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  • Heston to compete at America's Super Pageant in Montana

    There’s more to a pageant than just the title and crown. It’s about the message and platform behind it.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • 'Spirit of Chautauqua' tour with Will Schmitt coming to East Lake Park

    There's nothing like a little outdoor music in the evening. Will Schmitt, a musician born and raise ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation donates pork to replenish rural food pantries

    IOWA FALLS — Empty freezers in more than 80 rural food pantries are now full of boneless pork loins after the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Evink receives IPA appreciation award

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Pharmacy Association announces Michele Evink, M.S., Pharm.D., of Osceola, is a recipient of the association’s 2016 appreciation ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Crawford’s school board seat up for election in November

    Thanks to a legal technicality, there is an open Clarke Community School Board seat available for the November election.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • Deadline extended: Grassley fall internship applications due Aug. 1

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said the deadline for fall internships for college-age Iowans has been extended.  
    July 19, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Heston to compete at America’s Super Pageant in Montana

    There’s more to a pageant than just the title and crown. It’s about the message and platform behind it.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • ‘Spirit of Chautauqua’ tour with Will Schmitt coming to East Lake Park

    There’s nothing like a little outdoor music in the evening.Will Schmitt, a musician born and raised ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Hormel Foods donation helps fight hunger in Osceola

    Osceola Food, the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation recently donated $7,000 to the Clarke County Food Pantry and $3,000 to t ...
    July 12, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • Affordable health screenings coming to Osceola area

    Residents living in and around Osceola can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious condit ...
    July 12, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours in Osceola

    Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours.Die ...
    July 12, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Pet visitor brightens days for local HCI Hospice Care Services patient

    Pet visitors bring great joy and peace to hospice patients and their families. Studies have shown significant physical benefits from spending time wit ...
    July 12, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Branstad announces appointments to Iowa’s boards, commissions

    Governor Terry E. Branstad recently announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions.The foll ...
    July 12, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • Office of Sen. Ernst announces traveling office hours for July

    The office of U.S. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, announced upcoming traveling office hours in all 99 counties across Iowa for the month of July.
    July 12, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • For whom the bell tower tolls

    If you didn’t know to look for it, you wouldn’t realize it was there. That’s been the realization by the Osceola Chamber Main Street (OCMS) design com ...
    July 12, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • andgun shoot planned July 17

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club will hold recreational .22-handgun matches 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17.
    July 12, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • City council sniffs out harsher penalties for dog-barking ordinance

    Will your tail be wagging if the city council makes changes to a dog-barking ordinance?Recently, Osc ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:54 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.
    July 12, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • Meet your Clarke County Fair Queen candidates

    These are the candidates for Clarke County Fair Queen. The fair is planned July 19-25.Trinity MilerM ...
    July 12, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Sen. Ernst accepting fall internship applications

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) has announced her office is seeking Iowa college students and recent graduates for internship opportuni ...
    July 7, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • Fire destroys trailer full of hospital supplies at CROSS Ministries

    As the black smoke billowed into the air, Mike Sitzman with CROSS Ministries watched helplessly as flames engulfed a trailer at the re-sale store in O ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Fry releases new law information

    DES MOINES – Recently, Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, released information on a few notable bills that were passed during the 2016 legislative session, whi ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Iowa educator named to the National FFA Board of Directors

    INDIANAPOLIS — Matthew Eddy was recently named to the National FFA Board of Directors.Eddy, who grew ...
    July 5, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Osceola student competes at Phi Beta Lambda nationals

    The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student business organization represented Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Urban Campus recently at the National Le ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Meet your Clarke County Fair princess, prince candidates

    These are the candidates for Clarke County Fair princess and prince. The fair is planned July 19-25.
    July 12, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Clarke elementary student wins at regional poster contest

    Each year, NACD holds a poster competition by grade (kindergarten-first grade, second-third, fourth-sixth, seventh-ninth, and 10th-12th) to choose the ...
    July 5, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • A promise kept

    It may have taken many years, but Shane Simpson has fulfilled a promise he made to his father.When S ...
    July 12, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Great Western Bank makes donation pledge to Clarke County Hospital’s capital campaign

    Great Western Bank has made a donation pledge of $10,000 to Clarke County Hospital’s “Transform Your Community’s Healthcare” capital campaign.
    June 28, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Clarke County SCICF awards more than $19,000 in charitable grants

    Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) board members held a grant awards ceremony Thursday June 9, at the Murray Cemetery, whic ...
    June 28, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • Obama signs Loebsack’s ‘Rural Health Care Connectivity Act’ into law

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after legislation he helped introduce, the Rural Health Care Connectivit ...
    June 28, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Cookout contest planned during Clarke County Fair

    Several contestants will compete Saturday, July 23, at Clarke County Fairgrounds in the Clarke County Farm Bureau’s cookout contest.
    June 28, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Local farmer seeks seat on Iowa Soybean Board

    Four farmer candidates from the southern Iowa area are running for the District 8 seat on the Iowa Soybean Association Board.
    July 5, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Loebsack to kickoff fifth-annual “Serving Those Who Served” series of veterans town halls

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced he will again be hosting a series of veterans town halls across Iowa’s Second District on his “Serving Those Who S ...
    June 28, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Clarke County Sheriff’s Office attends post-active shooter training

    Not for the first time, news about gun violence and shootings are plastered across television sets and computer screens in attempts to get the word ou ...
    July 6, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • Council not ready to take final swing on new golf cart ordinance

    Osceola City Council is pressing the pause button with the creation of a golf cart ordinance that permits them on city streets.
    June 28, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Clarke County Fair is July 19-25. What's your favorite thing about the fair?
    The coronation
    The animal shows
    The fun evening activities