February 16, 2018
In the early 1980’s the Primghar Community School working with the Primghar Jaycees invited the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office into the school to fingerprint the elementary students. That first year, with parents permission the entire elementary was fingerprinted. Each year after that, the second grade would be fingerprinted and any students that were new or had missed were fingerprinted. In the early years the fingerprints were stored in the First National Bank basement but now the prints are sent home with the parents for safe keeping. There has been one occasion where the fingerprints were needed to help identify a student that was involved in a traffic fatality.
This year the tradition continues, Sheriff Allen Schuknecht is shown here with a few of the second graders (L-R) Andie Gay, Addison Triplett and Trevor Hogan