Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Contested supervisors' races abound locally

GOP primary ballots will feature competition in O'Brien, Clay counties

Local primary election ballots will feature some interesting matchups on June 4.

In O'Brien County, all three supervisors seats up for election are contested on the GOP ballot. In District 1, incumbent Tim Overmire, of Hartley, will square off against Jim Thomas, also of Hartley. In District 2, incumbent John Steensma, of Sanborn, will face current county Auditor Barb Rohwer, of Primghar. Finally in District 3, incumbent Nancy McDowell, of Sheldon, is being challenged by Shanelle Matus, also of Sheldon.

Two other uncontested seats dot the Republican Party ballot. Rhea Schmalen is running for a...