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In Matthew 18:10-14, Jesus says, “Don’t be cruel to any of these little ones! I promise you that their angels are always with my Father in heaven.”
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  • Osceola student advances in Lions International Peace Poster contest

    Osceola Lions Club members met with art instructor Sarah Flaherty and three of her sixth grade students at Clarke Community Elementary School Monday, ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Shields named next bank bureau chief

    Shauna Russell Shields has been named the next bank bureau chief of the Iowa Division of Banking, succeeding Vaughn Noring, who has announced his reti ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • CCRC audit released

    Ted Willets, certified public accountant, released an audit report for Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC).
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Local students earn Central College presidential scholarships

    PELLA — Clarke County area students have earned presidential scholarships from Central College for their commitment to high academic achievement.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Johnson to open JET Fitness Center

    “A gym where training is free, because everyone deserves the tools to reach their goals!”This is the ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Murray smoke testing notice

    MURRAY — As a part of efforts to reduce clear-water entry into the sanitary sewer system, testing of the sewers will be conducted in this area. 
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Fry receives Branstad endorsement

    This is an endorsement letter for Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, from Gov. Terry Branstad.“Dear House Dis ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Wear Pink Day planned this week

    This is a proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was signed by Mayor Fred Diehl.“Wher ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Inspiring young minds

    How often are high school teenagers approached by doctoral students asking them questions about scientific techniques, research and analyses? Probably ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Hatch makes campaign stop at Osceola train depot

    Iowa Senator Jack Hatch (D) stopped by Osceola Depot during his rounds in southern Iowa Saturday and spoke to local citizens about his ideas for Iowa.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Cardinals cruise past Clarke

    LEON — Central Decatur head coach Jon Pedersen said his team talked all week about getting a fast start against Clarke here on Friday.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Lady Indians battle in final tuneup for regionals

    Clarke’s volleyball team competed with Pleasantville on senior recognition night Thursday, but the Trojans were able to pull out each set in the end f ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Roadrunner girls repeat as POI champions

    LAMONI — Interstate 35 repeated as Pride of Iowa Conference champion here on Oct. 14, finishing 21 points ahead of runner-up East Union with 37 team p ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Area football

    Glidden-Ralston 74, Murray 0GLIDDEN — Fourth-ranked Glidden-Ralston shut out Murray Friday, 74-0.Eva ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Area football

    Wayne 56,Murray 12MURRAY — Clayton Kiefer scored three touchdowns and ran for 133 yards to lead Wayn ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Clarke volleyball showing improvement early in season

    Clarke head volleyball coach Lindsay Diehl was impressed with the amount of improvement her team showed from its opening tournament on Aug. 30 to it’s ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Clarke girls 4th at Wayne Invite

    CORYDON — The Clarke cross country teams opened the season here on Sept. 4 at the Wayne Invitational.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Area volleyball

    Murray 3,Mormon Trail 0HUMESTON — Murray was pushed in all three games here on Sept. 4 in a 25-18, 2 ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Turnovers hamper Clarke in loss to Saydel

    DES MOINES — Saydel broke in its brand new football stadium here Friday with a 26-15 win over Clarke in rainy conditions.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Area football

    Central Decatur 33, Nodaway Valley 12GREENFIELD — Central Decatur spoiled Nodaway Valley’s Coach Dau ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Billie Jane Miller – Grand River

    Funeral services for Billie Jane Miller, 75, of Grand River, will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. Intermen ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Edrie McNeal Urbandale

    Leonara Edrie McNeal, 83, of Urbandale, died Oct. 15, 2014, at Mercy Hospice.Services were 10:30 a.m ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Edrie McNeal – Urbandale

    Funeral services for Edrie McNeal, 83, of Urbandale will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. Interment wi ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Frances Jones Osceola

    Frances Jones, 78, of Osceola died Oct. 4, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.The family will co ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Max Simpson Bushnell, Fla.

    Max Simpson, 81, of Bushnell, Fla., formerly of Osceola, died Aug. 11, 2014.Burial will be Saturday, ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Shellie Sponsler Osceola

    Shellie Sponsler, 52, of Osceola died Sept. 30, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.Services were ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Shellie Anne Sponsler – Osceola

    Funeral services for Shellie Anne Sponsler, 52, of Osceola will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. Interment will be i ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • Shirley Chandler Osceola

    Shirley Chandler, 78, of Osceola died Sept. 24, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.Funeral servi ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Erma Duree Chariton

    Erma I. Duree, 86, of Chariton died Sept. 25, 2014, at Lucas County Health Center.Mass of Christian ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Marilyn Clark Indianola

    Marilyn Clark, 77, of Indianola, formerly of Osceola, died Sept. 28, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Sheltons celebrate 50 years

    The children and grandchildren of Leland and Linda Shelton are planning a celebration in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Welchers celebrate 65 years

    The grandchildren of Kenneth and Doris Welcher are honoring the couple for their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 29, 1949, at the Met ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Liggitt card shower planned

    A card shower is planned in honor of Bob Liggitt on the occasion of his birthday. Liggitt, 98, and Bryley McDowell, 5, both share a birthday Thursday, ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Christian, Weber to wed

    Fran Christian and Patrick Weber announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.Christian is the dau ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Imhoff open house planned

    The family and friends of Roscoe Imhoff are planning an open house in honor of his 90th birthday.The ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • Cartwright card shower planned

    The family of Jim Cartwright is hosting a card shower in honor of his 85th birthday Tuesday, Sept. 30.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Hortons celebrate 60 years

    The family of James and Rosalee Horton is planning a celebration in honor of the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary. Friends and family are invited.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Olsons celebrate 50 years

    The family of Danny and Doris Olson is planning a luncheon in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 13, 1964.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Clarkes celebrate 60 years

    A card shower is planned in honor of Phil and Carol Clarke on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 20.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Johnson card shower planned

    The family of Naomi Johnson is hosting a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday Wednesday, Sept. 17.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • 99 percent

    In Matthew 18:10-14, Jesus says, “Don’t be cruel to any of these little ones! I promise you that their angels are always with my Father in heaven.”
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Shiloh survivors meet

    On April 6, 1906, Clarke and Lucas Counties Association of Shiloh Survivors met in Osceola to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the famous Civil War b ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Revenue estimating conference sets preliminary estimate for FY 2016

    The revenue estimating conference (REC) met last Thursday to begin the budget process for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The three-person panel met to review ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. We at Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center serve these victim/survivors every day.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • The truth about Supervisor Myron Manley

    Supervisor Manley was defeated in the 2014 primary election by a 2 to 1 margin by his own Republican party. He has now obtained 19 signatures of eligi ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Response to Waterman’s letter

    I want to thank Mr. Waterman for his recent letter to the editor inquiring about state school funding.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • ‘Misunderstanding’ at the event center

    We rented the event center in Osceola for my daughter’s wedding reception. We had two bartenders. My daughter specifically told the bartenders in pers ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Vote for Fred Diehl

    Knowing Fred Diehl does not like to toot his own horn, I have decided to toot it for him.Fred and I ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Supporting Joel Fry

    I appreciated Steve Waterman’s recent letter. After checking with the state’s department of education, he informed readers that the Iowa 2014-15 state ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Robbers meet sheriff and posse

    One of the most desperate acts that happened in the county occurred Oct. 21, 1921, when Murray farmer Charley Jones was dragging the road some three m ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:15 am