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  • Road rage

    Rural roads and bridges are in a crisis.That was the sentiment during a legislative luncheon Friday, March 28, at Lakeside Casino. Sen. Amy ...
    April 15, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • A night of stars

    It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.That was what Kim Glazebrook of Osceola, originally of Chariton, was offered when she won a free tri ...
    April 15, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • SPEAK ON

    For Nick Johnston, communication is key.The 15-year-old sophomore at Clarke Community High School competed in the East Iowa National Forensi ...
    April 1, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Students held back a year?

    In the near future, third grade will be the make it or break it year for students and their reading skills.During a Feb. 24 Clarke School Bo ...
    March 12, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • New eminent domain bill brings a wash of concerns during legislative luncheon

    People in Clarke County have worked many years on the process of constructing a new reservoir project, and quite a few are wary of any poten ...
    March 12, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Clarke’s club soccer program draws interest from potential coaches

    It’s time to get the ball rolling with soccer.According to Ryan Sweeney, Clarke activities director, there are two members of the community ...
    Feb. 26, 2014 - 1:55 am

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  • Morris unanimous selection to SCC first team

    Clarke senior Colin Morris earned first-team honors from the South Central Conference on the all-conference basketball teams. He was one of five playe ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Lady Indians place four on SCC all-conference

    The Clarke girls basketball team placed four players on the South Central Conference's all-conference teams, highlighted by senior Libby Bemis being n ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Spartans place at national sports shooting event

    SAN ANTONIO — The Southwestern Community College sports shooting team placed 15th in trap shooting during the Association of College Unions Internatio ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Murray's Patton repeats as INA all-stater

    Kate Patton became only the second two-time all-state girls basketball player at Murray High School this week.
    March 11, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • I-35's Griglione named to INA all-state second team

    With a record-breaking freshman season, Interstate 35 post player Gracey Griglione burst onto the scene and was named to the Iowa Newspaper Associatio ...
    March 10, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • CD's Linhart earns third-team all-state honors

    After leading her team in every statistical category and ranking in the top 10 in the Pride of Iowa Conference in those statistical categories, Centra ...
    March 10, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Heilman on podium at state wrestling

    DES MOINES — Last week's State Wrestling Tournament featured a range of emotions for Interstate 35 senior Bobby Heilman.
    Feb. 26, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Bair ends career at state tournament

    DES MOINES — It might not have been the finish Jacob Bair wanted, but it was still a successful end to his high school wrestling career here at the 20 ...
    Feb. 25, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • Six area wrestlers qualify for state

    ADEL — Six area wrestlers placed either first or second at the Class 2A District 1 Tournament here Saturday, advancing to the 2014 State Wrestling Tou ...
    Feb. 26, 2014 - 1:55 am
  • Panorama presses past Clarke in district opener

    STUART — Monday's Class 2A District 14 opener here had the makings of a tightly-contested game, as Clarke took a 27-25 lead early in the third quarter ...
    Feb. 19, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • Dannie Fain – Creston

    Dannie "Dan" Fain, 71, of Creston died April 11, 2014, at HCI Care Service Hospice House in Creston.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Doris Redman Osceola

    Doris Hazel Stark Redman passed from life on this earth on April 12, 2014 at Clarke Co. Hospital extended care unit where she received exceptional car ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Joseph Bailey Murray

    Joseph Bailey, 86, of Murray died April 9, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.Services were 10:3 ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Donna Johnson Tipton

    Donna Belle Johnson, 80, of Tipton, died April 7, 2014, at Clarence Nursing Home.Funeral services we ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Roy Henson Osceola

    Roy Henson, 72, of Osceola died April 13, 2014, in Osceola.Memorial services are pending at Kale Fun ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Glendoris Davenport Manson

    Glendoris Irene Critz, 89, of Manson, Iowa died April 2, 2014, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Earl “Buck” Mason Osceola

    Earl “Buck” Mason, 81, of Osceola died April 13, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.M ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Lena Hewlett Grand River

    Lena Hewlett, 79, of Grand River died April 10, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Alice Banker – Altoona

    Funeral services for Alice Banker, 72, of Altoona will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, at New Virginia United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Ne ...
    April 11, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Marjorie Carson Woodburn

    Majorie Bell Carson, 90, of Woodburn died April 6, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.Servic ...
    April 9, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Ogbourne card shower planned

    A card shower is planned in honor of Alice Elizabeth (Betty) Ogbourne on the occasion of her 90th birthday Sunday, April 20.
    April 9, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Nelson card shower planned

    The family of Isabel Nelson of Truro is planning a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday Friday, April 4.
    March 26, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Carson card shower planned

    The family of Marjorie Carson is hosting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday March 30.Cards ...
    March 26, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Binning card shower planned

    A card shower is planned in honor of Vernon Binning on the occasion of his 90th birthday Monday, April 7.
    March 26, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Reed open house planned

    The family and friends of Dorman and Kathy Reed are planning an open house in honor of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary.
    March 19, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Phipps card shower planned

    The family and friends of Clifford and Cheryl Phipps are planning a card shower in honor of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary March 29.
    March 19, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Ray, Girard to wed in Creston

    T’Lee Ray and Zach Girard announce their engagement an upcoming wedding.Ray graduated from Creston H ...
    March 12, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Jamison card shower planned

    A card shower is planned in honor of Russ Jamison on the occasion of his 80th birthday Saturday, March 15.
    March 12, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Roe card shower planned

    The family of Lucile Roe is planning a card shower in honor of her 92nd birthday Saturday, March 15.
    March 12, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • Bland, Friday wed in Virginia

    Nancy June Bland and John Noel Friday were married in a Nov. 23, 2013 ceremony.A 5:30 p.m. ceremony ...
    March 5, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Handed over

    It was a conversation I overheard in an airport a long time ago. Having recently flown east for my daughter’s wedding, I remembered it as I sat waitin ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Are in-state students treated fairly by Regents’ 4 percent increase request?

    As the Iowa Board of Regents has been advocating for additional funding for Iowa’s state universities, the group charged with overseeing the schools h ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Easter is coming

    Jesus is God. You know it doesn’t get more controversial than that. It is that claim by Jesus that got him nailed to the cross. Earthly kings don’t li ...
    April 9, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Confidentiality clauses in personnel settlement agreements for public workers

    Recently, the House Government Oversight Committee passed House File 2462 on a party-line vote of 5 to 4.
    April 9, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • 40 days in the desert

    “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.  He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry ...
    April 1, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • Honduras update

    Thank you for your giving to the feeding program in the past. Seventeen hundred school children are continuing to be fed. With the help of the Hondura ...
    April 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Revenue estimating conference keeps FY 2015 revenue at December level

    The state’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met recently to review and revise state revenue estimates for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The meeting ...
    April 1, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • The year, so far

    What has your first three months of 2014 been like? I feel like I have been in a clash!I am tired of ...
    April 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • In the tournament

    Sixty-four college basketball teams were excited to begin the NCAA tournament affectionately known as, “March Madness.” Sixty-four college basketball ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Child Care Assistance bill passes house

    Child Care Assistance (CCA) is a statewide subsidy program that helps pay for the care of a child while their parent works or goes to school. CCA is a ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:52 am