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  • Osceola’s manufacturing impact recognized by state, local officials

    When you have the governor and secretary of agriculture from your state come to your community to discuss business growth and achievement, you may be ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Teen team participants recognized in annual cookout contest

    There were 11 entries in the Clarke County Farm Bureau annual cookout contest this year.Unfortunatel ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Farm Bureau response team comes through

    Clarke County Farm Bureau response team made up of Dale Escher, John Siefkas, Kelly Curnes, Spencer Abbott, Andy Gonseth, Randy Barnard and Tom Carson ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Renewal requirements for weapon permits

    Iowa law governing non-professional permits to carry weapons changed Jan. 1, 2011. One major change was that Iowa went from a “may issue” state to a “ ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Iowa Permit-to-Carry renewal qualifications to be held

    RUSSELL — Certified instructors will conduct Iowa Permit-to-Carry renewal qualifications at the Russell Sportsmen’s Club range Oct. 11 and 17.  Partic ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Local artist featured in Des Moines

    The public is invited to see “Exhibition 2015” at the Des Moines Art Center, featuring nine wheel-thrown, hand built and sculptural clay works by Mary ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • 15 years and counting

    For 15-year anniversaries, it’s common for crystal to be given as a gift.So, here’s a “toast” to Lak ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Needing the drive

    You can’t get where you need to go if there’s nobody to drive you there.This has become a major issu ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Murray schools will construct greenhouse to grow produce with $10,000 grant

    MURRAY – Murray Community School District has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Survey results from CDG open house

    Visitors to the annual Community Diversity Gardens open house June 25 had an opportunity to participate in a survey.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Brimm to compete for FFA award

    INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization (FFA) announced Kooper Brimm of the Osceola Big Chief FFA was selected as a national finalist for the Nat ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Clarke County SCICF awards grant to band boosters

    Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) awarded a grant to Clarke Band Boosters for a new brass drum and trap set.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Clarke marching band to perform in home show review

    Clarke Community High School Marching band will be performing their show “Elton John” for the community of Osceola and Clarke County 2 p.m. Sunday, Oc ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • CCH hosts vascular screening event

    Clarke County Hospital is hosting a vascular screening event Saturday, Oct. 24.Have you been diagnos ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • Fry releases information on legislative page program

    Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, released information on the Iowa Legislative Page program.  Each year the Iowa House of Representatives and Iowa Senate empl ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Osceola’s young professionals

    While Kasi Jones may be new to her job at Mosaic in South Central Iowa, her face is a familiar one around town.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Buddy Benches

    Two years ago, Cole Pontier found an article in Scholastic magazine about a boy who took it upon himself to a Buddy Bench project for his school.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Reader Poll

    The first day of autumn is Wednesday, Sept. 23? What is your favorite thing about the fall?
    Going to pumpkin patches/corn mazes
    Drinking apple cider/pumpkin spice lattes
    Going to football games