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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for the State of Iowa in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. On Tuesday March 12, she...

 

Street Sign Package Delivered In Primghar

Paul Albritton, Technical Training Coordinator for Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) from Iowa State University delivered a street sign package to the city of Primghar. The package value...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    March 21, 2019

Jazz Band And Choir Pre-State Concert Held

The South O'Brien Junior and Senior High School Jazz Bands and the South O'Brien High School Jazz Choir held their annual pre-state concert at First Presbyterian Church in Paullina. The concert was...

 

Selected to All-State High School Jazz Band

South O'Brien Senior Richard Nyunt was selected to the Iowa All-State High School Jazz Band as the Vibes alternate. Senior Levi Feltman was chosen to the state band as the First Chair Tenor...

 

NCC Welcomes New Members To Foundation Board

Four new members joined the Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation Board during its annual meeting, held on January 21, 2019. Richard Heidloff will be representing the George-Little Rock district...

 

NCC Honors Foundation Board Members For Their Service

Five foundation board members were honored for their years of service and commitment to the Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation Board during its annual meeting, held on January 21, 2019....

 

Law and Order

Traffic Said Mehadiul Zemar, Sioux City, No Proof of Insurance Todd N. Vogel, Hartley, Seatbelt Violation Retna Josefina Lopez Lopez, Worthington, No Valid Drivers License Jorge Ardany Ortega,...

 

Past Files from The O'Brien County Bell

40 years ago – 1979 Chamber of Commerce dinner and "Las Vegas" night Saturday - The Primghar Chamber of Commerce will host the annual dinner Saturday night, March 24 at the school lunch room and...

 

Past Files from The Paullina Times

40 years ago – 1979 Conferences Scheduled For March 23 - Parent-Teacher Conference s for all parents of students in kindergarten through grad e eight will b e held Friday, March 23. There will b e n...

 

Past Files from The Sutherland Courier

40 years ago – 1979 Calumet Senior Citizens to Hold Paper Drive - Calumet Senior Citizens will be holding a paper drive on Wednesday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m. So please have your papers wrapped in...

 
 By Margaret Murphy    News    March 21, 2019

"Clippings" from Iowa State Extension

If you were to walk into my office, you'd see a table full of tiny seedlings that recently emerged and are rapidly growing. Having this fresh, garden scene to look at while I work has done wonders...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    March 21, 2019

Iowa Assessments Week

Annually, schools across Iowa spend about a week giving students a set of tests that were once known as Iowa Basic Skills. They are today known as Iowa Assessments. The name is not all that has changed. This year is the first year that a school...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    March 21, 2019

Primghar City Business

At the Monday March 11 Primghar City Council meeting the council opened a public hearing about Urban Renewal Area #3. This proposed Urban Renewal area is requested by Primghar Advancement Corporation...

 

O'Brien County Conservation Upcoming Events

The natural world is filled with color, shape, and design. In 2019, the O'Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a monthly Nature's Art series to engage people of all ages in looking at...

 

Black Hills Energy Is Here To Help You Manage Your Heating Bill

GRIMES, Iowa – March 19, 2019–April 1 is an important date to observe as the end of the annual Iowa Winter Moratorium (cold weather rule), and rules governing payment arrangements, energy assistance and bill-related service interruptions change...

 

Primghar Chamber St. Patricks Day Dance A Success

Casey Muessigmann, a music performer from Spencer, Iowa performed on stage Friday March 15 at the Primghar Community Building. The event, sponsored by the Primghar Chamber celebrated St. Patrick's...

 
 By Dan Huseman    Politics    March 21, 2019

Weekly Newsletter from Dan Huseman

March 14, 2019 There was a lot of tension inside the State Capitol this week and it was not because of any legislation. It was because of heavy rain and melting snow which has rivers and streams all...

 

Upcoming Blood Drive In Paullina

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (March 19, 2019) – Don't be drained by those who aren't giving back to your community. LifeServe Blood Center is the sole provider of blood to more than 120 hospitals in Iowa, Nebra...

 

Art Show Held At SOCS Elementary School

South O'Brien Elementary School hosted an art show for its students on Thursday March 7. The gym was filled with easels and tables displaying the work of students. The walls were adorned with...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    March 21, 2019

Saturday at the Library

The General N.B. Baker Library in Sutherland opened their doors Saturday morning for a story, a seed and a snack. About 10 kids came from all around the area to spend a little while getting their...

 
 By Brooke Goren    Opinion    March 21, 2019

As Trump spits on the grave of deceased war hero John McCain, Congressman King remains silent

On Wednesday, President Trump took his feud with Senator McCain to a new low, going on a five-minute rant where he complained about not being thanked enough for McCain’s funeral. Trump also claimed McCain “didn’t get the job done” for...

 

"Color The Wind"

"Color the Wind" was held at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, March 23. Everyone designed a kite, and then set it sailing on the wind. The sky was filled with color!... Full story

 

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