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ISU Extension and Outreach offers new food preservation classes online this October

AMES, Iowa – More Iowans than ever are exploring how to home preserve their garden bounty to enjoy that fresh taste of summer all year long. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two new online workshops to help Iowans safely ...

 

ISU Extension and Outreach offers Rethinking Your Retirement During COVID-19

AMES, Iowa – Your thoughts on retirement may be among the many things in flux due to COVID-19. Some employers are offering early retirement incentives, and many Iowans are considering early retirement due to job challenges, health concerns or...

 

Steve Dorr

On September 9, 2020, Steve Dorr, loving husband and father of three, passed away at the age of 76. Steve was born on January 4, 1944 in Le Mars, Iowa to Arnold and Fern Dorr. His father was a dairy...

 

Past Files Of The O'Brien County Bell

21 years ago - 2000 City Council tackles brief September agenda - A light agenda greeted council members at the September Primghar City Council meeting on Monday, September 11. Members present were...

 

Ralph Bress

Ralph Richard Bress was born January 31, 136 at Primghar, Iowa. One of four sons and two sisters born to Fred and Esther Bress. He was baptized December 14, 1941 and confirmed into the Lutheran Church on June 11, 1950. Preceding Richard in death...

 

Grain Quality Concerns Abound as Iowa Enters Harvest Season

The combination of drought, derecho and hot weather has Iowa crops maturing earlier than usual, and with a host of grain quality concerns. “Storm damaged corn is on the ground and it is quickly becoming moldy which creates food safety hazards,...

 

Lynn A. Jeffers

Graveside services for Lynn A. Jeffers 63 of Sumner, Iowa and formerly of Primghar, Iowa services were at 11:00 A.M. Saturday September 5, 2020 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar Pastor Mike Co...

 

Clover Explorer activities-by-mail offered to area 1st through 3rd graders

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach O’Brien County Youth Coordinator Sarah Fiddelke and K-12 Program Specialist Kate Stewart love hosting Clover Kids for first through third graders throughout the county each school...

 

ISU Extension Clippings

by Richard Jauron, Extension Horticulturist Onions are a staple in the kitchen. If properly harvested, cured and stored, homegrown onions can be enjoyed through much of fall and winter. When should...

 

South O'Brien FFA Officer Team Attends District Conference

Each year district and state FFA officers plan and facilitate Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) Conferences for FFA members. Dordt University welcomed FFA chapters from the Northwest...

 

Robert D. Earley

Cameron, Missouri- Robert Donald Earley, 85, Cameron, passed away at his home, with his family by his side. Bob was born in Le Mars, Iowa to Frank and Mabel (Bauerly) Earley. He was a 1953 graduate of...

 

Watering Plants in the Garden and Landscape

By Richard Jauron AMES, Iowa -- Rainfall in portions of Iowa have been well below normal over the last three months. Plants will need to be watered in dry areas to ensure a bountiful vegetable or fruit crop or an attractive landscape. Two important...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 30, 2020

Pastor Installation

Bethel Lutheran Church of Sutherland installed a new Pastor Sunday, July 19, 2020. Pastor LeRoy Riemer served the congregation of Sutherland and the surrounding area for just under 49 years. Health...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    July 23, 2020

Flexibility is Mr. Riley's "Word of the Year"

Mr. Wade Riley started in his position as the Superintendent of South O'Brien Community School District. Riley, originally from Cherokee, Iowa, with his wife, Abby and their three sons, Knox age 5,...

 

Tall Corn State is Also Known for its Savory Sweet Corn

AMES, Iowa – Iowa is the leading producer of field corn. In 2016, Iowa produced 18% of all corn grown in the United States. While there are endless rows of field corn across the state, this is not the corn on your dinner plate. In this week’s...

 

Master Gardener Training to be held online this Fall

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Sioux County will offer Master Gardener training online this fall for individuals who are passionate about serving their communities and sharing gardening best practices. Master...

 

Sutherland Courier Past Files

60 years ago - July 21, 1960 Story Hour With Mrs. Carl Metz and Mrs. Nick Novak in charge, the regular weekly Story Hour was held Friday afternoon at the Library, with 24 children in attendance Since...

 

Eldridge Elected To Serve As President Elect of I.F.D.A

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Benjamin J. Eldridge of Eldridge Family Funeral Homes in Paullina, Iowa was elected to serve as President-Elect of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) for 2020-...

 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is often overlooked at the farmers market or store unless you grew up eating and growing it at home. It is a crisp, sweet vegetable that is in the cabbage family. Kohlrabi is a cole crop. Cole crops is the general term...

 

I-29 Moo University Launches New Dairy Podcast

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Dairy producers in the I-29 corridor and across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota have a new way of receiving information, thanks to a podcast launched by the I-29 Moo University dairy consortium. Extension dairy...

 

Conservation Reserve Land Can Make Attractive Bee Habitat

AMES, Iowa – Iowans who want to do more to help protect bees and provide additional habitat should consider the Conservation Reserve Program. The federal program, commonly referred to as CRP, has been protecting land and wildlife habitat for 30...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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