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  • Bret Michaels and Warrant to play Lakeside Saturday

    Legendary Poison frontman Bret Michaels will be joined by special guest Warrant 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Lakeside Hotel and Casino. It’s the l ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • South Central District CDE Day brings hundreds of students to Clarke County Fairgrounds

    From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, an estimated 840 Future Farmers of America participants from over 20 school districts converged upon the Clar ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 5:17 pm
  • Full house

    “In the years I’ve been mayor, this is the largest crowd I’ve ever presided over,” said Mayor Kedley at the City Council meeting Tuesday night. “Since ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 5:16 pm
  • Woodburn acquires new fire engine

    Contributed photoIntroducing Woodburn Engine No. 51: With thanks to the CCDC, the Woodburn Volunteer ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • Peachy keen

    Contributed photoPeachy keen: Osceola Hy-Vee Director Jeff Mallory donated $500 to the Clarke afters ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 2:33 pm
  • Water woes

    The morning of Wednesday, Sept. 6, a major water main break south of Clarke Elementary forced the evacuation of the school. Parents and teachers alike ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 2:35 pm
  • New teacher of the week

    Clarke and Murray Community Schools welcomed several new teachers into the community for the 2017-18 school year. We’ll be getting to know all of them ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 2:13 pm
  • Regular School Board Election preliminary results

    Preliminary results are back in the 2017 Regular School Board Election for Clarke and Murray School Districts.
    Sept. 12, 2017 - 9:28 pm
  • Team effort

    OST photo by KALEB CARTERTeam effort: Osceola Hy-Vee Director Jeff Mallory presents the Clarke Athle ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • New teacher of the week

    Clarke and Murray Community Schools welcomed several new teachers into the community for the 2017-18 school year. We’ll be getting to know all of them ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Celebrating the Rural Life Mass

    Every year Bishop Richard Pates of the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines presides at a Rural Life Mass in southwest Iowa.  This year’s liturgy will be ho ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:39 pm
  • Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge winners

    Knights of Columbus soccer challenge winners: The KoC’s annual soccer challenge was held Aug. 27 at the Fairgrounds. Out of 12 participants, there wer ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Osceola FFA Livestock Team places at state

    Saturday, August 26th the Osceola Big Chief FFA Chapter had a team participate in the State Livestock Judging. The members included Carter Wilken, Col ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:37 pm
  • Pedestrian killed by train

    A pedestrian was killed by a train 10:53 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, in the 1100 block of Kansas Street. According to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Departme ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Head to head

    When polls open at noon Tuesday, Sept. 12, Clarke Community School patrons will have the chance to elect three school board directors, but more import ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Dillon Hightshoe named recipient of Iowa Select Farms Future Ag Leaders Scholarship

    IOWA FALLS, Iowa (September 1, 2017) — Murray, Iowa, resident Dillon Hightshoe has been named an inaugural recipient of an Iowa Select Farms Future Ag ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 6:51 am
  • Robert and Marilyn Arndorfer receive Governor’s award

    Robert and Marilyn Arndorfer of Humeston received the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award at a special ceremony at the Iowa State Fair on August 16.
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Murray FFA represents well at State Fair, ready for new year

    The Murray FFA was represented at the State Fair by three students who participated in events. Bailey Brummel showed her horse and mule in the FFA Hor ...
    Aug. 31, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • CCDC grants continue to impact county and community

    For over four decades the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has worked to foster local improvement projects and spur opportunities to creat ...
    Aug. 31, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • No School of Hard Knocks

    Contributed photoAvoiding the school of hard knocks: Pictured are Jeff Werner, Murray Volunteer Fire ...
    Aug. 31, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • New teacher of the week

    Clarke and Murray Community Schools welcomed several new teachers into the community for the 2017-18 school year. We’ll be getting to know all of them ...
    Aug. 31, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Murray Saddle Club hosts Houston donation drive

    The Murray Saddle Club is working to relieve the burdens on residents and rescue workers in the path of Harvey by collecting food and supplies and mak ...
    Aug. 31, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Iowa crop and condition report

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National A ...
    Aug. 31, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • A first of firsts at Fleetside

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDA first of firsts for Fleetside: Pictured are Fleetside Ford President Te ...
    Aug. 31, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Latino Festival continues to be a crowd pleaser

    Happy hooves, happy feet, happy hearts: Organizers went out of their way to get more people involved at this year’s Latino Festival. While it’s typica ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • CCRC moves toward Eminent Domain

    During the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) meeting held Thursday, Aug. 14, four resolutions were enacted which open the door to eminent doma ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • Familiar drought conditions emphasize need for new reservoir

    OSCEOLA — With a dry Spring and little to no measurable rain in June and July, Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent is looking at Wes ...
    Aug. 24, 2017 - 4:31 pm
  • State Fair Results

    Fair Pita Sandwich Crown Claimed by Osceola CookDES MOINES — Belinda Myers of Osceola won first plac ...
    Aug. 25, 2017 - 12:25 pm
  • Sweet Sooey

    Photo credit: Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope PhotographySweet sooey: Drew Jacobson, of Clarke County, p ...
    Aug. 24, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Market analysis puts Osceola to the test

    Wednesday, July 26, Osceola Chamber Main Street hosted a visiting commercial broker and realtor, someone with 25 years of success in recruiting and re ...
    Aug. 24, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Mayor Diehl Day

    Fred Diehl was the mayor in Osceola for 18 years. During that time, he paved the way to improvements in infrastructure and historical preservation tha ...
    Aug. 24, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • Reyna nominated for LifeChanger Award

    #NotToBrag, but Adriana Reyna, Clarke Elementary School parent liaison and native language tutor has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeCha ...
    Aug. 24, 2017 - 3:36 pm
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