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  • Local students awarded scholarship

    Courtney R. Titus, a senior at Murray, Alexa R. DeVore, a senior at Clarke, and Shelby A. Myers, a senior at Murray, have each been awarded a $2,000 s ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Osceola students receive Iowa FFA degree

    The Iowa FFA Degree is the highest degree that can be bestowed upon an FFA member by the Iowa FFA Association each year.
    April 26, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • 4-Hers participate in Food Safety Quality Assurance

    Nearly 150 4-H youths from three counties covered the ag site at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) campus in Creston to complete the annual Food S ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • CCDC’s Trickey appointed to state advisory board

    Clarke County Development Corporation’s (CCDC)Executive Director Bill Trickey was recently appointed to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) S ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Freshman FFA member receives $1,100 scholarship

    The FFA Alumni is dedicated to helping young adults develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. While National ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Helping the hungry in the communities

    TRURO — An empowering event occurred Wednesday, April 13, in the Interstate 35 High School gym in Truro.
    April 26, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Boyer ranks gold in state job interview contest

    Iowa FFA Job Interview Leadership event was held at Iowa State University in Ames Monday, April 18.I ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Community health forum planned

    Business Leadership Network (BLN) is planning a community health forum in Osceola May 5.Leaders in t ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Webb selected as college marshal

    AMES — Joe Webb of Murray will lead the student processional as the college marshal at the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences convocation ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Mom Prom

    Don’t you wish you could say you took your mom to the prom? All jokes aside, now you can.On Friday, ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • CCSB staff go to Clarke’s prom for 28 years straight

    Clarke Community High School’s prom was held at Lakeside Hotel Casino Saturday, April 23, and Clarke County State Bank Staff members were present to s ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Fatal accident occurs at well-traveled intersection, brings up need for traffic signals

    A popular intersection in Osceola became the site of a fatal accident.The accident occurred 10:58 a. ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Plan for 2016 Economic Summit

    Farming can be a challenge.With agriculture in the midst of what feels like a prolonged slump, are y ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Iowa State Fair needs ‘you’

    Nothing compares to the Iowa Farm Bureau state fair volunteers! It takes hundreds of volunteers for Farm Bureau Park to be a fun, exciting place to vi ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Do you have a century old farm that needs recognition?

    Iowa Department Agriculture, in conjunction with Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, established the Century Farm Program to honor farm families for their de ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • Choir students to sing with Simon Estes

    Simon Estes brings his Roots and Wings tour to Clarke Community High School and Clarke County 7 p.m. May 2.
    April 19, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • Annual farmers market meeting held

    The annual planning and organizational meeting of Clarke County Farmers Market vendors was held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Clarke County Farm Burea ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • FBLA members attend state leadership conference in Coralville

    MURRAY — Murray Community High School students attended the 70th annual Iowa Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state leadership conference Mar ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • IDPH recognizes STD Awareness Month

    April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month. Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • Annual Farm Bureau cookout contest planned during fair

    This is a jump start to get people thinking about Farm Bureau’s annual cookout contest.This summer w ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Talent Search Freshmen Day at Southwestern

    CRESTON — High school freshmen who participate in the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program will have the opportunity to take part in an overnight c ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Permit-to-carry, handgun instruction classes scheduled

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club will hold an Iowa Permit-to-Carry class 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the education building. 
    April 19, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Osceola Water Works addresses customer concerns regarding lead issues in Flint, Mich.

    Recent stories about the dangerous water in Flint, Michigan, may have raised some questions for customers of Osceola Water Works.
    April 19, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Words to live by

    Imagine having children who can’t tell you if they don’t feel good. Imagine if they can’t communicate what they want to eat or what they want for Chri ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • Former Chief Justice Reynoldson remembered for his law legacy

    If anyone knew former Iowa Chief Justice W. Ward Reynoldson of Osceola best, it would probably have been his son Bob Reynoldson.
    April 26, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Week of the Young Child set in Osceola

    The Village Early Childhood Center invites Clarke County residents to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child April 10-16.
    April 12, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Manure spill prompts ‘Meat Stinks’ billboard

    MURRAY — Following a manure spill from a pig farm near Murray recently, PETA is negotiating with outdoor advertisers in Iowa to display a billboard th ...
    April 12, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • April declared as Iowa Wine Month

    DES MOINES — A group representing the Iowa wine industry attended the governor’s official proclamation signing declaring the month of April as Iowa Wi ...
    April 12, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • HCI Hospice Care Services volunteer honored during National Volunteer Appreciation Month

    April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, a time to say, “thanks” to the 33 percent of Iowans who donate their time to make a difference.
    April 12, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Relay for Life of Clarke County to host dinner

