O'brien County, IA

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Sheldon Woman Faces Felony Burglary And Theft Charges, More

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon woman faces two felony charges after an investigation into a recent incident. According to an O’Brien County Deputy’s reports on three criminal complaints, 41-year-old Tiffany Paulsen allegedly entered a victim’s house and took items that belonged to the victim to make him angry and/or upset. According to the report, one door jamb was broken and a second door’s knob was drilled out to gain entry. The deputy says several of the items, valued at about $1535 were recovered and some items, valued at about $900 are still missing.
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O'brien County, IAnwestiowa.com

O'Brien County mulls nonprofit funding

PRIMGHAR—The O’Brien County Board of Supervisors pondered what to do about funding nonprofit organizations Tuesday, June 15, after auditor Barb Rohwer shared information she received from the state about doing so. Rohwer said the topic came up during a webinar she attended earlier this year in which the Iowa State...
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Sioux County, IAkiwaradio.com

Another Week With No COVID Deaths In Four-County Area

Northwest Iowa — The streak continues, with another week with no COVID-related deaths reported in O’Brien, Osceola, Sioux or Lyon Counties, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. However, despite that good news, we must remember that 188 of our neighbors have succumbed to COVID-related sickness since the pandemic...
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Sheldon, IAnwestiowa.com

Two arrested following stop in Sheldon

SHELDON—Two people were arrested following a traffic stop shortly after noon Friday, June 11, at Crossroads Travel Plaza in Sheldon. The arrests stemmed from the stop of a 2005 Chevrolet Impala for a defective exhaust, according to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office. The driver, 38-year-old Benjamin Elias Parsons of Webb,...
O'brien County, IAnwestiowa.com

Vos: Mastbergen theft revisited

The year was 1958 when four Sheldon youth were involved in a car crash at the end of a dead-end rural road located 3 miles south and 1 mile east of Sheldon. Involved in the crash were: Phillip Mastbergen, 19, with a broken back; Cort Daryl Victoria, 19, with a broken collarbone and fractured rib; Beatrice Ballou, 17, with a broken leg, cut tendons in left hand and lacerations; and Jacqueline Menke 16, with bruises.
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O'Brien County nears completion on ditch

PRIMGHAR—O’Brien County is nearing the end of a five-year saga to complete a ditch cleanup in Drainage District No. 5 northwest of Hartley. At its meeting June 8, the O’Brien County Board of Supervisors set a completion hearing date for the project of 10:30 a.m. on July 13. This will...
Paullina, IAnwestiowa.com

Paullina man jailed for marijuana, pills

PAULLINA—A 39-year-old Paullina man was arrested Friday, June 11, by an O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office deputy on warrants for possession of a controlled substance — marijuana — third or subsequent offense, six counts of unlawful possession of a prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest of Joshua William...
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South O’Brien Uses Big Fifth Inning to Put Away Falcons

Hannah Dau recorded a pair of singles at Saturday’s Wolverine Tourney. By Coach Heather StruveJune 7th in Paullina the Wolverines looked to have a commanding 4-0 lead over West Sioux through four innings of play, but the Falcons scored three runs of their own in the top of the fifth to get within one run of the hosts. The Wolverines would then come roaring out of the bottom of the fifth with seven runs of their own to put the score at 11-3. A run by the Falcons in the sixth made the final score 11 . . .
Sheldon, IAkiwaradio.com

Traffic Stop Leads To Scuffle, Foot Chase And Two Arrests

Sheldon, Iowa — What began as a traffic stop Monday evening in Sheldon led to a scuffle with an O’Brien County Deputy, a foot pursuit, and two young Sheldon men going to jail. According to documents obtained by KIWA, the incident began shortly before 9:15 Monday evening at the intersection...
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Sioux Central Comes Back to Take Win from South O’Brien

