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 By Mari Radtke    News    January 16, 2020 

Organizational Resolutions of Sutherland Council

The first of each year can be difficult for many boards and councils to have much new information for consideration or decisions. That was the case at the Sutherland City Council meeting on January...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    January 9, 2020

Expanding Social Security Field Office Hours

By Brian DeMoss Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake  Beginning on January 8, 2020, field offices will remain open until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, with typical field office hours from 9...

 By Mari Radtke    News    December 26, 2019

Recycling Containers Being Pushed

Trevor Hanson, a Town & Country Disposal Representative has been busy recruiting additional cities to accept 95-gallon recycling containers for residents at a $1.50 per month cost to customers. Town & Country Disposal provides trash collection and...

 By Mari Radtke    News    December 5, 2019

Sutherland Council Swears In New Members

The monthly City Council meeting of Sutherland opened with Mayor Katie Gifford thanking the two outgoing councilpersons, both of whom have served for a dozen years, for their service and for their...


Membership Pays

It was handed to us on Friday. No, not that, the Iowa Supreme Court decision we've been waiting for. Well, maybe that, too. The judges decided against the small newspapers completely. But inside the...

 By Mari Radtke    News    November 7, 2019

Primghar Council Advances Industrial Park Streets

Justin Christian of DGR Engineering attended the regular Primghar City Council meeting held October 9, 2019. The engineering firm is working several improvement projects for the City of Primghar. One...


Archer Council Meeting From October 14

The City Council of Archer met in regular session on Monday October 14. They held a public hearing for the adoption of an ordinance designed to minimize noise, mainly from trucks and reefer units. Discussion centered around the amount of time to be...


County To Auction Surplus Property

At a public hearing held in board chambers on Tuesday September 10 to designate property owned by O'Brien County as surplus property. No one was present and no comments were received by the public on...

 By Mari Radtke    News    August 22, 2019

O'Brien County Seeks Proper Procedure to Sell Property

The County Engineer Scott Rinehart and County Attorney Rachel Becker discussed with the board in open session about the proper procedure the county must follow to sell property. Rinehart reported...

 By Mari Radtke    News    August 22, 2019

New Leadership for Zion St. John

Mr. Tim Moore comes to Zion St. John Lutheran School in Paullina to take the helm of the Pre K – 8th grade private educational institution. Hillsborough County, Florida was home to Moore prior to...


Free and Reduced Price Meals

Public Release The Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services, today announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals... Full story

 By Mari Radtke    News    July 4, 2019

Road Care Changes for O'Brien County

On Thursday June 27 a public hearing and a first reading of County Ordinance No. 23 were held. An amendment to the ordinance redefines minimum bridge widths on unpaved routes and establishes a...

 By Mari Radtke    News    June 27, 2019

Access Request for Flood Control Approved

The Monday June 18 Board of Supervisors meeting reconvened their public hearing regarding one temporary and one permanent easement requested by Iowa Department of Transportation. The temporary easement is to build on the bottom of Mill Creek on the...

 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...

 By Mari Radtke    News    June 13, 2019

Sutherland Council Decides Street Repairs for Remainder of Fiscal Year

The Sutherland City Council met in regular session on Monday June 3 at its council chambers. Following the approval of consent items, reports were heard from Economic Development, Library, Fire &...

 By Mari Radtke    News    June 13, 2019

Paullina Golf Play Discussed for Easements

Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) requested both a permanent and a temporary easement on county property around Highway 10 where Mill Creek goes under it. Severe flooding in the fall of 2018... Full story


Past News From The Files Of The Sutherland Courier

20 years ago - 1999 Council okays specs for Willoway Heights - At their regular City Council meeting Monday, June 7, the Sutherland council unanimously approved the specifications and set bid letting...

 By Mari Radtke    News    May 30, 2019

Shore up Flood Damage

At the May 21 O'Brien County Board of Supervisors meeting an agreement was tentatively struck to sell easements to Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) for flood control on Mill Creek. According... Full story

 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

Sutherland Council Considers Development Option

The Sutherland City Council met in regular session on Monday May 6. The budget amendment Hearing was held with no public comments submitted in writing or in person. The budget amendment passed. Kiana...

 By Mari Radtke    News    May 9, 2019

City Water Project Moves Forward

The City of Calumet set dates for bid letting a public hearing for a complete replacement of their city water system. The community has struggled with significant leaks in their system for a number of years. Several have been found and fixed, but...

 By Mari Radtke    News    April 18, 2019

Sutherland Budget Amendment Public Hearing Set

David Mills attended the April Sutherland City Council meeting asking about the sidewalk policy in the city. Mills Construction has snow removal contracts around the city and there is an inconsistency in which homes remove snow or even have...

 By Mari Radtke    News    April 11, 2019

Street Projects for the Industrial Parks

The City of Paullina approved adopting a resolution to improve streets and storm water drainage in both the east and west business parks on April 1, 2019. The two business/industrial parks went out to bid as a single project. Bids were accepted and...

 By Mari Radtke    News    April 4, 2019

SOCS Board Sets Budget Public Hearing

An insightful presentation by staff dedicated to bettering school life for students involved in the k-12 At Risk programs was given to the school board on March 20. Jeremy Gloden, Connie Flynn and Melanie Yates each shared how they interact with...

 By Mari Radtke    News    March 21, 2019

Primghar City Business

At the Monday March 11 Primghar City Council meeting the council opened a public hearing about Urban Renewal Area #3. This proposed Urban Renewal area is requested by Primghar Advancement Corporation...

 By Mari Radtke    News    March 7, 2019

Sutherland Council Approves Proposed Budget

A public hearing to adopt the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget beginning July 1, 2019 received no public comments at the hearing held Monday March 4. Overall the city asking is $1,048,412 down from the... Full story


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