    Relay for Life of Clarke County will be hosting a pulled pork dinner 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at First Christian Church in Osceola. 
    April 12, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Clarke Community Preschool is having a ball with help of local funding source

    If you have taken a look around one of Clarke Community Preschool’s classrooms lately you might have noticed an unusual amount of balls.
    April 12, 2016 - 2:41 pm
  • Leon student selected in GRM Networks scholarship program

    PRINCETON, Mo. – GRM Networks has selected six area students to receive $5,500 in scholarship monies through the GRM Networks scholarship program.
    April 12, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • CCDC hosts social media sessions for business

    The average social media platform is rolling up on a milestone anniversary this year.After 10 years ...
    April 12, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • Wheeler, Evans appointed to fill city seat on CCRC

    Ty Wheeler, Osceola city administer/clerk, is officially a full-fledged member of Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC).
    April 12, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Audit report released on Clarke County

    Hunt and Associates, P.C., certified public accountants, released an audit report on Clarke County.T ...
    April 12, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • Moon joins United Country – Land, Home and Auction

    Brandon Moon, real estate agent, recently joined the sales team at United Country – Land, Home and Auction in Osceola.
    April 12, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Top of their game

    Four is the magic number for speech students at Clarke Community High School.In June, Clarke will ha ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Parents charged in death of Decatur County infant

    LEON — Decatur County parents have been charged in the death of their 3-month-old infant son. Joshu ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • Brownlee Cattle Company joins membership of American Angus Association

    Brownlee Cattle Company of Osceola is a new member of the American Angus AssociationŽ, reports Allen Moczygemba, chief executive officer of the nation ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • DNR investigating Clarke County manure spill reaching Thompson River

    MURRAY–The DNR is investigating a discharge of swine manure from a confinement sow operation in Clarke County that reached the Thompson River.
    April 5, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Clarke County Farm Bureau hosts regional meeting

    VAN WERT — Clarke County Farm Bureau hosted the seventh annual regional meeting Thursday, March 10, at the Van Wert Community Center in Van Wert.
    April 5, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours.Die ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Clarke students to package 20,000 meals for local community

    Healthy Clarke County Coalition has partnered with The Outreach Program and Hunger-Free Iowa Initiative to package 20,000 meals for the local communit ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Clarke County Hospital receives highest national quality ranking

    iVantage, the company that performs analytics for the National Rural Healthcare Association, has rated Clarke County Hospital (CCH) through the overal ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • ‘American Pickers’ to film in Iowa

    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Iowa. They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout Iowa ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • CCSB’s Halvorsen recognized by Iowa Finance Authority

    Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) recognized the top lenders throughout Iowa for their efforts in advancing affordable homeownership through the Iowa Finan ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Clarke Electric Cooperative, CIPCO launch utility-scale solar generation in Osceola

    Clarke Electric Cooperative is part of Central Iowa Power Cooperative’s (CIPCO) utility-scale solar project which is the largest in the state.
    April 5, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Elementary band solo, ensemble festival results

    Clarke fifth and sixth grade band members participated in a solo and ensemble festival March 29 at Clarke Community Elementary School.
    April 5, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Roger Archer recognized by KHI Solutions for excellence

    Roger Archer of Main Street Insurance was recently recognized by KHI Solutions with the 2015 Partners in Excellence Grow your Business and Diamond Lev ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • Office of Sen. Ernst announces traveling office hours for April

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of U.S. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, announced upcoming traveling office hours across Iowa for the month of April.  
    April 5, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • Earth Day 5K Run/Walk, Kids Nature Walk planned

    Clarke County Hospital and Lucas County Health Center are partnering to host an Earth Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids Nature Walk 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23.
    April 5, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • Southwestern hosting 50th anniversary open house

    CRESTON — Southwestern Community College is celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2016.The college ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • SCICAP office hours

    The South Central Iowa Community Action Program (SCICAP) Clarke County Outreach office at 116 South Fillmore in Osceola will be open from 1 – 4:30 p.m ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • Clarke County SCICF grant deadline is April 15

    Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation grant deadline is approaching. To be considered for a grant, applications must be postmarked by ...
    April 5, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • Lovely ‘live wire’

    Even at age 98, Dorotha Horton can really jam out. In fact, that’s what she calls her music — her jams.
    April 19, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • CCRC deals with investigative report from government oversight committee

    Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) is waiting to see the report from the state’s government oversight committee’s investigative panel on its re ...
    April 5, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Murray's prom is Friday, April 15. Clarke's prom is Saturday, April 23. Did you/will you enjoy your prom?
    Didn't go to prom