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David Wayne Peters

Due to the regulations set by the Governor's Public Health Disaster Declaration, no public visitation or service will be held at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date. David...

 

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation easing some restrictions during Public Health Emergency

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation May 13 continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency but loosening some restrictions. Effective May 15 the proclamation permits salons, barbershops, and massage and tattoo establishments to...

 

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020. As previously announced, the proclamation permits bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and social and fraternal clubs may...

 
 By staff    News    May 14, 2020

How Families and Communities Can Prepare for Natural Disasters

(StatePoint) Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. However, studies show that advance planning can keep individuals healthier and safer and support faster recovery for communities. Building Safety Month, an international...

 
 By Scott Chrisman    News    May 14, 2020

Gov. Reynolds allows additional reopenings

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation May 6 loosening some restrictions during the Public Health Disaster Emergency.  The proclamation permits dental services to resume in compliance...

 

Resources for Dealing with Financial Stress

by Jan Monahan, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance It is a scary and stressful time for Iowans who are suddenly out of work and/or struggling to pay their bills. Many have never filed for...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

USDA Reminds Iowa Producers to Complete Crop Acreage Reports

DES MOINES, IA, May 1, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in Iowa are currently open to phone and virtual appointments only but can still work with producers on timely filing crop acreage reports. FSA staff can provide assistance...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

FSA Reminds Producers of Ongoing Disaster Assistance Program Signup

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started making payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) to agricultural producers who suffered eligible losses because of drought or...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Sutherland, Iowa City Council Meeting – April 23, 2020 – 7:00 PM – 110 Ash Street – Meeting Room

The City of Sutherland Special Council Meeting was held April 23, 2020. In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, this meeting was held electronically. On March 19, 2020, Governor Reynolds issued a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency which include...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs a new proclamation reopening additional businesses.

The proclamation permits dental services to resume in compliance with guidelines adopted by the Iowa Dental Board, permits some additional businesses and establishments to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public health...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    April 30, 2020

Johnson Updates Supervisors About COVID-19

Between the physical health of the O'Brien County public and the economic health of the same public as well as the county, and each of the taxing districts within, concern over moving forward under the constant presence of a viral threat is always a...

 
 By State Point    News    April 30, 2020

How to Make the CARES Act Part of Your Financial Plan

(StatePoint) For many Americans, the current state of the economy is creating real financial challenges and concerns. However, the federal government’s recently enacted CARES Act is intended to provide some financial relief to families and...

 

Call Iowa Concern for Help Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

AMES, Iowa – Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University...

 

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration, requiring additional protective measures in RMCC Region 6

DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration and implementing additional measures to protect residents, workers, and the public in RMCC Region 6. The proclamation limits social,...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    April 2, 2020

County Government Teleconferences

Any gathering exceeding 10 people is currently not allowed in the State of Iowa. O'Brien County government is continuing in accordance with that standard by holding electronic meetings. The board...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 2, 2020

Try to Balance Workplace and Home When Workplace and Home Are the Same

AMES, Iowa -- It’s a common image: harried adults racing from workplace to home and back again, trying to fulfill work responsibilities, but wanting to be home with family. What happens when working adults have no place to race to, since work and...

 

Cherokee Regional Medical Center/Senior Life Solutions Offers Tips to Cope with Anxiety and Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable...

 

Voting period extended to 40 days for mailed ballots in June primary

Secretary of State Paul Pate is extending the absentee voting period to 40 days for Iowans who choose to vote by mail in the June primary. He is also encouraging Iowans to cast ballots by mail, in...

 

PCP Presents "According To Schedule"

It’s that time of year again! The Primghar Community Building is filled with activity as cast and crew prepare for the upcoming spring production, rehearsing scenes and building sets in preparation for opening night. Every production requires an...

 

Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency

DES MOINES - Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon today. It takes significant steps to require social...

 

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...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Clippings from ISU Extension

Climate Change is a tough topic to address with any group of individuals. However, it is something that is affecting all of us, and it is especially affecting our growing season. We hear about rising...

 

Property Assessment Appeals Period Extended

As a result of O’Brien County being included in the major disaster declaration from President Trump issued on March 23, 2019, the period for property owners to appeal the assessed value on their property has been extended. The period during which... Full story

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    April 18, 2019

Water Drains Too Fast and Too Slow

Don Etler, an engineer with Bolten & Menk of Spencer, updated the O’Brien County Supervisor Tuesday April 9 about the FEMA process and Drainage District 5, which was seriously damaged in fall 2018 flooding, and again in the spring of 2019. He...

 

Weekly Newsletter from Dan Huseman

March 28, 2019 Next Friday is the second funnel so both chambers were busy this week moving legislation through the process. With the weather finally starting to warm a bit, everyone is itching to...

 

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