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  • Good Friday cross walk, worship service planned Friday, April 3

    All are invited to attend the annual Good Friday cross walk and worship service Friday, April 3.The ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • First Christian Church events planned

    These are Easter events planned for First Christian Church.• Thursday, April 2, 5:30-7 p.m. - Seder ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Dream Big Grow Here business grant program announces Johnson’s Elite Training as finalist

    The University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center has announced 30 finalists in the Dream Big Grow Here business grant program.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Grant deadline approaching for Clarke County SCICF

    The Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation grant deadline is approaching.  To be cons ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Osceola blood drive planned

    LifeServe Blood Center blood donors are the ultimate recyclers. Each unit of donated blood will positively impact the lives of three different hospita ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Severe Weather Awareness Week information

    The National Weather Service has declared March 23-27 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.On Wednesday, ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • ServSafe class to be held in April

    ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Osceola April 6.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Clarke Community School District survey available to community

    Clarke Community School District is currently surveying the community regarding different aspects of the school, it’s programming, facilities and comm ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Helping hand

    If you’re looking for a worthwhile organization to devote your time to, look no further than Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Bloomin’ up

    Nothing quite signifies spring like fresh, colorful flowers, especially with Easter and prom season right around the corner.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Teacher spotlight

    Fossils here. Fossils there. Fossils everywhere.Ron Pendegraft’s science classroom is littered with ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Middle school band students to perform in South Central Conference Honor Band

    Fourteen middle school band members will be representing Clarke in the South Central Conference Honor Band on Monday, March 23.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Sinclair visits Osceola Foods

    Sen. Amy Sinclair, R-Allerton, was in Osceola on Friday, March 6, to visit and tour the Osceola Foods production facility.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Branstad, Reynolds announce the launch of their Meerkat account; app will further increase transparency

    DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds recently announced the launch of the administration’s use of Meerkat, a mobile applicati ...
    March 14, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Clarke County SCICF donates giant flags

    Clarke County SCICF has donated giant 12-by-18-feet flags to the Murray Community School and the Clarke Community School.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • ‘Show Your Love’ $1,000 contest winner for Clarke County

    Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) recently held a “Show Your Love for Clarke County” contest with participants selecting t ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • CCH advocates importance of colonoscopy

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Clarke County Hospital encourages people over the age of 50 to be screened for colorectal cancer.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Getting back to better: Workshop energizes people with ongoing health conditions

    For most of her adult life, Helen didn’t worry much about her health. Then at 67, she was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. She tried t ...
    March 14, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Handgun instruction clinic planned

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club will have a handgun instruction clinic 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29. I ...
    March 14, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Relay for Life of Southwest Iowa to hold kickoff night in Creston

    CRESTON — Relay for Life of Southwest Iowa will be having its team kickoff night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at The Lobby in Creston.
    March 14, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Major parking changes underway during Clarke County Hospital’s expansion

    From early spring until mid-fall, be prepared to park in different areas than you’re used to at Clarke County Hospital.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Staying ahead of the storm

    For those of you excited that spring is approaching, remember what also comes with it — severe weather and tornado season.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What is your favorite Easter candy?
    Cadbury Eggs
    Jelly beans