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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
  • 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!