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  • Great Western Bank makes donation pledge to Clarke County Hospital’s capital campaign

    Great Western Bank has made a donation pledge of $10,000 to Clarke County Hospital’s “Transform Your Community’s Healthcare” capital campaign.
    June 28, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Clarke County SCICF awards more than $19,000 in charitable grants

    Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) board members held a grant awards ceremony Thursday June 9, at the Murray Cemetery, whic ...
    June 28, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • Obama signs Loebsack’s ‘Rural Health Care Connectivity Act’ into law

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after legislation he helped introduce, the Rural Health Care Connectivit ...
    June 28, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Cookout contest planned during Clarke County Fair

    Several contestants will compete Saturday, July 23, at Clarke County Fairgrounds in the Clarke County Farm Bureau’s cookout contest.
    June 28, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Local farmer seeks seat on Iowa Soybean Board

    Four farmer candidates from the southern Iowa area are running for the District 8 seat on the Iowa Soybean Association Board.
    June 28, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Loebsack to kickoff fifth-annual “Serving Those Who Served” series of veterans town halls

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced he will again be hosting a series of veterans town halls across Iowa’s Second District on his “Serving Those Who S ...
    June 28, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Clarke County Sheriff’s Office attends post-active shooter training

    Not for the first time, news about gun violence and shootings are plastered across television sets and computer screens in attempts to get the word ou ...
    June 28, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Council not ready to take final swing on new golf cart ordinance

    Osceola City Council is pressing the pause button with the creation of a golf cart ordinance that permits them on city streets.
    June 28, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Osceola teen dies in train incident

    A train fatality involving an Osceola teen occurred Monday, June 20. Jeffrey Shear Jr., 15, stepped ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Office of Sen. Joni Ernst accepting fall internship applications

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA, announced her office is seeking Iowa college students and recent graduates for internship opportunities ...
    June 21, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Dr. Meyer to join Clarke County Dental Health Center

    Clarke County Dental is pleased to announce the association of Dr. Meyer’s daughter Ali to the team at Clarke County Dental Health Center.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Big Creek Farms field day will focus on cut-flower production June 23

    LAMONI —Diversifying a farm’s enterprises is an important way to increase resiliency over the long-term. When thinking of enterprises to add, however, ...
    June 21, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Osceola FFA members participate in state vet science competition

    The Iowa FFA Association is a youth organization of more than 14,800 student members as part of 226 local FFA chapters across Iowa.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Bissett named National American Miss Colorado

    Brooklyn Bissett, the granddaughter of Rick and Linda Glazebrook and niece of Robbie and Crystal Hurley, all of Osceola, earned the prestigious title ...
    June 27, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Democratic Judge takes aim for Grassley during campaign stop

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patty Judge isn’t afraid to go head-to-head with longtime incumbent U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
    June 28, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Office of Sen. Ernst announces traveling office hours for July

    The office of U.S. Joni Ernst, R-IA, announced upcoming traveling office hours in all 99 counties across Iowa for the month of July.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Trap shoot planned

    Russell Sportsmen’s Club will have a trap shoot 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3.The public is invited and yout ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • CCRC presented with new reservoir design similar to original plan

    A new task order was presented to Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC), and it’s on par to the original design of a new reservoir.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Osceola teen dies in train incident

    A train fatality involving an Osceola teen occurred Monday, June 20.Jeffrey Shear Jr., 15, stepped i ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Junior high ends school year by going green

    Clarke seventh and eighth grade students are going green.On Tuesday, May 24, the entire seventh and ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Judge to speak at Thursday Night in the Park in Osceola

    Patty Judge, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate running against Sen. Chuck Grassley R-Iowa, in the November election, will be at Thursday Night in t ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Council approves continued planning of rec center

    Osceola City Council members granted approval for the Osceola Parks and Recreation Board to continue planning the addition of a recreation building in ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Preparations begin for Murray’s 150th anniversary

