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  • Teacher spotlight

    Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the “Teacher Spotlight” series.There are some “tricks of the trade” and advice Sue Body has when it ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Serving globally

    For Bishop John Wesley Yohanna, Iowa and Nigeria are partners in Christ. They’re linked by the work people do to help to transform the lives ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Hardy selected to All-State orchestra for second year in a row

    A Clarke Community High School student has attained one of the highest individual honors a high school musician can receive — for the second ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • Back to business

    You can't keep a good store down for too long.After a fire destroyed the long-standing business Osceola Farm & Home Sunday, it seemed the qu ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Clarke cheerleaders win state title

    DES MOINES — The Clarke cheerleaders, coached by Jennifer Pollard, won a Class 2A state championship here Saturday at the Iowa State Fairgro ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Hatch makes campaign stop at Osceola train depot

    Iowa Senator Jack Hatch (D) stopped by Osceola Depot during his rounds in southern Iowa Saturday and spoke to local citizens about his ideas ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:14 pm

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  • Four Cardinals earn INA all-state recognition

    Central Decatur’s 9-3 season that came to an end in the Class 1A quarterfinals against eventual state champion Iowa City Regina was rewarded with four ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Young Indians hope to compete in 2014-15

    Clarke’s boys basketball team finished last year with a mark of 2-20. But, that record was deceiving.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Participation numbers up for Clarke wrestling

    Clarke head wrestling coach Brian Reece could hardly contain his excitement when it came to this year’s participation numbers for Clarke wrestling.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Area girls basketball

    Winterset 48, Interstate 35 39WINTERSET — Interstate 35, ranked 15th in Class 2A, led by four points ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Two Lady Mustangs on Bluegrass first team

    Two Murray players were named to the first team and two more on the second as the 2014 Bluegrass Conference all-conference volleyball teams were annou ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:48 am
  • Underdog Cardinals face big opportunity Friday

    IOWA CITY — Unranked Central Decatur has a big opportunity awaiting it here Friday, when the Cardinals take on top-ranked Iowa City Regina at 7 p.m.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Cardinals advance to Class 1A quarterfinals

    VAN METER — Central Decatur head coach Jon Pedersen said his team wasn’t as clean as it was 11 days ago, but his Cardinals still earned their second w ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Conference rival ousts Murray, 3-0

    MURRAY — Grand View Christian had the finishing touch in all three sets in a 25-23, 25-8, 25-21 Class 1A regional semifinal victory over Murray Friday ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Sports briefs

    Runner-upSimpson College junior tennis player Kelli Ehrhardt finished as runner-up in the Iowa Inter ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Cards continue roll; earn rematch with Van Meter

    PELLA — After taking an 18-14 lead into halftime here Wednesday, Central Decatur shut out Pella Christian's high-powered offense in the second half in ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Evrin (Angie) Cox Osceola

    Evrin (Angie) Cox, daughter of William Everett and Marie Estaleen (Agan) McDonald was born on January 26, 1938 in Lucas County, IA and passed away on ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Peggy Otto Murray

    Peggy Otto, 73, of Murray died Nov. 18, 2014, at her home near Murray.Services were 11 a.m. Friday, ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Donald DeVore Osceola

    Donald DeVore, 86, of Osceola died Nov. 17, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.Services were 2 p ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Alice Gracey Truro

    Alice Gracey, 93, of Truro died Nov. 18, 2014, at West Lakes Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.Serv ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Donna Pontier Indianola

    Donna Pontier, 79, of Indianola died Nov. 21, 2014, at her home in Indianola.Services were 10 a.m. W ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Donna Pontier – Indianola

    Funeral services for Donna Lou Pontier, 79, of Indianola, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Osceola United Methodist Church. Interment will be in ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Duane Williams – Trenton, Mo.

    Funeral services for Duane Williams, 82, of Trenton, Mo., formerly of Osceola, will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main S ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Alice Gracey – Truro

    Funeral services for Alice B. Gracey, 93, of Truro will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Truro Congregational United Church of Christ. Interment wi ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Ashley Clark Woodburn

    Ashley Clark, 30, of Woodburn died Nov. 13, 2014, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Rhonda Roorda Montezuma

    Rhonda Roorda, 52 of Montezuma, passed away Sunday morning, November 16, 2014 at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. M ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Baker card shower planned

    A card shower is planned in honor of Marjorie Baker on the occasion of her 90th birthday Sunday, Nov. 30.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Grimms celebrate 60 years

    The children of Roger and Kathryn Grimm are planning a card shower in honor of the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 12, 1954.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • “Slimming With Friends” met Thursday, Oct. 30, with Kathy Sharp presiding and 14 members present. Many came in their Halloween costumes and it was a “ ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Curnes card shower planned

    A card shower is planned in honor of Bernice M. Curnes on the occasion of her 99th birthday Monday, Nov. 10.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Shannon, James to wed

    Jentry Shannon and Jared James, both of Murray, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.Shann ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Redman open house planned

    An open house is planned in honor of Jerry Redman on the occasion of his 80th birthday.The event is ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Sheltons celebrate 50 years

    The children and grandchildren of Leland and Linda Shelton are planning a celebration in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Welchers celebrate 65 years

    The grandchildren of Kenneth and Doris Welcher are honoring the couple for their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 29, 1949, at the Met ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Liggitt card shower planned

    A card shower is planned in honor of Bob Liggitt on the occasion of his birthday. Liggitt, 98, and Bryley McDowell, 5, both share a birthday Thursday, ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Christian, Weber to wed

    Fran Christian and Patrick Weber announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.Christian is the dau ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Seriously?

    “Are you the chemist we’ve been waiting for?”Ben was a chemist, and he was here to help with a clean ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Osceola Hiz Kidz blessings

    Hiz Kidz is off to a great start. We began with a handful of kids five years ago. Last year, we started with 40 kids and were up to 100 plus in a coup ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • More Village Improvement Society Ladies

    In 1901, women had the right to cast ballots in municipal and school elections. They took advantage of this right to vote upon the issuance to bonds f ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Review of Iowa’s education standards begins with science standards

    The Department of Education last week began a series of meetings designed to review Iowa’s education standards and seek public and professional input ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Saved from what? For what?

    “Guess what? I’ve been saved! I got saved in church last night! It was SO cool!”His excited voice cu ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Village improvement society ladies

    In 1896, an association of Osceola ladies formed a cemetery association for the improvement of the cemetery. The cemetery was a disgrace to the town w ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • My home church

    I am sad that I don’t get to attend my home church in Osceola, Iowa. I live out of town. It is the Osceola Full Gospel Church — where God’s word is pr ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Leftovers …?

    Amy was amazed. It was her very first time helping prepare and serve food at the downtown “soup kitchen,” but she was discovering that much more than ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Get ready for the snow ordinance

    The calendar is reminding us that winter will soon be upon us. And living in Iowa, we are certain to receive snow and ice.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Clarke Community Elementary update for November 2014

    As we reflect on the start to the year and being thankful for our schools, here is a quick summary.F ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:03 am