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  • Good Friday cross walk, worship service planned Friday, April 3

    All are invited to attend the annual Good Friday cross walk and worship service Friday, April 3.The ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • First Christian Church events planned

    These are Easter events planned for First Christian Church.• Thursday, April 2, 5:30-7 p.m. - Seder ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Dream Big Grow Here business grant program announces Johnson’s Elite Training as finalist

    The University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center has announced 30 finalists in the Dream Big Grow Here business grant program.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Grant deadline approaching for Clarke County SCICF

    The Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation grant deadline is approaching.  To be cons ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Osceola blood drive planned

    LifeServe Blood Center blood donors are the ultimate recyclers. Each unit of donated blood will positively impact the lives of three different hospita ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Severe Weather Awareness Week information

    The National Weather Service has declared March 23-27 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.On Wednesday, ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • ServSafe class to be held in April

    ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Osceola April 6.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Clarke Community School District survey available to community

    Clarke Community School District is currently surveying the community regarding different aspects of the school, it’s programming, facilities and comm ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Helping hand

    If you’re looking for a worthwhile organization to devote your time to, look no further than Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Bloomin’ up

    Nothing quite signifies spring like fresh, colorful flowers, especially with Easter and prom season right around the corner.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Teacher spotlight

    Fossils here. Fossils there. Fossils everywhere.Ron Pendegraft’s science classroom is littered with ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Middle school band students to perform in South Central Conference Honor Band

    Fourteen middle school band members will be representing Clarke in the South Central Conference Honor Band on Monday, March 23.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Sinclair visits Osceola Foods

    Sen. Amy Sinclair, R-Allerton, was in Osceola on Friday, March 6, to visit and tour the Osceola Foods production facility.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Branstad, Reynolds announce the launch of their Meerkat account; app will further increase transparency

    DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds recently announced the launch of the administration’s use of Meerkat, a mobile applicati ...
    March 14, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Clarke County SCICF donates giant flags

    Clarke County SCICF has donated giant 12-by-18-feet flags to the Murray Community School and the Clarke Community School.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • ‘Show Your Love’ $1,000 contest winner for Clarke County

    Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) recently held a “Show Your Love for Clarke County” contest with participants selecting t ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • CCH advocates importance of colonoscopy

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Clarke County Hospital encourages people over the age of 50 to be screened for colorectal cancer.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Getting back to better: Workshop energizes people with ongoing health conditions

    For most of her adult life, Helen didn’t worry much about her health. Then at 67, she was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. She tried t ...
    March 14, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Handgun instruction clinic planned

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club will have a handgun instruction clinic 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29. I ...
    March 14, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Relay for Life of Southwest Iowa to hold kickoff night in Creston

    CRESTON — Relay for Life of Southwest Iowa will be having its team kickoff night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at The Lobby in Creston.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Major parking changes underway during Clarke County Hospital’s expansion

    From early spring until mid-fall, be prepared to park in different areas than you’re used to at Clarke County Hospital.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Staying ahead of the storm

    For those of you excited that spring is approaching, remember what also comes with it — severe weather and tornado season.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Osceola man pleads not guilty to double homicide charges

    An Osceola man has plead not guilty to two charges of double homicide.Richard Ryan Lamb Carson, 38, ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Clarke farmer wins $2,500 for Murray FFA through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

    MURRAY — Clarke County has received a $2,500 donation from Clarke County farmer Betty Johnston and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by th ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Gilbert Home Comfort receives sales award from WaterFurnace International

    LEON — Gilbert Home Comfort has received the 2014 Dealer Sales Award from WaterFurnace International, a leading manufacturer of residential, commercia ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Local scholarships available through SCICF

    The South Central Iowa Community Foundation announces that scholarship applications for the Eugene and Vera W. Marquis Scholarship, Bowlsby Agricultur ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Loebsack rep to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours. 
    March 10, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Farmer leaders named Iowa Soybean Association Experience participants

    ANKENY — Nine farmers from across Iowa have been named participants in the inaugural Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) Experience.
    March 10, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Bears join membership of American Angus Association

    David and Heather Bear of Weldon are new members of the American Angus Association®, reported Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of the national ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • SWCC offering coaching authorization

    CRESTON — Southwestern Community College continuing education will be offering coaching authorization beginning March 31.
    March 10, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Food Insecurity Grant (FIG) frozen meals available for senor citizens in 2015

    Connections Area Agency on Aging announces the Iowa Department on Aging has received a Food Insecurity Grant to provide meals for senior citizens ages ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • New Virginia woman wins $50,000 lottery prize

    CLIVE — A southern Iowa woman has won a $50,000 lottery prize.Sandra Wilson of New Virginia claimed ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Russell Sportsmen’s Club begins season

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club will start the 2015 season by hosting turkey gun sight-in and matches 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the range at 4157 ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • USDA reminds producers of sales closing date for noninsurable crops

    The executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Clarke-Decatur County, Joyce Frost, urges producers ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Talking it out

    If you want to know firsthand what’s going on in the Clarke Community School District, the best way is to get in the trenches and find out.
    March 14, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • By the numbers: Council approves FY16 budget

    Osceola City Council approved the city’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget during a March 3 council meeting.
    March 10, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Old to new

    When it comes to the newly-repurposed items at CROSS Ministries, it’s like finding a diamond in the rough.
    March 10, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Army news

    Jordyn Wright graduated from Marine Corps recruit training Jan. 9, at Parris Island, S.C., and Marine combat training at Camp Geiger, N.C., Feb. 17. S ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a proclamation declaring March as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness (TBI) month.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Middle school band students participate in solo festival

    On Monday, Feb. 23, many Clarke Community Middle School band members participated in the Clarke Middle School Solo Festival. 
    March 3, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Clarke choir members participate in honor choir

    Sixteen members of the Clarke High School Concert Choir and Chamber Choir participated in the 72nd Creston Little All State Honor Choir held at Cresto ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • South Central Conference Middle School Vocal Festival held at Clarke

    Clarke Middle School Choirs and their director Ms. Ann March will be hosting the South Central Conference Middle School Vocal Festival Thursday, March ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Archer recognized by KHI Solutions for excellence

    Roger Archer of Main Street Insurance LLC was recently recognized by KHI Solutions with the 2014 Grow Your Business award.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Republican chairman Kaufmann becomes vocal about local politicians

    Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann did not hold back on his feelings when he was a guest speaker at a Clarke County Republicans meeting M ...
    March 10, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Fry defends ‘no’ vote on gas tax increase

    It quickly became clear during a Feb. 27 Clarke County legislative luncheon that Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, and Sen. Amy Sinclair, R-Allerton, were unh ...
    March 10, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Tragedy to triumph

    “Mine is a story that Anne Frank might have told, had she survived. … This is also a story that conveys a message of perseverance, determination, fait ...
    March 14, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What is your favorite Easter candy?
    Cadbury Eggs
    Jelly beans