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  • Clarke County’s UnityPoint Clinic receives Max Performer Award

    Congrats to UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine at Clarke County for receiving the UnityPoint Clinic Max Performer Award for quality this week! Tricia N ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Truro woman wins $10,000 in Hy-Vee giveaway

    The Osceola Hy-Vee recently presented Carolynn Wilkinson of Truro with $10,000 after her name was drawn as the grand prize winner in Hy-Vee’s Cash and ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Clarke Area Arts Council Spring Gala in full swing

    Join the Clarke Area Arts Council (CAAC) 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Lakeside Hotel and Casino to celebrate and support the arts in Osceola. Each ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • A hunting we will go

    Children in four age groups flocked to the Osceola Courthouse lawn 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, for a chance to find candy-filled eggs and win big priz ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • Mays receive first Spirit of Osceola Award

    Mayor Thomas Kedley presented the very first Spirit of Osceola Award Tuesday, April 18, at the city council meeting to Donal and Carla May. The certif ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Iowa Pride scholarship makes attending private college a reality

    OSKALOOSA — William Penn University, like many other private colleges in the state, continues to find unique ways to attract Iowa students. They’ve in ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • NAMI Family-to-Family classes in Osceola

    The Iowa chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is hosting a special series of classes in the Osceola area.
    April 19, 2017 - 9:35 am
  • Local Graceland University students selected to present in Scholars’ Showcase 2017

    LAMONI — Graceland University student scholars from a variety of academic disciplines were selected to present their research and work to an audience ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • Murray soldier earns 2nd IBCT, 34th Infantry Division patch during Camp Dodge ceremony

    JOHNSTON — Pfc. William R. Johnston, of Murray was part of approximately 40 Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers recently recognized during a patching ce ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:18 pm
  • April showers

    Between the rain and shining sun southern Iowa has been experiencing lately, it’s no question spring is in full swing. What might be a surprise is yar ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Wellmark to Leave ACA Insurance Market

    The Iowa Insurance Division was recently notified that Wellmark, Inc. and Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa will no longer participate in the Affordable Ca ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • Veteran's Affairs

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDHome of the brave: The Veterans Outreach Dinner held Thursday, April 6, a ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • CARSPA minutes from April 10 meeting

    CARSPA met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Osceola Senior Center following social time at 9:00. Hoste ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:22 am
  • City council authorizes $1.8 million in sewer improvements

    At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, members voted unanimously to approve a $1.8 million loan needed for waste treatment improvements. This projec ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:22 am
  • Fun in the sun

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDFun in the sun: Warm weather brought out restored beauties, like this 193 ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:27 pm
  • 47 years of service

    OST photo by HILARY FERRAND47 years of service: Local ER nurse Connie Bright spent close to half a c ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:21 pm
  • SCC honors top achievers

    Tuesday, March 21, families and educators convened at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia to honor seniors in the top five percent of their graduating class ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:25 pm
  • Osceola’s mayor issues life-changing challenge to the community

    How often are you asked, “How far would you go for what you need?” Would you ever answer, “Across the entire state?” That’s exactly what Thomas Kedley ...
    April 13, 2017 - 9:13 am
  • Introducing Elmer

    Armed with the skills to protect wounded warriors, Puppy Jake service dogs learn to “block,” “watch,” and perform other maneuvers that help protect ve ...
    April 14, 2017 - 4:45 pm
  • Thursby leaves Lakeside Hotel & Casino

    Friday, April 7, was the final day on the job for Lakeside Hotel & Casino General Manager Bob Thursby. According to Senior Vice President and Chief Fi ...
    April 12, 2017 - 1:26 pm
  • American State Bank celebrates 30 years

    The year was 1987, and one of Osceola’s two financial institutions was going under. Five local families with a eye for finance saw an opportunity to t ...
    April 12, 2017 - 1:13 pm
  • Mod pod

    Students, parents and educators have been wondering what decision the Clarke Community School District Board of Education would make on how to get the ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:43 pm
  • Motorcyclist killed in weekend crash

    An investigation is ongoing after an accident 3:45 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at 1030 S. Main St. Accor ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:42 pm
  • Clarke County audit report filed

