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O'Brien County Bell Past Files


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 is blown between 8 and 9 o'clock. This Chamber of Commerce- sponsored event, is an every Saturday night occurrance, plus the free outdoor movie, shown- the same night. On your Saturday nite shopping while the kids attend the show-or shop early and attend the movie with them. You are eligible for the Script money while at the show.

Third Home Baseball Game Thursday Nite - The Primghar Pony and Little League team will have their final home game Thursday. The Pony League will play Sioux Valley and the Little League will play Moneta. Game time is 7:00. Lets all get out and back the team Thursday night. The Softball game originally scheduled for Thursday night will be played Friday night.

Everything But Name Is Changed For Event - Primghar's new and different version of "Crazy Daze", Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 28, 29 and 30, is expected to create "crazy" enthusiasm among shoppers as they embark o n "mad." buying sprees in Primghar stores. Although the event is still called "Crazy Days", the name is about the only thing about it that is the same. While past townwide sales of this nature have been high-lighted by street selling and ridiculous garb worn b y merchants and employees, as well as low prices, none of this, except the lowest prices ever on valuable merchandise will be evident.

40 years ago - July 24, 2020

O'Brien County visitors in August - Twenty-six young men and women from Holland, Belgium, Persia and Israel will be visiting the United States this summer. Mrs. Paul Linder of hartley is coordinating their visit to O'Brien County. Persons willing to serve as host families may contact Pastor Saxton- (757-4960 or 6325) or Pam Kroese (757-6391) who serves as church office secretary at the United Church of Primghar (757-4960). The group will arrive here in time for supper the evening of Monday, August 11 (probably between 6 and 8 p.m.), and will leave from St. Andrews Church, sanborn, Wednesday, August 13, 8 a.m. after breakfast. The sponsoring group is the Association for World Travel Exchange. Mrs. Linder can be reached at hartley, 728-2528. Hosts provide a family atmosphere - and usual hospitality for their guests. It is not necessary that hosts go to lots of extra work. These young people are visiting the U.S.A. to observe and learn, not to be highly entertained. Some may need time to rest, letter writing, etc. Over the past 7 years people in Primghar and O'Brien County have received many interesting encounters through this experience with students and travelers of many foreign countries!

Sell 6-ton of newspapers - The newspaper collection center was made ready for the fair when 6 tons of paper was sold to Thermo-Cel of Sheldon.

New date set for swim-a-thon - The new date for the swim-a-thon is set for August 2nd from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Everyone swims at their leisure, no competition, just a fun time for everyone. They can rest between lengths and start over, if they wish. More information concerning pledge sheets and sponsors may be obtained at the pool.

20 years ago - July 20, 2000

Oolman to parachute into July 19 O'Brien County Fair Figure 8 Races - Mike Oolman and a couple of his skydiving buddies will get into the O'Brien County Fair Figure 8 races Wednesday, July 19, in an unusual manner. They plan to parachute onto the field during the racing program near sunset. "We hope this will increase interest and attendance at the fair and to the races," Oolman said.


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