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  • Celebrating Clarke County at the Iowa State Fair

    Photo: Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope PhotographySmile and wave: Pictured is Clarke County Fair Queen S ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • College news

    News from Central CollegeLocal Central College students are among more than 300 who earned spots on ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • CARSPA minutes August 14, 2017

    The Clarke Area Retired School Personnel Association (CARSPA) met for their regular monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Monday, August 14 at the Osceola Senior ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • Candidates can start turning their paperwork in on Monday, Aug. 28

    As announced during the Osceola City Council meeting Tuesday night, individuals wanting to run for the council can begin turning in their nomination p ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • High School Rodeo kicks off Saturday

    The Iowa High School Rodeo held Saturday and Sunday in Osceola will come with a special treat, a concert featuring country music artist Neil Hewitt. A ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Clarke County revamps CERT program

    In an emergency — during a natural disaster or after an accident while waiting for an ambulance to arrive — the right training can save a life or prev ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Q-Pond repairs completed

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDQ-Pond repairs completed: Q-Pond was drained over the weekend in anticipa ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Teachers' trip to China

    Contributed photo Explore your world: Clarke Community School District sent eight local teachers on ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Osceola cook claims State Fair jellies title

    DES MOINES — Tanya Hardy of Osceola won First Place Overall and the Reserve Sweepstakes award in the C&H Classic Iowa Canned Jellies competition, judg ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Snell receives military medal

    Robert Snell was recognized for his service during the Korean War with a medal presented Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Osceola Senior Center.
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 1:52 pm
  • Chrome and charisma

    Ask any car buff what bothers them most about modern cars, and they’ll note a general lack of character among today’s brands. Few sedans stand out fro ...
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 1:43 pm
  • Preserving community through progress

    With a population of roughly 5,000 people, with another 2,500 people coming here every day for work, Osceola is by no means a metropolis. In fact, in ...
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 1:28 pm
  • Best of the best

    From 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, regional Grand Champions from around the state will convene at Clarke County Fairgrounds for the first ever All-Iow ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 5:21 pm
  • Denny Adair brings home eight medals

    A 1967 Clarke graduate, 69-years-old is still running. At the Iowa Senior Olympics held in West Des Moines in June, Denny received:
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 4:55 pm
  • Pre-trial hearing on Reisinger case to be held Friday

    A pre-trial hearing in the case against Wilfred Walter Reisinger, 61, 1613 Truro Pavement, begins 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Clarke County Court ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 4:53 pm
  • Boyer family receives 2017 Way We Live Award

    DES MOINES -- The Jason and Amy Boyer Family of Weldon will be recognized as one of six recipients of The Way We Live Award at the 2017 Iowa State Fai ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 5:15 pm
  • Update with Elmer

    Foster mom and trainer for the Puppy Jake Foundation, Shanna Davenport, turned up at the Clarke Middle School for student registration Tuesday. As usu ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 5:19 pm
  • Online registration offers parents easy access

    On-site school registration opened Tuesday, Aug. 1, for Clarke Community School students. A new online system was introduced for registration this yea ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 5:18 pm
  • New Ford dealership comes to Osceola

    Anchor Motor has new ownership — and they’re changing the name.Fleetside Ford Truck Sales took over ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 7:32 pm
  • Kale steps down from reservoir board at annual meeting

    At the Clarke County Reservoir Commission’s annual meeting Friday, Sandy Kale stepped down as chair of the commission she’d helped start in 1986. As n ...
    July 28, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Gaumer retires from Clarke Electric Board

    At the Clarke Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting in September, CEC Board Vice President Randy Gaumer will resign his position on the Board. Gaumer ...
    July 28, 2017 - 11:46 am
  • Peters to run against Loebsack in 2018

    On the road: Dr. Christopher Peters of Coralville took his VW Bus around District 2 this week to announce his decision to run for U.S. Congress again ...
    July 28, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Lack of support biggest roadblock to Murray Rec Complex

    Sparse attendance at an informational meeting held Tuesday at the Murray Community Center shed light on one of the project’s biggest problem.
    July 28, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • What a scorcher

    Without a doubt, one of the toughest challenges of this year’s county fair was finding ways to keep livestock cool. As heat indexes soared to 114 F, e ...
    July 28, 2017 - 11:53 am
  • Fires break out

    OST photo by ED BUESCHDry conditions and soaring temps paved the way for fires to spark over the pas ...
    July 28, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDCORRECTION: Last week, a photo appeared of Clarke County State Bank's wat ...
    July 27, 2017 - 12:31 pm
  • Valley of the Moon nominated for Iowa Recycling Excellence Award

    When Jeremiah Johnson became the assistant hatchery manager for Valley of the Moon, he had his mind set on improving efficiency. By chance, his effort ...
    Aug. 3, 2017 - 11:49 am
  • Coronation kicks off Clarke County Fair

    Royal Court 2017: Pictured, above left, are Alyssa Kent, Clarke County Fair princess; Shelby Mathes, Clarke County Fair queen; Trinity Miler, 2016 Cla ...
    July 20, 2017 - 9:56 pm
  • Four water main breaks in four days

    Whoever heard of a heat wave causing a flood? Apparently, the problem is common enough for those working in water management. Pipes crack under pressu ...
    July 20, 2017 - 3:44 pm
  • Local arrests have regional impact

    In a rare move, Osceola Police Chief Marty Duffus took to the podium during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. His message? The hard work his offic ...
    July 20, 2017 - 9:59 pm
  • Daughters of the American Revolution

    Nine members of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter, DAR, and one guest, Ginger Capps, met on Saturday, July 8 at the Homestead Apartments in Greenfield.  H ...
    July 20, 2017 - 3:36 pm
  • CARSPA minutes from July 10 meeting

    CARSPA met for their regular monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, at the Osceola Senior Center. Social time began at 9 a.m.. Hostesses June Lohr ...
    July 20, 2017 - 3:36 pm
  • C4 Club puts responsible spin on shooting

    Charlie Mundy is known throughout Iowa for his success with shooting clubs. Recently, his first-year team at Grand View University won the nationals, ...
    July 20, 2017 - 9:58 pm
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