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Articles from the May 9, 2019 edition

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 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

Major Road Repair in Calumet

East 2nd Street in Calumet serves as the community's primary access. The street begins on the east at its intersection with Highway 59 (aka Tanager Avenue). The street runs through Calumet completely...

 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

Sutherland Council Considers Development Option

The Sutherland City Council met in regular session on Monday May 6. The budget amendment Hearing was held with no public comments submitted in writing or in person. The budget amendment passed. Kiana...

 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

Changing the Flood Insurance Rate Maps

On May 2 O'Brien County Emergency Management Administration invited the public to an open house for representatives of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Federal Emergency Management...

 News    May 9, 2019

A New and Nasty Bug

In late April, Sherry Bootsma of rural Sanborn and an O'Brien County Supervisor shared her experience of recent weeks identifying a new pest in O'Brien County. Bootsma, also a member of the O'Brien...

 By Richard R. Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

Archer Man Charged With Kidnapping

An Archer man was arrested and is facing kidnapping charges after allegedly forcing an ex girlfriend into his car against her will, then driving away with her. facing a kidnapping charge after he alle...

 News    May 9, 2019

Wings and Wetland Festival

O'Brien County Conservation is planning a great line-up of events to celebrate the annual multi-county Wings and Wetlands Festival. Each year several northwest Iowa counties cooperate to celebrate the... Full story

 By staff    News    May 9, 2019

Law and Order

Traffic Jacob Lawrence Hofstra, Sheldon, Failure to Obey Stop Sign Yesenia Antonia Carrasco Carrasco, Sibley, No Valid Drivers License Trevin Christopher Van Beek, Sheldon, Speeding Jennifer Lynn Rode...


Phyllis Dean

Phyllis Dean, 91 of Kansas City, Missouri passed away April 25, 2019 at Morningside Place in Overland Park, Kansas. Memorial services were held 2:00 pm Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Revolution (Westport) United Methodist Church, 500 W. 40th Street, Kans... Full story

 News    May 9, 2019

Reminder of Upcoming Sutherland Community Meeting On May 22

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – What should Sutherland do to attract new residents? That is the topic of a community meeting at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the R.L Johannsen Building, 110 Ash Street,... Full story

 By staff    Entertainment    May 9, 2019

Past News From The Files Of The O'Brien County Bell

30 years ago - 1999 SURVEY REMINDER - Primghar residents arc reminded to return their completed telecommunications surveys to the City Office. Native plants to be restored along county roadways -...

 By staff    Entertainment    May 9, 2019

Past News From The Files Of The Paullina Times

20 years ago - 1999 Volunteers needed to assemble new playground equipment at city - HELP WANTED: Volunteers committed to the betterment of the community of Paullina and willing to help in the...

 By staff    Entertainment    May 9, 2019

Past News From The Files Of The Sutherland Courier

20 years ago - 1999 Fiber optic lines to be laid for NCCC Cable TV upgrade - Improvements to the Cable TV systems Sutherland and Paulliria currently have are well underway according to New Century...

 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

City Water Project Moves Forward

The City of Calumet set dates for bid letting a public hearing for a complete replacement of their city water system. The community has struggled with significant leaks in their system for a number of years. Several have been found and fixed, but...

 By Beth Ellen Doran    News    May 9, 2019

Clippings from ISU Extension

Spring has many fragrances – gentle rains, freshly mown grass and flowering fruit trees – but none compare to the sweet fragrance of the common lilac. In fact, floral oil is extracted...

 By Coach Faust    Sports    May 9, 2019

Lady Wolverines get split against HMS and A-W

South O'Brien, Akron-Westfield, and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn faced off at Primghar in a War Eagle Conference triangular on a perfect night for golf Thursday, May 2, in Primghar. South O'Brien's girls...

 By Coach Reichle    Sports    May 9, 2019

Wolverine boys host A-W and HMS

The South O'Brien boys entertained Akron-Westfield and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn May 2 at Primghar Golf and Country Club. It was the nicest night of the year so far and the course was in amazing shape....

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    May 9, 2019

Lady Wolverines win seven events at War Eagle Conference Meet

South O'Brien's distanced itself from all but champion Unity Christian as the War Eagle Conference Meet was conducted April 29 at Northwestern College in Orange City. The Wolverines earned 133 points...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    May 9, 2019

New track, same results for locals at Wolverine Relays

South O'Brien turned in another strong showing, and grabbed another second place finish behind Unity Christian, as the team hosted the Wolverine Relays on the new track at Paullina May 2. The hosts...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    May 9, 2019

South O'Brien boys rack up points at Royal Coed Relays

South O'Brien's boys were one of four teams to score over 100 points as MMCRU hosted the Royal Coed Relays April 26 at Marcus. The Wolverines' 120 points left them in fourth place behind Central Lyon...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    May 9, 2019

South O'Brien boys score well in hosting Wolverine Relays

South O'Brien broke in the new track at Paullina by welcoming three teams to the Wolverine Relays on May 2. With just four schools competing, the Wolverine boys had a chance to compile a season-high...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    May 9, 2019

Wolverines are tops in four events at War Eagle Conference Meet

Matt Riedemann had a hand in three conference championship efforts and Kanner Bauer two as South O'Brien's boys competed in the War Eagle Conference meet April 29 at Northwestern College in Orange...


His and Hers Sleep Checklists

Women need around 20 minutes more sleep per night than men do. I read it on the internet, so it must be true. Unfortunately, we also suffer from insomnia more often than men do, maybe because we have...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    May 9, 2019

Your Social Security

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake Each May, Social Security releases the top 10 baby names of the previous year. We are the leading source for America's popular names because almost...

 News    May 9, 2019

Orange City Tulip Festival's ArtBurst to Feature 33 Artists from 7 States

ORANGE CITY, IOWA-Thirty-three artists from seven states will exhibit and sell their work at ArtBurst May 17 and 18 as part of the annual Orange City Tulip Festival. ArtBurst will take place on the...


American Life In Poetry

How many of our mothers set aside what they wanted to do with their lives and chose instead to make good lives for us? This poem is from Faith Shearin's sixth book, Darwin's Daughter, published in 201...


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