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  • Every picture tells a story

    Roy had worked in his father’s creamery in Murray for several years since their move in 1896 from Pennsylvania, but his real dream was to be a photogr ...
    June 21, 2017 - 4:40 pm
  • Increased customer service is key in stopping theft for Osceola businesses

    A con-man breezed through town a few weeks ago, fiving our crime stats a serious boost. While yet to be named, the man shoplifted and convinced clerks ...
    June 21, 2017 - 4:17 pm
  • Three SWCC students named to all-Iowa academic team

    Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Rebekah Kroese, of Lenox, Selena Sampson of Creston, and Ana Vasquez, of Osceola, were honored as membe ...
    June 21, 2017 - 4:34 pm
  • CARSPA minutes June 12

    CARSPA met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Osceola Senior Center following social time at 9:00. Hostes ...
    June 21, 2017 - 4:16 pm
  • Mormon youth to trace ancestral steps in Iowa

    MURRAY — More than 200 Mormon teens will gather in Murra early on Tuesday, June 27, to embark on a three-day trek along the historic Mormon Trail. To ...
    June 21, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • Whatever it takes!

    Do you have questions? Do you have doubts? I am sure it is safe to say we all do. Even as a pastor I can sometimes struggle with doubts around faith. ...
    June 21, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • Sanitation costs on the rise

    Jim’s Sanitation notified the City Administrator Ty Wheeler that landfill expenses have increased, requiring an increase in garbage rates for resident ...
    June 21, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • Carter named CNA, OST sports editor

    Kaleb Carter has been named the new sports editor at Creston News Advertiser and Osceola Sentinel-Tribune.
    June 21, 2017 - 12:15 pm
  • Light it up

    Recent graduate Grant Wishon is managing sales at the new Iowa Fireworks Company tent set up across from Playa Margaritas Mexican Restaurant on West M ...
    June 21, 2017 - 12:06 pm
  • Altec integral to solar car success

    Not to brag, but Altec played an integral role in the development of the world’s first solar utility vehicle.
    June 21, 2017 - 12:10 pm
  • Ruling protects illegal immigrants using fake documents to obtain work

    Days after being arrested on identity theft charges, a local woman might find relief in a new ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court.
    June 15, 2017 - 3:44 pm
  • College news

    AMES — Students named to the Iowa State University 2017 spring semester Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 ...
    June 15, 2017 - 3:44 pm
  • Osceola Public Library delivers fun, free summer activities to area families

    By HILARY FERRANDOST news editorhferrand@osceolaiowa.comFor the size of the population it serves, th ...
    June 15, 2017 - 3:55 pm
  • Feldman joins Medicap family

    Anne Feldman, the new full-time pharmacist at Medicap Pharmacy, 214 S. Main St., is a Chicagoan transplant with a taste for small-town living. 
    June 15, 2017 - 3:55 pm
  • Relay for Life raises $28,700 for cancer research and survivor care

    With only a handful of volunteers for this year’s Relay for Life, event organizers managed to surpass their fundraising goals and create a fun-filled ...
    June 15, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • New fireworks law

    The Iowa Legislature passed a law legalizing the sale and discharge of fireworks. The entire bill is about 10 pages long and deals mostly with the lic ...
    June 15, 2017 - 4:01 pm
  • Restoration Ranch hosts open house Saturday, June 17

    Restoration Ranch is one of few places in South Central Iowa people can go when they’ve hit rock bottom. Now, thanks to generous grants from several o ...
    June 15, 2017 - 3:51 pm
  • Classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi returns to Osceola

    On 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17th, classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi will return to Iowa to give a concert for the community at the Osceola United Methodis ...
    June 15, 2017 - 3:49 pm
  • Local student qualifies to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo

    DENVER — Hunter Reese, a sixth-grade student at Clarke Community School has earned a position on the Iowa state National Junior High rodeo team and wi ...
    June 15, 2017 - 3:39 pm
  • Josefina Avalos receives honors at Iowa State University Fashion Show

    AMES — Josefina Avalos, an Apparel, Merchandising, and Design student in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University, received special hono ...
    June 8, 2017 - 8:52 am
  • Derek Lumsden honored as Main Street America Revitalization Professional