Jinger Nieuwenhuis catches a Sioux Central fly ball in left during the Wolverine Tourney. By Coach Heather Struve In the opening game of the Wolverine Softball Tournament played June 13 at Paullina South O’Brien was down 5-0 after the first half inning of play against Sioux Central, but would claw back with four runs in the bottom of the first and two more runs in the second to take a 6-5 lead. The Rebels scored one run in the third to make the score 6-6, but South O’Brien came back with two of their . . .
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O'Brien County Conservation answers old questions

SUTHERLAND—Calls for a cultural shift in O’Brien County Conservation were raised at the conservation board’s meeting June 9. Joshua Haack of Primghar read prepared comments to the board, describing an organizational culture he felt was inflexible and not admitting to past mistakes. “I’m going to assert the primary issue of...
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Dau resigns from O'Brien County Conservation

PRIMGHAR—The O’Brien County Conservation Board is short a member again after the O’Brien County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of Darwin Dau during its meeting June 8. Dau’s resignation is effective as of June 2. He was not present for the meeting June 8, and no information was provided...
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FFA Team Participates In Career Development Event

South O’Brien’s Ag Biotechnology team made up of Payton Farquhar, Lydia Flinders, Claire Wagner, and Abby Stout earned a silver rating. FFA teams from 54 chapters participated in this year’s Career Development Event designed to provide the student an opportunity to display their agricultural knowledge and skills in the area of Biotechnology. The 205 individuals who participated in the event completed several activities including a general knowledge exam and a scientific equipment identification activity. The team members also collaborated in a team activity relating to biotechnology principles.
Paullina, IAbelltimescourier.com

Area Library Activities

Paullina Library10:00am to noonJune 16………..Spark Your ArtJune 23………..Rays of ColorJune 30………..A Splash of Color. Primghar LibraryEverything is drop. Come in anytime for crafts, stories and fun.The O’Brien County Naturalist will be outside, if possible weather wise, on†Friday†the 25th†at 10:00am. Sutherland LibraryStarting at 1:00pm until approximately 2:00pm at the city park.Stories,...
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DD5 Completion May Again Face Logjam

By Mari Radtke The Drainage District 5 repair/cleanout project just will not go smoothly. What started in 2015 as a simple request to add or replace a pipe under a driveway, the project is still possibly in the crosshairs of closing snags.The drainage district board, which happens to be the O’Brien County Supervisors, notified landowners in the district that hired Jacobsen-Westergaard had been hired to study the district to determine needed repairs. The study resulted in a huge and complicated endeavor that continues now.Once the needs of the project were determined and justifications for . . .
Paullina, IAbelltimescourier.com

Akron-Westfield Scores in all but One Inning to Beat South O’Brien 8-3

By Coach Heather StruveAkron-Werstfield scored a run or two in all but the second inning to get the win over South O’Brien on June 11th in Paullina. A-W uses the short game of slapping and bunting so well that you never quite know what’s coming. South O’Brien did a great job of covering in slap defense, but committed six errors in the field on some routine plays. You have to be able to make the routine plays and play pretty much error free to beat a team like A-W who is ranked seventh . . .
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Two big Ridge View innings sink Wolverines

Pete Bottjen dives back safely into first base, ahead of the attempted Ridge View pickoff throw. It was a long night for South O’Brien’s baseball team in more ways than one. In a game that lasted over 2-1/2 hours, Ridge View batted around in both a seven-run fourth inning and a nine-run seventh. When all was said and done, the Raptors pocketed a 19-4 win June 8 at Paullina.The Wolverines’ matchup with the visitors from the Western Valley Conference was a scoreless game through two innings. After Ridge View posted a . . .
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Auditor Rob Sand states stance in Sheldon

SHELDON—State auditor Rob Sand said if he criticizes someone, they’ve earned it. That was the last key point Sand made during his public forum in one of the shelters at Sheldon’s City Park on the morning of Thursday, June 3. His visit with 14 people in O’Brien County came during the official’s 99-county tour.