New Residents

Welcome to Sutherland!

Please be sure to contact the City Office and complete all paperwork for utility service and verify your new mailing address with the post office. Please review the Quick Reference Brochure to help you get settled in Sutherland.

Quick Reference Brochure

Sutherland History Brochure


South O’Brien Elementary (K-6) – Primghar (712) 957-3755
South O’Brien High School (7-12) – Paullina (712) 949-3454

Buses collect kids in Sutherland at the following locations:

  • The corner of Southern & Ash Streets (Front of Car-Go on Hwy 10)
  • The corner of Mason & 4th Street (4 way stop)
  • The corner of First & Oak St
  • The corner of Rose & Birch Street
  • East Side of City Park (Buses congregate here before leaving town to get kids on correct busses)
  • The Extra Curricular bus drops kids behind Car-Go Express (evening shuttle during sports and for PAWS)

Zion-St. John Lutheran School – Paullina (K-8)

Children may ride the South O’Brien Bus system from Sutherland to Paullina daily.
Serving Kindergarten thru 8th grade, then merging with South O’Brien for High school.


Noah’s Ark Daycare Center Inc.
Address: 118 W 2nd St, Sutherland, IA 51058
Contact Phone: (712) 446-2406

Description: Noah’s Ark Daycare Center was formed to serve a need in the community for quality child care. We are committed to providing a Christ-centered homelike atmosphere where children, their families and staff alike are treated with compassion and respect.
Capacity: 24
Rate Range: Infant (up to 24 months) $3.00/Hourly; Infant (up to 24 months) $13.50/Half-Day; Preschool (24 to Kindergarten) $2.80/Hourly; Preschool (24 to Kindergarten) $12.60/Half-Day; School Age (K and up) $2.80/Hourly; School Age (K and up) $12.60/Half-Day
Days of Operation: Monday – Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Religion – Churches

Bethel Lutheran Church   446-3630
Church of Christ   446-3667
Sacred Heart Catholic Church   446-3742 or 446-3368
United Methodist Church   446-3656
Zion United Church of Christ   446-2308 (Calumet)

Willoway Indoor Swimming Pool & Fitness Center

409 Ash Street/446-2599/Open 7 days a week/6am – 10pm/Handicap Accessible

You must join and become a member to use the indoor swimming pool, spa and fitness center. After you have become a member you may purchase a punch card to bring a guest (grandchildren, relative, neighbor or friend) with you into the facility to swim or work out. Membership costs are listed below.

The indoor swimming pool is 24 ft. X 50 ft. starting at a depth of 6 inches to 5 ft. 6 inches. No diving. We also have a 4 person spa (hot tub).The fitness center offers a variety of cardiovascular and strength training Life Fitness Equipment such as; Treadmills, Elliptical, Recumbent Bike and stepper, Chest press, ab bench, free weights and more.


Single Membership Couple Membership Family Membership
Individual over age 18 Legally married couple Married adults & dependent children OR Single adult & dependent children
3 Months – $101.65 3 Months – $133.75 3 Months – $160.50
6 Months – $181.90 6 Months – $246.10 6 Months – $299.60
12 Months – $224.70 12 Months – $301.74 12 Months – $365.94

Rentals: A meeting/party room is available for rent at the Willoway Complex. A kitchen is available with serving area. Rent the meeting/party room for a business meeting, baby shower, wedding shower, organization event, family gathering or holiday gathering. Reserve the indoor swimming pool and dining room for a pool party, birthday party, family gathering, holiday gathering or any other occasion.


R. L. Johannsen Community/Legion Center

110 Ash Street – R. L. Johannsen Center (Home to City Hall, American Legion Post #152, Women’s Auxiliary)

Daily Rental Fees:
$275 for the whole facility
$200 for the use of the large event hall
$75 for the use of the small meeting room

For more information or to make reservations, call 712-446-3834, e-mail or mail P.O. Box 62, Sutherland, IA 51058


Prairie Heritage Center

Wild Flowers - Conservation

The purpose of the Prairie Heritage Center is to provide environmental education as it relates to the prairie and the county, to preserve and protect our prairie heritage, and to encourage economic development with regards to recreation and historic exploration. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the tallgrass prairie! Enjoy the displays, hike the trails, savor the wildflowers, and engage in bird and wildlife watching. Every season of the year is a great one on the prairie! Check out all of the events and things to do at the Prairie Heritage Center.

4931 Yellow Ave, PO Box 347, Peterson, IA 51407

Dog Creek Park

Dog Creek

4901 Warbler Ave, Sutherland, IA 51058
Camping Season: The campground is open May 1 through Sept 30.
Please call 712-295-7200 to verify dates and make reservations.

Dog Creek’s breathtaking view of the lake and valley is something to see. It’s located along the Glacial Trail Scenic Byway.

Dog Creek Park is located 2 miles SE of Sutherland, Iowa on Iowa Highway 10 and 1/2 mile south on Warbler Avenue (Cty Rd M12) and placed along the Glacial Trail Scenic Byway.

The 6 person camping cabin rates are $40.00/night Sunday – Thursday and $45.00/night for Friday, Saturday and Holidays.  All cabins have a 2-night minimum and a $100.00 deposit is required. Check-in times for the cabins is 1:00p.m. Monday – Saturday and 6:00p.m. Sunday and Holidays.  Check-out time is 11:00a.m  Monday – Saturday and 4:00p.m. Sunday and Holidays.

Dog Creek Park camping sites rates are $15.00/night. Camping coupons will be available to purchase 10 coupons for $120.00.


  • 18 Camping Sites On North side of lake
  • 11 Camping Sites On South side of lake
  • 2 – Six Person Camping Cabins On The North Side
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Hiking Trails
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Internet
  • Showers
  • Modern Toilets On The North Side
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Dump site On The North Side

Town & Country Saddle Club

For more information please contact Kate Ries 712-363-4449 or

PDF of year’s events – Click to view

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 Association Show, local parade entries and overnight trail rides.  The Club has an annual potluck and general membership meeting every fall.

Anderson AreaAnderson Area 2

Community Clubs (Children)

Little League

Amy Fuller –


Jami Webster –


G & W Feeders
Jamie Sickelka –
Jill Jurgensen

O’Brien County – ISU Outreach link –

Community Clubs (Adults)

Masonic/Abiff Lodge
Contact – Ed Johannsen

President: Heath Mews
Vice President: Ed Johannsen
Secretary/Treasurer: Mark Cody
Past President: Joe Sweeney 712-446-3683

1st Year: Jason Joines
2nd Year: Ken Orthmann
3rd Year: Dennis Litka

American Legion Post # 152 (Veterans)
Dennis Grant
Chuck Kummerfeld

Woman’s Auxiliary
We’re always looking for new members! You just need a first line relative that has served.
Linda McClaren – 712-230-1117

Commercial Club (businesses)
Secretary – Darin Johnson – Security State Bank
Treasurer – Ed Johannsen

Pear Tree House (Museum)
Located at 201 W Second St, Sutherland

President – Donna Youde
Vice President – Dan Wetherell
Secretary/Treasurer – Johanna Homan
Additional Board members: Doug Negus and Carolyn Rohrbaugh

The Pear Tree House will be open on these dates in 2016:
June 11th; July 9th; August 13th; September 3rd – 5th; October 8th


Contact Information for Waterman and Calvary Cemeteries

Ed Johannsen – plot information, sales and maps – 712-446-3794
Gloria Rahbusch – Secretary
Ken Orthmann – President



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