Osceola, Iowa and Local News

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  • Iowa Film Lounge preps for Halloween, student films and third season premiere October 9, 2018
    DES MOINES – Lights ... camera ... and even more action: “The Film Lounge” is expanding. The Iowa Public Television series that showcases the creativity of Iowa filmmakers is rolling out a spooky new Halloween episode, a new educational program for Iowa students and the show’s third season, which premieres in February. “The Film Lounge” series highlights exp […]
  • OVFD raising funds to buy 1930 fire truck October 9, 2018
    Osceola Volunteer Fire Department purchased its first water-pumping truck in 1930 after 10 years of pushing for the truck following the death of firefighters Dick Eggleston and George Griffin during a fire on the square Oct. 8, 1917. That truck, a 1928 American LaFrance, was commissioned out of service to OVFD around 1945. As the years passed, the truck was […]
  • Council approves four events permits October 9, 2018
    Four events scheduled for late October and early November were unanimously approved during Osceola City Council’s regular meeting on Oct. 2. Osceola Chamber Main Street annual events Trunk or Treat and the Osceola Wine Walk were approved, as was a drive-thru flu clinic and a Family Halloween Fun Walk. “It’s exciting to see, we have four events permits going […]
  • Clarke Area Arts Council presents locally sourced dinner October 9, 2018
    Clarke Area Arts Council, with premier sponsors Clarke County Development Corporation and Honey Hill Event Center, is hosting a locally sourced dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Honey Hill Event Center, 1400 W. Clay St., in Osceola. The idea for the locally sourced dinner came about in January, when Michele Evink was approached by contacts in De […]
  • David Bear honored by Rathbun Land and Water Alliance October 9, 2018
    David Bear of Weldon was honored Sept. 20 at the Rathbun Land and Water Alliance’s “Farm to Faucet Landowner Appreciation and Water Treatment Tour” held at the Rathbun Regional Water Association’s new water treatment plant near Centerville. Bear was selected as Clarke County’s 2018 Rathbun Lake Protector, and was nominated by the Clarke County Soil and Water […]
  • Fishermen live longer: Iowa author publishes book on beloved sport October 9, 2018
    MURRAY – “If you truly love the sport of fishing, you are no longer the one doing the catching,” said author and lifelong fisherman Ben Chiodo. “The fish have bagged you.” In his book “Fishing: More Than a Passion” – published this fall by the Write Place of Pella – Chiodo uses a mix of prose, poetry and farce to explore the ins and outs of the sport he love […]
  • Rotary Youth Exchange September 26, 2018
    District 6000 of Rotary International is now accepting applications for their study abroad program, Rotary Youth Exchange, for the academic year 2019-20. High school students ages 15-18 are eligible to participate in this year-long program. Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia and South America are available. Students interested in learning other cu […]
  • Events update September 26, 2018
    This week in Osceola: Thur. 27 — 7 p.m. Lyric Theater presents ‘Skyscraper’ Fri. 28 — 7 p.m. cards at The Eagles Sat. 29 — 8 a.m.-noon Farmer’s Market Sun. 30 — 5 p.m. Christ’s Way Church dinner, 7 p.m. ‘Out of the Dust’ concert (reservation required for meal and offering for artist) Mon. 1 — 1-6 p.m. Blood Drive in Bloodmobile at SW corner of Elementary Sch […]
  • Osceola students attend DMACC job fair September 26, 2018
    Denver Jackson (left), a first-year diesel technology student from Osceola, visits with Anderson Erickson Garage Supervisor Adam Phillips about employment opportunities at the dairy located on Des Moines’ eastside. Jackson was attending a Diesel Technology Job Fair held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. More than 300 people attended the Job Fair held 9 a.m. to noo […]
  • Fall Farmers Market September 26, 2018
  • Local HCI Hospice Care Services volunteer honored September 26, 2018
    New Virginia resident Beth Harman and her therapy dog Splash, along with more than 40 other volunteers from across the state were recognized for their contributions at Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa’s annual honored volunteer ceremony recently. As a volunteer with HCI Hospice Care Services, Harman and Splash provide support, companionship an […]
  • Murray Homecoming September 26, 2018
  • Murray FFA attends South Central CDE Day September 26, 2018
    The Murray FFA competed at the South Central Career Development Event Day at the Clarke County Fairgrounds on Sept. 18. Thirty members attended and competed in the following events: Tyson Nall and Christian Nevarez in Agronomy; Kegan Johnston, Colton Hiatt, Hannah Paschke, Abbe Baumfalk, Savannah Mann, Brycen Wookey, Avery Flaherty in Vet Science; Kendra Bol […]
  • Murray High School field trip to East Lake September 26, 2018
    The Murray Plant Science, Natural Resource and Animal Science classes and the Clarke Environmental Science class attended a field trip on Wednesday, September 12th, at East Lake. The field trip was hosted by the Clarke County Conservation Board. Andy Jansen, Fisheries Management Biologist began the presentations by discussing his line of work and the opportu […]
  • Big Chief FFA CDE Day September 26, 2018
    This week 32 members of the Osceola FFA Chapter participated in a Career Development Day at the Clarke County Fairgrounds. Over 1,100 FFA members from across South Central Iowa showcased their skills, met new friends, talked with colleges, and proudly represented agriculture. Congratulations to the following teams: Advanced Livestock - 7th overall out of 26 […]

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