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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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O'Brien County's Pioneer Cemeteries

Visit the Pioneer Cemeteries of O'Brien County this Memorial Day. Members of O'Brien County Cemetery Preservation Association with the support of O'Brien County Veteran's Administration will be...

 

"If These Walls Could Talk"

Primghar, Iowa, May 13, 2020 – O'Brien County Torism has more fun in store for the entire family with their third tour O'Brien County-We'll See You Outside activity, "If These Walls Could Talk."... Full story

 

Restrictions on Farmers Markets Continue

AMES, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended the state’s Public Health Emergency Declaration as it pertains to farmers markets. The governor’s latest proclamation allows farmers markets to continue operating, but only to sell food and farm...

 

Law and Order

Traffic Branden John Hengeveld, Hartley, Failure to Maintain Control Nolan Matthew Pruett, Larrabee, Speeding Chevelle Lynn Dance, Sioux City, Speeding Daulton Robert Mouw, Sanborn, Open Container...

 

Iowa Corn Growers Association Corn Quiz Bowl

The Iowa Corn Growers Association sponsors a Corn Quiz Bowl each year for FFA chapters to participate in at the District FFA Convention. This event requires FFA members to think fast and answer a...

 

Betty Taylor

Betty Anne (Hembd) Taylor was born near Sibley, IA on December 26, 1934. She was the seventh child of Herman and Lena (Rosenberg) Hembd. She received her early education in a rural school near Ocheyed...

 

Craig Camarigg

Craig Lee Camarigg, son of Chrissie Lee and Amanda Martha (Zeglin) Camarigg, was born August 16, 1932 on his parents' farm near Cushing, IA. He spent his youth in the Correctionville, IA area along...

 

Rosemary Louise Specht

Cleghorn, Iowa – Rosemary Louise Specht, 67, of Cleghorn, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at her home following a lengthy illness. Visitation with social distancing will begin at 2:00...

 

Clippings from ISU Extension

by Pat Kosters, Iowa Master Gardener As I walked the beautiful Rock Valley Trails this spring, I passed the huge ancient elm dubbed 'Old Tree' by regular trail walkers. I thought, "If this tree could...

 

Local ISU Extension and Outreach offices reopening by appointment only

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Local Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach offices in Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux, O’Brien and Clay Counties will reopen for appointments only beginning Monday, May 18. The offices will not be open to walk-ins,...

 
 By State Point    News    May 21, 2020

Keeping Personal Information Safe During a Pandemic

(StatePoint) Americans are spending more time at home, which means they're likely spending more time online. While their attention is focused on staying healthy, they shouldn't forget to stay... Full story

 

O'Brien County Tourism Provides Social Distancing Entertainment for All Ages with "If These Walls Could Talk" Tour

Primghar, Iowa, May 13, 2020 – O'Brien County Torism has more fun in store for the entire family with their third Tour O'Brien County-We'll See You Outside activity, "If These Walls Could Talk."...

 

American Life In Poetry

We've featured several other poems by Bruce Guernsey, who lives in Illinois and Maine. But here he is visiting Gettysburg and giving us a poem for Memorial Day. "Naming the Trees" is forthcoming in th...

 

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...

 

Sanford Sheldon urging parents to continue necessary pediatric care

Sheldon, IA – Physicians at Sanford Sheldon Clinics are encouraging parents to continue with well-child visits and immunization schedules, particularly for children ages 2 and under. “I’ve heard some hesitancy from parents about bringing their...

 

COVID-19 update: Five new cases in the last week raises O'Brien County total to 22

The last week has shown an additional five people test positive for the novel coronavirus in O’Brien County. Two of the cases are females in the age range of 18-40. One is a female in the age range of 41-60. One is a female in the age range of...

 

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation easing some restrictions during Public Health Emergency

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation May 13 continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency but loosening some restrictions. Effective May 15 the proclamation permits salons, barbershops, and massage and tattoo establishments to...

 

Ag producers may soon apply for USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon begin taking applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). As part of applying for the program, ag producers will need to contact the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office at th...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    May 21, 2020

School Board Talks Graduation

School participation rates remained steady. High school rates saw up to 25% decline. Personal property has been picked up using staggered access. Bruder also reported that next year’s class schedules are complete. Seniors completed their high...

 

Change In Memorial Day Services In Paullina

The Paullina Legion will be raising the Flag at 10:30 a.m. at the memorial at City Hall and raising the Flag at lake at 11:00 a.m. on Monday May 25 for Memorial Day, There will be no program.... Full story

 

Absentee Ballot Application No Longer Accepted

Several applications to vote by absentee were received by court house staff on Saturday May 23. That is too late to be sent a primary ballot. Staff at the Auditor's office will be attempting to make contact with the applicants. You can still vote...

 

Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in O'Brien County

Additional cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in O’Brien County, bringing O’Brien County’s total number of cases to 24. New COVID-19 Case Information for O’Brien County: - Two females in the age range of 41-60. - One male in...

 

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020. As previously announced, the proclamation permits bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and social and fraternal clubs may...

 

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