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  • Do you have what it takes?

    When applying for a job, most places don’t make you run a timed mile and a-half run. But, a physical fitness test is a requirement if you wa ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • OFFICIALLY APPROVED

    Osceola officially has a new city logo.During a Sept. 2 Osceola City Council meeting, the council approved the “map” logo design that was pr ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Fry stresses hometown, conservative values during fundraiser

    When Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, started his first campaign for state representative years ago, three words came to his mind — listen, learn a ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Escaped Decatur County inmate captured

    LEON — An inmate — who escaped from Decatur County Jail Friday — was captured by local and state law enforcement officers shortly before mid ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Independent candidate

    “I am not for sale.”This is one of the slogans for Rick Stewart’s political campaign. He is an independent candidate for U.S. Senate and wil ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Championship win brings long-term school spirit

    Winning a state championship is something that can be celebrated for an entire year.Clarke’s softball team made an appearance at Clarke’s Sc ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:13 am

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  • Area football

    Wayne 56,Murray 12MURRAY — Clayton Kiefer scored three touchdowns and ran for 133 yards to lead Wayn ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Clarke volleyball showing improvement early in season

    Clarke head volleyball coach Lindsay Diehl was impressed with the amount of improvement her team showed from its opening tournament on Aug. 30 to it’s ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Clarke girls 4th at Wayne Invite

    CORYDON — The Clarke cross country teams opened the season here on Sept. 4 at the Wayne Invitational.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Area volleyball

    Murray 3,Mormon Trail 0HUMESTON — Murray was pushed in all three games here on Sept. 4 in a 25-18, 2 ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Turnovers hamper Clarke in loss to Saydel

    DES MOINES — Saydel broke in its brand new football stadium here Friday with a 26-15 win over Clarke in rainy conditions.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Area football

    Central Decatur 33, Nodaway Valley 12GREENFIELD — Central Decatur spoiled Nodaway Valley’s Coach Dau ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Area volleyball

    Wayne TriangularCORYDON — Central Decatur won both its matches here on Aug. 26 at the Wayne Triangul ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Sobotka's rare size-speed combination lifts Raiders to record heights

    MOUNT AYR — The late Dennis Tassell, Diagonal's longtime basketball coach, once paid Darwin Sobotka of Clearfield a compliment.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Bemis spurs Clarke’s return to glory

    Clarke senior Libby Bemis helped return the Lady Indian softball team to glory over the past couple of years, culminating in a Class 3A state champion ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • LIBBY BEMIS (2014 South Central Iowa Female Athlete of Year finalist)

    Clarke Basketball • Led her team in scoring with 16.0 points per game on 40.6 percent shooting, 32.3 ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Louise Hart Osceola

    Louise Hart, 84, of Osceola died Sept. 21, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.Services will be 1 ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • Louise Hart – Osceola

    Funeral services for Louise Hart, 84, of Osceola will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. Interment will be in Map ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Jane Kastler Osceola

    Jane Kastler, 60, of Osceola died Sept. 13, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.Ser ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Jean Oliver Collierville, Tenn.

    Jean Oliver, 87, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Osceola, died Sept. 12, 2014, after a brief illness.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • A.F. ‘Whitey’ Kuhlman Humboldt

    A.F. “Whitey” Kuhlman, 92, of Humboldt, died September 5, 2014 at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge.Fun ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Darrell Reynolds Osceola

    Darrell Reynolds, 73, of Osceola died Sept. 10, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital.Services were 10 a.m ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Gary Guthrie Denver, Mo.

    Gary Guthrie, 76, of Denver, Mo., formerly of LeSueur, Minn., died Sept. 12, 2014, at his home.Funer ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Dorothy Babberl Des Moines

    Dorothy Marie Bailey Babberl, 82, daughter of Joseph and Garnet Marie (Weekes) Bailey, was born May 22, 1932, in Garden Grove, Iowa. She passed away o ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Jean Oliver – Collierville, Tenn.

    Funeral services for Jean Oliver, 87, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Osceola, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Ma ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Jane Kastler – Osceola

    Funeral services for Jane Kastler, 60, of Osceola will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. Committal services will b ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Cartwright card shower planned

    The family of Jim Cartwright is hosting a card shower in honor of his 85th birthday Tuesday, Sept. 30.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Hortons celebrate 60 years

    The family of James and Rosalee Horton is planning a celebration in honor of the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary. Friends and family are invited.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Olsons celebrate 50 years

    The family of Danny and Doris Olson is planning a luncheon in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 13, 1964.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Clarkes celebrate 60 years

    A card shower is planned in honor of Phil and Carol Clarke on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 20.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Johnson card shower planned

    The family of Naomi Johnson is hosting a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday Wednesday, Sept. 17.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Heston-Danner reunion

    On Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, we saw the 65th gathering of descendants of the Heston and Danner families at the Woodburn Community Center.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Loney open house planned

    The family of Elizabeth (Lib) Loney is planning an open house in honor of her 85th birthday.The even ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • McWilliams Reunion

    On Aug. 3, a potluck dinner was held at noon at Weldon Community Center.Remembered were Cleve and Pe ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • McDonough card shower

    A card shower is planned in honor of Lonna McDonough on the occasion of her 70th birthday Sunday, Aug. 24.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Mobley, George plan October wedding

    Mr. Glee Mobley of Benton and Ms. Janice Mobley of Clearfield announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Melonie Lynn Mobley to C ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Enough is enough?

    “Enough is enough!”The loud, exasperated parent’s voice carried long and far through the local Kmart ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Daughters of Ceres (D.O.C. Club)

    In 1899, the question arose as to what could be done to eliminate the monotony of the life of the farmer’s wife whose lives were all work and no play, ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • DAR American history contest

    The Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is again sponsoring the DAR annual American history essay contest.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Love your enemies

    In mid 2008, Al Rogulski was on a boating and snorkeling trip sponsored by a distributor of his heating and air-conditioning business. 
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • WWII honor roll service arch

    Replacement work was started in the city park July 8, 1943, on a new honor roll service board replacing the temporary board located on the southeast c ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Religious conviction

    My name is Randy Fairchild. I have a ministry on the road called biblenabigrig ministries. I am praying for our nation. We are living in the last days ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Being truly thankful

    If you’re like me there are areas in your life you are constantly working on.One area for me is the ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Branstad’s treatment of water, agriculture

    Quoting from Sherrie Taha, Democratic candidate for secretary of agriculture:“If you eat ... If you ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Parking meters

    In 1950, a proposal for parking meters in Osceola was defeated. In 1953, a proposal made by a representative of a parking meter company for meters was ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Victim Assistance grants

    The House Oversight committee called a meeting on Sept. 8 to investigate how money from the Victim Assistance grants is being distributed and if this ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:23 am