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  • Murray FFA celebrates National FFA Week

    Murray FFA will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 21-28. This year’s theme is “Go All Out!” and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Loebsack announces Congressional high school art competition

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced this week that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now submit their orig ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Iowa’s infrastructure grade point average (GPA): C-

    DES MOINES – The Iowa Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the inaugural 2015 Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure duri ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • 2015 Iowa Auctioneers Association Convention contest results

    DES MOINES – This year’s Iowa Auctioneers Association annual convention was jam-packed with classes, competition and camaraderie.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Relay for Life of Clarke County kick off event planned

    The Relay for Life of Clarke County kick off event is planned 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Clarke County Hospital’s administration building, 805 S. Fi ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • SWCC announces additional scholarships for students

    Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Education Foundation announces the addition of 10 annual scholarships, through the H. Dale and Lois Bright Found ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Hospital construction affects parking in north lot

    Clarke County Hospital temporarily closed the southwest quarter of its north parking lot for construction.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • West Lake Ice Out a success

    The West Lake Ice Out Ice Fishing Tournament was held Sunday, Feb. 15, in Osceola. It was hosted by Cody Mundy.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Murray blood drive planned

    It takes less than one hour to donate blood and in that one hour, blood donors will do more than most will do in a lifetime – they will save lives. Ju ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Theatre Simpson presents ‘Pericles’

    Theatre Simpson presents Shakespeare’s fascinating story “Pericles.”Pericles, a young prince from an ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Loebsack visits Osceola, discusses broadband access

    Access to the Internet has grown exponentially since Iowa entered the digital age, and U.S. Congressman for Iowa’s second congressional district Dave ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • City moves forward with Casey’s renovation project

    The city of Osceola gave another go-ahead to the potential renovation of the Casey’s General Store located at the intersection of Highways 34 and 69, ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • CCH offers discount to check cholesterol

    February is National Heart Health Month, and Clarke County Hospital Laboratory is offering its basic wellness screening package at $10 to encourage he ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Council approves putting new city logo on water tower

    If you’re going to have a new city logo, you might as well start using it.During a Feb. 17 Osceola C ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Sutton, Elben plead not guilty to accessory charges

    Two Osceola people involved in a double homicide investigation have plead not guilty to their charges.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Fry votes for small business tax cut

    On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, voted in favor of Senate File 126, a bill which updates Iowa tax code with tax changes made by the fede ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Third annual hunting seminar, chili feed planned in Decatur County

    The Decatur County 4-H Shooting Sports will host their third annual Hunting Seminar and Chili Feed Sunday, Feb. 22, at Decatur County Fairgrounds.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Des Moines Art Center features local artists

    The public is invited to see “Art Show-2015” at the Des Moines Art Center, featuring 2D and 3D art work by adult students including Deb Jurshak of Mur ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Junior Duck Stamp art contest reminder

    There is still time for students in grades kindergarten through 12th to participate in the Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) contest.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Ballard awarded the Christensen Elite award

    At the 45th annual Iowa Simmental Association banquet Sunday, Feb. 8, Bill Ballard of Lacona was awarded the Christensen Elite Award. The award is mad ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Sixth annual contest for Iowa’s Best Burger begins

    AMES – Iowa’s cattle producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help them find Iowa’s Best Burger in 2015. In this year’s quest, the Iowa Beef Indust ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Southern Hills promotes healthy, active lifestyle for all its residents

    Everybody has goals, and currently, Southern Hills Specialty Care’s goal for its residents is to have more integration into the community and promote ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • What about statewide vaccination exemptions?

    Medical, religious and personal belief. These are three of the reasons parents can give for not having their child vaccinated before entering the scho ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Outbreak overload

    If you are a young person, viruses such as the measles might be a foreign concept to you. However, ask a person who was born in the mid-20th century, ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • 'Unfortunate' situation: Seid advocates for local control in school start dates

    It's looking like it's going to be an Aug. 23 compromise when it comes to the school start date fiasco that has plagued the Iowa Legislature this legi ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Managing on 1.25 percent state supplemental aid?

    While many people across the state of Iowa are in an uproar about the school start date, there’s a deeper issue that should be coming to attention.
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • District free throw contest results

    The Knights of Columbus District 48 Free Throw contest was held Sunday, Feb. 8, at Clarke Community High School gym. 
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Photography contest for Iowa students planned

    Iowa Architectural Foundation invites all Iowa students, grades seventh through 12th to enter the photography contest “Snapshot Iowa.”
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Junior Duck Stamp art contest planned

    This is a calling for all kindergarten though 12th grade student artists and nature enthusiasts.The ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Children urged to enter drawing contest

    Children in grades kindergarten through sixth are encouraged to get creative and draw a piece of architecture that has a fond memory for them. Maybe i ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • American State Bank announces adult financial wellness program

    American State Bank kicked off their enhanced financial literacy education opportunity for adults this week.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Larson Angus Cattle Co. joins American Angus Association

    Larson Angus Cattle Co. of Woodburn is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reported Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of the nation ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • You can help prevent measles in Clarke County

    The United States is currently experiencing a large, multi-state outbreak of measles linked to an amusement park in California.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • City council makes $3,000 donation to senior center

    Walk around the Osceola square during the noon hour and you’ll find one of the busiest places is the Osceola Senior Center.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • ‘Four corners’ Casey’s General Store renovation in the works

    Take a look at the Casey’s General Store that is located at the intersection of Highways 34 and 69, also known as “the four corners.”
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    Who needs a fairy godmother when there’s The Cinderella Project?The idea for The Cinderella Project ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Truro native Downs promoted at Hy-Vee

    WEST DES MOINES — Truro native and former site planner Randy Downs has been promoted to assistant director, site planner at Hy-Vee, Inc.
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • HCI Care Services offering new, free program for family caregivers

    HCI Care Services is hosting a free, new community event for family caregivers called “Family Caregiver College.”
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • SICOG audit released

    Ted Willets CPA recently released an audit report on the Southern Iowa Council of Governments and Affiliate.
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Military Homeownership Assistance program assists Iowa military service members, veterans purchase homes

    DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds joined state officials recently to announce the Military Homeownership Assistance program h ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours. 
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Kimball Family Foundation Scholarship available

    The South Central Iowa Community Foundation announces a scholarship is available from the Kimball Family Foundation. 
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Sept. 1 school start date draws lengthy dicussion during legislative luncheon

    School district’s in Iowa used to take for granted their waiver for an early start date would be easily approved by the state.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:21 am
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