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The National Main Street Center is pleased to announce that Derek Lumsden of Osceola Chamber Main Street in Osceola, Iowa is among ...
    June 8, 2017 - 8:50 am
  • Great Western Bank welcomes Joshua Manternach as business banker

    SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA — Great Western Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Joshua Manternach as Business Banker for the Osceola, Iowa market.
    June 8, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • College news

    News from Mercy College of Health SciencesDES MOINES — Brooke Shultice of Osceola, IA, was conferred ...
    June 8, 2017 - 8:16 am
  • Murray fifth graders graduate from D.A.R.E. program

    Giving children accurate information about drugs is a powerful step in keeping them from forming addictions as adults. One group of Murray students ha ...
    June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am
  • Police

    An employee of Iowa Steel Fabrication, LLC, 1525 E. Eddy Saylor Parkway, reported the theft of a 2007 Chevy Silverado K3500 and chain, shackles, binde ...
    June 9, 2017 - 7:22 pm
  • Smart snacks

    The Clarke County Hospital, Iowa State Extension office and Clarke Community Schools worked together this year on a new healthy-eating initiative — wi ...
    June 8, 2017 - 8:49 am
  • Robins' art on display

    A farmer. A painter. A sculptor. A friend to the arts. Gary Robins, of Murray, will display his work in the Clarke Area Arts Council (CAAC) exhibit sp ...
    June 8, 2017 - 8:45 am
  • Murray Saddle Club hosts show this weekend

    Originated in 1971, the Murray Saddle Club has seen a revival in the last year or two, with a heavy emphasis on local youth and 4-H/FFA involvement. W ...
    June 8, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • In valor

    Sgt. First Class Robert Mayhew delivered a heartfelt address during Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Maple Hill Cemetery. American Legion Davis-Pence ...
    June 1, 2017 - 1:05 pm
  • ‘Building a Better Iowa’ starts with Osceola

    The atmosphere at the Clarke County 4-H Fairgrounds Event Center Thursday night was nothing short of electric as Gov. Kim Reynolds’ friends, family an ...
    June 1, 2017 - 1:01 pm
  • SCICAP Clarke County Outreach summer office hours

    The SCICAP Clarke County Outreach office at 116 South Fillmore in Osceola will begin summer office hours effective May 30, 2017. The office will be op ...
    June 1, 2017 - 12:32 pm
  • Clarke Elementary Tours

    On Tuesday, March 28, the Clarke Elementary School was opened to give tours of the school to the public. I got an opportunity to go on one of these to ...
    June 1, 2017 - 12:59 pm
  • Kerns family deeply rooted in conservation

    Jim and Jody Kerns’ belief in conservation and education is as deeply rooted as the trees that protect the banks along their Volga River property.
    June 1, 2017 - 12:31 pm
  • Loebsack to continue ‘Coffee with Your Congressman’ tour

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will continue his Coffee with Your Congressman tour, next Saturday, June 3rd, with stops in Albia, Charito ...
    June 1, 2017 - 12:55 pm
  • New nonprofit seeks to boost progressive causes in rural America

    ALBIA – Focus on Rural America is a newly formed nonprofit organization aimed at boosting progressive causes and organizations by developing and promo ...
    June 1, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • Back in Time

    Excitement was in the air as the group hurried to the Cochran home in Woodburn. They were sure their dear friend was going to surprise them this April ...
    June 1, 2017 - 12:45 pm
  • Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase

    Select students from the Clarke Community High Schooltheater department will perform in a collaborative inter-school medley led by a guest Broadway mu ...
    June 1, 2017 - 12:40 pm
  • Weekend host to junkin’ events

    From the Back-roads & By-ways Junkin’ Tour moving through Warren, Madison and Clarke Counties to the Junkin’ on Jefferson bargain tour following Jeffe ...
    June 1, 2017 - 12:27 pm
  • Clarke County Hospital Foundation’s ‘Transform Your Community’s Healthcare’ capital campaign reaches $1,000,000 goal

    Clarke County Hospital is pleased to announce on behalf of the Clarke County Hospital Foundation that the “Transform Your Community’s Healthcare” capi ...
    June 1, 2017 - 12:26 pm
  • Mitchell Lampe, son of Brad and Amy Lampe of Osceola participated in the 160th annual Commencement Ceremony at Saint John’s University on May 14 in th ...
    June 1, 2017 - 12:26 pm
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