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 By Submitted    News    August 27, 2020

Secretary Pate provides PPE, $2 million to counties to protect voters and poll workers

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) and more than $2 million in funds to Iowa counties to utilize for the November 3 general election. The PPE includes face shields, masks, gloves,...

 
 By Submitted    News    May 7, 2020

South O'Brien FFA Conduct of Meetings Team places 1st

by Grant Wagner South O'Brien FFA Reporter The South O'Brien FFA Conduct of Meetings Team placed 1st and received a Gold rating at the Northeast Sub-District FFA Contest held in Milford. The team...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 2, 2020

Try to Balance Workplace and Home When Workplace and Home Are the Same

AMES, Iowa -- It’s a common image: harried adults racing from workplace to home and back again, trying to fulfill work responsibilities, but wanting to be home with family. What happens when working adults have no place to race to, since work and...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 2, 2020

2019-20 South O'Brien Wolverines Boys' Basketball Awards

Certificates of Participation  Hayden Case  Brock Riedemann Pete Bottjen Kaedon Louscher Parker Struve Blake Wilson Brendan Wilson Albert Okine Tsion Davis  Keaton Sampson Boston Riedemann Camden...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 2, 2020

5th GEN AG LLC Purchases Building in Primghar

Brett and Sheila Peelen are the new owners of the former O’Brien County Ag Supply building located at 320 South Hayes in Primghar. The building will be used to house 5thGen Ag, a business that Brett purchased in March of 2019 from Ag Partners of...

 
 By Submitted    Opinion    April 2, 2020

The U.S. Census and the Importance of Being Counted

By Chad Kinsella During this difficult time, many people are looking for ways to help. Perhaps one of these easiest ways to impact our community right now is to complete the 2020 census. A few...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 26, 2020

O'Brien County Career Day cancelled for 2020

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – The fourth annual O’Brien County Career Day scheduled for Friday, April 24, has been cancelled for 2020, according to O’Brien County Economic Development Director Kiana Johnson. The event, designed to introduce local high...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 26, 2020

Extension and Outreach offices closed but staff still working remotely

The following Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offices have been closed to the public until further notice; however, staff is still working remotely to serve the area:  Dickinson County; Contact Dickinson County staff at 712-336-3488 or...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 26, 2020

Sub-District FFA Public Speaking Contest

By Grant Wagner South O'Brien FFA Chapter Reporter South O'Brien senior FFA member, Emily Chicoine, competed in the NE Sub-District FFA Public Speaking LDE (Leadership Development Event) on February...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 19, 2020

Seventh Graders Explore Design And Engineering

Submitted by Mr. Kevin Poeckes Over the past two weeks the 7th graders have been working on a design and engineering unit with gliders during science class with Mr. Kevin Poeckes. The seventh graders...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 19, 2020

Four Winners from South O'Brien for Creative Writing Contest

By Kenna Bauer Four South O’Brien High School writers recently earned places in the Northwest Iowa Reading Council’s Creative Writing and Poetry Contests. South O’Brien’s four winners will be...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 19, 2020

The Pops Concert

By Sydney Struve The high school and junior high band and choir students presents the Pops Concert in the west gym on Tuesday, March 10. The high school and the junior high band had many familiar...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 19, 2020

Dance Showcase Set For March 28

This has been postponed By Skye Rehder and Jaden Bobzien Come support the South O'Brien Dance Team at Dance Showcase on Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the West Gym. The Wolverines Dance Team will...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 19, 2020

Looking Back on FFA Week

By Shara Wallin South O'Brien celebrated FFA week from February 24 to February 28 with 93 members and Golden Owl finalist, Mr. Kumm, leading the pack. They started off the week with flipping burgers...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 19, 2020

South O'Brien Elementary Fine Arts Night Held-2020

Submitted On Tuesday, March 10, South O'Brien Elementary held a Fine Arts Night coordinated by art instructor, Mrs. Jillian Mews, and music instructor, Mrs. Becky Meyer. The South O'Brien 6th Grade...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 19, 2020

Screen Time: What Research Says and What Parents Can Do

(StatePoint) Screen time is a hot topic for parents and researchers alike. While digital devices are the norm, and children can certainly use them to their benefit, parents can also help children lear...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 12, 2020

Chapter FX, P.E.O. Meeting

Chapter FX, P.E.O., met at the home of Vickie Frisbee on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 7:00pm. The meeting was opened in due form by President Phyllis Wallin. Fourteen members answered roll call. The first part of the program was the selection and...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 12, 2020

South O'Brien FFA Chapter Places First at Spencer Chamber Of Commerce Ag Outlook

South O'Brien Chapter officers represented the chapter at the Spencer Chamber of Commerce Ag Outlook. Each year the Ag Outlook Committee requests that chapters submit a detailed summary of activities...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 12, 2020

District FFA Officer Interviews

by Grant Wagner South O'Brien FFA Reporter On February 1st, South O'Brien FFA members, Eric Mars and Abby Boardman interviewed in hopes of being balloted for a Northwest District officer spot. The...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 12, 2020

Clippings From ISU - Dairy Markets

by Fred Hall, Dairy Program Specialist Global markets are being rocked by coronavirus (known as COVID-19) and the dairy markets are no exception. The combination of broad-based market fears and...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 5, 2020

"Think Like A Scientist"

The O'Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to partner with local libraries for another year of the Conservation Series. The topic for March invites participants to "Think Like a Scientist!"...

 
 By Submitted    News    February 20, 2020

Tayler Van Berkum, Speech/Language Therapist, Joins CRMC Physical Medicine and Rehab.

Cherokee Regional Medical Center's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department is pleased to announce that Aurelia native, Tayler Van Berkum, has joined their team as a speech-language...

 
 By Submitted    News    February 20, 2020

Valentine Day Party At The Willoway

The party began with a game of Valentine questions of multiple choice and true and false. I also add in some funny jokes about Valentine an example is "Why do skunks celebrate Valentine? Because they...

 
 By Submitted    News    February 13, 2020

Maurer to Play Softball at Dordt University

By Arianna Frerk and Alexus Babb South O'Brien senior Elizabeth Maurer of Sutherland signed to continue her softball career at Dordt University in Sioux Center. Maurer signed with Dordt on January 9....

 
 By Submitted    News    February 13, 2020

Hintz Signs with Central College

By Abrahm Rohwer and Caden Hale Senior Taryn Hintz has signed to continue her athletic career at Central College in Pella, Iowa. On January 22, Taryn signed to play softball. Currently, Taryn is a...

 

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