DES MOINES – Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors approved a total of more than $7.5 million in grants to 26 local housing trust funds to support local, affordable housing initiatives, which will assist more than 2,000 Iowa families.
Kaitlyn Boyer of Clarke High School was among the top students in the country selected to attend the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute Oct. 17-19 in Des Moines during the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, which drew 1,500 people from more than 65 countries to discuss the world’s hunger and food security issues.
Kathy Smith’s Clarke special education class visited the fire station for a community outing at the end of November.
Clarke County Recorder Peggy Cummings was recently honored for completing a new certification program for Iowa county recorders and deputy recorders.
With the recent arrival of iPads at Clarke Community Elementary School, all students have increased opportunities to use technology as a learning tool in mastering the objectives of the curriculum.
Helpless babies floating in a river? What a disturbing thought. But, that’s exactly the idea teens were confronted with during a youth-philanthropy retreat held in Angola, Ind.
Creativity and science will come together 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, for the First® Lego® League (FLL®) regional challenge at Clarke Community High School where 18 teams of nine- to 14 year-old youths and coaches will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community.
JOPLIN, Mo. — Southern Hills Specialty Care Center's certified nursing assistants (CNA) Jessica Parmer and George Michelman have recently graduated from the National Association of Health Care Assistants’ (NAHCA) eight-module certified preceptor course.
These are the results from the first-ever chili cook-off competition during Holiday Brilliance, which was hosted by Osceola Chamber/Main Street.
Amtrak can ticket passengers from more than 500 locations to Des Moines or Ames for the holiday season using an Amtrak Thruway Bus Connection to the trains at Osceola Dec. 18-20 and Jan. 11-13.
Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, recently announced his office is now accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Congressional internship program in his Washington, D.C., office. The internship program is open to undergraduate students and recent graduates, regardless of major.
Wheeler presents draft of urban-chicken ordinance, work session scheduled
A former Clarke Community School cheerleading coach plead guilty to the charge of second-degree theft, a class D felony.
In honor of outstanding contributions in the fight against cancer, American Cancer Society (ACS) recently presented the volunteers of Relay For Life of Clarke County a Midwest Division Community of Hope Award at the 2013 Southeast Iowa Leadership Conference held in Oskaloosa.
Clarke Parent, Teacher, Community Organization’s (PTCO) Schwan’s fundraiser is now open.
On Oct. 29, Osceola Big Chief FFA chapter boarded a charter bus, along with students from five other schools.
STORY CITY — Murray FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter members, along with 350 members from FCCLA chapters across the state attended Iowa FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally Oct. 21.
Iowa Department of Revenue’s Julie Roisen explains business property tax credit
Should mental-health services be provided on campus at Clarke Community School District?
Butter Cow Films debuts ‘CoPay,’ which was shot in Clarke County
As of Jan. 1, Clarke County Public Health will not provide skilled home-care services reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.
Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa (VNS of Iowa) will be hosting an enrollment event to provide assistance to individuals enrolling in the new health insurance marketplace.
WOODBURN — Woodburn Christian Church received a Pillar grant this spring from Clarke County Development Corporation.
More than 150 4-Hers, family, friends and guests spent Sunday, Nov. 3, at the third annual 4-H awards banquet held at Clarke County Fairgrounds.
Election season can be tense, but, sometimes, tensions spill over into post-election season. That happened during a Nov. 19 Osceola City Council meeting.
Clarke County Toys for Christmas program to help families in need
Council asks city staff to create proposal for urban-chicken ordinance
During a Friday hearing at Clarke County Courthouse, Judge John D. Lloyd granted the withdrawal of two pending motions in the ongoing lawsuit of Wilson v. Lakeside Hotel and Casino.
The results are in — kind of.
Claire Bertrand and Jenna Sandquist of Interstate 35 High School have attained the highest individual honors available to Iowa high-school musicians by being selected as members of the 2013 All-State Chorus.
On Oct.1, seven members of Osceola Big Chief FFA Chapter traveled to Northwest Missouri State University to compete in the fall career development event contest of livestock judging.
DES MOINES — Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ) installed new executive officers and members of its board of governors during its annual convention Nov. 7-8 in Des Moines.
HUMESTON — More than 60 fire and EMS (emergency management services) personnel from 16 agencies in Wayne, Decatur, Clarke, Lucas and Appanoose counties attended a grain-bin rescue class Nov. 9 and 10 at Humeston Fire Station.
ARISPE — Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members in south-central Iowa will hold their district meeting Nov. 26 at Arispe Feed and Grain.
Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) is playing the waiting game while going through the legal process for its Squaw Creek watershed project.
What does winter weather have in store for West Lake?
Health forum held at fairgrounds’ event center
Aaron Mateer spends his time at his job at Hy-Vee in Osceola.
Four members of Beta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC’s) chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society, attended the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa Fall Leadership Conference, Oct. 24-25, at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.
Clarke-Decatur County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Joyce Frost announced producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits.
Clarke Community High School senior Jacob Bair was elected to serve as president of the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Automotive Club.
Osceola United Methodist Church will be one of the few locations in Iowa to showcase the new film “The Little Brown Church in the Vale: The Movie.”
Members of Osceola Masonic Lodge No. 77 in Osceola held a fundraising breakfast for the community.
While driving down the highway or gravel road on your way to work, home or an important appointment — do you find yourself behind a combine? A tractor pulling a couple of wagons loaded with corn or beans?
AMES — The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) announced the 2013 award winners for its two special entrepreneur awards.
Three Clarke Community Middle School band members were accepted into the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (SCIBA) Honor Bands.
Girl Talk is a series of discussions designed to facilitate communication about the future between fifth- and sixth-grade girls and their moms.
Have you been told you have high cholesterol or prediabetes? Do you even know what your cholesterol level is? Maybe it is time to schedule a “nutrition checkup” with the Hy-Vee Wellness Bus.
The public is invited to attend an open house in honor of Mary Peterson, Clarke County Publishing office manager.
Clarke students involved in FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) and other high-school leadership organizations will be hosting a community wide food drive 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.from
Robert and Courtney White open The Iron Horse
If the musical “A Chorus Line” sounds familiar, it’s because it has been performed on the stage at Clarke Community High School before.