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  • Smith honored with statewide community college award

    CRESTON — Jerry Smith, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees member from Osceola, received the 2015 John P. Kibbie Award during the ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • DigitalTown announces launch of clarkeindians.com

    Just in time for back to school, DigitalTown.com announced the launch of clarkeindians.com, a new website for the Indians community.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Banners awarded in Limousin cattle show at this year’s Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES — Straight Limousin of Logan showed the grand champion and reserve champion bull as well as the champion Iowa bull and the reserve champion ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • State fair cookout contest results

    DES MOINES — Neil Glaser of Bondurant was crowned cookout champion in the 51th annual Farm Bureau Cookout Contest judged at the 2015 Iowa State Fair.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Osceola Public Library receives accreditation

    Iowa Library Services has announced Osceola Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation, as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Graceland University is again one of the ‘Best in the Midwest’

    LAMONI — Graceland University is again one of the “Best in the Midwest,” according to the 2015 evaluation of colleges by The Princeton Review.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Reenactors celebrate the end of the Civil War sesquicentennial

    LAMONI — Lamoni’s 13th annual – and final — Civil War Days (CWD) re-enactment and living History celebrates the end of the American Civil War this Lab ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • No cracking under pressure in Iowa State Fair eggs contest

    DES MOINES — Angela Miller of West Des Moines won first place overall and a $300 cash award in the Egg-Ceptional eggs cooking competition, judged at t ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Free trap shoot scheduled

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club and Southern Prairie Pheasants Forever will hold a free trap shoot for middle school and high school youths on 2 p. ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Ladies handgun class scheduled

    RUSSELL — Certified instructors will lead a ladies handgun instruction class 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Russell Sportsmen’s Club at 41570 280th A ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Clarke students welcomed back by new science curriculum

    Monday, Aug. 24, began the 2015-16 school year for Clarke Community Schools.Halls and classrooms are ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Miller named 2015 Iowa state champion auctioneer

    DES MOINES — Jerick T. Miller of Leon was named the 2015 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer at the Iowa Auctioneers Association (IAA) Bid Calling Contest ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Constitution Week to begin Sept. 17

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 17, 2015, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week long commemoration of America’s most important d ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Call AnswerLine for safe canning advice

    AMES — Times have changed since great grandma was canning for her family. Today’s recipes have been scientifically tested to ensure a safe product. So ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Public confusion still remains concerning CCRC’s future plans

    There are still questions. What’s the plan going forward from here?This was the consensus of public ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Diehl to speak at BNSF convention

    The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad Veterans Association will be holding the 44th annual Chicago-Denver Convention in the event center of ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:15 am

    Getting around town as a pedestrian is going to be getting a little bit easier.Recently, Bill Tricke ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Fry elected House Majority Whip

    Recently, House Republicans selected Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, as the new House Majority Whip.Rep. F ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Iowa Women for Hillary  launches in all 99 counties across the heartland state

    Demonstrating Hillary Clinton’s commitment to building a grassroots campaign and the enthusiasm for her agenda among women, “Iowa Women for Hillary” i ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Short joins Clarke County State Bank

    Clarke County State Bank President and chief executive officer Dave Selene announced Wendy Short has joined the staff in the position of auditor/compl ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Graceland University AmeriCorps Youth Launch program receives funding for its eighth year

    Shannon Harris, director of Graceland’s AmeriCorps Youth Launch program, received word the program has been awarded $522,000 to continue activities fo ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Oven canning — unsafe!

    Preserving food by canning in the oven has been a hot topic this summer. It seems everyone is looking for a shortcut to preserve food at home. 
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Deadline approaches for FSA risk coverage, price loss contract enrollment

    Jayne Ruble, acting executive director of Clarke-Decatur County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), announces the 2014 and 2015 enrollment deadline for ag ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • Osceola Water Works embarks on new public education campaign

    This summer, Osceola Water Works contracted with Spoke Communications to develop and implement a public education and communications program to be del ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Murray blood drive planned

    MURRAY — What’s the first group of people that comes to mind when you think of blood transfusions? Trauma victims? Those patients’ lives are certainly ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Purina Endurance Classic to be held in Osceola

    National Shoot to Retrieve Field Trial Association, Inc. (NSTRA) was conceived by a group of hunters in the late 1960s as a way to extend the normal u ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Free trap shoot scheduled Sept. 6

    Russell Sportsmen’s Club and Southern Prairie Pheasants Forever will hold a free trap shoot for middle school and high school youths 2 p.m. Sunday, Se ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Going the right way

    The congestion problems by Clarke Community Elementary School should be alleviated this year, however the solution to the traffic problem has been sli ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Top of the class

    Have you been personally greeted by President Barack Obama?Because it’s not everyday a teacher from ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Old-fashioned big top circus is coming to town

    Osceola Chamber Main Street is bringing the Culpepper and Meriweather Circus to Osceola Saturday, Aug. 22, at the front entrance of Lakeside Casino, l ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Gov. Huckabee announces Iowa leadership teams

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Former Arkansas Governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee announced on CNN’s State of the Union his comprehensive ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Office hours for Ernst representatives

    The office of U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, released the following details regarding upcoming traveling office hours across Iowa. Traveling office hou ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Ritchey, Carman promoted at American State Bank

    American State Bank announces Matt Ritchey has been promoted to senior vice president, chief credit officer, for the bank.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • DMACC and Osceola: A new relationship?

    Osceola City Council just began an educational relationship with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • From the ground up

    MURRAY — When it rains, it pours. And when it rains really hard in Murray, people can be found tubing and canoeing down the city streets.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:56 am
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