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  • To the finish line

    It all started on a trip to Mexico.“We had horses when I was a kid, so I loved them, you know, but never had them later,” said Glenda Wishon ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Council approves housing redevelopment, addresses property covenant

    A covenant agreement could have brought housing redevelopment tumbling to the ground in The Meadows on the west side of Osceola. But, that d ...
    July 2, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Board hires Stephens as new high school principal

    Clarke Community School Board has hired a new high school principal.During a June 9 school board meeting, the board approved Shane Stephens, ...
    June 25, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • ‘Worth every minute’

    Fourteen years is a long time to serve on anything, but that’s what former Osceola City Councilman Glenn Schaff did for his city council.“It ...
    June 25, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • On the rise

    Osceola City Council has taken the next step forward in housing redevelopment on the west side of the city. This includes the area known as ...
    June 18, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Heartland sound

    The Nadas have unofficially played at Lakeside Casino once before. The band played when the casino’s amphitheatre first opened as a dry run ...
    June 25, 2014 - 10:07 am

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  • Murray's Nerness commits to ISU

    MURRAY — Murray rising senior Seth Nerness committed to Iowa State University on Saturday to play football for the Cyclones beginning in the 2015 seas ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Roadrunners roll to 10th straight win

    The Interstate 35 softball team improved to 18-2 for the season, and in the process, has extended its winning streak to 10 games.
    July 1, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Goering pitches I-35 to win in pitcher’s duel

    MOUNT AYR — Friday's Pride of Iowa Conference matchup here featured a pair of southpaw pitchers battling to the end in an attempt to give his team a c ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Indians drop to 1-23 with sweep to Albia

    The Clarke baseball team suffered a South Central Conference sweep at the hands of Albia here on June 26, falling 18-1 and 14-4.
    July 1, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Clarke splits in Indianola

    INDIANOLA — The Clarke Lady Indians split a pair of games here on Saturday at the Indianola Tournament.
    July 1, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Clarke tops ranked Winterset, EBF

    Class 3A's top-ranked Clarke Lady Indians picked up a pair of wins over ranked foes Winterset and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont.
    June 19, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Area baseball

    SE Warren 10, Murray 3MILO — Justin Jones, Zabe Hatfield and Kenny Boles each had two hits in Murray ...
    June 19, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Outdoor news

    Q Pond regulationsThe Iowa Department of Natural Resources relaxed fishing regulations at Q Pond in ...
    June 19, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Murray’s winning steak comes to an end

    Murray's 12-game winning streak to start the season came to an end Monday on the road against Wayne of Corydon.
    June 19, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Ranked Roadrunners improve to 9-2

    TRURO — The Interstate 35 Roadrunners, ranked eighth in Class 3A, split with a pair of ranked teams, and also picked up a win over Pleasantville to im ...
    June 19, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Patty Bethards Osceola

    Patty Bethards, 69, of Osceola died July 1, 2014, at her home in Osceola.Services were 10 a.m. Monda ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Patty Kay Bethards – Osceola

    Funeral services for Patty Kay Bethards, 69, of Osceola will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. Interment will be in Leo ...
    July 3, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Mary Morris Leon

    Mary Morris, 98, of Leon died June 23, 2014, at Westview Acres Care Center in Leon.Services were 11 ...
    July 2, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Mary Williams Osceola

    Mary Williams, 67, of Osceola died June 27, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.Kale F ...
    July 2, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Patricia McBroom LeRoy

    Patricia McBroom, 81, of LeRoy died June 18, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.A memorial s ...
    July 2, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Mary Morris – Leon

    Mary Morris, 98, of Leon, formerly of Osceola, died June 23, 2014, at Westview Acres Care Center in Leon.
    June 24, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • George McCann Osceola

    George McCann, 72, of Osceola died June 13, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.Gra ...
    June 18, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Barbara J. Kimzey Indianola

    Barbara J. Kimzey, 81, of Indianola, and formerly of New Virginia, died unexpectedly June 12, 2014, at her residence.
    June 18, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Sandra Stegmann Humeston

    Sandra Stegmann, 72, of Humeston died June 14, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.No services ar ...
    June 18, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Leona Collins Truro

    Leona Collins, 81, of Truro died June 7, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.Services were 10 ...
    June 18, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Beeman card shower planned

    The family of Dick Beeman is hosting a card shower in honor of his 90th birthday Saturday, July 12.C ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Chaneys celebrate 50 years

    A card shower is planned in honor of Dennis and Kay Chaney on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
    June 18, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Akers open house planned

    An open house is planned in honor of Gary and Linda Akers on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
    June 11, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Owens birthday celebration

    An 85th birthday party is planned in honor of Norm and Juanita Owens.The event is planned 2 p.m. Sun ...
    June 4, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Jackson open house planned

    The family of Verda Jackson is hosting an open house in honor of her 80th birthday.The event is plan ...
    June 4, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Evans celebrate 50 years

    A card shower is planned in honor of Billie (Griffin) and Ralph Evans on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, June 6.
    May 27, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Kentners celebrate 60 years

    A celebration is planned in honor of Harold and Doris Kentner on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.
    May 27, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Cervens celebrate 70 years

    A card shower is planned in honor of Bob and Betty Cerven on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married June 4, 1944.
    May 27, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Robins card shower planned

    The family of Audra Robins is planning a card shower in honor of her 99th birthday Thursday, May 22.
    May 13, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Buckingham, Eckels to wed

    Sabrina Buckingham and Jim Eckels, along with their parents, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.
    May 7, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Making the impossible, possible

    I heard the story of an elderly minister who liked to visit people in hospitals. He often would take along a little embroidered bookmark that he carri ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Box car village

    Have you driven through the country and noticed old railroad boxcars in farm fields and barn lots and wondered how they got there?
    July 9, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Local church

    I am proud to call the Osceola Full Gospel Church my church. Come as you are. They have a food pantry and also gave away sacks of food at the July Fou ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Seeds of doubt

    “Hi. My name is Ned, and I’m a coke addict.”A chorus of “Hi, Ned” was the response from the group ga ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Rescue of a pig

    “Rescue of a Pig-”“An engine sprung a leak at the crane west of the Osceola depot Sunday morning let ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Too short to play it safe

    Today, I want to encourage you to take a risk. In this culture? Yep. In this economy? Sure. Why would I want to do such a crazy thing? Because you’ll ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • ‘Our national day’

    Editor’s note: Since Iowa’s Legislative session is currently over, Clarke County Historical Society has offered to provide columns while Rep. Joel Fry ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • In the line of duty

    “We are a one cop town.”I have friends in public safety forces — our police. Since I have friends in ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • On death, grief and God

    I completed my seminary training and was ordained a Catholic priest 38 years ago. Among the many are ...
    June 18, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • In the national headlines

    We have had some beautiful days in this second week of June. The rains have made Clarke County look like a beautiful greenhouse. That is a major chang ...
    June 18, 2014 - 9:40 am