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  • Morgan completes an internship in United Kingdom

    Moriah Morgan of Osceola gained practical experience while making a difference around the world through an international internship. Morgan spent the ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Loebsack named to Powerful Energy and Commerce Committee

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced he has been named to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the 114th Congress. The committ ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Fry appointed to House committees

    House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, recently announced Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, will serve as on the Administration and Rules, Education, Human ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • St. Charles man pleads guilty to false income tax return

    DES MOINES — On Dec. 12, Jay A. Ochanpaugh, of St. Charles, and formerly of Ames, pled guilty to one count of willfully subscribing to a false income ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Stephens defends graduation portfolio, but guidelines could change at later dates

    Imagine taking a huge stack and cutting it down to the most important pieces. It makes the necessary items quicker and easier to find and work on.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Sebring accepted for admission to Luther College

    Scot Schaeffer, Luther College vice president for enrollment management, has announced that Audrey Sebring of Osceola has been accepted for admission ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Musical mix

    Dream big.That was one of the messages Nashville-based singer and songwriter Roger Day was telling C ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Sheriff warns of phone scam

    The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is reporting numerous Clarke County residents have reported receiving phone calls in the last week.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Northwest Missouri State University awards scholarships to eight Iowa students

    MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University awarded eight scholarships this fall to Iowa students in honor of two Atlantic, Iowa, natives wit ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • ACT prep course available at Southwestern Community College

    CRESTON — The TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is offering free ACT Test prep courses for all ETS ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • iddle school celebration planned

    Clarke Community Middle School invites parents, community members and business leaders to its first ever Leader in Me Celebration Day Friday, Dec. 12. ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • CDBG project update: 50 percent of work completed

    Things are taking shape with the façades on the businesses on the town square in Osceola.Constructio ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Christmas movie progam planned at fairgrounds

    Children are invited to the Christmas movie program 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 13, at Clarke County Fairgrounds.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Teacher spotlight

    Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the “Teacher Spotlight” series.Music is a balm for the soul ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • Osceola to have Healthy Iowans meeting

    The Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) is partnering with the Healthy Clarke County Coalition, members of the Osceola community, Clarke Coun ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Interstate 35 honor roll announced

    This is Interstate 35 secondary school’s first quarter honor roll.Sixth gradeBriley Albers, Callista ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • New reports shows local food economy continues to expand in Iowa

    AMES – Iowa’s local food economy is growing more vigorously than expected, according to a two‐ year evaluation from the Leopold Center for Sustainable ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • 2014 Farm Bill program overview meetings

    Clarke-Decatur County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Joyce Frost wants to inform producers that meetings on the 2014 Farm Bill will ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • DLR Farm Angus joins American Angus Association

    DLR Farm Angus of Osceola is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of the national breed or ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • True act of kindness

    Hibernating — that’s what the animals at Clarke County Animal Shelter will be doing this winter, at least according to Jovee Blakely, 4, of Osceola.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Perfect presents

    To give is to receive.That’s an important message from Clarke County’s Toys for Christmas program — ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Future of learning with Lego Challenge

    Creativity and science will come together 9 a.m. Dec. 6, at Clarke Community High School for the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) regional event where teams ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Brimm, Manternach share life-changing Haitian experience

    This is an edited article that was submitted by Osceola Big Chief FFA.“Juniors from Clarke High Scho ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Laugh through life

    Did you know that people who laugh live longer? It’s true.Israel’s King Solomon, one of the wisest m ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Food pantry stock-up planned

    The next Community Make a Difference Day is planned 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.For the food p ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Loebsack: Rural Development Grant will bring faster medical care to rural Iowans

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, recently announced the University of Iowa has received a $498,973 grant from the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telem ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • CCH Auxiliary to host tree lighting Dec. 4

    Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary invites everyone in the community to participate in its first ever tree lighting ceremony 4 p.m. Dec. 4. The ceremony ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Train depot park receives grant for plant restoration, work already in progress

    There’s a new venture chugging along at the Osceola Train Depot right now.Recently, local officials ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Up in smoke

    Weeks after the devastating fire at Osceola Farm & Home, the losses keep adding up.Ty Wheeler, Osceo ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • City council looks into potential Newbury Living senior housing project

    New housing options could be on the rise in Osceola.A huge topic of discussion at the Nov. 18 Osceol ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Christmas is right around the corner. Of these choices, which is your favorite holiday treat?
    Peppermint bark
    Oreo snowballs
    Peanut butter blossoms