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  • Sen. Grassley returns to Senate after coronavirus isolation December 2, 2020
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, is back in the Senate on Monday after testing positive for coronavirus two weeks ago. Grassley, 87, isolated after finding out he had been exposed to the virus and tested positive shortly after that. He said in a statement that […]
  • Treasurer Fitzgerald warns of 'unclaimed property scam messages' December 2, 2020
    DES MOINES – With the holiday season in full swing, scammers are looking to separate people from their money. State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is warning Iowans of an unclaimed property scam text message that may target them. The fraudulent text messages are claiming to be from the "Iowa Unclaimed Property Division" (UCP). The texts state there a […]
  • Toys for Christmas donors December 2, 2020
    The Toys for Christmas program in Osceola is underway for the 51st straight year. The program aims to provide a better Christmas for Clarke County families in financial need by providing food and gifts at Christmastime. Donors this week include: • Larry and Rita Gookin • Jack and Donna Ames • Dr. Jim and MaryEllen Kimball • Vesta Emary • Shirley Pennock • Be […]
  • SWCC honor society holds fall 2020 inductions December 2, 2020
    Southwestern Community College (SWCC) hosted fall 2020 new member virtual inductions for the Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Oct. 25 and 27. Beta Eta Nu chapter officers for 2020-21, who were inducted during the ceremonies, included Eric Desbois of Brooklin, Ontario, Canada, vice president, and Matthew Rinehart of Creston, vice president. New Ph […]
  • 'In the know' with Osceola Chamber Main Street December 2, 2020
    Governor’s new mandates change holiday brilliance The article published 11-19 outlined the activities for Holiday Brilliance. Although many of those events were cancelled, OCMS is determined to make the season as bright and cheery as possible and invite the community to participate in the true spirit of the season, “We wanted to keep something local for fami […]
  • Gov. Reynolds completes 99 County Tour December 2, 2020
    Gov. Kim Reynolds recently completed this year's 99 County Tour, taking the opportunity to visit and connect directly with Iowans in all corners of Iowa.   Reynolds completed this year’s tour despite pausing her travels throughout March, April, May and for most of June. During that time, Reynolds and much of her team worked out of the State Emergency Op […]
  • Alliant Energy offers 25 Innovation Scholarships December 2, 2020
    Alliant Energy is seeking applications for their 2021 Innovation Scholarships as the company recognizes outstanding community leadership. Up to 25 students will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help them reach their academic goals. Applicants for the annual scholarships will be asked to write an essay that identifies a problem in their community and presents […]
  • AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees December 2, 2020
    Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the Christmas season is in full swing. Parents with children in tow are searching for a Christmas tree, eager to bring holiday cheer into their homes. After finding the perfect tree comes the challenge of safely transporting it back home. In order to keep spirits high, and everyone on the roadway safe, AAA is reminding dri […]
  • Farm Bureau offers ag grant for teachers December 2, 2020
    Is additional funding needed for the classroom? Need help to make learning real and relevant by incorporating agriculture into lessons? Consider applying for an Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grant. Grants will be up to $250 to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction. Teachers and librarians grades PreK-12 a […]
  • Construction on North Main Street continues December 2, 2020
  • The holidays have a different look for the residents of Southern Hills Specialty Care in 2020 December 2, 2020
    The Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola is still doing the Adopt a Grandparent program this year. In fact, all the 80 residents have been adopted already. This has been an extremely tough year for the residents of Southern Hills due to COVID-19 safety restrictions and government regulations. "They're doing as best they can, considering," […]
  • Toys for Christmas Program uplifts community for 51 years December 1, 2020
    The 51st year of the Toys for Christmas Program is going to be a little different due to COVID-19 but the joy it will bring children will be the same as always. It all started when Larry Van Werden brought the idea before the Osceola Chamber board. He had seen programs like that in Nebraska where he had previously lived. The Chamber at that time voted to don […]
  • 'Toys for Christmas' program continues to solicit gifts for families in need December 1, 2020
    The Toys for Christmas program in Osceola is underway for the 51st straight year. The program aims to provide a better Christmas for Clarke County families in financial need by providing food and gifts at Christmastime. Donors to date include: • Eileen Bolton • Linda Redfern • Sue Godfrey • Jean Lewis • Steve and Carol Waterman • Jean Winter • David Scott • […]
  • CCSD school board holds special meeting December 1, 2020
    Board President Dena White called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. Robin Galvez, Shawna Henry, and MacKenzie O’Hair were there in person. Brian Crawford, Wendy Short, and Dena White were via Zoom. Joe Deutsch was absent. Superintendent Steve Seid and Ruth White, Business Manager were present along two guests. The Board discussed the need for additional dev […]
  • Iowa 4-H Foundation announces scholarships for 2021 December 1, 2020
    The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for its 4-H scholarship program. Over 90 scholarship opportunities valued at over $100,000 will be awarded.   The various scholarship awards range in amounts from $500 to $10,000. Some of the scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pu […]

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