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  • Lamoni chiropractor loses license over charges of sexual contact, exorcisms

    LAMONI — A Lamoni chiropractor who engaged in sexual contact with patients and performed exorcisms is losing his license.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Why did Iowa Supreme Court side with reservoir landowners?

    On Friday, April 10, the Iowa Supreme Court announced they were siding with the landowners in the case of the Clarke County Reservoir Commission's res ...
    April 15, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Clarke County audit report released

    Hunt and Associates, P.C., certified public accountants, released an audit report on Clarke County.T ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Osceola native Perez graduates from Universal Technical Institute

    LISLE, Ill. — Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the nation’s leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Urbandale man charged with St. Charles robbery

    DES MOINES – Hassam Fayiz Abusharkh, 35, of Urbandale, appeared in federal court on a criminal complaint alleging that Abusharkh robbed the Farmers an ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Permit-to- carry class planned

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club will hold an Iowa permit-to-carry class 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at 41570 280th Ave., southwest of Russell. 
    April 15, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • McIntire-Barnett shares her story about singing with Simon Estes

    LAMONI — Lamoni native Leah McIntire-Barnett, daughter of Dennis and Kathleen McIntire, will be performing with Simon Estes and four area choirs on Su ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Interstate 35 audit report released

    Hunt and Associates, P.C., certified public accountants, released an audit report on Interstate 35 Community School District in Truro.
    April 15, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Graceland University makes top 10 list of Iowa Best Value Colleges

    LAMONI – Graceland University has been ranked seventh in Iowa in a recent study offering a list of the Iowa best value colleges conducted by SmartAsse ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • O’Grady joins NSCS

    GRAND RIVER — Michaela Rose O’Grady of Grand River has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
    April 15, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Pillars Grant application due date changed

    For the remainder of 2015, Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) will be accepting grant applications on a quarterly basis rather than a monthl ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • ICA names young producers taking part in 2015 leadership program

    AMES – Seventeen young Iowa cattle producers from around the state are participating in the 2015 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP). The Iowa ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • iVantage names Clarke County Hospital top 100 critical access hospital

    Clarke County Hospital in Osceola was recently named one of the iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.
    April 15, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • Word play

    All it takes is making the right words flow one after the other.Clarke’s speech team members Timber ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Your New Store Front

    Starting a new business can be a daunting, risky venture, but Osceola Chamber Main Street (OCMS) is offering a way to smooth the start up.
    April 15, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Supreme Court favors landowners in CCRC reservoir project

    The highest court in the state of Iowa has issued their verdict in the case of the Clarke County Reservoir Commission’s (CCRC) reservoir project.
    April 14, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

    April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, Testicular Cancer Awareness Week is April 1-7.
    April 7, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Biggest Loser contestant to hold workout at Clay Street Gym

    On Saturday, April 11, at 3 p.m., people can join the Clay Street Gym for a workout led by The Biggest Loser: Season 12 contestant Vinny Hickerson. 
    April 7, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Branstad proclaims April 16 Health Care Decisions Day in Iowa

    Most people have some idea of how they would like to die – perhaps peacefully in their sleep or surrounded by loved ones. Unfortunately, most people a ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Celebrate Earth Day in Lamoni

    LAMONI — Big Creek Farms, Graceland University and Practical Farmers of Iowa are teaming to celebrate Earth Day with a range of food-, farm- and soil- ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Whitham attains PhD

    Monica Whitham, Clarke Community High School 1997 graduate, earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Arizona in May 2014.
    April 7, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Iowa state parks featured in America’s top family fishing and boating spots sweepstakes

    LEON — The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is searching for the top 100 family fishing and boating spots across the nation, and sev ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours.
    April 7, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Festive Fourth

    The Fourth of July celebration in Osceola is the city’s biggest event of the year. However, it takes a lot of work to make a four-day celebration run ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Local businesses offering free session on aging wellness

    HCI Care Services is hosting another free, new community event for family caregivers as part of its Family Caregiver College series.
    April 7, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Staying Alert (Iowa)

    There’s another way to stay up to the minute on breaking news — Alert Iowa — and it’s being used by Clarke County Emergency Management.
    April 15, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Kids First Communities Early Childhood Iowa area funding FY 2016 request for proposal

    The Kids First Communities Early Childhood Iowa Area Board announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for early childhood funding serving c ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Information for help on heating bills

    SCICAP is taking applications for heating assistance on a first-come, first-served basis through April 30.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • St. Charles man sentenced to prison for filing false tax return

    DES MOINES — On March 25, Jay A. Ochanpaugh, 50, of St. Charles, and formerly of Ames, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • New director at The Village Early Childhood Center

    Ed Huenemann has taken over as the new director at The Village Early Childhood Center in Osceola.Hue ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Southern Iowa Oak Savanna Alliance Annual Wildflower Walk planned

    DECATUR CITY — The Southern Iowa Oak Savanna Alliance is sponsoring its annual wildflower walk 10 a.m., Saturday, April 4, at Bishop Timber Wildlife M ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Loebsack announces 2015 Congressional high school art competition

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now submit their original artwo ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Easter events at LifePoint Church

    Here is the schedule of Easter events at LifePoint Church.First, the Community Good Friday Worship S ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • DNR to hold volunteer water quality monitoring workshop

    DES MOINES — IOWATER, Iowa’s statewide volunteer water quality monitoring program, will host an Introductory IOWATER Workshop 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Clarke County encourages HPV vaccination – the key to cancer prevention

    Clarke County joins the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) in a new effort focused on improving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates amon ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • FCCLA, NAHS to host spaghetti dinner

    Clarke Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and National Art Honor Society (NAHS) chapters will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Fri ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Sweet treats

    “Honestly, there’s nothing better than ice cream. You know? It’s so American. It’s just like apple pie or cherry pie and baseball. There’s nothing mor ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Proposed eminent domain bill creates community concerns

    When people sat down to the legislative luncheon Friday, March 27, at Lakeside Casino, one thing they weren’t prepared to see was a proposed bill from ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Good Friday cross walk, worship service planned Friday, April 3

    All are invited to attend the annual Good Friday cross walk and worship service Friday, April 3.The ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • First Christian Church events planned

    These are Easter events planned for First Christian Church.• Thursday, April 2, 5:30-7 p.m. - Seder ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Dream Big Grow Here business grant program announces Johnson’s Elite Training as finalist

    The University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center has announced 30 finalists in the Dream Big Grow Here business grant program.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Grant deadline approaching for Clarke County SCICF

    The Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation grant deadline is approaching.  To be cons ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Osceola blood drive planned

    LifeServe Blood Center blood donors are the ultimate recyclers. Each unit of donated blood will positively impact the lives of three different hospita ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Severe Weather Awareness Week information

    The National Weather Service has declared March 23-27 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.On Wednesday, ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • ServSafe class to be held in April

    ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Osceola April 6.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Clarke Community School District survey available to community

    Clarke Community School District is currently surveying the community regarding different aspects of the school, it’s programming, facilities and comm ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Helping hand

    If you’re looking for a worthwhile organization to devote your time to, look no further than Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Bloomin’ up

    Nothing quite signifies spring like fresh, colorful flowers, especially with Easter and prom season right around the corner.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Teacher spotlight

    Fossils here. Fossils there. Fossils everywhere.Ron Pendegraft’s science classroom is littered with ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Reader Poll

    Prom is coming up. What do enjoy most about the event?
    Dancing
    Dressing up
    Eating the dinner
    Taking pictures with friends