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  • Man found dead in vehicle

    Thomas Alexander Pevehouse, 24, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was found dead in his vehicle Saturday, May 20, parked at the pumps at Casey’s General Store, ...
    May 24, 2017 - 8:09 am
  • Saylor Realty celebrates 40 influential years

    Saylor Realty celebrated its 40th anniversary Friday, May 19th, at the office at 320 W McLane St. Helen Saylor-Kimes and her late husband, Eddy Saylor ...
    May 24, 2017 - 8:07 am
  • Pool to open next Saturday

    The Osceola Aquatic Center, 225 W. Shaw St., on Saturday, May 27. Pool hours are Monday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m. Dail ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:35 pm
  • IPTV’s 2017 Reading Road Trip comes to Osceola

    Iowa Public Television kicks off the second decade of Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip on Wednesday, June 7 in Villisca, Iowa. IPTV partners with libra ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Thursday Night in the Park kicks off June 1

    The first Thursday Night in the Park is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Osceola Courthouse Lawn & North Parking Lot. Join Clarke Co ...
    May 24, 2017 - 8:12 am
  • Clarke students check out ag opportunities

    Contributed photoCareer Opportunities Brought to the Clarke Ag Room: At Clarke High School there is ...
    May 24, 2017 - 8:14 am
  • 2017 Iowa FFA Secretary’s Book Career Development winner

    AMES — The Iowa FFA Secretary’s Book Leadership Event was held at Iowa State University, Ames, Monday, April 10, 2017. Twelve Chapters participated in ...
    May 24, 2017 - 8:15 am
  • Daughters of the American Revolution meeting notes

    Eleven members and one future member of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter, DAR, met at Summit House at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13.  Hostesses were Marj ...
    May 24, 2017 - 8:05 am
  • Percussion grand opening June 1

    Percussion, the new restaurant located at 525 Warren Ave., features family-friendly fare and a relaxed atmosphere, playing off the themes of good musi ...
    May 24, 2017 - 8:17 am
  • Clarke Class of 2017

    Sunday, May 20, the Clarke Class of 2017 said goodbye to their childhood memories and welcomed in a world of new possibilities.
    May 24, 2017 - 7:51 am
  • Public invited to ice cream social in Reynolds’ honor

    One of the first stops on newly appointed Gov. Kim Reynolds’ agenda will be in Osceola. An ice cream social is being held in her honor 5:30 to 7 p.m. ...
    May 24, 2017 - 7:55 am
  • Iowa Utilities Board reminds customers of public comment meetings beginning May 23 regarding Alliant Energy’s proposed electric rate increase

    (Des Moines) – The Iowa Utilities Board is reminding customers of Alliant Energy-Interstate Power and Light Company, of eight public comment meetings ...
    May 22, 2017 - 4:20 pm
  • Kimball Family Foundation Scholarship available

    The South Central Iowa Community Foundation announces a scholarship available from the Kimball Family Foundation. 
    May 23, 2017 - 3:33 pm
  • Reynolds could become governor by next week

    When President Donald Trump nominated Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to be the next Ambassador to China, he set the wheels in motion for Lt. Gov. Kim Reynol ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:50 am
  • Murray Class of 2017

    OST photos by HILARY FERRANDCongrats Murray Graduates: Murray seniors took their final trips across ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:57 am
  • Always on the go

    DES MOINES — Blake Boldon’s Saturday morning started well before dawn, as did many of his days recently in his first go-around as director of the Drak ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:55 am
  • Clarke and Murray students recognized by governor

    WEST DES MOINES — Reed Morris, a student at Clarke, and Brandi Gilbert, a student at Murray, were recognized by Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor K ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • Final minutes of the Osceola Book Lover’s Club

    The Osceola Book Lover’s Club met Wednesday, May 10th at the Osceola Senior Center.Caryll Twilligear ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • CARSPA minutes from May 8

    CARSPA met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Osceola Senior Center following social time at 9:00. Hostesse ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Seat belt myth busting

    From May 22 to June 4, 2017, state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation, as well as Iowa, will be stepping up seat belt enforcement. M ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • College news

    Local Graceland University students named to Honor Roll for Spring 2017 The honor roll lists for Gra ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • End of legislative session highlights Medicaid concerns

    Activity related to the 2017 legislative session wrapped up Friday, May 12, as Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed 10 final bills into law. Barring any la ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:40 am
  • Jackson participates in World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

    DES MOINES – Last Monday, the sixth annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute brought together 299 students from 131 high schools at Iowa State Uni ...
    May 17, 2017 - 12:00 pm
  • Murray student earns Master’s degree from Northwestern College

    ORANGE CITY — Tacy Vogel completed a Master of Education degree from Northwestern College this semester and was among 46 graduate students to be recog ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Osceola Chamber Main Street recognized for contributing to state’s $8.06 billion tourism industry

    OSCEOLA — In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Iowa Tourism Office recognized Osceola Chamber Main Street recently for contributing to th ...
    May 17, 2017 - 11:59 am
  • Carson found guilty

    By HILARY FERRANDOST news editorhferrand@osceolaiowa.comRichard Ryan Lamb Carson, 40, of Osceola has ...
    May 11, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • A celebration of life

    Erick Reyna was 10 years old when his mother, Evangelina Perez, moved her family to Osceola. Erick and his two sisters, Adriana and Linda, flourished ...
    May 11, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Special proposal

