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 By Submitted    News    January 23, 2020 

Upcoming Conservation Programs

The O'Brien County Conservation Board is offering people of all ages the opportunity to "Emerse in Nature – Spend Time Outdoors." This 2020 outdoor series will offer a monthly experience for people...

 By Submitted    News    January 16, 2020

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date

Thursday, Jan. 16 - Philly Sloppy Joe, WW Bun, Sweet Potato Fries, Mixed Vegetables, Peanut Butter Cookie. Friday, Jan. 17 - Roast Beef, Roasted Red Potatoes, Broccoli Spears, Mixed Fruit or Hot Milk Cake w/Berry Mix. Monday, Jan. 20 - Tuna and...

 By Submitted    News    January 16, 2020

Scholarships Offered

Conservation Districts of Iowa and the O’Brien County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering several scholarship opportunities to High School Seniors to help defray college expenses. Students that are interested in conservation and agricult...

 By Submitted    Opinion    January 16, 2020

Letter To The Editor

January 3, 2020 The zoning ordinance of the City of Primghar is to regulate and restrict the location and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence and other purposes and encourage the most appropriate use of land...

 By Submitted    News    January 16, 2020

Record-Breaking Running Back Commits to Northwestern College

By Kanner Bauer  South O'Brien Senior Tristan Wilson signed to continue his athletic career at Northwestern College in Orange City. Wilson signed for two sports, football and track and field, on...

 By Submitted    News    January 16, 2020

Jazz Ensemble Competitions Begin

By Josie Guthridge South O'Brien High School's Jazz Ensemble competed in its first competition on January 9. Director Jared Lancaster, along with the seventeen member ensemble, attended Triton Jazz...

 By Submitted    News    January 16, 2020

Highlights of 2019

By Shara Wallin and Jaden Bobzien Summer 2019:  The Wolverines softball team finished with a 27-4 season. The team set several new school records: 301 hits, 300 runs, 56 doubles, 15 home runs, 27...

 By Submitted    News    January 16, 2020

Quarter Two High School Class Competitions

By Kylie Swanson and Arianna Frerk The second quarter class competitions came to an end on Friday, January 10, which also concluded the first semester. Grades 9 - 12 took part in activities and...

 By Submitted    News    January 16, 2020

Mock Legislature

By Abrahm Rohwer, Caden Hale, Jake Anderson Students in government class recently took part in a 4-week legislature simulation activity. Government teacher Kiley Yates designed the mock legislature...

 By Submitted    News    January 16, 2020

CRMC First Baby Of 2020 Is A Boy

Kaitlyn and Kelly Top of Paullina are the proud parents of the first baby of 2020 born at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. William "Will" Curtis Top was delivered at 10:53 a.m. on Thursday, January...

 By Submitted    News    January 9, 2020

Zion St. John Students Visit The Willoway In Sutherland

On December 19, the younger students from Zion St. Johns Lutheran School of Paullina delighted Sutherland Dinner Date attendees with Christmas songs and bell ringing. The students also enjoyed an...

 By Submitted    News    January 9, 2020

Arrest Made

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 14, 2020 at 9:13 AM, the O’Brien County Communications Center received a report of a roll-over accident approximately half a mile east of Silver Ave and Highway 18. A Sanborn police...

 By Submitted    News    January 2, 2020

Willoway Christmas Party

On Tuesday, December 17 Willoway residents, board members, and employees along with significant others enjoyed a Christmas party with a meal, games and gift giving. There was much excitement trying...

 By Submitted    News    January 2, 2020

The Dairy Industry: A Wild Ride, But Next Year Looks Better

by Fred Hall, Dairy Program Specialist After two months of inverted barrel and block prices that set market highs, on December 10 the prices came together at $1.94 ¾ per pound. Since then,...

 By Submitted    News    December 26, 2019

FFA Fruit Sales and Officer Elections

By Alex Presthus and Tristan Wilson The FFA fruit sales campaign is held each fall at South O'Brien to raise money for the South O'Brien FFA chapter. According to Mr. Kumm, the sales were successful...

 By Submitted    News    December 26, 2019

Wolverine Quiz Bowl Results

South O'Brien hosted the 13th Annual Wolverine Quiz Bowl on Saturday December 14, 2019. Sixteen schools participated in the event. MOC-Floyd Valley beat Dakota Valley 195-190 to win the varsity...

 By Submitted    News    December 26, 2019

NHS Volleyball Tournament Update

By Kaidee Weber and Arianna Frerk The NHS volleyball tournament took place on November 15 to raise money for the Adopt-A-Family program. The six participating teams were of various grades and ages.... Full story

 By Submitted    News    December 19, 2019

FCA Food Drive

By Kenna Bauer and Reagan Lepley  Every year high school FCA students at South O’Brien participate in a food drive. On November 18, nearly 60 students participated in the event, collecting...

 By Submitted    News    December 19, 2019

South O'Brien Dance Team Has Success

By Shara Wallin and Jaden Bobzien The South O'Brien Dance Team competed in Class V Pom, Class III Hip-hop, and Class I Novelty at the Iowa State Dance Team Championships at the Wells Fargo Arena in...

 By Submitted    News    December 19, 2019


By Jackson Louscher and Kanner Bauer South O' Brien National Honor Society takes part in an Adopt-A-Family service project every year during the holidays. It begins with a student/staff volleyball tou...

 By Submitted    News    December 19, 2019

Ball Signs with Army Infantry

By Abrahm Rohwer, Caden Hale, Jake Anderson Sometimes upperclassman have no idea what they want to do before leaving high school, but not South O'Brien Junior Evan Ball. Ball signed a six-year...

 By Submitted    News    December 19, 2019

Winter Concert

By Kylie Swanson Christmas spirit filled the air in the west gym as the South O'Brien choir and band performed their winter concert on December 12 at 7 pm. The audience was entertained by the high...

 By Submitted    News    November 28, 2019

South O'Brien FFA Members Attend Greenhand Fire-Up

By Angela Nyunt Each year, Northwest district and Iowa FFA officers plan Greenhand Fire-Up for members in the Northwest district. This year, the conference was held at Northwestern College in Orange...

 By Submitted    News    November 14, 2019

National Honor Society to Hold Volleyball Tournament

By Shelby Enger The National Honor Society will be holding a staff and student volleyball tournament to raise money for Adopt-A-Family Christmas. On Friday, November 15, the NHS will be holding the...

 By Submitted    News    November 14, 2019

Annual FFA Fruit Sales Fundraiser

Annual FFA Fruit Sales Fundraiser By Kylie Swanson and Arianna Frerk The South O'Brien FFA's annual fruit sales fundraiser has come to an end. Mr. Kumm, FFA chapter advisor, says, "It is our biggest f...


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