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  • Community partnerships and pride

    The month of May saw a resurgence of activity on the courthouse lawn, spurred by Osceola Chamber Main Street’s design committee. The design committee ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Loebsack welcomes Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ high-school youth tour to Washington, D.C.

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack recently welcomed students participating in Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ Youth Tour to the ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Lundquist named volunteer of the year at Main Street Iowa awards

    The annual Main Street Iowa awards was held Friday, May 1, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (Iowa Events Center) in downtown Des ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Window display and visual merchandising workshop

    Two years ago, Osceola Chamber Main Street (OCMS) was awarded a grant from Main Street Iowa to help with retail technical assistance.
    June 23, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • County committee nomination period begins in June

    Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers may begin nominating eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees, a ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance update

    Clarke County Board of Supervisors has authorized the zoning department to update the existing comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance for the rural j ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Free pressure canner dial testing at Clarke County Extension Office

    Gardening and preserving fresh fruits and vegetables go hand-in-hand. Be ready to capture all the garden fresh flavor by preserving your foods safely. ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • On the download

    If you’re ever curious about the current events or best deals in town, well, there’s an app for that.
    June 23, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Growing nuisance

    There’s been a lot of rain during the month of June, and that means one thing — grass and weeds are going to be sky high.
    June 23, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Frustrations spew forth about new bill during CCRC meeting

    “I fail to understand how we have two bills against this lake. We got two representatives that represent us here, and they were elected to represent t ...
    June 22, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Clarke PTCO wraps up school year

    As Clarke Elementary Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTCO) wraps up the 2014-15 school year, it wanted to give the community a recap on the yea ...
    June 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Republican Presidential hopeful Dr. Carson to visit Lamoni

    LAMONI — The public invited to meet with Dr. Benjamin Carson Friday, June 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lamoni Community Center.
    June 16, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Beat the heat and donate blood

    MURRAY — As the temperature increases, so does the need for blood donations. The blood supply tends to decline during the summer months, but the numbe ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Bill threatens CCRC’s progress

    The Iowa General Assembly presented the Clarke County Reservoir Commission an unwelcome surprise as the legislators wrapped up their session on June 5 ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Grassley fall internships available, applications due by July 15

    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said fall internships for college-age Iowans are available, and applications are due July 15.
    June 16, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • All the delights

    Darlene Oliver likes to meet new people through her business Darlene’s Delights and Variety Store, especially since she was born and raised in Des Moi ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Where does Fido go?

    If a person has made plans for their family members if anything should happen to them, shouldn’t the same sentiment apply to their beloved pets?
    June 16, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Reader Poll

    What is your favorite part of Osceola's Fourth of July celebration?
    The parade
    The carnival
    The fireworks
    Firecracker Fun Run
    Duh, the food!