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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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 By Mari Radtke    News    November 15, 2018

A Show for Good Will

The Governor's Charity Steer Show, an annual event held in conjunction with the Iowa State Fair invites 4H members and county showmen to participate in an exciting event to help raise funds for the...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    November 15, 2018

Sometimes You Just Have To Do Something

Everybody knows Darrel Van Engen. Big D. He has been part of the Primghar community for more than 40 years. He was the go-to guy to fix your cars while Primghar still had a Ford dealership. He stayed as the go-to guy at the same location since the...

 

Harland "Lindy" Wickstrom

Harland "Lindy" Wickstrom, age 90, of Brookings, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Covington Care Center in Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018,...

 

Input Sought From Paullina Residents

The City of Paullina is thinking about switching to a 95 gallon recycling cart. These recycling carts will hold twice as much as the current containers and are on wheels so they are easy to get to and from the curb. The containers will be picked up...

 

South O'Brien Junior/Senior High School Honor Roll 2018-2019

The following South O’Brien Junior High and High School students have met the requirements to be listed on the first quarter honor roll. The honor roll is divided into two parts – high honors and honors. A student must maintain at least a 3.75...

 

Nine Wolverines Earn All-District Football Honors

A total of nine South O’Brien Wolverines were either named to the 2018 Class A District 1 All-District Football first or second team or received honorable mention. On the all-district first team for South O’Brien were running back Tristan Wilson,...

 

New Girls Basketball Coaches

As the basketball season got underway this month, South O'Brien High School saw some coaching changes in the girls' basketball program. Erica Dreckman, who previously coached C team basketball has ste...

 

FFA Fruit Pick-up

The annual fruit sales fundraiser campaign is held each fall to raise money for the South O'Brien FFA Chapter. Although the sales campaign has concluded, community members who purchased fruit should...

 
 By Shelby Enger    News    November 15, 2018

Winter Clothing Drive through Nov. 20

The need for warm clothing is especially great during the winter months, and this year South O'Brien Nation Honor Society will be holding a winter clothing drive to collect items to help those in...

 

National Honor Society Volleyball Tournament

The National Honor Society hosted its annual Adopt-a-Family Fundraiser Volleyball Tournament on Thursday, November 1. Students and staff gathered teams to compete against one another for the...

 

State Dance Competition set for Nov. 29-30

Iowa State Dance Championships are right around the corner, and the South O'Brien Dance Team has been preparing for the annual competition. The squad will travel to Des Moines November 29-30 to...

 

Rensink's legacy continues to impact students and staff at South O'Brien

Darren and Lisa Rensink, parents of the late Derrick Rensink, have made a $25 donation to every teacher at South O'Brien Schools this year. The donation is meant to be a commemoration of Derrick's...

 

Fall Sports Awards

Fall Sports Awards, photos provided by the staff of the Wolverine Roar....

 

Blood Drive

South O'Brien High School Student Council hosted the fall blood drive on November 8, from 9 am to 1 pm in the East Gym. The blood drive was open to the community, but the majority of donors were...

 
 By Iowa DNR    News    November 15, 2018

Did you know that Iowa has nine species of bats?

Iowa DNR Two of the most common bats in Iowa are the little brown bat (Myotis lucifigus) and the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus). Like all of the bats in Iowa, they are insectivores and are critical for keeping Iowa’s insect populations in check....

 

American Life in Poetry

Until about a hundred years ago, the worth of a poem was measured by how noble and elevated was its subject and its manner of delivery, but with the appearance of modernism all hell broke loose and suddenly there were all sorts of subjects one had...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    November 15, 2018

Paullina City Employees' Health Insurance Increase Skyrocketed

Kent Faust with South O’Brien Insurance opened the annual insurance reviewv with the Paullina City Council on Monday November 5 by light-heartedly reminding the council that he is only the messenger. In prior years, since the passage of ACA the...

 

Academic All-District Football

The following football players and cheerleaders from the teams in Class A District 1 earned Academic All-District honors for 2018: Akron-Westfield Jack Anderson, Jr., Dominic Trobaugh, Sr., John Henrich, Sr., Sean Steffen, Jr., Cole Moffatt, Jr., Hun...

 

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