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  • Fry elected House Majority Whip

    Recently, House Republicans selected Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, as the new House Majority Whip.Rep. F ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Iowa Women for Hillary  launches in all 99 counties across the heartland state

    Demonstrating Hillary Clinton’s commitment to building a grassroots campaign and the enthusiasm for her agenda among women, “Iowa Women for Hillary” i ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Short joins Clarke County State Bank

    Clarke County State Bank President and chief executive officer Dave Selene announced Wendy Short has joined the staff in the position of auditor/compl ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Graceland University AmeriCorps Youth Launch program receives funding for its eighth year

    Shannon Harris, director of Graceland’s AmeriCorps Youth Launch program, received word the program has been awarded $522,000 to continue activities fo ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Oven canning — unsafe!

    Preserving food by canning in the oven has been a hot topic this summer. It seems everyone is looking for a shortcut to preserve food at home. 
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • FSA agriculture risk deadline approaches

    Jayne Ruble, acting executive director of Clarke-Decatur County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), announces the 2014 and 2015 enrollment deadline for ag ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Osceola Water Works embarks on new public education campaign

    This summer, Osceola Water Works contracted with Spoke Communications to develop and implement a public education and communications program to be del ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Murray blood drive planned

    MURRAY — What’s the first group of people that comes to mind when you think of blood transfusions? Trauma victims? Those patients’ lives are certainly ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Purina Endurance Classic to be held in Osceola

    National Shoot to Retrieve Field Trial Association, Inc. (NSTRA) was conceived by a group of hunters in the late 1960s as a way to extend the normal u ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Free trap shoot scheduled Sept. 6

    Russell Sportsmen’s Club and Southern Prairie Pheasants Forever will hold a free trap shoot for middle school and high school youths 2 p.m. Sunday, Se ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Going the right way

    The congestion problems by Clarke Community Elementary School should be alleviated this year, however the solution to the traffic problem has been sli ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Top of the class

    Have you been personally greeted by President Barack Obama?Because it’s not everyday a teacher from ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Old-fashioned big top circus is coming to town

    Osceola Chamber Main Street is bringing the Culpepper and Meriweather Circus to Osceola Saturday, Aug. 22, at the front entrance of Lakeside Casino, l ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Gov. Huckabee announces Iowa leadership teams

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Former Arkansas Governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee announced on CNN’s State of the Union his comprehensive ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Office hours for Ernst representatives

    The office of U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, released the following details regarding upcoming traveling office hours across Iowa. Traveling office hou ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Ritchey, Carman promoted at American State Bank

    American State Bank announces Matt Ritchey has been promoted to senior vice president, chief credit officer, for the bank.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • DMACC and Osceola: A new relationship?

    Osceola City Council just began an educational relationship with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • From the ground up

    MURRAY — When it rains, it pours. And when it rains really hard in Murray, people can be found tubing and canoeing down the city streets.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Iowa State Fair begins this week

    DES MOINES — “Fair Tour” 2015 is set to embark soon. People won’t want to miss more than half a million dollars of jaw-dropping free stage entertainme ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Clarke County projects thousands in energy savings this next year

    Clarke County Courthouse is getting an upgrade, on that will save the county an estimated $5,663 a year and a total savings of just under $109,000 in ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Woodburn Fire Department awarded 2014 FEMA grant

    WOODBURN — Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) submitted six FEMA Fire Grant applications in 2014, and to date Lorimor, and now Woodburn, hav ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Thirteenth annual Civil War Days highlights Labor Day weekend in Lamoni

    LAMONI — Lamoni’s 13th Annual Civil War Days (CWD) re-enactment and living history runs from Sept. 4-6 of Labor Day weekend.
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Clogged up?

    City officials are trying to fix the congestion problem that happens at the end of the school day at Clarke Community Elementary School.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • In their honor

    It was the surprise of the evening, and it left Mayor Fred Diehl and his wife Ann almost speechless. Almost.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Passionate about volunteering and gardening? Begin the Master Gardener journey

    Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clarke County offi ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Fry announces sales tax holiday weekend

    Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, released information regarding the annual Iowa sales tax holiday. This yea ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • CCH capital campaign celebrates progress on renovations and expansion project

    Campaign organizers, lead donors and community members gathered at Clarke County Hospital Friday, July 31, for the “Transform Your Community’s Health ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Bill Riley Talent Search coming to Murray

    MURRAY — The Bill Riley Talent Search and state wide presenting sponsor, Hy-Vee, are excited to announce a local show in Murray. It will be held as pa ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Community health needs assessment survey available

    Clarke County Board of Health, Clarke County Hospital and other community partners are joining together to review various health, economic and demogra ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Clarke County students win at regional poster contest

    This year’s theme for the 2015 Conservation Poster Contest was “Local Heroes: Your Hardworking Pollinators.”
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:07 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. Dien Judge, Loebsack’s district representat ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Presidential hopeful Dr. Carson to speak at LifePoint Assembly of God

    Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate, will be speaking at LifePoint Assembly of God in Osceola Sunday, Aug. 9. Dr. Car ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Sweet success

    There’s no greater friend to the animals than Jovee Blakely, 4, of Osceola.During a board meeting Mo ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • A phone call away

    If you have a problem and don’t know where to turn for help, there are services available.At the sta ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 11:03 am
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