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  • Clarke County youths participate in Jr. FIRST LEGO League

    Clarke County 4-H Clover Kids program had three Jr. FIRST LEGO League teams coached by Jamie, Marcia and Cole Pontier.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • #ISU99 ISU Cyclone Scavenger Hunt held in Clarke County

    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach brings Iowa State University’s programs, people and message to Iowa’s citizens via a 99-county campus. 
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:40 pm
  • New pastor at Grace Bible Church

    There is a new pastor at Grace Bible Church. Pastor Chuck Myer was born in Des Moines in 1947. He graduated from high school in 1966. From 1964 to 197 ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Murray blood drive planned

    MURRAY — As school gets back in session and summer comes to an end, LifeServe Blood Center is urging eligible students and other blood donors to get b ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:32 pm
  • Wade named president, chief executive officer of HCI-VNS

    WEST DES MOINES — Tray Wade, MHA, MA, has been named president and chief executive officer of HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa (H ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Council to update ordinances regarding litter, interference with official acts

    Two city ordinances will be updated in order to comply with the Iowa Code.Every year, the city of Os ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • New ‘Star’ in town

    MURRAY – Reach for the stars. Murray has a new business in town – Southern Star Coffee and More.“We’ ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:12 pm
  • Special Osceola election scheduled in November may change length of mayoral term

    Osceola citizens will soon have a chance to vote on whether the mayor’s term should be extended from two years to four.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:32 pm
  • Bianchi concert to be held Aug. 27

    On Saturday, Aug. 27, the classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi will perform at the United Methodist Church in Osceola.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Hopeville Music Festival to host cribbage tourney Sept. 11

    HOPEVILLE — On Sunday, Sept. 11, the tiny town of Hopeville will hold its 38th annual Hopeville Rural Music Reunion.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Recreational handgun shoot planned

    Russell Sportsmen’s Club will hold a recreational handgun shoot 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The public i ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Gov. Branstad Iowa State Fair scholarship recipients announced

    DES MOINES — Iowa College Aid has announced Kethryn Eyheralde of Centerville and Kaitlyn Boyer of Weldon as recipients of the 2016 Governor Terry E. B ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Community invited to educational grief support group

    Beginning Sept. 12, HCI Hospice Care Services and Kale Funeral Home will be offering an educational grief support group, “Understanding Your Grief,” u ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Adair County group looks to expand wind turbine project

    Over the past nine years, 10 wind turbines have been erected in Adair and Cass counties, providing the local communities with power and an added tax b ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • New school route in effect for Clarke

    Beginning Aug. 23, the first day of school, a new procedure will be in effect: parents and guardians of Clarke middle and high school students will al ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Gotta catch ‘em all

    Is capturing that Pikachu really worth it?A new phenomenon has taken hold of the country — “Pokemon ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Solar energy fair comes to Creston

    CRESTON — Farmers, business owners, and homeowners interested in going solar will have an opportunity to hear answers to common questions and see sola ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Osceola Foods, HCI Hospice Care Services working together to better serve veterans

    A group of six local veterans who work at Osceola Foods completed training this summer to become volunteers with HCI Care Services’ local Veteran-to-V ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Osceola woman expects $5 prize on scratch ticket, ends up winning $50,000

    CLIVE – A stop for coffee before work Friday paid off in a big way for an Osceola woman.Michelle Mil ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Loebsack to bring ‘Coffee with Your Congressman’ tour to Chariton, Osceola, Leon

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced he will continue his “Coffee with Your Congressman” tour on Friday, Aug. 12, with stops in Chariton, Osceola and L ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Knights of Columbus to hold free soccer challenge in Osceola

    Local Knights of Columbus Council No. 8702 to sponsor free youth soccer challenge competition.All bo ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:56 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 ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Woodburn Rescue to be issued citation, warning

    WOODBURN – Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services is proposing to issue a citation and warning to Woodburn Re ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • All aboard!

    The restoration of the Osceola train depot isn’t just for today’s passengers – it’s for the enjoyment of everyone in the next 100 years to come.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Council approves contract with Hansen-Kitchell for rec center project

    The longstanding dream of a recreation center in Osceola is slowly starting to form.During an Osceol ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Demolition grant helps Osceola residents ‘Paint the Town Red’

    Do you own a building that is so far beyond repair that demolition would be a mercy?Structures that ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • Healthiest State Initiative annual walk open for registration

    DES MOINES – The Healthiest State Initiative’s sixth annual state-wide walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, is now open for registration. Schools, ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • CCH educates on healthy eating at Fern Underwood Free Swim

    Clarke County Hospital has been helping with the Fern Underwood Free Swim on Monday nights. The staff has handed out healthy snacks and offered health ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services, announced its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children unable to pa ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Fry announces sales tax holiday weekend

    Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, released information regarding the annual Iowa sales tax holiday.  This year beginning at 12:01 a.m., Aug. 5, through midnig ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Northey encourages Iowans to consider running to serve as soil, water conservation district commissioner

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encouraged Iowans interested in protecting the state’s soil and water resources to consider ru ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Educational series to help livestock industry prepare for veterinary feed directive

    AMES – Are you prepared for implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive on Jan. 1, 2017?Iowa Sta ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Knights of Columbus to hold free soccer challenge

    Local Knights of Columbus Council No. 8702 will sponsor a free youth soccer challenge competition.Al ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Just ‘STOP’

    It should be common sense. If a stop sign is extended from a school bus, you stop your vehicle. However, officials from Clarke Community School Distri ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Sen. Ernst makes stop in Osceola during 99-county tour

    Clarke County was the next stop for Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, during her 99-county tour of the state.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:06 pm
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