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  • Ice rescue

    Two men got on the ice at West Lake Friday morning. Only one safely made it back to his truck. If help hadn't been close at hand, it's doubtful the ot ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Osceola artist puts spray paint to work

    Local artist Mike Montgomery has discovered a new passion in Aerosolgrafia, or spray paint art. The style has experienced surprising growth in the las ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:11 pm
  • Teachers march on the capitol

    Sunday, Feb. 12, teachers and their supporters from all around Iowa met at the Iowa State Capitol. Hundreds of men, women and plenty of children march ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • Clarke Talent Show recap

    “Counting Stars” was the title of the Clarke High School Chorus Talent Show held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Clarke Auditorium.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:16 pm
  • Clarke issues statement on immigration

    The School Board President and Superintendent for Clarke Community Schools released the following joint statement regarding immigration at Monday nigh ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Pontiers visit Sen. Grassley during D.C. trip

    Sen. Chuck Grassley got a surprise visit last week from Jamie Pontier and her two children, Audrey and Cole Pontier, of Osceola. 
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:49 am

    Restaurants and other businesses have taken up shop in the Dague block on south side of the square. Hyde’s grocery store (name later changed to Hy-Vee ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • A Dog's Purpose, Rated PG

    Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, “A Dog’s Purpose” takes audiences on a journey through several lives – and owners – of a reincarnated canine s ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 3:14 pm
  • No Tax Deduction for Penalty Payments

    This week the House Ways and Means Committee passed House File 19 by a vote of 23-0. The bill prohibits amounts classified as penalty reimbursements f ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:34 am
  • Murray files financials

    Hunt & Associates, P.C., Certificed Public Accountants, released an audit report on Murray Community School District in Murray, Iowa.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:32 am
  • Take the next step

    Betsy was so excited to get home from school that she bounced up and down all the way in the front door of her house. “I had such a GOOD day at school ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:32 am
  • Snowflake Ball 2017

    Snowflake Ball a success: Friday, Feb. 3, at the Eagles Lodge, 290 people attended the Snowflake Ball in Osceola. Pictured are ball attendees. The Mom ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Zero-Cost Development offers community benefits

    When Marne started giving away free lots for building homes, they were looking for bodies to help pay the bills.
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 2:50 pm
  • Vicker wins IAPME photo sweepstakes

    Not to brag: Creston News Advertiser/Osceola Sentinel-Tribune Managing Editor Scott Vicker accepted the Iowa Associated Press Media Editor photo sweep ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 2:59 pm
  • Council considers TEAP to find school traffic solution

    A program available through the Iowa Department of Transportation might alleviate traffic issues around Clarke Community Elementary School. It was bro ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • Monster Truck, Rated PG

    If you’ve been waiting for a children’s movie to buck the trend of parent pleasing and offer no apologies on being geared toward kids, sprint to the t ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Loebsack to Address veteran suicide epidemic

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure no vete ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Governor establishes FFA Week

    Contributed photo 32nd Annual Legislative Symposium & FFA Day at the Capitol: Tuesday, Jan. 31, FFA ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • Fry Welcomes Murray Seymour Wayne FFA Members

    Contributed photo(DES MOINES) – Pictured here are Murray Seymour Wayne FFA members alongside Rep. Jo ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • American State Bank announces new hire

    Kevin W. Klemesrud, president and CEO, American State Bank, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ethan Abbott as assistant vice president/loan officer ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 12:20 pm
  • Fun found in reflection

    Candra Brooks, the office manager at the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune, does an excellent job of keeping things organized, so the unclaimed photographs at ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Fall 2016 SWCC honors

    Full-time students who obtain a 3.50 or greater grade point average during a semester qualify for the President’s Honor List:
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • On strong leadership

    February has been known as the month of the presidents. Presidents with birthdays in February: George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Linc ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • ‘Operation Recreation Foundation’ in the works

    One of Mayor Kedley’s highest priorities is improving the health of people in Clarke County through the creation of a recreation center. The first ste ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • AMVETS invites all veterans to take part

    AMVETS (American Veterans) was founded as American Veterans of World War II, Dec. 10, 1944. On July 23, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed Public ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • 'Yes' for progress

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDVotes are in: While the official results of the election held Tuesday, Fe ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 1:03 pm
  • Relocation avoided in recent reservoir land purchase

