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  • 17 compete at Hopeville memorial cribbage tourney

    A record 17 people competed in the Jim Overholtzer Memorial Cribbage Tournament that was held at the Hopeville Rural Music Reunion.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Clarke County Hospital receives Iowa Donor Network LEGACI award for education

    Clarke County Hospital in Osceola has been awarded the Iowa Donor Network (IDN) LEGACI Award for Education.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Reunion

    Thirty-five members of the Clarke Community High School class of 1961 in Osceola met for their 55th reunion Sunday, Aug. 8, at Clarke County Event Cen ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Honeymoon Bandits

    No trace of the husbands of the two women who spent their honeymoon in the Clarke County jail on charges of having participated in the robbery of the ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • College news

    Allen CollegeWATERLOO – The administration and faculty of Allen College congratulate students named ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • 2 vie for Clarke Community School Board position

    Incumbent Brian Crawford is running against Barry Mateer in the race for a seat on Clarke Community School Board.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Osceola Water Works annual treatment changes take effect in October

    Starting in October, Osceola Water Works will begin transitioning to winter maintenance and will be making a change in the treatment process. Resident ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Site plan for Southern Iowa Trucking approved by city council

    A new site plan for Southern Iowa Trucking was approved by Osceola City Council during its meeting Sept. 20.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa named a 2016 Top Workplace

    HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa (VNS of Iowa) has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:24 pm
  • Sinclair earns two major endorsements in re-election bid

    ALLERTON — State Senator Amy Sinclair was named a Friend of Iowa Agriculture by the Iowa Farm Bureau and a Friend of Iowa Business by the Iowa Associa ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Fry releases information on Legislative page program

    Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, released information on the Iowa Legislative Page program.Each year the Io ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Evelyn Nebergall West Des Moines

    Evelyn Mae Nebergall, 89, of West Des Moines died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at her daughter’s home in West Des Moines.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • City of Woodburn procedures report released

    WOODBURN — Faller, Kincheloe and Co., PLC, released an agreed upon procedures report on the city of Woodburn for the period of April 1, 2015 through M ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Iowa Corn Growers Association Corn PAC endorses Joel Fry

    JOHNSTON — The Iowa Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed Joel Fry, a Republican from Osceola, for Iowa Hous ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Grassley Des Moines regional director to hold office hours Sept. 26-28

    Sen. Chuck Grassley’s regional director based in Des Moines, Alec Kennedy, will be holding open office hours in Decatur, Clarke, Madison, Wayne, Lucas ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Employer-educator summit to be held Oct. 18 in Creston

    CRESTON — IowaWORKS Southern Hills and Southwestern Community College are hosting “The Road to Success is Always Under Construction Conference” in Cre ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Sen. Ernst to hold town meeting in Decatur County

    LAMONI — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA, announced she will hold a town meeting in Decatur County as part of her 99 county tour to speak with constituents ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • The late Diehl remembered

    Former mayor Fred Diehl was an instrumental spokesman for the city of Osceola. There’s going to be a void without Diehl’s presence in the community.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Piece by piece

    Life has a funny way of directing you to a place you never thought you’d go.That’s the story of Alle ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Sheriff

    David Allen Murphy, 32, of Afton was charged on a warrant for failure to appear in reference to the charge of driving while barred 6:14 p.m. Sept. 12.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 3:47 pm
  • New adventure film documenting Jefferson Highway’s centennial to debut

    DES MOINES — “Traversing a country and so binding it together.” The Shreveport Times. May 26, 1917. In reference to the Jefferson Highway.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • New evangelist at Osceola Church of Christ

    Herb Carnagey was born in Moscow, Idaho, and spent his early childhood in the Lewiston-Clarkston area on the Snake River.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Trump announces county co-chairs, spanning all 99 Iowa counties

    DES MOINES – The Trump-Pence presidential campaign announced a grassroots team led by Gov. Terry Branstad, honorary Iowa campaign chair.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:39 pm
  • Smith runs for state Senate as Independent

    LAMONI – Ruth Smith of Lamoni has entered the race for the District 14 state Senate seat, consisting of Decatur, Clarke, Lucas, Wayne, most of Marion, ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:38 pm
  • Iowa Farm Bureau designates Fry as friend of agriculture

    Joel Fry of Osceola has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC). 
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:38 pm
  • Permit-to-carry class planned

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club will sponsor an Iowa Permit-to-Carry class 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the education building at 41570 280th Ave. ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Muzzle loading rifle event planned

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club will be shooting muzzle loading rifles 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the range.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • Free youth rifle shoot

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club and Southern Prairie Pheasants Forever will sponsor a free youth .22-rifle shoot 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, for third ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Lakeside Casino supports area Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in Des Moines

    The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Des Moines metropolitan area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participat ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Suspension lifted for Murray First Responders

    MURRAY — Murray First Responders have received a rescission of suspension from Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Bureau of Emergency and Traum ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • Van Wert man sentenced to 120 years for production of child pornography

    DES MOINES – On Sept. 8, 2016, Timothy Ryan Zollman, 31, of Van Wert was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt to 120 ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • Students injured in Clarke bus accident

    Multiple injuries were reported after a Clarke Community Schools bus accident Wednesday, Sept. 7, in rural Clarke County.
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours.Die ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • Osceola Big Chief FFA welcome back BBQ held

    It is that time of year again, when the members of Osceola Big Chief FFA come together to celebrate the beginning of another journey together.
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • Salford releases new high-capacity, self-steering commodity cart with section control

    Over the last year, Salford moved precision application technology to the forefront of its agenda, and the result is several new fertilizer applicatio ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • Manternach attends Washington Leadership Conference

    Thousands of FFA members from throughout the country converged on Washington, D.C., this summer to analyze their personal skills and interests, develo ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • Suicide Prevention Week set for Sept. 5-11

    Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation declaring Sept. 5-11 as Suicide Prevention Week.According ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • Lucas County becomes the 41st Home Base Iowa Community

    CHARITON — Governor Terry E. Branstad was in attendance to congratulate Lucas County on achieving the Home Base Iowa (HBI) Community designation.
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • Constitution Week to begin Sept. 17

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 17, 2016, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week long commemoration of America’s most important d ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • Deemer joins HCI Care Services, Visiting Nurse Services

    Weldon native and Clarke Community High School graduate Carla Deemer has joined HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services as marketing advocate li ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • Ag knowledge display at Latino festival

    Osceola Big Chief FFA members collaborated with a few bilingual Clarke students to share a demonstration at the Latino Festival on Aug. 28, on the squ ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • Z Capital Partners buys Affinity Gaming, Lakeside Casino

    There’s a new name to the owner of Lakeside Hotel and Casino, but it’s a familiar one to the company.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Look back at Labor Day

    Did you enjoy your “unofficial end of summer?”The three-day holiday weekend culminated with Labor Da ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • Prepare yourself

    If you always got the flu mist because of a fear of needles, you will have to face your fears if you want a flu vaccine this year.
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 3:44 pm
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