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  • Iowa’s unemployment rate remains at 3.4 percent in December

    DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.4 percent in December. The state’s jobless rate was 4.3 percent one year ago. ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:41 pm
  • Free help available for college financial aid

    CRESTON — Iowa students and their families are invited to get free assistance with forms required to file federal financial aid during an Iowa College ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:41 pm
  • Osceola maps a better future

    The city of Osceola, along with the Osceola Water Works department, begins utilization of a new mapping system that will streamline utility work and r ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Learn more about Mosaic

    Learning the skills you need to be successful is something everyone has to do. Whether it be going to school and/or doing an internship, we all must l ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:38 pm
  • Father, son dead after ice fishing incident

    LEON — A father and son have died following an ice fishing incident Sunday west of Leon that took regional dive units 7 hours to complete.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:40 pm
  • Carly’s campaign

    One thing Carly Fiorina won’t do is settle.“I think we have been told for far too long, sit down and ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:49 pm
  • Cruz’n to Osceola

    It was a cold, wintry day in January, but the Republicans were out in full force.Former Texas Gov. R ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:49 pm
  • By the numbers: Education funding

    Since last year, education funding has been a dragged-out fight in the Legislature. “It’s very urge ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:49 pm
  • Dr. Kimball to star in Des Moines Community Playhouse’s ‘12 Angry Men’

    DES MOINES — The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the classic drama, “12 Angry Men,” Feb. 5-21. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse. ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • Peterson Farm Brothers coming to Afton

    AFTON — Peterson Farm Brothers, musical agriculture group, are coming to East Union High School’s gym in Afton, 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. A “meet a ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • ECI matters because children matter

    There are approximately 2,000 days between birth and the first day of kindergarten. These first 2,000 days have a profound impact on a child’s well-be ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:48 am
  • Cost of potential redesign of CCRC’s ongoing reservoir project skyrockets

    The costs for a newly designed reservoir project in northern Clarke County are, to say it lightly, eyebrow-raising.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • Osceola’s top honor

    It’s no surprise the recipient of the 2016 Community Service Award received a standing ovation after his name was called out to the crowd.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:49 pm
  • Council sets Feb. 4 special session for downtown streetscape project

    To get the downtown streetscape project to work, it will have to benefit the commercialism of the downtown square, as well as the safety of public inf ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:49 pm
  • Reader Poll

    The 2016 Legislative luncheons are planned Friday, Jan. 29, Friday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 25, at noon at Lakeside Casino. They are sponsored by Clarke County Development Corporation. Are you going?
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