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Past News From The Files Of The O'Brien County Bell

49 years ago - 1971 Music program at the school - The Primghar Vocal Music Department will ppresent a vocal music program entitled "Man and His World," Nov. 22, at 8:00 p.m. The program features all...

 

Past News From The Files Of The Paullina Times

50 years ago - 1970 Cindy Jorgensen Queen Candidate at Hawkeye - Cindy Jorgensen, a commercial art student at Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo, has been chosen queen of Art II. She is now...

 

American Life In Poetry

James Crews is the editor of a very timely anthology entitled Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection, published by Green Writers Press. He's also an accomplished poet and the author of... Full story

 

Crosswords and Sudokus

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

 

Americans Can't Even Agree on Turkey Time

Listening to the radio one day, I heard the editor of a cooking magazine say that 4 p.m. is the "proper" time, indeed, the only time to serve Thanksgiving dinner. If your turkey is done any earlier...

 

American Life In Poetry

The ocarina call of a mourning dove, a woman mourning the death of a pet, and yet it all comes to looking forward to more and more life, whatever is there, wherever the mourning dove will lead her. Linda Parsons lives in Knoxville, and her most...

 

All the Cars I've Loved

I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I talk to my car. I praise it when it makes it up my steep, slippery hill in the winter. And I pat it on the dashboard and apologize if I grind the gears or let the...

 

It's Scary Out There

A lot of people may not be comfortable with Halloween activities this year because of the pandemic. It's a shame really, because we all have masks now. But any other year, normally sane people would...

 

American Life In Poetry

BJ Omanson was raised near the Spoon River in Illinois, site of Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology, and he has compiled a fine book of poems in Masters' tradition called Stark County Poems, publ... Full story

 

American Life In Poetry

Often, for me, it's a single image that really makes a poem, and in this poem by Jeff Worley, from his chapbook Lucky Talk, published by Broadstone Books, it's "a man conducting an orchestra/ of...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    October 8, 2020

Past News From The Files Of The O'Brien County Bell

20 years ago - 2001 Primghar Chamber to host City Council Candidates' Forum Wed. Oct. 24 - The Primghar Chamber of Commerce, at it's October meeting, has opted to host a Candidates' Forum on Wednesday...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    October 8, 2020

Past News From The Files Of The Paullina Times

20 years ago - 2001 Halloween Hike at Mill Creek State Park - The O'Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a Halloween Hike at Mill Creek State Park, located 1/2 mile east of Paullina on High...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    October 8, 2020

Past News From The Files Of The Sutherland Courier

21 years ago - 2000 Head Start celebrates 35 years - For 35 years. Head Start programs, like the one housed in the South O'Brien School at Paullina, have touched the lives of many young pre-school...

 

Mutterings from the Arboretum

Holy leaf blower! We have enough trees to start an arboretum. If you'd been in my living room this morning, you'd have seen me staring out my window and muttering something like, "I swear we have...

 

American Life In Poetry

There will be many, many poems written about these days of great fear the world is enduring, just as there were after 9/11, and I like to think this one by Richard Levine, who lives in Brooklyn, will...

 

Still Not a Smoker

I two step while I cook and pirouette while I unload the dishwasher. Then I waltz with the broom-while I sweep up the dishes I broke two stepping and pirouetting. I just love working in the kitchen!...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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