    Even though the anniversary of Murray’s founding isn’t for two years, preparations have begun to make this celebration better than the rest.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Clarke County Old Iron scholarship recipients named

    These are the Clarke County Old Iron scholarship recipients:Clarke Community High School — Taylor Ha ...
    June 8, 2016 - 8:12 am
  • College news

    Iowa State UniversityAMES — At Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies, 4,595 student ...
    June 8, 2016 - 8:11 am
  • The Village plans volunteer event

    The Village Early Childhood Center needs the public’s help.Volunteers are needed to do some “spring ...
    June 8, 2016 - 8:12 am
  • Office of Sen. Joni Ernst accepting fall internship applications

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced that her office is seeking Iowa college students and recent graduates for internship opportun ...
    June 8, 2016 - 8:11 am
  • Patton earns second All-American honor

    WAVERLY — From the often torn up streets of Murray to two-time All-American.That’s the journey Centr ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • $19.6M awarded to Iowa towns for infrastructure, housing

    Grant money totaling $19.6 million has been dispersed to 59 rural Iowa communities for improvement projects, the Iowa Economic Development Authority ( ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:54 am
  • Be the change

    The success rate has been life changing at Restoration Ranch.There was a homeless single mother with ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Manternach shares her cancer story in preparation for Clarke County’s Relay for Life

    This is a personal story of a survivor, or better yet, a survivor-in-progress.Lynsey Manternach, 30, ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Clarke County votes for Judge in U.S. Senate primary

    Clarke County voters overwhelmingly supported Patty Judge for the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator during Tuesday’s primaries.
    June 8, 2016 - 7:50 am
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours. Dien Judge, Loebsack’s district representative, will ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:48 am
  • EMC and KCCI’s Macintosh to host reading event

    Join EMC Insurance and KCCI’s Marcus Macintosh 3 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at 3 p.m. on the town square in Osceola for a Read With Me event.
    June 8, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Clarke County Hospital’s outpatient services center opens June 13

    Clarke County Hospital announced the outpatient services center will be opening in their new location on Monday, June 13.
    June 8, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Grassley Des Moines regional director to hold office hours

    Senator Chuck Grassley’s regional director based in Des Moines, Alec Kennedy, will be holding open office hours in Hamilton, Story, Marshall, Jasper, ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:46 am
  • Osceola student receives a nearly full-ride scholarship to Iowa State

    AMES — Recent Clarke Community High School graduate Shahil Bhakta of Osceola received the Bright Scholar of Iowa Scholarship to attend Iowa State Univ ...
    May 31, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • SCICAP office hours updated

    The SCICAP Clarke County Outreach office at 116 S. Fillmore in Osceola hours havechanged for the sum ...
    May 31, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • Decatur County Farm Bureau scholarship winner named

    Decatur County Farm Bureau announces Kenzie Johnson as a recipient of the 2016 Decatur County Farm Bureau Scholarship. Farm Bureau awards two $1,000 s ...
    May 31, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Sierra Club endorses Congressman Loebsack

    IOWA CITY — The Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, in the 2016 election.
    May 31, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Bank scholarships fund siblings’ education

    As their last child graduates from high school this year, the Ehrhardts can be proud of their family’s hard work and their children’s academic success ...
    May 31, 2016 - 3:03 pm
  • Meet new Osceola mayor Thomas J. Kedley

    In the last city elections, Osceola selected a new mayor with a bright vision for the city’s future. Have you met Mayor Thomas J. Kedley yet? Here is ...
    May 31, 2016 - 3:03 pm
  • Middle school academic awards

    On Friday, May 13, Clarke Community Middle School recognized the importance of hard work and dedication to school work and learning.
    May 31, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • Express yourself

    Vibrant colors are at the center of Lupita Gutierrez’s artwork.“When I use colors, I can transmit my ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Reader Poll

    School's out. Summer's here. What's your favorite thing to do in the summer?
    Go to the pool/beach
    Go on vacations
    Go to summer camp