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 By Submitted    News    March 28, 2019

South O'Brien Elementary Wins PBIS Award

The Iowa Department of Education, along with the Northwest AEA Board of Directors gave the award to the South O'Brien Elementary for their work on implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 28, 2019

Earth and Space A New Exhibit At The Prairie Heritage Center

Explore Science: Earth & Space is the new exhibit at the Prairie Heritage Center. This event is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the...

 
 By Dan Huseman    Politics    March 28, 2019

Weekly Newsletter from Dan Huseman

March 21, 2019 March Madness is upon us, and this weekend, Des Moines is host to some opening round games. On Wednesday, Wells Fargo Arena was open so fans could come watch all eight teams who are...

 

Decision Time in Aisle One

I always get my milk last at the grocery store because I don't want it to curdle while I try to choose between whole wheat, crushed wheat, honey wheat, honey bran, sunflower, or twelve grain bread....

 

Six Generations

It is a rare occasion to be able to preserve 6 living generations of the same family. The Lucille Meyer family was able to celebrate the arrival of 10 day old, Tristin Miller on Saturday March 23...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 28, 2019

Rehearsal For The Play

Members of the Primghar Community Playhouse rehearse their lines for the upcoming performance of "Squabbles" to be performed April 5th, 6th and 7th at the Primghar Community Buildi...

 

Free Child Care Provider Training offered in Sibley April 15

SIBLEY, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a child care provider training, “Preschoolers and Pennies: Read, Talk, Learn and Play” on Monday, April 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Osceola Community Hospital...

 

April 9 Plain Conversation to Focus on Nation's Opioid Crisis

“Opioids: The Neighborhood Addiction” is the topic of the next Plain Conversation, scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at the Fruited Plain Café in Sioux Center. Cyndee Dather, Compass Pointe’s program manager for the State Opioid...

 
 By staff    News    March 28, 2019

South O'Brien Freshman Do Well At Western Iowa Science and Engineering Fair

South O’Brien Freshmen placing at the South O’Brien Science Fair held at Paullina on February 25 had at the opportunity to improve their project for a bigger and tougher competition. That Science...

 

Cherokee Regional Medical Center appoints new CEO

(Cherokee, Iowa – March 20, 2019) The Board of Directors at Cherokee Regional Medical Center and UnityPoint Health® announce the appointment of Gary W. Jordan, FACHE, as President and Chief...

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    March 28, 2019

Your Social Security

April is Financial Literacy Month and there's no better time than right now to begin to save for your future. The earlier you start saving, the more you can accrue in a 401k individual retirement...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    March 28, 2019

O'Brien County Bell Past Files

20 years ago – 1999 Jaycees purchase teddy bears for Primghar Ambulance Team - Jaycee President Maureen Thompson, left, and Otho Kinsley, Primghar Ambulance Director, display the teddy bears that...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    March 28, 2019

Paullina Times Past Files

20 years ago – 1999 Elderly housing tops list of Paullina housing needs - Steve Hallgren and Darren Bumgarner, representatives of Northwest Iowa Planning and Development (NWTPDC) were present at a...

 

The Sutherland Courier Past Files

20 years ago – 1999 Easter Egg Hunt Saturday - The Annual Commercial Club Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 3, 1999, rain or shine. The festivities will be kicked off with a visit from...

 
 By staff    News    March 28, 2019

South O'Brien Jazz Choir Places Sixth At State

The South O'Brien Jazz Choir placed sixth at state on Tuesday, March 26th....

 
 By Submitted    News    March 28, 2019

Primghar Community Blood Drive Results

For over 15 years, Primghar and surrounding communities have been supporting the local blood bank, LifeServe Blood Center, at the community blood drives coordinated by Kim Rons. The blood drive was he...

 

Community Cleanup Days

Paullina Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) pickup Thursday May 9 from 9:00am to Noon. Drop off in front of City Hall Junk Pickup Monday May 6 Contact City Hall, 949-3428, for cost of electronics, appliances, tires or other items. Have trash to be...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    March 28, 2019

Extreme Water Forces Decisions by Paullina City Council

By Mari Radtke Increasing volumes of water rushing through Paullina in recent years have put the Paullina City Council in a position to make some decisions for residents and guests to the community. Overnight street parking prior to April 1 was...

 
 By staff    News    March 28, 2019

Law and Order

Traffic Ashley Anne Sandbulte, Ireton, Speeding Storm Douglas Swanson, Sutherland, Speeding Emil Sue Heeren, Marcus, Speeding Stephen Lloyd Mack, Spencer, Speeding Raul Lopez Martin, Hawarden,...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    March 28, 2019

South O'Brien Seats New Board President

By Mari Radtke Tom Wagner of Primghar has served his community as a school board member for seven and one half years. Four and a half of those years has been as vice president. Wagner stepped into...

 

Treasurer's Office Updates

By Mari Radtke Do not plan on getting a drivers license in O'Brien County, titling a vehicle or paying your property taxes at the office on April 4 or 5, 2019. The O'Brien County Treasurer's office...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    March 28, 2019

Lets Go Fly A Kite I Made!

The Prairie Heritage Center, located in the southeast corner of O'Brien County hosted "Colors of the Wind" Saturday March 23. The center always has interesting displays and learning activities...

 

Primghar Library April Schedule

Story Time Fridays at 10:00 April 5th Farm April 12th Libraries April 19th Easter April 26th Pond. Book Club April 24th at 2:00 PM – Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor National Library Week – April 7th – the 13th – Something Fun Every Day ...

 

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