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  • Ice storm serious, but not deadly

    Ice storms present special hazards, both to those who are traveling and those who stay home. Slick surfaces make trasnportation next to impossible and ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:43 pm
  • New orthopedic surgeon joins Clarke County Hospital

    Dr. William M. Ralston, a general orthopedic surgeon with experience in bone and joint care, specializes in adult joint replacement, knee and shoulder ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:43 pm
  • A little-known treasure in western Iowa, just an hour and a half northwest of here, is found in the town of Jefferson.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:39 pm
  • When the Star Wars franchise came under fire for having too few strong female leads, they jumped in with both feet, first with “Star Wars: The Force A ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:38 pm
  • Letter to the Editor

    A Vote for DeVos is a Vote Against Iowa SchoolsBetsy DeVos is a billionaire by birth and marriage; s ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • The Fry Times

    Resolving the FY17 BudgetDue to a sluggish agricultural economy faced with commodity prices below th ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Arts Council offers oil painting class

    The public is invited to take an oil painting class on Sunday, January 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Southwestern Community College in Osceola. Professional ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:36 pm
  • Emanuel Rios chosen for Erie community school pilot program

    Sonia Emanuel Rios, formerly of Osceola, was chosen as one of five community school directors for a public school pilot program in Erie, Pennsylvania, ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:34 pm
  • New at the fairgrounds

    Attendees to this year’s Clarke County Fair will notice one big difference right away. Thanks to a matching grant from the Clarke County Development C ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:33 pm
  • Inauguration day

    Friday, Jan. 20, Donald John Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.His p ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 4:18 pm
  • In the spirit of service

    Kelsey Haltom, 9, daughter of Brian and Regina Haltom of Osceola, won first place in the seventh annual “MLK Call 2 Serve” essay contest at the city a ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 4:14 pm
  • Clarke County Hospital services continue to grow

    The $29 million, 63,000 square-foot hospital expansion, which concluded in May 2016, transformed Clarke County Hospital from a traditional small-town ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 4:11 pm
  • On your mark

    By HILARY FERRANDOST news editorhferrand@osceolaiowa.comCub Scout Pack 101 held its Pinewood Derby l ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 3:01 pm
  • Southern Hills is ‘Deficiency Free’

    Not to brag, but Osceola is home to one of the best skilled nursing facilities in Iowa, and that’s not just according to the brochure. A recent evalua ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 2:45 pm
  • Looking ahead

    It’s a new year! We fully expect that, like us, you’ve all made your New Year Resolutions. For many, the promises we make - eat healthier, get more ex ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 2:49 pm
  • Correction

    In last week’s edition, the Clarke Area Arts Council (CAAC) was incorrectly referred to as the Clarke County Arts Council. In addition, CAAC meetings ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 2:43 pm
  • Clarke middle schoolers to take part in Simpson Honor Band

    Two eighth grade students from Clarke Middle School will participate in the 29th Annual Simpson College Orpheus Honor Band Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 1 ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 3:05 pm
  • Locals receive degrees at Iowa State University commencement

    AMES - At Iowa State University’s fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 17, 2016, 2,148 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,769 undergrad ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 4:11 pm
  • Great Western Bank promotes Teresa Woods to market president

    SIOUX FALLS, SD – Great Western Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Teresa Woods to Market President of the Osceola market.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 3:07 pm
  • Knights of Columbus to sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship

    All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the free (no entry fee) local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 2:34 pm
  • Safe passage

    A driver for Southern Iowa Trolley (SIT) in Osceola called 911 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, fearful he was having a stroke.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 2:35 pm
  • Spreading the word about Clarke County bus services

    “Wheels on the Bus Go Where?” has been a recent transit initiative sponsored by Chariton Valley Planning & Development Council of Governments/RPA 17. ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 4:09 pm
  • Two Clarke school teachers to attend ISGC Academy at NASA

    AMES –The Iowa Space Grant Consortium has announced its partner schools for the 2017 ISGC Academy. The Consortium will work with ten Iowa educators fo ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 4:12 pm
  • Clarke gym teachers give archery a shot

    Clarke Community School District gym teachers and hopeful archery coaches lined up to learn the ins and outs of the Iowa DNR archery program 8 a.m. to ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 1:59 pm
  • Clarke County Hospital unveils 3D mammogram

    The Clarke County Hospital Mammo Team consists of Heather Selsor, Kerry Curnes, Jennifer Jackson and Ashley Morris, trained on the new 3D mammogram ma ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 1:57 pm
  • Q&A with Iowa Rep. Joel Fry

    Q. What’s in the works for 2017?I have been named the Human Resource Committee Chairman, and so I wi ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 2:31 pm
  • Reader Poll

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