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  • Murray FFA celebrates National FFA Week

    Murray FFA will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 21-28. This year’s theme is “Go All Out!” and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Loebsack announces Congressional high school art competition

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced this week that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now submit their orig ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Iowa’s infrastructure grade point average (GPA): C-

    DES MOINES – The Iowa Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the inaugural 2015 Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure duri ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • 2015 Iowa Auctioneers Association Convention contest results

    DES MOINES – This year’s Iowa Auctioneers Association annual convention was jam-packed with classes, competition and camaraderie.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Relay for Life of Clarke County kick off event planned

    The Relay for Life of Clarke County kick off event is planned 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Clarke County Hospital’s administration building, 805 S. Fi ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • SWCC announces additional scholarships for students

    Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Education Foundation announces the addition of 10 annual scholarships, through the H. Dale and Lois Bright Found ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Hospital construction affects parking in north lot

    Clarke County Hospital temporarily closed the southwest quarter of its north parking lot for construction.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • West Lake Ice Out a success

    The West Lake Ice Out Ice Fishing Tournament was held Sunday, Feb. 15, in Osceola. It was hosted by Cody Mundy.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Murray blood drive planned

    It takes less than one hour to donate blood and in that one hour, blood donors will do more than most will do in a lifetime – they will save lives. Ju ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Theatre Simpson presents ‘Pericles’

    Theatre Simpson presents Shakespeare’s fascinating story “Pericles.”Pericles, a young prince from an ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Loebsack visits Osceola, discusses broadband access

    Access to the Internet has grown exponentially since Iowa entered the digital age, and U.S. Congressman for Iowa’s second congressional district Dave ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • City moves forward with Casey’s renovation project

    The city of Osceola gave another go-ahead to the potential renovation of the Casey’s General Store located at the intersection of Highways 34 and 69, ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • CCH offers discount to check cholesterol

    February is National Heart Health Month, and Clarke County Hospital Laboratory is offering its basic wellness screening package at $10 to encourage he ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Council approves putting new city logo on water tower

    If you’re going to have a new city logo, you might as well start using it.During a Feb. 17 Osceola C ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Sutton, Elben plead not guilty to accessory charges

    Two Osceola people involved in a double homicide investigation have plead not guilty to their charges.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Fry votes for small business tax cut

    On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, voted in favor of Senate File 126, a bill which updates Iowa tax code with tax changes made by the fede ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Third annual hunting seminar, chili feed planned in Decatur County

    The Decatur County 4-H Shooting Sports will host their third annual Hunting Seminar and Chili Feed Sunday, Feb. 22, at Decatur County Fairgrounds.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Des Moines Art Center features local artists

    The public is invited to see “Art Show-2015” at the Des Moines Art Center, featuring 2D and 3D art work by adult students including Deb Jurshak of Mur ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Junior Duck Stamp art contest reminder

    There is still time for students in grades kindergarten through 12th to participate in the Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) contest.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Ballard awarded the Christensen Elite award

    At the 45th annual Iowa Simmental Association banquet Sunday, Feb. 8, Bill Ballard of Lacona was awarded the Christensen Elite Award. The award is mad ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Sixth annual contest for Iowa’s Best Burger begins

    AMES – Iowa’s cattle producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help them find Iowa’s Best Burger in 2015. In this year’s quest, the Iowa Beef Indust ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Southern Hills promotes healthy, active lifestyle for all its residents

    Everybody has goals, and currently, Southern Hills Specialty Care’s goal for its residents is to have more integration into the community and promote ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • What about statewide vaccination exemptions?

    Medical, religious and personal belief. These are three of the reasons parents can give for not having their child vaccinated before entering the scho ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Outbreak overload

    If you are a young person, viruses such as the measles might be a foreign concept to you. However, ask a person who was born in the mid-20th century, ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:18 pm
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