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  • Faith focused

    What do you expect to be doing at the age of 99? For Fern Underwood of Osceola, the answer was writing a book.Underwood has collaborated wit ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Flu spreads statewide, officials recommend getting vaccines

    There’s always something about winter — if it’s not the frigid cold weather, it’s the dreaded flu season.And, this flu season seems to be re ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer shares his holiday story

    Last holiday season, the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune (OST) ran an interview with Santa Claus. In keeping with the spirit of tradition, this yea ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Teacher spotlight

    Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the “Teacher Spotlight” series.Music is a balm for the soul, and for Christie Averweg, Clarke Commu ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Musical mix

    Dream big.That was one of the messages Nashville-based singer and songwriter Roger Day was telling Clarke Community Elementary students duri ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • 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

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  • Osceola residents charged in double homicide

    Four Osceola residents have been charged in connection with a double homicide that occurred in the Osceola area.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Suspect in Chariton shooting taken into custody

    CHARITON – At approximately 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, Robert Eugene Graham, 45, was taken into custody in Missouri in connection to a recent shooting i ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Clarke students take fifth in auto skills contest

    Two Clarke Community High School students captured fifth-place in the 23rd annual Des Moines Area Community College(DMACC)/Iowa Automobile Dealers Ass ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Grassley, Ernst announce Senate Youth Program Iowa delegates

    Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, announce that Jack Hostager of Dubuque and Joshua Hughes of New Virginia have been selected t ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:02 am
  • Graceland University Top 10 Rankings by US News and World Report

    LAMONI – Graceland University’s master’s programs in education and nursing were ranked in the top 10 Best Online Programs in the country by the U.S. N ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • 2014 Farm Bill Program deadlines

    Clarke-Decatur County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Joyce Frost wants to inform producers of the following Farm Program deadlines:
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:01 am
  • Fry to hold area forums

    Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, will be holding area forums on Friday, Jan. 23, Friday, Feb. 27 and Friday, March 27. 
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:02 am
  • Care Initiatives Hospice volunteers needed

    Care Initiatives Hospice is looking for caring, compassionate people in the Osceola area to become hospice volunteers, provide care and support to pat ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:01 am
  • Teacher spotlight

    Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune’s “Teacher spotlight” series.W ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • FSA signature policy information

    Clarke-Decatur County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Joyce Frost wants to inform producers the correct Farm Service Agency signatur ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:01 am
  • Area wrestling

    Tiger Invite ADEL — Sophomores Ian Showers and Nathan Bair both placed third here Saturday, leading ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Panthers shoot past Clarke in opening minutes

    Creston took Clarke out of its game plan within the first two minutes here Monday in a 63-28 victory over the visiting Lady Indians.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Cardinals remain unbeaten in POI

    TRURO — Central Decatur remained unbeaten in Pride of Iowa Conference play here Saturday with a come-from-behind 55-51 win over Interstate 35 in the C ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Roadrunners stun 11th-ranked CD

    TRURO — Interstate 35 came out on top of a back-and-forth battle with fellow Pride of Iowa Conference heavyweight Central Decatur here Saturday in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Eighth-ranked Wolverines hold off hot-shooting Clarke

    GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley survived a barrage of 3-pointers from Clarke here Saturday to post a 68-56 victory.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Area wrestling

    St. Edmond dualsFORT DODGE — Clarke went 0-4 here Saturday at the St. Edmond duals. The Indians lost ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Clarke bowlers fall to Newton

    The Clarke bowling teams started the 2015 portion of their schedules at home on Jan. 8 against Newton.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Mustangs pull away from Lamoni

    MURRAY — The Murray Mustangs saw an early lead evaporate, before pulling away from Lamoni again late in the third quarter of a 79-53 win on Friday.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Lamoni stuns Lady Mustangs

    MURRAY — Lamoni ended the game with a 16-5 run here Friday to post a 47-40 win over Murray.Trailing ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Sports briefs

    Free throwcompetitionThe 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will be held Sunday, Jan. ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Lois Fleming Osceola

    Lois Fleming, 91, of Osceola died Jan. 12, 2015, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.Funeral servic ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Lois Evelyn Fleming Osceola

    Lois Evelyn Fleming, 91, of Osceola died Jan. 12, 2015, at Clarke County Hospital.Funeral services w ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:09 am
  • Ronald Ray Powders Osceola

    Ronald Ray Powders, 52, of Osceola died Jan. 7, 2015, at Clarke County Hospital.Services were 2 p.m. ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Floybelle ‘Mer’ Alms Osceola

    Floybelle “Mer” Alms, 93, of Osceola died Jan. 11, 2015.Per her wishes, Mer was cremated. Interment ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Ray Powders – Osceola

    Funeral services for Ray Powders, 52, of Osceola will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. Interment will be in Ottawa Ce ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 8:49 am
  • Terry Brown – Truro

    Vistation for Terry Brown, 45, of Truro will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, with family present at Kale Funeral Home, 445 N. West St., Truro. Interm ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • M. Jane Popp (Tompkins) Kalama, Wash.

    Mar. 27, 1941 – Dec. 27, 2014Jane died peacefully at home in Kalama, WA. She was born in Osceola, IA ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Donna Redman Leon

    Donna Redman, 82, of Leon died Dec. 24, 2014, at Westview Acres in Leon.Funeral services were 10 a.m ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Bonnie Allen Osceola

    Bonnie Allen, 86, of Osceola died Dec. 31, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.Services were 11 a ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Everett Bierce Osceola

    Everett Bierce, 82, of Osceola died Jan. 1, 2015, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.Services were ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Nish card showers planned

    Jack and Margie Nish will be celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary Thursday, Jan. 29.Jack’s 89t ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Fuller birthday party planned

    A party is planned in honor of Adrian T. Fuller on the occasion of his 95th birthday.The event is pl ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Gibbons card shower planned

    An 81st birthday card shower is planned in honor of Bobbi Gibbons on Tuesday, Jan. 27.Cards may be s ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Cartwrights celebrate 60 years

    The children and grandchildren of Jerry and Erma Cartwright are hosting an open house in honor of the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:27 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
  • Osceola Hiz Kidz blessings

    Happy New Year from Hiz Kidz.November was a great month at Hiz Kidz. We added several more Kidz to o ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Political dedication

    Recently, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds took their oaths of office. I had the privilege of offering the benediction at the inauguratio ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Budget principles, proposal

    2015-16 House budget principlesHouse Republicans are committed to these principles to produce a bala ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • In the open

    “My neighbor told me you people who bring the food come from that church down on the corner, but we know that church, and, well, number one – never kn ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Holy renovation

    It was a place of safety. The Edson Home was a refuge for children ages ten to 16 who had been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect is ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Freedom: Stick to It!

    “You know, I couldn’t wait to be free. Five years is a LONG time. I know I deserved it, but I was so dumb. I thought all my problems would be over onc ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Christmas hope

    When man landed on the moon, that was big news. The whole world stopped to watch Neil Armstrong’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • To my neighbors

    I grew up dreaming of spending my days on the farm. As a boy growing up in a small farming town in central Mississippi, I idealized my grandfather and ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • To anyone interested in the health of Clarke County

    I recently shared some of the information from the “2014 County Health Rankings and Road maps” with those in meetings or discussions on the health of ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:19 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