    DES MOINES — Osceola native Eli Stover stood just past the finish line of the Drake Relays Road Race half marathon.
    May 11, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Community Make a Difference Day

    From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, teams of two to five people will be able to “Make a Difference” by going door-to-door in designated areas to c ...
    May 11, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Hospital trustees receive IHA certification

    Clarke County Hospital’s Board of Trustee members were among the 61 Iowa hospital trustees recognized at the IHA Governance Forum held at the Sheraton ...
    May 11, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • Affinity Gaming Announces David Monroe as Vice President and General Manager of Lakeside Hotel & Casino

    OSCEOLA — Affinity Gaming has appointed David Monroe as vice president and general manager of Lakeside Hotel & Casino, where he will oversee all aspec ...
    May 11, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • Update with Elmer

    In the past month, Puppy Jake Foundation foster mom Shanna Davenport has run into some surprising challenges. For the most part, the sales and custome ...
    May 11, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • Woodburn Legionnaires celebrate 70 years

    Contributed photo70 years: Friday, April 28, the Woodburn American Legion honored Clifford Mason and ...
    May 11, 2017 - 11:44 am
  • Local author speaks

    OST photo by BAILEY POOLMANSpeaking: D. Nichole King, a young adult and adult novelist, speaks to th ...
    May 11, 2017 - 12:23 pm
  • Curing cancer one step at a time

    Relay for Life of Southern Iowa has a special event planned for 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Clarke Community High School Track. The first l ...
    May 11, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Carson found guilty

    Richard Ryan Lamb Carson, 40, of Osceola has been found guilty of two counts of Murder in the First Degree in the shooting deaths of Noe Flores, 27, a ...
    May 11, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Carson trial begins in Clarke County

    Tuesday, May 2, was the first day for statements and witness testimony at Clarke County Courthouse in the trial of Richard Ryan Lamb Carson, 38, of Os ...
    May 4, 2017 - 4:40 pm
  • Des Moines Art Center features local artists

    The public is invited to see “Art Show – Spring 2017” at the Des Moines Art Center, featuring art work by adult students including Deb Jurshak of Murr ...
    May 3, 2017 - 8:22 am
  • Retirement party recap

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDCongratulations: Linda Conn retired April 28 after 24 years with Clarke C ...
    May 3, 2017 - 8:48 am
  • History bowl

    Contributed photoHistory quiz bowl: For five years, eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Eric Zoske has ...
    May 3, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • Hospice aides honored

    CRESTON — Two local hospice aides were honored with Leadership Awards at this year’s Iowa Caregiver’s Conference, which was held April 10 at Prairie M ...
    May 3, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Bluegrass Conference Art Fair 2017

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDBluegrass Conference Art Fair 2017: Murray art teacher and organizer Kayt ...
    May 3, 2017 - 8:40 am
  • Skin Kitchen Tattoo hosts shelter fundraiser

    Skin Kitchen Tattoo, 130 S. Fillmore St., raised $755 and a generous amount of supplies for the Clarke County Animal Shelter during their April fundra ...
    May 3, 2017 - 8:44 am
  • Taylors have big plans for Honey Hill

    What would possess two professionals from West Des Moines to open a distillery in southern Iowa? Family.
    May 3, 2017 - 6:07 pm
  • Clarke Solar Farm unveiled

    Overcast skies, wind, rain. Conditions for the Clarke Solar Farm unveiling 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, were less-than-ideal, but staff kept their chin ...
    May 3, 2017 - 8:34 am
  • Carson murder trial begins Monday in Clarke County

    The trial for a local man charged with two counts of first-degree murder begins 9 a.m. Monday at Clarke County Courthouse in Osceola. District Court J ...
    April 29, 2017 - 6:14 pm
  • Osceola Children's Theater to perform this weekend

    Make believe: The Osceola Children's Theater, under the direction of Alisha Kale, will be on stage 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, at the ...
    April 28, 2017 - 2:06 pm
  • DAR meeting notes

    Ten members of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met April 8 at Summit House in Creston. Chapter Regent Jane Briley ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:43 pm
  • Osceola Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 29 at the Clarke County Law Enforcement Center and Hy-Vee Pharmacy

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, the Osceola Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th o ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:42 pm
  • 10 swans to be released in southern Iowa

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be releasing swans at four locations in southern Iowa in May, as part of its statewide trumpeter s ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:42 pm
  • Local HCI volunteer honored during National Volunteer Appreciation Week

    National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 23-29, a perfect time to say “thanks” to the 33 percent of Iowans who donate their time to make a differ ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Murray FFA Banquet recap

    Murray FFA Banquet was held March 13 in the Jerry Brown Gymnasium at the high school. Approximately 80 guests and 28 FFA members attended. The steaks ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:48 pm
  • Volunteers needed to advocate, protect the rights of long-term care residents

    The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is searching for spirited volunteers for its Volunteer Ombudsman Program (VOP), with the goal of plac ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:37 pm
  • ‘A Night in Paris’

    Clarke students came out in force 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Hotel and Casino, as family and friends lined the pavement leading up to the Event Ce ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Osceola native Boldon prepares for Drake Relays

    DES MOINES — New Drake Relays Director Blake Boldon has kept quite busy the past few months assembling an outstanding field of track and field athlete ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Clarke County Freedom Rock Honor Wall plaques to increase in price May 1

    The Clarke County Freedom Rock is nearing completion just outside Murray along Highway 34. Support for the project has been overwhelming, but would-be ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:36 am
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