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Living In Sutherland



Sutherland is a cozy small town offering safety and security in a setting of shady streets and housing to fit all tastes and budgets.







Students living in Sutherland have a variety of options regarding their education.  Public school students are invited to attend the South O'Brien School District.  Attendance centers for K-6th grade are in Primghar and 7-12th graders go to the Paullina attendance center.  The school provides bussing to and from Sutherland to both of the attendance centers.
South O'Brien School District provides:

  • Alternative classes for special education students Earth Day activities Renaissance/FCA Spring Picnic Small class sizes K-6 Individualized computer instruction in math and reading Positive wolverine behavior program, grades K-6 Current K-12 technology labs Instructional support Levy – 5 years
  • Advisory/Advisor program at the Junior High

South O'Brien Community School District
307 W. Groesbeck St.
Paullina, Iowa 51046

If a parochial school is more to your liking, St. John Lutheran School is a short jaunt to the west, in the city of Paullina.

Zion St. John Lutheran School
103 W. Bertha Street
Paullina, IA 51046

Zion St. John’s offers a full state-certified elementary school from K-8 including academic, athletic, music and spiritual components. All teachers are state-certified. A 4 year old preschool is also offered, which meets 2 days a week. Enrollment is open to all students regardless of church membership.For the convenience of families who also have children enrolled in the local school district, St. John’s school year calendar corresponds to that of the South O’Brien School District.


Sutherland's shopping experience is unique and fun.  Instead of the big box stores you get the pleasure of spending time in small shops.

Sutherland has the Main Market grocery store, Sutherland hardware and lumber supply, gift stores, restaurants and coffee shops.  And don't let the small town atmosphere fool you....of course Security State Bank has online banking.

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Sutherland Mercy Medical Clinic
108 W. 2nd Street
Sutherland, IA 51058



Bethel Lutheran Church
(Missouri Synod)
502 South Ash
Sutherland, IA 51058
(712) 446-3630
Please call for service times and programs
Church of Christ
203 S. Oak Street
Sutherland, IA  51058
(712) 446-3667
Please call for service times and programs

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
415 Ash Street
Sutherland, IA 51058
(712) 446-3742
(712) 446-3368 - church hall
Please call for service times and programs

United Methodist Church
214 W. 2nd
Sutherland, IA 51058
(712) 446-3656  Please call for service times and programs

Fire & Rescue

Fire Chief - Tony Larson
Assistant Chief - Jon Cody
Secretary/Treasurer - Barb Wheeler



City Park

Our children are our most precious asset and Sutherland has a great city park. New skateboard park recently dedicated in memory of Anthony Voss. In 2010 a new shelter was built and donated by The Quaci Committee.






Tucked amidst the trees on Ash Avenue you find the N.B. Baker Library.

General N.B. Baker Library – Mary Draper, Librarian – 712-446-3839




Town & Country Saddle Club - Begun on April Fool's Day of 1948, the club has 60 family members and 31 single members, which translates into 243 individuals.  Our Saddle Club is very active.  We hold nine fun shows and several trail rides each summer. Other activities include winter fun days in neighboring Sioux Center, Iowa, the Northwest Iowa Horse Show Association show, local parade entries and overnight trail rides.  The Club has an annual potluck and general membership meeting every fall. 

For more information please contact Kelly Nagle at 712.295.5023


  Kiana Johnson
O’Brien County Economic Development
P.O. Box 616, Primghar IA. 51245

Natosha Petitt, City of Sutherland
409 Ash Street, Suite 10
P.O. Box 8 Sutherland, IA. 51058-2243