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 By Mari Radtke    News    December 6, 2018

Casey's General Store Grows in Paullina

Casey's Convenience Store in Paullina acquired the Cenex/Dyno's store just south of its current location on Grand Avenue. For about a year, people have been wondering when will the new store open? Tha...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 6, 2018

Big Changes Proposed for County Attorney's Office

By Mari Radtke On November 5, 2018, Rachel M. Becker was elected as the next County Attorney for O’Brien County Iowa. She has served as the Assistant County Attorney to the retiring Micah Schreurs. Becker will be the first female County Attorney...

 

Northwest Iowa Manufacturers Partner with Northwestern Iowa Community College and Northwest Iowa Development

At Northwest Iowa Community College's Manufacturing Lab amongst lathes and manufacturing tools on Thursday, November 29, 2018, Northwest Iowa Regional Manufacturing Partnership (The Partnership)...

 

Law and Order

Traffic Randy Ramirez, Laredo, TX, No Valid Drivers License Stephen Lloyd Mack, Spencer, Speeding Shea Brianne Driesen, Sheldon, Seatbelt Violation Melissa Lynn Barnett, Ashton, Use of Electronic Device Jesus Eusebio Topete, Hull, Failure to Use...

 

O'Brien County Bell Past Files

20 years ago - 1998 Jaycees purchase fax machines for SOS sites, honor teachers - A special assembly was held at each South O'Brien school site last Tuesday, November 24, to honor teachers and their...

 

The Paullina Times Past Files

20 years ago - 1998 South O'Brien substitutes receive five-percent pay raise - Pay for substitute teachers and aides in the South O'Brien School District has been a matter of concern for some time....

 

The Sutherland Courier Past Files

20 years ago -1998 Commercial Club finalizes plans for Old-Fashioned Christmas - At their November Commercial Club meeting, the Sutherland group finalized plans for the Old-Fashioned Christmas...

 

"Remembering The Orphans" Presented At Primghar Community Center

On Thursday, November 15, Lori Vicker presented "Remembering The Orphans" at the Primghar Community Center. The presentation's focus was on the lives of those impacted by the historical exodus out of...

 
 By Barb Ebel    News    December 6, 2018

Remembered...And Not Forgotten

Christmas is a time for joy and happiness....so don’t forget to acknowledge the thirty five residents in the thirteen nursing, assisted living and independent living homes. Our wish is that everyone would take the time to send a Christmas card, tak...

 

8th Grade Boys Sweep Cherokee

South O’Brien-43 Cherokee-27 The 8th grade boys’ basketball team hosted Cherokee for a double-header on Friday night. In the first game the Wolverines jumped out to a fast start and never looked back in securing the 43 to 27 victory. The...

 
 By Submitted    News    December 6, 2018

An Important Winter Safety Message From Black Hills Energy

SPENCER, IA December 3, 2018 — Snow and ice buildup on your natural gas meter can create a safety hazard and even cut off the flow of natural gas to your heating equipment and other appliances. To avoid trouble, gently remove snow and ice from on...

 
 By Dorothy Rosby    News    December 6, 2018

Holiday greetings to you and yours!

Dear friends, I hope you've had a wonderful 2018. We've had much to be thankful for this year: no cavities, no car troubles, no overdraft notices. Plus we only had five trick-or-treaters on...

 

New statewide assessment is on the way

The new assessment, called the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress, or ISASP, is being developed by the Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa following legislative action (HF2235). Iowa students in grades 3 through 11 will be...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    December 6, 2018

Festival of Trees Successful

Despite foul weather forcing quick changes in Paullina's annual Festival of Trees, the turnout for the rapid response to weather was large and as jovial as always. Organizers for the Festival of...

 

Lady Wolverines get win over Hinton

South O’Brien matched Hinton’s fast start and then steadily pulled away for a 67-42 win over the Lady Blackhawks November 27 at Hinton. The Wolverines trailed 18-16 following a competitive first quarter then won the second quarter by eight, the...

 

Sheldon/South O'Brien fourth at Joe Fitch Invite

Sheldon/South O’Brien’s wrestlers placed fourth as a team at the Joe Fitch Invitational held November 30 at Humboldt. Individually, Luke Jenness emerged as the champion at 182 pounds. Bobby Beldt placed second at 170. Finishing third were Eli Bro...

 

Sheldon/South O'Brien wrestlers earn split at quad

Sheldon South O’Brien took to the mat in varsity competition for the first time this season as part of a wrestling quadrangular held November 29 at Rock Rapids. Also participating along with host Central Lyon/George-Little Rock were Cherokee and Sp...

 

Lady Wolverines roll past Remsen St. Mary's

In its home debut, South O'Brien roared out to an 18 point lead after one quarter and went on to defeat Remsen St. Mary's 70-25 November 30 at Paullina. The win enabled the Wolverines to get off to a...

 

Wolverines' opener at Hinton a success

Jackson Louscher led the way with 29 points as South O’Brien staged a successful season debut in topping Hinton 64-44 November 27 at Hinton. The Wolverines outscored Hinton in each quarter to finish with the 20 point victory. South O’Brien shot a...

 

Wolverines slip past Remsen St. Mary's

Although not a conference game, the contest between South O'Brien and Remsen St. Mary's featured two teams expected to contend for the War Eagle Conference boys basketball crown. South O'Brien built...

 

Judging

Judging for the Paullina Christmas Lighting Contest will take place on the evening of Sunday, December 9, 2018.  Prizes will be awarded....

 

Give the Gift of Life

LifeServe Blood Center is urging eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give the ultimate gift this holiday season: the gift of life. Paullina Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM at American Legion Hall,...

 

Primghar Fire Department Pancake Breakfast rescheduled

Due to the amount of ice and therefore public safety, Primghar Fire postponed the Pancake Breakfast till Sunday the 9th. Instead of kicking off Christmas In Primghar, the Primghar Fire Department is now closing out Christmas in Primghar from 8:30...

 

Sutherland Hometown Christmas

Saturday, December 8th, throughout the day the library will be hosting Sutherland's Hometown Christmas with Santa Claus visiting from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. along with firetruck rides and treatbags for the kids....

 

Please Note

Due to the Post Office being closed on Wednesday, Dec. 5th due to the funeral of President Bush, the newspapers are late this week. Additionally the deadline for the NW Iowa Peach and the newspaper will be Wednesday Dec. 19 at Noon for the Dec. 27...

 

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