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 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...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 22, 2019 

Primghar Council Debates Policy

The Primghar City Council members met in regular session on Wednesday August 14. South O'Brien Music Boosters were represented by outgoing member Lori Heemstra and incoming president Heather Einck....

 

Law and Order

Traffic Bradley James Zybarth, Sheldon, Speeding, Wrong Way Driving, Failure to Obey Stop Sign, Registration Violation William John Mavrode, LeMars, Speeding Vita Deaye, Sheldon, No Proof of...

 

95th Annual Rohwer Reunion Held

The 95th Annual Rohwer Reunion was held Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at the Presbyterian church in Paullina. There were 20 family members present from Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan. There were 2...

 

Barn Quilt Guy At Paullina Library

Paullina Public presents Danny Steiber, the “Barn Quilt Guy”. The program will be at the Laue Building on Thursday, Sept. 5th @ 2:00 P.M. The program will include a slide show featuring barn quilts from around the state of Iowa. In addition to...

 

Fall Fiesta is theme for Women in Ag September gathering in Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – Women in Agriculture are invited to attend a Fall Fiesta hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dickinson County on Sept. 19 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at their office located at the fairgrounds in Spirit Lake....

 

Winterizing the Garden Presentations to be held in September

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Horticulture Program Coordinator Dawn Henderson will present “Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter” at three different locations in Northwest Iowa during September. As...

 
 By Renee Sweers    News    August 22, 2019 

Preserve the Taste of Summer

Gardens and Farmers Markets are overflowing with the bounty of summer. Home food preservation is not hard, but current guidelines need to be followed to keep home-preserved foods safe and at highest...

 

Upcoming Events from O'Brien County Conservation

• Use modern technology to unlock the past! "Stories in Stone" will be hosted by the O'Brien County Conservation Board at the Waterman Cemetery, 420S HiView Street in Sutherland. Meet the...

 

And They Are Off!

The Bison Stampede 5k run was held Saturday morning August 10 at the Prairie Heritage Center despite the overcast day. Runners began the run at 7:30 a.m. over the course around the Prairie Heritage...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 15, 2019

Long Term Planning for O'Brien County Begins

Your tax bill arrived in the mail, probably last Friday. A survey was included. Each adult in O'Brien County is asked to complete and return the survey. It is also available to take online at...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 15, 2019

Supervisors Receive Department Updates

Tuesday August 20 is a great day to be a little hungry while in Primghar. An upstart business known as "Sisters Homestyle Meals" is holding a demonstration – taste tests for short – at the...

 

Bison Burger Picnic

The annual Bison Burger Picnic and Lawn Concert sponsored by the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association and the O'Brien County Conservation Board is a great opportunity for the public to see...

 

South O'Brien FFA Livestock Judging Teams

South O'Brien FFA Livestock Judging Teams have been busy this summer competing at county fairs around the area. Their first competition for the summer was at the Monona County Fair in Onawa. Eight...

 

Law and Order

Traffic Rachel Marie Smith, Spencer, Speeding Shelby Ann Leth, Sheldon, Use of Electronic Device Kevin Karl Anderson, Paullina, Bike Light Clinton J. Kreykes, Sheldon, Driving While Suspended Brandon...

 
 By Vanessa Rohwer    News    August 15, 2019

Jaycee Figure 8 Race Results - August 10

Stock Class Heat 1 3rd - #21 River Meyer 2nd - #11 Matt Embrey 1st - #17 Nick Daugherty A Feature Stock Class Presenter Gabe McConnel, Sheldon 3rd - #11 Matt Embrey 2nd - #21 River Embrey 1st - #14...

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    August 15, 2019

Mailperson delivering mail to a residental home.

Older people are at a greater risk of fraud and other forms of financial exploitation. The United States Postal Service has seen an increase in mail fraud and is promoting community strength and...

 

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date

Sutherland and Primghar Dinner Date Thursday, Aug. 15 - Goulash, Garlic Paresan Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Royal Brownie. Friday, Aug. 16 - Baked Honey Chicken, Potato Salad, Broccoli, Hot Milk Cake w/Strawberries. Monday, Aug. 19 - Baked Potato...

 

Parking Odinance Passes First Reading

The Paullina City Council met Monday evening with a full agenda. City Clerk Sandy Fritz reported that two people had taken papers out to file for city council, she noted that there is still one more...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 8, 2019

A County's Hallmark

Governor Kim Reynolds toured selected sites in northwest Iowa on Tuesday August 6. The visits are part of her annual 99 counties tour. She visited the Prairie Heritage Center between Peterson and Suth...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    August 8, 2019

Dog Creek Repairs

Highway M12 between Highway 10 and Highway B60 is closed to through traffic. The closure occurred Tuesday August 6 to allow for repair to a drainage pipe. Access to Dog Creek Park and both... Full story

 

Finances of Caregiving to be offered in Primghar this Fall, Registration Now Open

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites family caregivers to participate in the five-session Finances of Caregiving course beginning Sept. 5. The course focuses on helping caregivers to make decisions and plan...

 

State FFA Agronomy CDE

The South O'Brien FFA team, including 84 individuals from 24 other chapters, participated in this year's State Career Development Event designed to provide students an opportunity to display their...

 

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