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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...

 

Past Files Of The Paullina Times

20 years ago - 2001 Fiddelke to participate in "Walk to Cure Diabetes" - Jordan Fiddelke, a South O'Brien High School student recently diagnosed with Diabetes, will be walking in the 2001 Walk to...

 

Past Files Of The Sutherland Courier

21 years ago - 2001 Sohn wins Sutherland Quilt - The winners for the 2000 Sutherland Community Quilt are as follows: Barb Sohn won the quilt, Paul Struve of Paullina won the Sutherland Afghan, and...

 

Google the Omnipotent

I was racking my brain one day, trying to come up with a clever phrase for a particularcolumn. As I'm sure you're aware, I never did. But that's because I got off track when I started to wonder if,...

 

American Life in Poetry

We're entering a new kind of autumn. This one arrives after months and months when everything was new and strange, and offered very little but bad news for the future. All spring and summer parents wo...

 

Crosswords and Sudokus

Our online Crosswords and Sudokus. Have fun!...

 

How to Take a Porcupine to the Vet

Going to the veterinarian is traumatic for our cat which means it's also traumatic for my husband and me. Probably for the vet too. Honestly, I'd rather take a bobcat in for shots. Or a Brahma bull....

 

No More Flying Mustard

I don't mean to brag, but our refrigerator is above average. These days, the average fridge lasts just 14 years. Ours is 26 and still humming along, though it hums a little louder than it did when my...

 

O'Brien County Bell Past Files

20 years ago - 2000 FARMER'S MARKET - The Primghar Farmers Market is held every Friday morning from 9 00 a m to noon on the southeast corner of the square There is a wide variety of garden produce...

 

The Paullina Times Past Files

20 years ago - 2000 New Paullina business loves going to the dogs - "I just love dogs. If I had my way, I'd own one of every breed," noted Vicki Meyer with a smile. "They're faithful and give...

 

The Sutherland Courier Past Files

20 years ago - 2000 Attention parade lovers - As many people can relate. Labor is recognized as the official end of summer. You are invited to come help celebrate the summer's end by participating in...

 

American Life In Poetry

What do we select to keep with us when someone we love has died? Here's Gail Mazur, who lives in Massachusetts, opening her closet door to show us. This poem originally appeared in the journal...

 

Hey Greeting Card Company! You Can Do Better.

Dear Greeting Card Person, I'm about to have a milestone birthday. I won't say which one, but I'll give you a hint: It's not 10. I'm writing to suggest you make some changes to your birthday card...

 

American Life In Poetry

Maine's former poet laureate, Wesley McNair, is one of my favorite writers. Godine has just published a touching book-length memoir, in verse, entitled Dwellers in the House of the Lord. Though it's...

 

I'm a Bit Fitter Than I Was Last Month

I lost my fitness tracker in September, so I haven't been able to exercise for almost nine months. I'm joking. I've been training like an Olympic athlete, I just can't prove it without my tracker....

 

O'Brien County Bell Past Files

60 years ago - July 20, 1960 Script Jackpot Still Climbing - $100.00 Will be given to some lucky person this Saturday night if he or she is present in one of the participating stores when the whistle...

 

Paullina Times Past Files

60 years ago July 21, 1960 Farmers Cooperative Company Begins Building Warehouse - The Farmers Cooperative Co. of Paullina and Granville is beginning construction of a new warehouse as a part of...

 

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...

 

Splash! A Story About Something

This is a story about the importance of being flexible. Or maybe it's about the dangers of vanity. Or being overly cautious or just plain foolish. It's about one of those. I was preparing to go for a...

 

American Life In Poetry

Karla Huston was Wisconsin's Poet Laureate in 2017 and 2018, and lives in Appleton. She's published several books and chapbooks and does the good work of reviewing poetry for various journals. "Lip,"...

 

American Life In Poetry

Because I'm a senior citizen I'm easily attracted by poems about my brothers and sisters meandering into their golden years. Here's a poem by Edward Hirsch, who lives in New York, that offers our...

 

American Life In Poetry

I love poems that delightfully offer voices for otherwise mute things, and I like what the following cash register has to say about her life and times. This poem is from Maria Nazos' chapbook, Still...

 

American Life In Poetry

We've featured several other poems by Bruce Guernsey, who lives in Illinois and Maine. But here he is visiting Gettysburg and giving us a poem for Memorial Day. "Naming the Trees" is forthcoming in th...

 

American Life In Poetry

Once, as a young man, I needed a pair of black shoes to wear at a wedding at which I was to be a groomsman and after work one day I was following a truck with a flapping canvas over the open back,...

 

Why I Miss Going to Meetings

If it weren’t for that little matter of everyone I come in contact with being potentially hazardous to my health right now, I’d suggest we go back to having meetings in person instead of on Zoom, Cisco and the other online meeting platforms. You...

 

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