    The Clarke County Reservoir Commission’s final site plan was approved Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, and the project has entered the land acquisition stage ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • McCoy piano recital

    The piano students of Rachel McCoy performed in recital at LifePoint Assembly of God on Saturday, Jan. 21. Five of those students also competed in the ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 12:26 pm
  • New sidewalks proposed

    Local homeowner Alan Binning delivered a presentation during Tuesday night’s city council meeting centered on installing new sidewalks along Shaw Stre ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 12:18 pm
  • Mayor hosts Boy Scouts during chamber tour

    Tuesday, Jan. 31, Mayor Thomas Kedley met with a local Boy Scout troop at City Hall to help them learn more about local government and how they can ge ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Branching out at Arbor Valley Lake

    Take Highway 34 West out past the Clarke County Fairgrounds, hang a left at 205th Street, then follow the road around to Idaho Place where you take th ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • Vote ‘Yes’ for progress at Interstate 35 Schools

    At a meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Internet 35 Community School, members of the I-35 Facility Expansion Committee talked about the school’s ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • Alert IA

    “I hope someone at the newspaper will find out why Highway 152 was left in the shape it was in, as far as the ice and snow,” said a caller, Monday, Ja ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 4:07 pm
  • Facility

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDInterstate 35 Community School District Facility Expansion Committee ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • Celebrating choices in education

    Susan Scrivner and her daughters, Rebecca and Hattie Scrivner, attended the School Choice Week rally Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Des Moines. The family is ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 4:08 pm
  • A change in direction

    One local mom with children at Clarke Community Elementary has had enough with the confusing one-way signs at the school.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 4:09 pm
  • Contributed photosLeaders of the month: Clarke Community Middle School presents the January leaders ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 1:27 pm
  • The 35th annual Iowa RV and Camping Show

    The campground Clarke County Conservation is beginning this year at East Lake Park says a lot about the popularity of camping and recreation gear.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 1:16 pm
  • The Fry Times

    The state is facing a $117 million shortfall in revenues to maintain the spending levels approved by the 2016 Legislature. To fix this problem, the 20 ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 1:16 pm
  • Beginning Bee Keeping Class with the Southern Iowa Hive Handlers bee club

    The local beekeeping club has a new name, along with a new meeting place and time. Beginning beekeeping classes with the Southern Iowa Hive Handlers b ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 1:15 pm
  • Big shots

    Contributed photoBig shots: The winners of the 9-14 year old Gerald L Pedersen Memorial Free Throw c ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 1:13 pm
  • Per Mare

    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny KelleyPer Mare: Boatswain’s Mate 3r ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 2:08 pm
  • Reese is World Reserve Champion

    Not to brag, but Hunter Reese, 12, of Osceola became the Reserve World Champion in the senior 11-14-year-old saddle bronc riding division at the Tuff- ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 5:33 pm
  • Listen up tagline

    Listen up: KCCI stopped at the home of Dr. Jim and Mary Ellen Kimball, Tuesday, Jan. 24, during the recording of “Old Doc Kimball,” a weekly segment t ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • Diehl receives Community Service Award

    Living a life of service doesn’t result in many thanks. Tuesday night was an exception for one outstanding Osceola volunteer. Ann Diehl received the 2 ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 1:15 pm
  • East Lake Park adds RV campground

    “Camping’s kind of the ‘in’ thing right now,” said Clarke County Conservation Board Executive Director Scott Kent.
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:52 pm
  • 4th Annual West Lake Ice Out

    West Lake is a popular spot for ice fishing, but this weekend there will be crowds on surface like Osceola has never seen.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary Makes Major Contribution to Capital Campaign

    The dedication and hard work of the Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary has resulted in a $15,000 contribution to Clarke County Hospital Foundation’s “
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Fifth annual soup supper to fund fair activities

    The Clarke County Fair Board’s fifth-annual soup supper fundraiser runs 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Clarke County Events Center, located ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Hidden Figures

    The story behind Hidden Figures is fascinating, even more so because it is based in fact.During the ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • IMT Group names Friday Insurance Agency, Inc. 2017 gem agency

    The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products in the Midwest, recently announced its list of 2017 Gem Agencies, dist ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:17 pm
  • Doggie daytrips to Des Moines

    Des Moines is a surprisingly dog-friendly town, so pet owners wanting a day away from home won’t have to worry about boarding when visiting the capita ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:16 pm
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