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  • Hansen inducted into AFCP’s Rising Stars program

    Amy Hansen, news editor of Osceola Sentinel-Tribune, recently got to experience a “magical” event — an all-expense paid trip to a conference ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Public funding vs. private entity

    When it comes to The Village Early Childhood Center and Clarke Community School District, the crux of a current problem is public money bein ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • 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

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  • Loebsack encourages students to apply for summer internships

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced that his office is now accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Congressiona ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Spaghetti dinner planned to raise funds for FCCLA students

    Clarke FCCLA chapter, along with more than 500 members from FCCLA chapters across the state, attended the Iowa FCCLA State Leadership Conference March ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Murray blood drive planned

    MURRAY — Murray Community Blood Drive is planned 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May  1, at Murray Community Center, 416 Maple St.
    April 23, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Burn ban lifted in Clarke County

    Pursuant to the state Code of Iowa, and at the request of Allan Mathias,representing each fire depar ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Fitness focused

    Sometimes, the healthier choice is easy to see. Fruits and vegetables instead of cookies and candy. Broiling food instead of deep frying it.
    April 23, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • What’s the buzz?

    Solar Bees are buzzing at West Lake.On April 9 and 10, two Solar Bee units were installed into the l ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • CCRC wins right to use eminent domain in reservoir project

    It’s been many years in the making, but Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) finally had its day in court.
    April 21, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Osceola Big Chief FFA award winners announced

    Osceola Big Chief FFA held a banquet March 27 to showcase their projects, mingle with the community and celebrate accomplishments. Deserving members r ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Queener named DAR contest winner

    Kirby Queener of Creston is the 2014 American History essay state Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) contest winner.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Clarke County audit report released

    Hunt and Associates, P.C., certified public accountants, recently released an audit report on Clarke County.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Carson signs with Clarke University

    Clarke senior Devon Carson will continue playing for Clarke after graduating this summer.Only the sc ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • Linhart, Patton qualify for Drake Relays

    DES MOINES — Central Decatur's Hallie Linhart and Murray's Kate Patton qualified for the 2014 Drake Relays to be held at Drake Stadium April 24-26.
    April 23, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Clarke boys stay undefeated

    The Clarke boys tennis team stayed undefeated with victories over Ballard and Centerville, while the girls team suffered a loss to Ballard before boun ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • I-35’s McKinney breaks records

    GUTHRIE CENTER — Interstate 35 senior Holly McKinney had a big night here on April 17 at the Tigerette Relays.
    April 23, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • 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 - 11:59 am
  • 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 - 11:50 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 - 11:50 pm
  • Glenn O. Mason Bella Vista, Ark.

    A celebration of life memorial service for Glenn O. Mason will be held 2 p.m. May 4, 2014, at Woodburn Christian Church. A time for greeting family an ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:17 am
  • Eric VanDerLinden Des Moines

    Eric Marshall VanDerLinden, age 29 of Des Moines, IA, son of Raymond Gerrit and Cathy Sue (Driskill) VanDerLinden, was born October 2, 1984, in Grinne ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Earl ‘Buck’ Mason Osceola

    Earl "Buck" Mason, 81, of Osceola died April 13, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.Memorial ser ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Susan Blake Reinoso Temuco, Chile

    Susan Blake Reinoso, 71, died Sunday, March 30, in Temuco, Chile, from complications of lymphoma. A 1961 graduate of Osceola High School, she had live ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Roy Henson Osceola

    Roy Henson, 72, of Osceola died April 13, 2014, at his home.Services were 10 a.m. Monday, April 21, ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Richard Spencer

    Richard “Dick” Carl Spencer, age 86 of Albia, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia.
    April 23, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • 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
  • Price card shower planned

    The family of Marian Price of Osceola is planning a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday Thursday, May 1. She has lived in Clarke County all 90 y ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:19 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
  • Not letting go

    Some years ago, on a hot summer day in south Florida, a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house.
    April 23, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Strong job growth restores Iowa employment

    Just before the “Great Recession” shifted into high gear in the spring of 2008, Iowa laid claim to 1,614,653 jobs — which was a record high.
    April 23, 2014 - 10:02 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 - 2:32 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 - 2:32 pm