    Hunt & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, today released an audit report on Clarke County, Iowa.
    April 12, 2017 - 12:41 pm
  • Oil painting class set for Sunday, April 23

    The public is invited to attend an oil painting class on Sunday, April 23 from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Clarke County Development Corporation’s community me ...
    April 12, 2017 - 1:15 pm
  • Autistic student takes the lead in raising awareness

    MURRAY — Self-advocacy is an important step for autistic people in gaining the understanding and services needed to live fulfilling lives. It’s a jour ...
    April 13, 2017 - 9:10 pm
  • Holy Week

    Every year during Holy Week the Osceola Ministerial Association offers a Good Friday service focusing on the Seven Last Words of Jesus.  On Friday, Ap ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:33 pm
  • ‘Making God Laugh’ in Amana

    AMANA — “Making God Laugh” opens on April 20 and runs through May 14 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:32 pm
  • Woodburn Mason Lodge celebrates 150th anniversary

    The first mention of the Freemasons comes from a poem written over 600 years ago. The first Grand Lodge was established in Europe in 1599. Iowa’s firs ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:32 pm
  • Echeveste takes part in alt spring break trip

    IOWA CITY — Dania Echeveste, a native of Osceola, participated in an alternative spring break trip.P ...
    April 12, 2017 - 1:31 pm
  • Kedley to run across Iowa to raise funds

    How far would you go for what you need? Across the entire state? That’s exactly what Mayor Thomas Kedley has challenged himself to do.
    April 13, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Iowa's Great Idea Challenge

    CEDAR FALLS – The Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa has teamed up with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial C ...
    April 7, 2017 - 3:56 pm
  • Easter comes to the square

    Saturday, April 15, Easter comes to the Osceola on the square. With a bottom-dollar bottomless breakfast and several activities for kids to enjoy, fam ...
    April 6, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Get your motor running

    By HILARY FERRANDOST news editorhferrand@osceolaiowa.comChipps’ Harley-Davidson and Vintage Motorcyc ...
    April 6, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • New non-profit established to build Osceola rec center

    Editor's note: According to City Administrator Ty Wheeler, a budget has not yet been projected for the project because it is still in the earliest sta ...
    April 6, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Alzheimer’s Association and Lakeside Casino Resort host ‘Approaching Alzheimer’s’

    More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States and the epidemic continues to grow. To help ensure the safety of i ...
    April 6, 2017 - 1:10 am
  • College news

    Bobbie Fuller and David Ritter both of Osceola were named to the Dean’s List for the Continuing & Graduate Programs at Simpson College in Indianola, I ...
    April 6, 2017 - 1:10 am
  • New dermatologist coming to Clarke County Hospital

    Clarke County Hospital is pleased to announce that we have a new dermatologist joining our team of leased space providers in the Outpatient Services C ...
    April 7, 2017 - 5:39 pm
  • Dutrey new member of American Angus Association

    ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI — George William Dutrey IV, Woodburn, Iowa, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, ...
    April 6, 2017 - 1:07 am
  • Creston Arts Depot Gallery April artists

    The Southwest Iowa Shutterbug Camera Club of Creston would like to invite the public to their annual photography exhibit at the Restored Depot in Cres ...
    April 6, 2017 - 1:06 am
  • Ally Bedwell wins trip to Washington D.C.

    Contributed photoElectrified learning: Interstate 35 junior Ally Bedwell has won an all-expense paid ...
    April 7, 2017 - 4:24 pm
  • Murray Fundraiser

    Photo contributed by Maurice CashMurray Dev. Corp: Trevor Robins discusses Murray’s initial fundrais ...
    April 10, 2017 - 8:09 am
  • Building the future of agriculture: One classroom at a time

    Osceola, March 24, 2017– Student teaching has been an integral part of the Agricultural and Life Sciences Education program at Iowa State University f ...
    April 6, 2017 - 1:04 am
  • Holy Week

    Palm Sunday, April 9:  10:30 am (English) 12:00 pm (Spanish)Holy Thursday, April 13:  7:00 pm (bilin ...
    April 6, 2017 - 1:04 am
  • Iowa State Education Association files lawsuit against House File 291

    DES MOINES — Today, the ISEA challenged three main provisions in the recently passed collective bargaining bill seeking to remedy the unequal treatmen ...
    April 5, 2017 - 3:28 pm
  • 3rd annual Open 4 Business deadline is April 14

