Clarke County, IA

Beautifying the hospital one flower at a time

One of the first things that visitors or patients to Clarke County Hospital and clinic are likely to notice as they arrive are the colorful hanging baskets that adorn the parking lots. What people might not know is how they get there, or the amount of care that goes into making sure the flowers remain vibrant and flourishing from spring through the fall. That task falls to Mike Anderson, the hospital’s exterior maintenance man.
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Landfill commission dumps recycling bins

On Friday, July 15, rural residents of Clarke County were surprised to find the county recycling bins gone from their usual spot on Highway 69 just north of the county maintenance shop (1710 N Main Street), and unhappy to learn that they wouldn’t be coming back. The bins. Unlike...

Kading Properties adds to workforce housing in Osceola

OSCEOLA, IOWA -- Within the next few weeks, bulldozers will be moving earth on the north side of Truman Road. In about 24 months another 122 families will have the opportunity to call Osceola home. The Vesta Village project is about to break ground. Kading Properties will add the new...

Traveling watercolor exhibit on display

The Clarke County Arts Council is sponsoring a free watercolor exhibit now through the end of July at Lakeside Hotel and Casino. The exhibit, located inside the events center entrance, features 31 watercolor paintings completed by artists from around Iowa, and is made possible through the Iowa Watercolor Society. Each...

Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary with long history in need of more members

In April 1971, a group of Clarke County women who were interested in forming a Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary unit met to discuss just that. At the time, Woodburn had two auxiliary units that assisted the hospital, but the one for Clarke County had been disbanded some years prior; Murray would also have an auxiliary unit for a short period of time.
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John Roy Frizzell

John Roy Frizzell, son of Roy Eli Frizzell and Maurine D. Frizzell was born in Osceola Iowa on May 4, 1947, and passed away on July 1, 2022, at the Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines IA. His family moved to Ames Iowa in 1951 where Roy managed a HyVee store. In 1961, Maurine and Roy moved their boys, John and Joe to Chariton. John graduated from Chariton High School in 1965. In 1968, John joined the Navy. The reason that John chose that branch of service was they offered a 3-month delay. The delay allowed time to marry Kay Snyder from Corydon in June and leave for boot camp 7 weeks later.

2022 Clarke County Fair Queen candidates

The 2022 Clarke County Fair has four queen, five junior princess and three junior price candidates. Crowning for the fair queen will be held on Sunday, July 10 at 4 p.m. Below is information about each of the fair queens. See next week’s Osceola Sentinel-Tribune to meet the junior princess and prince candidates.

SIRWA pauses on Clarke County reservoir project

Osceola City Council learned via letter from Southern Iowa Rural Water Association of its continued support of a proposed lake in Clarke County, but will reconsider further efforts for the lake. During Osceola City Administrator Ty Wheeler’s report during the June 21 city council meeting, he shared a June 16...