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  • Murray griller wins second place in annual cookout contest

    Mike Anderson of Murray won second place in the poultry category of the 52nd annual Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Cookout Contest during the Iowa ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Adult team winner at local cookout contest

    A family who does the cookout contest together has fun together. The Pollard family (Tim, Julie, Hannah and Haley) did just that.
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Iowa Junior Duck Stamp contest winners on display

    Clarke Area Arts Council is hosting the 2015 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp contest winners. The posters are on display until Oct. 29 at Osceola Public Librar ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • HS awards nearly $500 million in ACA funding to health centers to expand primary care services

    On Sept. 15, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health cent ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Iowa Permit-to-Carry renewal qualification to be held

    RUSSELL — Certified instructors will be at the Russell Sportsmen’s Club range 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17, to conduct Iowa Permit-to-Carry renewa ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Local potter in Des Moines art exhibit

    DES MOINES — The public is invited to see “Exhibition 2015” at the Des Moines Art Center, featuring a raku pottery piece by Deb Jurshak of Murray.
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Cookout contest beef category winner

    Even though more participants entered poultry or pork than any other category in Farm Bureau’s annual cookout contest, there was participation through ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Meet the candidates for Osceola City Council, mayoral races

    On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the public is invited to an open candidate forum held at the Lyric Theater in Osceola.
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Pack the Pantry: Clarke FCCLA sponsors food drive

    Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students at Clarke middle and high schools will be participating in Trunk or Treat a little dif ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours.
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Help fill Clarke Community School District’s Legacy Closet

    Clarke PTCO is starting a “Legacy Closet” at the elementary school of “gently-loved” Clarke gear to help teachers and students show their support of C ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Hy-Vee honors Osceola employees for service milestones

    WEST DES MOINES — More than 2,400 Hy-Vee employees will be honored this month for their years of providing helpful smiles and dedication to the compan ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Blow your horn?

    The saying goes, “Go toot your own horn.”Each year, the city goes through a series of ordinance amen ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Public forum held for community health assessment

    In June 2015, Clarke County Public Health collaborated with Clarke County Hospital and launched an initiative to better understand the health needs of ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Candidate forum planned Oct. 20

    A candidate forum for the contested Osceola mayor and city council races in the November election is planned 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at th ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Three candidates run for Osceola mayor’s seat, Diehl not seeking re-election

    Editor’s note: This is a first in a series of mayor/city council candidates in the November election.
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • 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 ...
    UPDATED: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:36 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.
    UPDATED: Oct. 13, 2015 - 11:36 am
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