on the...

 

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