    By HILARY FERRANDOST news editor hferrand@osceolaiowa.com Businesses established in the Mai ...
    April 5, 2017 - 3:28 pm
  • Clarke Elementary band solo and ensemble festival

    The Clarke fifth- and sixth-grade band members participated in a Solo and Ensemble Festival on March 30th at the Clarke Elementary. The students worke ...
    April 5, 2017 - 3:27 pm
  • Hy-Vee to present Interstate 35 Elementary School with $1,000

    WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc. will present Interstate 35 Elementary School fifth-grade students with $1,000 tomorrow afternoon to celebrate the schoo ...
    April 5, 2017 - 4:55 am
  • DCH receives prestigious ACHC accreditation

    Decatur County Hospital recently received notification that its Sleep Lab has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). ...
    March 29, 2017 - 4:58 pm
  • Homes by Brill comes to Osceola

    Don Brill has been building homes in Des Moines for nearly 38 years, and now he’s bringing his experience to Osceola to the make the most of new incen ...
    March 29, 2017 - 3:56 pm
  • Spring Play ‘Leading Lady’

    Clarke students will present “Leading Lady,” written by prolific playwright James Reach, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, in the Clar ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:32 pm
  • Clarke Community School teachers traveling to China

    Eight teachers from the Clarke Community School District will travel to China this summer to collaborate with host teachers and exchange ideas in educ ...
    March 29, 2017 - 3:57 pm
  • Date announced, accepting submissions, for Halloweenapalooza 2017

    OTTUMWA — Prescribed Films, an independent film group based out of Ottumwa, Iowa, presents Halloweenapalooza 2017, their eighth annual horror film fes ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:32 pm
  • Meal site

    Monday, April 3: Homemade meatloaf, tomato gravy, whipped potatoes, green peas, wheat bread, strawberry applesauce
    March 29, 2017 - 2:31 pm
  • State Representative Todd Prichard forms committee to explore campaign for Iowa governor’s office

    Charles City – Democratic State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City has officially filed paperwork to explore a possible run for governor in ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:31 pm
  • Russell Sportsmen’s Club to host Permit-to-Carry class fundraiser

    Russell Sportsmen’s Club will sponsor a Permit-to-Carry class 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 1st in the education building at 41570 280th Avenue, Russell.
    March 29, 2017 - 2:31 pm
  • DAR meeting notes

    Ten members of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met at Summit House on March 11.  Hostesses were Cheryl Micetich a ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • Clarke County SCICF grant apps due April 15

    The Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation grant deadline is approaching. To be considered for a grant, applications must be postmarked ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • Digging deep

    MURRAY — Future Farmers of America (FFA) supports the advancement of agriculture education across the U.S., whether teenagers are interested in becomi ...
    March 29, 2017 - 5:18 pm
  • CARSPA minutes from March 13 meeting

    CARSPA met for their regular monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 13 at the Osceola Senior Center following social time at 9:00 a.m. Hostesses Pats ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:26 pm
  • Festival of Short Plays, 2017

    Theatre Simpson held a national new play contest for their Festival of Short Plays 2017. The plays are fresh new-works following the Festival’s theme: ...
    March 29, 2017 - 5:25 pm
  • Murray fire department America’s Farmers grant recipient

    The Murray Community Fire Department has been awarded a grant from America’s Farmers. Each year farmers submit applications for an organization in the ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:25 pm
  • Fifth-generation photo

    Contributed photoFive generations: Pictured are new mom, Jackie Smith of Murray, grandma, Jennifer W ...
    March 29, 2017 - 5:26 pm
  • Students shine during State Solo and Ensemble contest

    Members of the Clarke High School Chorus and Band participated in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Greene County High School in Jefferson Iowa o ...
    March 29, 2017 - 3:51 pm
  • Tuned in

    Photo courtesy of Maurice CashTuned in: Craig Justice, executive director of the Murray Development ...
    March 29, 2017 - 5:25 pm
  • Earlier Clarke solo and ensemble contest results

    Twenty-four Clarke Middle School Chorus students participated in a Solo and Ensemble Contest Thursday, March 9, in the Chorus Room. Students prepared ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:23 pm
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