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Paullina Council Approves Budget

In the March 16 City Council meeting the Council approved the budget estimate for the year after a public hearing followed by a short discussion. Other business taken up at the meeting included the...


Video of the Archer City Council Meeting December 9, 2019

Video of the Archer City Council meeting held December 9, 2019 in Archer, Iowa...


Parking Odinance Passes First Reading

The Paullina City Council met Monday evening with a full agenda. City Clerk Sandy Fritz reported that two people had taken papers out to file for city council, she noted that there is still one more...


Prairie Heritage Center Holds 5k Bison Stampede Run

The Bison Stampede 5k run was held this morning at the Prairie Heritage Center despite the overcast day. Runners began the run at 7:30 a.m. over the course around the Prairie Heritage Center. Results...


Office Seekers Can Take Out Papers

City Clerk Sandy Fritz reminded the council that it is time to prepare for the November 5 election. Anyone wishing to be on the ballot for any seat must obtain nomination papers and return them...


Scout Island Shelter Area At Mill Creek Park Renovated

The shelter area on Scout Island at Mill Creek Park has been renovated with funds donated to the O'Brien County Conservation Board by the John Muller family of Paullina....

 By Richard R. Radtke    News    July 4, 2019

Paullina City Council Meeting July 1, 2019

The Paullina City Council met on July 1, 2019 at the City Building. A video of the meeting is available.... Full story


Bedroom Community

A portion of the Paullina City Council meeting held July 1 2019 with a comment made by Councilman Charlie Harper during this meeting regarding his opinion of Paullina as a Bedroom Community. Mr....


Smoothing Out The Bumps

O'Brien County Conservation has many projects on their plate this year. This is one they can move to the "done column". Last week the drive leading from the park entrance to the lodge area was...


From My View

Cobblestone Days in Primghar went off well for the community, plenty of people and plenty of fun for all, even with the short rainfall. I did find one thing a bit disconcerting, and that was in the... Full story


Douma Park Undergoing Major Renovations This Summer

Douma Park near Sanborn is receiving a major renovation this summer. In 2018 O'Brien County Conservation received a grant for the renovations but delays with paperwork and the government shutdown... Full story


From My View

This coming weekend Primghar is having their Annual Cobblestone Days, that should be a fun filled few days for the area. The events start off on Friday June 14, with the Mercy One auxiliary luncheon....

 By Richard R. Radtke    News    June 6, 2019

Discharge Into Sanitary Sewers Still An Issue

The Paullina City Council met Monday evening June 3rd at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall, all members of the council were present except for Justin Stamer and Charlie Harper. Agenda...


From My View

One issue that always seems to come to the front of the line this time of year is the appearance of what I like to term the "Yard Nazis". Yes I realize that is a bit overstated, but for want of a... Full story

 By Richard R. Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

Archer Man Charged With Kidnapping

An Archer man was arrested and is facing kidnapping charges after allegedly forcing an ex girlfriend into his car against her will, then driving away with her. facing a kidnapping charge after he alle...


Annual Eagle Watch At Prairie Heritage Center

The Annual Eagle Watch was held last Saturday at the Prairie Heritage Center near Peterson. Despite the cold and windy weather quite a few people ventured out to observe and learn more about the eagle... Full story


SOHS Volleyball Girls Win Over HMS But Are Downed By Unity Christian

South O'Brien Varsity Girls put in a win over HMS but lost to Unity Christian Thursday night at Paullina. Scoring was as follows; South O'Brien 25-25-25,HMS 18,18,17. Unity Christian 25-25-25, South... Full story


A Dream Realized

On Saturday, September 29th, 2018 in conjunction with the 200th birthday of General N.B. Baker the dream of the late Dan Wetherell was realized as the flags of the United States and Iowa were hoisted... Full story


Dan Wetherell Memorial Dedication

Video of the Dedication of the Dan Wetherell Memorial in front of General N.B. Baker Library in Sutherland, Iowa September 29, 2018.... Full story


UPDATE - Paullina Water Advisory Canceled

We just received notice that the water tests from the water main in Paullina successfully passed yesterday and today. The regular water supply has been restored, and the water advisory has been canceled.... Full story


Heavy Rains Cause Flooding In Area

Heavy rains over the past few days have caused flooding in the area. In a low area just north of the bridge near 440th St. on Redwing Ave water was running across the road. Fields and ditches along... Full story


Bridge Washed Out On 460th Street (B-53)

The heavy storms over the past few days caused Waterman creek to swell and in the process took out the bridge on 460th street between White Ave and the junction of 455th street north of Sutherland.... Full story


Water Advisory Remains In Effect Through Wednesday, September 26 In Paullina

The water advisory for Paullina remains in effect through Wednesday, September 26. While the main was fixed on Saturday after it was broken during the flooding, it is still undergoing tests for water... Full story


South O'Brien High School Evacuated Due To Gas Smell

South O'Brien High School evacuated for safety due to the strong smell of gas in the building. Classes in the high school were called off for the day shortly before noon and no one was hurt. The... Full story


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