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  • Presidential hopeful Dr. Carson fills Lamoni Community Center

    LAMONI — On June 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon for John Hopkins Children’s Center and a Republican pr ...
    June 30, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Farm Bureau OA meeting held for two regions

    Tim Prunty, regional manager for region 15, and Jeff Probasco, regional manager for Region 16, scheduled a combined meeting for their two county regio ...
    June 30, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Heckman named an Iowa State 4-H Council representative

    Noah Heckman was recently named an Iowa State 4-H Council representative.Heckman is the 16-year-old ...
    June 30, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Grand Funk Railroad to perform at Lakeside Casino

    Grand Funk Railroad will be performing at Lakeside Casino’s Outdoor Theater on 7:30 p.m. July 11.Lak ...
    June 30, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Clarke County Farm Bureau annual cookout contest

    An outdoor cooking contest designed to promote Iowa meat is being planned by the Clarke County Farm Bureau.
    June 30, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Clarke County Courthouse courtyard planting project put on hold

    Surprises can be great when they are well-timed, such as a great gift at a birthday party.However, o ...
    June 30, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Timber Ridge Country Market working to be ‘Open 4 Business’

    Earlier this year, Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority launched a new business competition program called “Open 4 Business.”
    June 30, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Could happen anywhere

    You might recall the recent story of the puppy named Caitlyn whose snout was grotesquely taped shut by its owner. The dog from South Carolina was in c ...
    June 30, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Ridgely resigns from Clarke’s curriculum director position

    Clarke Community School District is looking for a new curriculum director.Lance Ridgely, the distric ...
    June 30, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Conservative ideals

    It has begun again, even in Osceola — presidential campaign stops.On Wednesday, June 24, presidentia ...
    June 30, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Community partnerships and pride

    The month of May saw a resurgence of activity on the courthouse lawn, spurred by Osceola Chamber Main Street’s design committee. The design committee ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Loebsack welcomes Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ high-school youth tour to Washington, D.C.

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack recently welcomed students participating in Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ Youth Tour to the ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Lundquist named volunteer of the year at Main Street Iowa awards

    The annual Main Street Iowa awards was held Friday, May 1, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (Iowa Events Center) in downtown Des ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Window display and visual merchandising workshop

    Two years ago, Osceola Chamber Main Street (OCMS) was awarded a grant from Main Street Iowa to help with retail technical assistance.
    June 23, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • County committee nomination period begins in June

    Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers may begin nominating eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees, a ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance update

    Clarke County Board of Supervisors has authorized the zoning department to update the existing comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance for the rural j ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Free pressure canner dial testing at Clarke County Extension Office

    Gardening and preserving fresh fruits and vegetables go hand-in-hand. Be ready to capture all the garden fresh flavor by preserving your foods safely. ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • On the download

    If you’re ever curious about the current events or best deals in town, well, there’s an app for that.
    June 23, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Growing nuisance

    There’s been a lot of rain during the month of June, and that means one thing — grass and weeds are going to be sky high.
    June 30, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Frustrations spew forth about new bill during CCRC meeting

    “I fail to understand how we have two bills against this lake. We got two representatives that represent us here, and they were elected to represent t ...
    June 22, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Clarke PTCO wraps up school year

    As Clarke Elementary Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTCO) wraps up the 2014-15 school year, it wanted to give the community a recap on the yea ...
    June 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Republican Presidential hopeful Dr. Carson to visit Lamoni

    LAMONI — The public invited to meet with Dr. Benjamin Carson Friday, June 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lamoni Community Center.
    June 16, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Beat the heat and donate blood

    MURRAY — As the temperature increases, so does the need for blood donations. The blood supply tends to decline during the summer months, but the numbe ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Bill threatens CCRC’s progress

    The Iowa General Assembly presented the Clarke County Reservoir Commission an unwelcome surprise as the legislators wrapped up their session on June 5 ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Grassley fall internships available, applications due by July 15

    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said fall internships for college-age Iowans are available, and applications are due July 15.
    June 16, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • All the delights

    Darlene Oliver likes to meet new people through her business Darlene’s Delights and Variety Store, especially since she was born and raised in Des Moi ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Where does Fido go?

    If a person has made plans for their family members if anything should happen to them, shouldn’t the same sentiment apply to their beloved pets?
    June 16, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Group raising funds for new scoreboard

    Clarke Athletic Booster Club is trying their hand at crowdfunding to raise money for a new football scoreboard.
    June 9, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours.Die ...
    June 9, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Fry wraps up legislative session in Des Moines

    The Iowa Legislature concluded its work Friday, June 5, after spending 145 days doing the work of Iowans.
    June 9, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • American Pickers to film in Osceola

    Osceola will welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archaeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their hit series “American Pickers” t ...
    June 9, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Participate in farmers’ market scavenger hunt

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encouraged Iowa students who were in kindergarten through eighth grade this past school year t ...
    June 9, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Clarke County SCICF awards more than $13,000

    Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) board members held a grant awards ceremony Wednesday, May 27, at East Lake Park.
    June 9, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • HCI Care Services offering free program for family caregivers

    HCI Care Services has teamed up with Homestead Assisted Living to host another free community event for family caregivers as part of its Family Caregi ...
    June 9, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Relay for Life of Clarke County planned

    Join the people of Clarke County as they “Finish the Fight” against cancer.The American Cancer Socie ...
    June 9, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • SWCC sports shooter headed to Olympic training camp

    CRESTON — Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooter Shelby Woods, freshman from Madison, Mo., has been selected to attend USA Shooting’s Ol ...
    June 9, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Lifelong legacy

    MURRAY — Roland Mathes pulled out a picture and set it in the middle of the table in his home in Murray.
    June 23, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Marching on

    It’s going to be show full of the slickest sights and sounds.On Thursday, July 2, the Santa Clara Va ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Reader Poll

    What is your favorite part of Osceola's Fourth of July celebration?
    The parade
    The carnival
    The fireworks
    Firecracker Fun Run
    Duh, the food!