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  • Osceola Children's Theater to perform this weekend

    Make believe: The Osceola Children's Theater, under the direction of Alisha Kale, will be on stage 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, at the ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:51 pm
  • DAR meeting notes

    Ten members of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met April 8 at Summit House in Creston. Chapter Regent Jane Briley ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:43 pm
  • Osceola Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 29 at the Clarke County Law Enforcement Center and Hy-Vee Pharmacy

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, the Osceola Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th o ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:42 pm
  • 10 swans to be released in southern Iowa

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be releasing swans at four locations in southern Iowa in May, as part of its statewide trumpeter s ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:42 pm
  • Local HCI volunteer honored during National Volunteer Appreciation Week

    National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 23-29, a perfect time to say “thanks” to the 33 percent of Iowans who donate their time to make a differ ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Murray FFA Banquet recap

    Murray FFA Banquet was held March 13 in the Jerry Brown Gymnasium at the high school. Approximately 80 guests and 28 FFA members attended. The steaks ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:48 pm
  • Volunteers needed to advocate, protect the rights of long-term care residents

    The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is searching for spirited volunteers for its Volunteer Ombudsman Program (VOP), with the goal of plac ...
    April 26, 2017 - 8:37 pm
  • ‘A Night in Paris’

    Clarke students came out in force 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Hotel and Casino, as family and friends lined the pavement leading up to the Event Ce ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Osceola native Boldon prepares for Drake Relays

    DES MOINES — New Drake Relays Director Blake Boldon has kept quite busy the past few months assembling an outstanding field of track and field athlete ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Clarke County Freedom Rock Honor Wall plaques to increase in price May 1

    The Clarke County Freedom Rock is nearing completion just outside Murray along Highway 34. Support for the project has been overwhelming, but would-be ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Clarke County’s UnityPoint Clinic receives Max Performer Award

    Congrats to UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine at Clarke County for receiving the UnityPoint Clinic Max Performer Award for quality this week! Tricia N ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Truro woman wins $10,000 in Hy-Vee giveaway

    The Osceola Hy-Vee recently presented Carolynn Wilkinson of Truro with $10,000 after her name was drawn as the grand prize winner in Hy-Vee’s Cash and ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Clarke Area Arts Council Spring Gala in full swing

    Join the Clarke Area Arts Council (CAAC) 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Lakeside Hotel and Casino to celebrate and support the arts in Osceola. Each ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • A hunting we will go

    Children in four age groups flocked to the Osceola Courthouse lawn 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, for a chance to find candy-filled eggs and win big priz ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • Mays receive first Spirit of Osceola Award

    Mayor Thomas Kedley presented the very first Spirit of Osceola Award Tuesday, April 18, at the city council meeting to Donal and Carla May. The certif ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Iowa Pride scholarship makes attending private college a reality

    OSKALOOSA — William Penn University, like many other private colleges in the state, continues to find unique ways to attract Iowa students. They’ve in ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • NAMI Family-to-Family classes in Osceola

    The Iowa chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is hosting a special series of classes in the Osceola area.
    April 19, 2017 - 9:35 am
  • Local Graceland University students selected to present in Scholars’ Showcase 2017

    LAMONI — Graceland University student scholars from a variety of academic disciplines were selected to present their research and work to an audience ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • Murray soldier earns 2nd IBCT, 34th Infantry Division patch during Camp Dodge ceremony

    JOHNSTON — Pfc. William R. Johnston, of Murray was part of approximately 40 Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers recently recognized during a patching ce ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:18 pm
  • April showers

    Between the rain and shining sun southern Iowa has been experiencing lately, it’s no question spring is in full swing. What might be a surprise is yar ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Wellmark to Leave ACA Insurance Market

    The Iowa Insurance Division was recently notified that Wellmark, Inc. and Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa will no longer participate in the Affordable Ca ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • Veteran's Affairs

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDHome of the brave: The Veterans Outreach Dinner held Thursday, April 6, a ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • CARSPA minutes from April 10 meeting

    CARSPA met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Osceola Senior Center following social time at 9:00. Hoste ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:22 am
  • City council authorizes $1.8 million in sewer improvements

    At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, members voted unanimously to approve a $1.8 million loan needed for waste treatment improvements. This projec ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:22 am
  • Fun in the sun

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDFun in the sun: Warm weather brought out restored beauties, like this 193 ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:27 pm
  • 47 years of service

    OST photo by HILARY FERRAND47 years of service: Local ER nurse Connie Bright spent close to half a c ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:21 pm
  • SCC honors top achievers

    Tuesday, March 21, families and educators convened at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia to honor seniors in the top five percent of their graduating class ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:25 pm
  • Osceola’s mayor issues life-changing challenge to the community

    How often are you asked, “How far would you go for what you need?” Would you ever answer, “Across the entire state?” That’s exactly what Thomas Kedley ...
    April 13, 2017 - 9:13 am
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