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Articles from the June 20, 2019 edition

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Smoothing Out The Bumps

O'Brien County Conservation has many projects on their plate this year. This is one they can move to the "done column". Last week the drive leading from the park entrance to the lodge area was...

 By Mari Radtke    News    June 20, 2019

Grants Awarded to Primghar Meaningful

An auto accident at the intersection of B40 and Highway 59 in Primghar on Saturday June 1 ended without personal injury. What did result is a request for the intersection to be a 4-way stop. The counc...


Drainage District Questions Need Answers

Drainage District 5 in O'Brien and Osceola Counties went rapidly from simple capacity increase through a farm drive to an enormous project fraught with errors, confusion and cost. At almost the very...


3-D Archery Shoot

The O'Brien County Conservation Board is pleased announce an exciting new event to be held at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center at 4270 Roosevelt Ave between Primghar and Paullina. A 3D... Full story

 By Angela Nyunt    News    June 20, 2019

State Ag Sales and Farm Business Management

A handful of South O'Brien FFA members had an enriching experience in their Career Development Events at the Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference on April 15th and 16th. Jason Wittrock, Aidan Rehder,...

 By Angela Nyunt    News    June 20, 2019

State FFA Band and Chorus

Three members of the South O'Brien FFA chapter participated in Band and Chorus at the 91st Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames, Iowa. Since 1948, members have been selected to participate in these...


Paullina Blood Drive Results

For nearly 15 years, Paullina and surrounding communities have been supporting the local blood bank, LifeServe Blood Center, at the community blood drives coordinated by Phyllis Schnoes. The blood...


Law and Order

Traffic Llewellyn Sidney Harmonsen, Jr, Sanborn, Registration Violation; OWI Phillip Allan Osborn, Fairmont, MN, Speeding Carol Ann Sosa Luellen, Sheldon, No Proof of Insurance Daniel David DeJong,...


Faust receives $500 Richard C. Keith Scholarship through IMT Insurance

IMT Insurance, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products, is pleased to announce that Andrew Kent Faust has been selected to receive a $500 Richard C. Keith Scholarship. Andrew...


O'Brien County Community Foundation Awards Local Grants

The O’Brien County Community Foundation (OBCCF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, awarded 23 grants on June 11h, 2019 at the Primghar Community Building in Primghar, Iowa totaling over $103,000 to nonprofit organizations and...


From My View

Cobblestone Days in Primghar went off well for the community, plenty of people and plenty of fun for all, even with the short rainfall. I did find one thing a bit disconcerting, and that was in the... Full story


Douma Park Undergoing Major Renovations This Summer

Douma Park near Sanborn is receiving a major renovation this summer. In 2018 O'Brien County Conservation received a grant for the renovations but delays with paperwork and the government shutdown... Full story


Little Sioux River No Longer Flowing Over Dam At Linn Grove

The flooding of 2019 has been epic throughout the Midwest, with high water on the Little Sioux River and other area rivers multiple times throughout the spring. The high water at the dam in Linn... Full story

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 20, 2019

Remsen St. Mary's scores early and often to down Wolverines

Remsen St. Mary's pounced on South O'Brien with six runs in each of the first two innings on the way to a 20-3 win. The War Eagle Conference baseball game was played June 10 at Paullina. For the...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 20, 2019

Big fourth inning propels MMCRU past Wolverines

MMCRU overcame a 1-0 deficit with a seven-run fourth and went on to defeat South O'Brien 11-1 June 12 at Marcus. The Royals pushed the lead to 10 runs with two outs in the fifth, ending the contest....

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 20, 2019

Wolverines score promptly in win over Whiting

South O'Brien tallied three times in the opening inning to stake an early claim on what became a 8-2 victory June 13 at Whiting. The Wolverines tacked on four runs in the third inning and another in...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 20, 2019

Wolverines suffer conference loss at Akron-Westfield

South O'Brien fell to 0-4 in the War Eagle Conference with a 12-2 loss to Akron-Westfield June 14 at Akron. The Wolverines found themselves in a 5-0 hole after one inning as their record dipped to...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 20, 2019

Lady Wolverines take see-saw affair over Remsen St. Mary's

South O'Brien scored late to pull out a 6-4 victory over Remsen St. Mary's. The War Eagle Conference classic played out June 10 at Paullina. "Tonight was a great game to be a part of!" exclaimed...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 20, 2019

Struve hurls no-no as Lady Wolverines blank MMCRU

South O'Brien's Sydney Struve threw a no-hitter to put away MMCRU in non-conference action June 12 at Cleghorn. She struck out a season-high 11 batters and walked seven. With the walks she was able...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 20, 2019

Lady Wolverines go 1-1 at abbreviated West Sioux Tourney

South O'Brien won a game, lost a game, and lost another to the weather as the Wolverines participated in the West Sioux Tournament June 15. The Tourney was set up into two three-team pools this year d...

 By Scott Chrisman    Sports    June 20, 2019

Lady Wolverines come up just short against Akron-Westfield

The Wolverines traveled to Akron June 13 for a conference contest and ended up on the losing side of a very well played high school softball game. Eighth-ranked Akron-Westfield scored single runs in t...

 By Mari Radtke    News    June 20, 2019

Sutherland Council Approves Sale

For months the Sutherland Council has heard about the construction of a medical clinic on a newly cleared lot at the corner of Ash Street and West 2nd Street. A written proposal was submitted to the...


"Big Cats of Iowa" at Prairie Heritage Center

The O'Brien County Conservation Board is hosting a guest speaker presenting information on the "Big Cats of Iowa." Mountain lions and bobcats are in the news. This will be an opportunity for you to le...


Business is Picking Up

An article's headline is like a carnival barker without the midway. Metaphorically speaking, it calls out to readers as they hurry by. "Read this! You won't win a giant teddy bear, but you won't have...


American Life In Poetry

I'm afraid that if I'd asked my grandparents what the past was like they'd say it was "hard," and that would be it. But Megan Arlett is privileged to have a grandmother who knows how to enchant us...


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