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Business is Picking Up

An article's headline is like a carnival barker without the midway. Metaphorically speaking, it calls out to readers as they hurry by. "Read this! You won't win a giant teddy bear, but you won't have...

 

American Life In Poetry

I'm afraid that if I'd asked my grandparents what the past was like they'd say it was "hard," and that would be it. But Megan Arlett is privileged to have a grandmother who knows how to enchant us...

 

Crosswords and Sudokus

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

 

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

20 years ago - 1999 Fire departments respond to garage fire - The Primghar and Paullina Fire-Departments were called to a fire at 4037 Roosevelt Avenue just southwest of Primghar on Wednesday, June...

 

Past News From The Files Of The Paullina Times

20 years ago - 1999 Chapman to replace retiring City Clerk/Administrator Donald Dawson - In action Monday night, the City Council voted unanimously to appoint current Superintendent of Utilities Ron C...

 

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...

 

American Life In Poetry

Here's a fine poem about a loving, attentive father, by Elise Hempel, who lives in Illinois. Notice how deftly she's placed her rhymes so that we scarcely notice them as the words flow on. Ms....

 

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

20 years ago - 1999 First Annual Pink Ribbon Classic at PG&C C June 9 - On Wednesday, June 9, a very special event will be held at the Primghar Golf and Country Club. The O'Brien County Chapter of...

 

Past News From The Files Of The Paullina Times

20 years ago - 1999 Wolverines score 10 points in Boys Class 2A State Track Meet - South O'Brien scored 10 points in the 2 A State Meet held in Drake Stadium on Friday, May 28, and Saturday. May 29....

 

Past News From The Files Of The Sutherland Courier

20 years ago -1999 Science comes alive with solar cars - For Nancy Penning’s sixth and eighth grade students, racing cars gave them an opportunity to learn some valuable lessons about science, particularly solar energy. The South O’Brien...

 

American Life In Poetry

When I was a nasty little kid I once made fun of a girl in my school because her father worked cutting up dead animals at a rendering plant.My mother sat me down and said, "Ted, all work is... Full story

 

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Business is Picking Up

The reason people who litter are called litterbugs is because they bug me. Okay, maybe that's not the reason. But they do bug me. Litter ends up in waterways. It makes road ditches and parks look...

 

American Life In Poetry

Austin Smith lives in rural Illinois and is an acute observer of the world at hand.This poem is from his book Flyover Country, published by Princeton University Press. Cat Moving Kittens We must have...

 

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Rules of Engagement on Facebook

I've only unfriended one person on Facebook, and he had it coming. It was before the last election, and Misguided Fool (not his real name) posted a steady stream of mean-spirited phooey. I realize tha...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    May 23, 2019

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

20 years ago - 1999 Phipps volunteers as "PAT Grandma" - Though perhaps taken for granted in some communities, the residents of Primghar are grateful for the efforts of the local ambulance team. It...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    May 23, 2019

Past News From The Files Of The Paullina Times

20 years ago - 1999 LEND A HAND! - In our community, for our children! Volunteers of all ages arc needed to help install the new playground unit in the Paullina City Park June 18-19. If you arc willin... Full story

 
 By staff    Entertainment    May 23, 2019

Past News From The Files Of The Sutherland Courier

20 years ago - 1999 Phipps volunteers as "PAT Grandma" - Though perhaps taken for granted in some communities, the residents of Primghar are grateful for the efforts of the local ambulance team. It...

 

American Life in Poetry

I don't suppose there are many of our younger readers who have started to worry about the possibility of memory loss, but I'd guess almost everybody over fifty does. Peter Schneider lives in...

 

American Life in Poetry

Ibbetson Street is a journal that comes out twice a year and does a fine job selecting its poems. I like this one by Kenneth Lee, a gynecological pathologist in Boston, whose most recent book is...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    May 9, 2019

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

30 years ago - 1999 SURVEY REMINDER - Primghar residents arc reminded to return their completed telecommunications surveys to the City Office. Native plants to be restored along county roadways -...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    May 9, 2019

Past News From The Files Of The Paullina Times

20 years ago - 1999 Volunteers needed to assemble new playground equipment at city - HELP WANTED: Volunteers committed to the betterment of the community of Paullina and willing to help in the...

 
 By staff    Entertainment    May 9, 2019

Past News From The Files Of The Sutherland Courier

20 years ago - 1999 Fiber optic lines to be laid for NCCC Cable TV upgrade - Improvements to the Cable TV systems Sutherland and Paulliria currently have are well underway according to New Century...

 

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