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 By Mari Radtke    News    May 14, 2020

Public Library Offerings

The governor has relaxed some of social distance recommendations in Iowa. Libraries are one of the public spaces with some lifted restrictions. Some libraries have decided to not jump into the deep...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 14, 2020

Supervisors Updated On Bridges In The County

The P4 bridge over Waterman Creek northeast of Sutherland is nearing completion. Graves Construction is doing the installation. The new bridge spans 149 feet over the banks and accommodates IDNR's...

 

Student Lunches

Students of the South O’Brien Community School District can pick up bagged lunches in each of the 4 communities of South O’Brien. This is a service provided by the school district. Pick up locations are as follows: Paullina – First... Full story

 

Sutherland Man Charged With Multiple Driving Violations

On October 6, 2019, at 5:22 p.m. an accident involving a vehicle and a side-by-side was reported to the O'Brien County Communications Center. Jerome "Jerry" Milo Schueller of Primghar, Iowa, and two...

 

American Life In Poetry

Once, as a young man, I needed a pair of black shoes to wear at a wedding at which I was to be a groomsman and after work one day I was following a truck with a flapping canvas over the open back,...

 

Secretary Pate launches statewide poll worker recruitment for June primary

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced a new statewide initiative to recruit poll workers for the June 2 primary. Normally, Iowa poll workers tend to come from age groups that are more vulnerable to COVID-19. This June, Secretary Pate asks...

 

Lydia Flinders Places Third

One of the first speaking events that many freshmen FFA members compete in is the FFA Creed Speaking event. South O'Brien FFA member, Lydia Flinders, was the chapter's representative for the event...

 

Law and Order

Traffic Macario Alfredo Lopez Ramos, Worthington, No Valid Drivers license Matthew Nasers, Paullina, Seatbelt Violation Jacob Allen Vos, Speeding Bailey Jo Rohlfsen, Sutherland, Minor in Possession...

 

Iowa receives over $71 million in federal aid to help PK-12 schools mitigate effects of COVID-19

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state has received over $71.6 million in federal relief for PK-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount is Iowa’s share of...

 

You decide how to vote. We'll make it safe and secure.

Our national dialogue is consumed with discussion about health, safety, freedoms and liberties. There is no doubt Iowans are concerned about these important matters. It is vital to find a balancing...

 

New Report Highlighting Value of Ag Innovation Features Iowa State University Research

AMES, Iowa - A new national report on agricultural science, “Innovation to Profit: A Retaking the Field Publication, volume 5,” focuses on the importance of federally funded agricultural research to strengthen agriculture’s bottom line and...

 

Guest Opinion: Bret Richards: King, Feenstra Do Disservice to Voters By Refusing Invitation To Televsed Debate

IRWIN, Iowa – Republican congressional candidate Bret Richards said today that the decision by U.S. Rep. Steve King and state Sen. Randy Feenstra to refuse to debate on Iowa Public Broadcasting...

 

Rodney Harms

Rodney Henry Harms, son of Henry and Lillian (Saupe) Harms, was born on the farm near Archer, IA on April 19, 1939. He was the youngest of three children, with older sisters: Bonnie and Shirley. He...

 

City Council Meeting City Hall – Paullina, Iowa – 5:30 P.M. May 4, 2020

City Council Meeting City Hall – Paullina, Iowa – 5:30 P.M. May 4, 2020 Due to Covid 19 the meeting was limited to 10 people. The meeting was available to the public on Zoom – Meeting ID – 842 964 4146 and password – 159829. The meeting...

 

All 2020 Midwest Honor Flight Missions Are Postponed

REGIONAL: On May 7, 2020, Midwest Honor Flight’s Board of Directors made the difficult decision to postpone all our 2020 scheduled flights out of caution for our Veterans, Guardians, and Crew. This heartbreaking decision was not made lightly as...

 

USDA Offers Farm Loans for Farmers Facing COVID-19 Related Challenges

DES MOINES, IOWA, May 7, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to agricultural producers who may not find success obtaining loans from...

 

Dairy Producers In Tough Predicament

Across America, workers involved in the food supply chain are considered essential. After their input suppliers, farmers and ranchers are the first link in the chain as their production moves to processors, distributors and then to retailers. If farm...

 

Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep quickinars promote gardening and healthy eating

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased food preparation and mealtime at home, as well as sparked renewed interest in gardening and food preservation. In response to this movement, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and...

 

100 Years Later: The Return of the Victory Gardens

by Katelyn Brinkerhoff, Horticulture Educator "The War Garden was the chrysalis. The Victory Garden is the butterfly." - Victory Gardens Feed the Hungry: The Needs of Peace Demand the Increased...

 
 By staff    News    May 14, 2020

How Families and Communities Can Prepare for Natural Disasters

(StatePoint) Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. However, studies show that advance planning can keep individuals healthier and safer and support faster recovery for communities. Building Safety Month, an international...

 

Why I Miss Going to Meetings

If it weren’t for that little matter of everyone I come in contact with being potentially hazardous to my health right now, I’d suggest we go back to having meetings in person instead of on Zoom, Cisco and the other online meeting platforms. You...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    News    May 14, 2020

Gov. Reynolds allows additional reopenings

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation May 6 loosening some restrictions during the Public Health Disaster Emergency.  The proclamation permits dental services to resume in compliance...

 

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date Meals are available for Delivery to Paullina, Sutherland and Calumet

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date are 5 days each week, Monday – Friday. Host locations are Willoway in Sutherland, at 409 Ash Street and the Primghar Community Building at 215 1st Street SE in Primghar. DURING THE COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING th...

 

O'Brien County Tourism Introduces "Tour O'Brien County – We'll See You Outside" Barn Quilt Tour

Primghar, Iowa, April 28, 2020 – O'Brien County Tourism announces their second social distancing activity – "Tour O'Brien County – We'll See You Outside" Barn Quilt Tour. The county tourism... Full story

 

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