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  • Iowa 4-H Foundation announces upcoming scholarships for 2016

    AMES — The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for its 4-H scholarship program. Approximately 82 scholarship opportunitie ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Iowa DPS to donate, pack and deliver Thanksgiving meals to all 99 counties

    DES MOINES – On Monday, Nov. 23, Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS), packaged full Thanksgiving meals that were donated to one family in need in e ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Loebsack announces 2016 Congressional app challenge

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced students in Iowa’s second district will have the opportunity to participate in the second annual Congress ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Ernst office still accepting spring Senate internships

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA, announced her office is seeking Iowa college students for internship opportunities in her Washington, D ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Building up

    The past couple of months have been a period of adjustment at Clarke Community High School.Since the ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • CCRC still waiting to hear back from engineers on task order for reservoir

    There could be a wash of changes coming for Clarke County Reservoir’s (CCRC) watershed project.Durin ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Expanding out

    The E. Eddy Saylor Business Park is the place to be in Osceola.During a Nov. 17 Osceola City Council ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Good Samaritan Home Care named as a top agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite

    INDIANOLA — Good Samaritan Home Care announced it has been named a top agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home he ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Osceola continues setting the path for a healthier future

    The city of Osceola, along with Clarke County, continues to build on the “Let’s Move Osceola” program and improve on the beauty and draw of the commun ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Clarke students perform at Simpson

    INDIANOLA — Clarke Community High School Choir students participated in the Simpson College Honor Choir in Indianola Oct. 13 under the direction of Dr ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • GRM Networks Community Improvement grant program recipients

    GRM Networks has announced the third quarter 2015 GRM Networks Community Improvement grant program recipients. They are as follows:
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Clarke students participate in ‘Real Men Sing’

    WAVERLY — Five Clarke Community Middle School students participated in the “Real Men Sing” choir festival at Wartburg College in Waverly Saturday Oct. ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Murr honored by Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa

    Vicki Goshon, president of the Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa, has announced Anne Murr, coordinator of the Drake University Adult Literacy, ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Osceola Children’s Theatre presents ‘A Christmas Peter Pan’

    It’s time for a magical, holiday adventure.The 26-member Osceola Children’s Theatre will present the ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Grassley spring internships available

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said that spring internships for college-age Iowans are available, and applications are due November 30.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Place for paws

    Clarke County Animal Shelter needs help, and on two different fronts — maintenance on the building to pass inspections to stay open and dealing with a ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Welcome ‘Home’

    Like a phoenix, Osceola Farm and Home is rising from the ashes.After a fire destroyed the longstandi ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Sen. Ernst announces office hours

    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, announced her office will hold traveling office hours across Iowa to serve as a resource in dealing with the federal gov ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Toys for Christmas program information

    The annual Clarke County Toys for Christmas program began in 1969 with local attorney Larry VanWerden when he realized there would be some children wh ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Osceola Water Works Board welcomes Bishop

    Osceola Water Works Board would like to announce and welcome the latest addition to the team, Larry K. Bishop. His appointment started Nov. 5 and he r ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Reynoldson becomes president of Iowa Legal Aid Board

    Iowa Legal Aid’s Board of Directors, at its annual meeting held earlier this year, elected Elisabeth Reynoldson, a lawyer in Osceola, to serve as pres ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • National Hospice Month scheduled

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to raise awareness that hospice isn’t about resignation and defeat — it’s about familie ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Fry announces re-election plans

    Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, announced he is seeking re-election to the Iowa House in district 27 which includes Clarke, Decatur and Wayne counties, as w ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Clarke County updating its plan – desires ideas from the public

    Clarke County Board of Supervisors has authorized the zoning department to update the existing comprehensive plan for Clarke County. The current plan ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • New location

    It’s the same kind of care you know and love, just at a different location.Professional Physical The ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Sticky situation

    What about Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and his recent support of eminent domain?It was the first questi ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Human trafficking sting conducted in Osceola

    Six people were charged in a human trafficking sting in Osceola Tuesday, Nov. 3. According to a Osc ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Model, open casting call: Be a part of Clarke County’s future

    Clarke County has a long history of community pride, as well as a growing, diverse culture, and officials are looking for a few select individuals to ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Osceola Rotary helps with coats for children in need

    Through local contributions and a Rotary International grant, Osceola Rotary has been able to purchase 138 coats for children in need in Clarke County ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • GRM Networks named certified gig-capable provider by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association

    ARLINGTON, Va., – GRM Networks was recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, co ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Relay for Life of Clarke County kick-off party

    A kick-off party for the 2016 Relay for Life of Clarke County will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Americinn in Osceola.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Sanders political office opens in Creston

    CRESTON — “Bernie Sanders for President” has opened an office in Creston. The office is located at 107 N. Elm St. The representative of the Sanders ca ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Southern Iowa Crafts and More festival

    LEON — Leon in Decatur County is gearing up for the largest craft and vendor show in the region — the 31st annual Southern Iowa Crafts and More festiv ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Veterans Day ceremony planned

    A Veterans Day ceremony is planned 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Clarke Community High School’s gym.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Nov. 5 is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa

    Clarke County Emergency Management Agency, the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD) and the National Weather Service hav ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Someting old, something new at Relics

    “An eclectic blend of items.”That’s how Mackenzie O’Hair described her new store Relics, which is lo ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Osceola Foods to be honored during American Legion tour

    War veterans from across the state of Iowa will be attending stops on an annual membership tour, hosted by The American Legion National Vice Commander ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Election results: Kedley elected Osceola's new mayor

    In a contested race to become Osceola’s new mayor, Clarke Community School District teacher Thomas Kedley topped his other two opponents with the most ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Hardy chosen for all-state band

    Clarke student Taylor Hardy was recently accepted into the Iowa All-State Band. This is the highest ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Clarke students selected for SCIBA honor bands

    Several Clarke Middle School Band members were accepted into the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (SCIBA) Honor Bands. 
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Leon cook wins blue ribbon for pie recipe

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Leon home cook Charity Hullinger’s double chocolate pecan pie recipe has been awarded a blue ribbon at Just A Pinch Recipes, a reci ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Council to focus on rental code after election

    The formation of a rental code for the city of Osceola is so important it’s been delayed, and for a good reason.
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • CCH launches new therapy services department

    Clarke County Hospital has officially launched its new therapy services department. As of Monday, Oct. 19, professional physical therapy services is n ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Walkup to run unopposed

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on mayor/city council candidates in the November election.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Fotiadis to face off against Sullivan for at-large seat

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on mayor/city council candidates in the November election.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:25 am
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