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  • Politics and religion

    The Iowa Caucuses are over, winners have been announced, political advertising has all but stopped and phones ringing with calls from candidates’ camp ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:48 pm
  • McCormick’s Depot Cafe

    In 1919, Minnie McCormick and her mother Hazel Farley began the operation of the Depot Hotel with a cafe in connection with it near the Burlington tra ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Public Safety Committee focuses on stopping opioid abuse, overdose

    Opioid abuse is on the rise across the country.According to the Centers for Disease Control, 44 peop ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • In the mob of life

    Picture this imaginary scene based on Matthew 27:15-26, when the crowd demanded Jesus be crucified and a criminal named Barabbas set free:
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • House passes Coupling Bill

    Recently, the House passed HF 2092. The bill updates provisions in the Iowa Code to make references to tax year 2015.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:40 pm
  • Wishing to tell you

    Pastor Carey Nieuwhof (, of Toronto, Canada, recently wrote an article titled, “5 Things Your Pastor Wishes He Could Tell You.” ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • Harrison’s Grocery

    In 1866, John Kimble Harrison came to Osceola to visit his friend Jim Reed who had established a pioneer grocery business on the east side of the squa ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:50 am
  • House Appropriations begins review of standing appropriations

    A new subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee began the task of reviewing the standing appropriations within the state’s budget.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:50 am
  • 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?
    Haven't decided