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 By Mari Radtke    News    February 14, 2019

EMA Updates to Primghar Council

Ambulance service for parts of O'Brien County remains in an uncertain state, but with informal understandings in place, direction for dispatchers and responders in a more at ease. Jared Johnson, O'Bri...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    February 14, 2019

Recycling Collection Containers Approved

The Sutherland City Council met Monday evening in regular session. The foul weather kept representatives of some agenda items from attending. City department reports were given. Economic Development...

 

Conservation Full Moon Hike

Strap on your snowshoes or boots – depending on the ground cover – and enjoy a stroll through the crisp winter evening air. The O'Brien County Conservation Board is holding a Full Moon Hike on... Full story

 

Green Teams At South O'Brien

Friday night basketball at South O'Brien introduced the "Green Teams" to the fans. The Green Teams were a tribute to the late Kirk Struve. Struve was a lifelong resident of the South O'Brien... Full story

 
 By staff    News    February 14, 2019

Law and Order

Traffic Zachary E. Buckwald, Sheldon, Failure to Obey Stop Sign; Driving While Suspended Craig Corey Schleicher, New Munich, MN, No Valid Drivers License Morgan Wall, Sanborn, Seatbelt Violation Esber...

 

Upcoming Blood Drive In Sutherland

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (February 11, 2018) – Save local lives through blood donation with LifeServe Blood Center. LifeServe Blood Center is the community blood bank and sole supplier of blood to more...

 

James Edward Ehlers

James Edward "Jim" Ehlers, age 86, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society. Jim was born December 1, 1932 in Paullina, Iowa, the son of Louis and Ella... Full story

 
 By Submitted    News    February 14, 2019

"Clippings" from Iowa State Extension

The Master Gardener program teaches a lot, including the willingness to experiment. Such was the case last spring when I purchased my first canna. I really had no idea what to expect but was drawn to...

 

Snow Days and Make-up Days Explained

Over the last few months, the South O'Brien area and most of the Midwest have battled extreme winter weather. With the extreme conditions comes late starts, early dismissals, and no school days for...

 
 By Shelby Enger    News    February 14, 2019

Juniors Earn Second Quarter Reward

By Shelby Enger The Junior Class of South O'Brien has earned a reward for winning the class competition for the second quarter. This is the second quarter in a row the juniors have dominated. On...

 

State Speech Participants

By Abrahm Rohwer Three South O'Brien speech groups participated in State Speech this year in Spencer on February 2. Coached by Becky Wester, there were 4 groups that competed at Districts: Ensemble,...

 
 By Caden Hale    News    February 14, 2019

Iowa Assessments moving from paper to online

South O'Brien students in grades 7-11 took an online Iowa Statewide Assessment practice test on February 1. It was used as an infrastructure test. South O'Brien's Technology Coordinator Mary Helfter...

 
 By Alexus Babb    News    February 14, 2019

National FFA Week

National FFA week is a tradition at South O'Brien that members love. The South O'Brien chapter has 73 members enrolled. This year, National FFA Week will begin on February 20. South O'Brien FFA Adviso...

 

Dinner Theatre Tickets on Sale March 4th!

Tickets will be on sale soon for the South O'Brien Dinner Theater! The performance of Hillbilly Hankerin' will hit the stage on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, in the East Gym in Paullina....

 

FCA Valentine's Day Flowers

As Valentine's Day approaches, the South O'Brien FCA students will be selling roses for $6 and carnations for $3. Each color has a specific meaning. Red means "I love you," pink means "You are very...

 

Jenness earns berth in State Wrestling Tournament

by Scott Chrisman Luke Jenness still has more wrestling to do. The senior guaranteed that by finishing in first place for Sheldon/South O'Brien at the Class 2A District Wrestling Tournament held...

 

Lady Wolverines one point better than MMCRU

by Scott Chrisman South O'Brien avenged an overtime loss to MMCRU earlier in the season by slipping past the Royals 61-60 February 4 at Paullina. This contest did not count in the War Eagle...

 

Wolverines thwart Gehlen Catholic comeback bid

South O'Brien pulled away in the fourth quarter to down Gehlen Catholic 68-53 February 8 at Paullina. The Jays had rallied in the third quarter to tie the game. The Wolverines finish the regular...

 

Wolverines roll past HMS

South O'Brien picked up its ninth War Eagle Conference victory of the season by thumping Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 70-25 February 5 at Paullina. The nine wins accompany the two conference losses to West...

 

Wolverines put the clamps on MMCRU

For the second time this season, South O'Brien's boys had little trouble with an overmatched MMCRU team. The Wolverines didn't give up a point in the first quarter and allowed only five by halftime...

 

Lady Wolverines win big over HMS

South O'Brien concluded the regular season on a high note with a 64-34 War Eagle Conference victory over county rival Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn February 5 at Paullina. The win allowed the Lady...

 
 By Submitted    News    February 14, 2019

New monarch numbers encouraging: Conservation efforts in Iowa contribute to long-term recovery

AMES, Iowa – This week, the World Wildlife Fund released its 2018-2019 overwintering monarch population report. Adult monarch butterflies covered approximately 15 acres of forest canopy in Mexico,...

 
 By Submitted    News    February 14, 2019

University of Iowa Fall 2018 Dean's List

IOWA CITY, IA (02/06/2019)-- Students named to the University of Iowa fall 2018 Dean’s List • Drake Bechtel of Larrabee, IA (51029) • Tayla Coady of Primghar, IA (51245) • Samuel Nelson of Sutherland, IA (51058) • Alex Rohwer of...

 

Sole Mates and Surgery

I used to keep the partners of every sock my family ever lost on the off chance that someday their sole mates would return. It was wishful thinking, considering some of them probably went missing...

 

Weekly Newsletter from Dan Huseman

February 7, 2019 I have always said that when it comes to the Super Bowl, don't ever bet against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. So far this winter, Mother Nature is a lot like Brady-she...

 

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