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  • Perfect presents

    To give is to receive.That’s an important message from Clarke County’s Toys for Christmas program — the greatest gift is to give to those in ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Clarke children ready to perform

    It’s time to get into the holiday spirit.Twenty five local children will take to Clarke Community High School’s stage Friday, Nov. 21, and S ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Get connected

    It’s like Clarke County is going for the triple crown — in economic development.Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, whose hometown is Osceola, designated ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • 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

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  • CD pulls away from Roadrunners

    LEON — A close game between two teams expected to battle for a Pride of Iowa Conference championship turned into a runaway victory for Central Decatur ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Clarke boys earn first win of year

    The Clarke boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season here on Friday, defeating Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 58-52 in South Central Co ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Nerness shines for championship team

    Transferring to a private school in North Carolina turned out to be a good experience for former Murray player Seth Nerness.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Cards hold on for 57-54 win over I-35

    LEON — Free throws made all the difference in Central Decatur’s 57-54 win over Interstate 35 here on Dec. 9.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Area wrestling

    Clarke 10thOGDEN — Clarke finished 10th at the Ogden Dual Team Tournament here Saturday, going 0-5 f ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • CD explodes late in win over Clarke

    It was a tale of two halves here on Dec. 2, as Clarke owned the first half and Central Decatur owned the second half in a 66-46 Cardinal victory.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • 3-pointers fuel Cards past Lady Indians

    Central Decatur made 11 3-pointers here on Dec. 2 in a 71-22 win over Clarke.Three Cardinal players ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Area wrestling

    MA quadMOUNT AYR — Clarke picked up a pair of wins over Southwest Valley and Mount Ayr here on Dec. ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Lady Mustangs press past Diagonal

    DIAGONAL — The Murray girls basketball team survived a cold shooting night to pull away from Diagonal for a 46-21 Bluegrass Conference victory here Fr ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Clarke bowlers split with Des Moines North

    The Clarke bowling teams split with Des Moines North here on Dec. 4, as the Clarke girls posted a 2163-1883 victory over the Bears, while the boys fel ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Duane Churchman – Ankeny

    Funeral services for Duane Churchman, 83, of Ankeny will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Ankeny First United Methodist Church. Interment will be in An ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Ruth Minor – New Virginia

    Graveside services for Ruth Minor, 94, of New Virginia will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at New Viriginia Cemetery. Interment will be in New Virginia ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • Robert Pritchert Osceola

    Robert Wayne Pritchert, age 89, died peacefully on December 3rd from complications of living a long, full and happy life. Most of you will remember hi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Larry Lee Glenn Osceola

    Larry Lee Glenn, 78, of Osceola died Dec. 14, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.Funeral serv ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Patricia Ann Dunbar Waukee

    Patricia Ann Dunbar, 87, of Waukee passed away December 7, 2014.Mass of Christian burial was held 2: ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Bill Freeman Camp Point, Ill.

    A much loved husband, father and grandfather, William Stephen Freeman, 63 of Camp Point, IL and Osceloa, IA, passed away peacefully on December 6, 201 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Ruby Lea Blanchard Osceola

    Ruby Lea Blanchard, 88, of Osceola died Dec. 14, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.G ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Larry Lee Glenn – Osceola

    Larry Lee Glenn, 78, of Osceola died Dec. 14, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.Funeral serv ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Tommy Cottrell Osceola

    Tommy Cottrell, 60, of Osceola died suddenly Dec. 1, 2014, in Woodburn.Graveside services were 11 a. ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Frances Tolly Osceola

    Frances Tolly, 96, of Osceola died Dec. 5, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.Funeral ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Mitchells celebrate 60 years

    The children of Merrell and Marie Mitchell are planning a card shower in honor of the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 2.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Crawford, Causey to wed

    The parents of Dustin Marc Crawford and Savannah Jon Causey announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their children.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Lundquist card shower planned

    A card shower is planned in honor of Lois Darlene Lundquist on the occasion of her 90th birthday Tuesday, Dec. 16.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:13 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
  • Christmas connection

    A lot of odd little customs have somehow become attached to the Christmas season.Take mistletoe, for ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • Iowa Health and Wellness Plan update

    The Iowa Health and Wellness Plan began Jan. 1, 2014. This plan allows more people to access health insurance coverage. Since January, more than 115,0 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • A life or death issue

    After visiting someone in a hospital, I got lost trying to find my way back to the main entrance. I found myself in the oncology (cancer treatment) un ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • 1950s Christmas

    Good crowds turned out for free movies on Saturday afternoons at Christmas time at the Lyric Theatre. Free rides on the Osceola fire truck preceded th ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Stuck like glue

    “We’re stuck with each other – like glue. We’re five. We’re twins!”So it was that I first met Clete ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:06 pm
  • Library in a bathroom?

    In 1907, members of the PEO Chapter K and the Village Improvement Society Ladies met for the planning and starting of a public library.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • 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