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Luverne hotel earns Three Diamond award from AAA
Thacker named executive director at New Life Treatment Center
Rosenboom announces $16 million expansion
Luong, Lautt advance at Golden Living Center
Amateur baseball: Henning, Cubs clip Lakefield
Legion baseball: Hurley shines for Post 5
Amateur baseball: Cubs baseball: 'It was all good'
Prep softball: Sheldon edges S-O
VFW baseball: Worthington takes two from Marshall
Column: For the GOP, a pickle of a platform
Column: The braggart with the ducktail who would be president
As others see it: Legislature special session now unlikely
Letter: Key medical drug is hijacked from public
Column: Trump's Potemkin village
Donald D. Benz
Rosemary Abels (Hansen) Heideman
Norbert P. Anderson
How does your garden grow? Williams property one of four on upcoming tour
Column: June 28, 1876 -- Circus in town, complaints ensue
Looking Back: 1966 -- Construction aplenty taking place in Worthington
Heart of St. Kilian: 129-year-old parish goes to oratory status
Column: People are always talking about other people here
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Puhl 80th birthday
Isder 85th birthday
Alberts 97th birthday
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March 20, 2015
Block sentenced on eight counts in Osceola County
SIBLEY, Iowa — Michael Block appeared in Iowa District Court Friday morning to receive his sentence on a string of counts relating to several theft charges stemming back to March and April of 2014. Originally pleading not guilty, Block changed his plea to guilty in February of this...
News / crime
March 20, 2015 - 9:58pm
March 10, 2015
Hotel and drainage district top Osecola County supervisors' agenda
SIBLEY, Iowa — Following last week’s hotel/motel tax vote in Osceola County, the Board of Supervisors agenda on Tuesday touched on the election. In addition to canvassing the votes, the board discussed the offer with developer JRJ Hospitality. The tax was approved 176-22...
March 10, 2015 - 9:42pm
March 1, 2015
Letter: Vote ‘yes’ for Osceola County hotel/motel tax
On Tuesday, a special election will be held in Osceola County to seek approval of a 5 percent hotel/motel tax. On behalf of the Osceola County Economic Development Commission, I would like to take this opportunity to ask the residents of Osceola County to consider a “YES” vote...
opinion / letters
March 1, 2015 - 8:44pm
February 6, 2015
Former Iowa deputy pleads guilty
SIBLEY, Iowa — A Sibley man accused of stealing more than $200,000 in farm and construction equipment in four Iowa counties pleaded guilty Friday in Osceola County District Court to seven counts of first-degree theft, as well as a serious misdemeanor charge. Michael Block, 52,...
News / crime
February 6, 2015 - 9:55pm
January 27, 2015
Supervisors approve MOU with Sibley
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Osceola County Board of Supervisors is busy with budget sessions and meetings for the first half of the week. Aside from departmental budget reviews, Tuesday’s agenda called for a vote on a memorandum of understanding with the city of Sibley to trade land parcels. The...
January 27, 2015 - 8:38pm
January 2, 2015
Former Cedar Cabin to be advertised as for sale
ROBIN BAUMGARN firstname.lastname@example.org SIBLEY, Iowa — The first 2015 meeting of the Osceola County Board of Supervisors began with the swearing-in of newly elected or re-elected officials and ended with discussion of the former Cedar Cabin property in Ashton. Now that the county...
January 2, 2015 - 10:03pm
December 30, 2014
Osceola County seeks emergency medical responders
SIBLEY, Iowa — Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Perhaps you weren’t cut out for a cape and tights, but it is quite plausible you are cut out to volunteer for Osceola County’s ambulance service. More importantly, you are needed. Osceola County has ambulance teams...
December 30, 2014 - 9:03pm
December 26, 2014
Motion overruled in Block case
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Iowa District Court has overruled a motion from defendant Michael Block to suppress evidence uncovered during the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department’s investigation of Block’s property in March. According to court documents, the motion was filed on Aug....
News / crime
December 26, 2014 - 9:30pm
December 19, 2014
Osceola County drainage hearing closed; new one to come
MELVIN, Iowa — Citizens of Baker Township’s Drainage District No. 8 gathered again at the American Legion Building to voice concerns over a potential drainage improvement plan. Ten property owners in the district filed remonstrances to stop the project in its tracks. At the...
December 19, 2014 - 9:41pm
December 15, 2014
Drainage district improvements considered in Osceola County
MELVIN, Iowa — During an informal public meeting Thursday night, members of the Osceola County Board of Supervisors heard concerns from property...
December 15, 2014 - 2:44pm
December 9, 2014
SIBLEY, Iowa — Approximately 30 people filed into the Osceola County Board of Supervisors board room Tuesday morning with concerns over a recent purchase of property by Osceola County’s secondary road department in the city of Ashton. The purchase of the former Cedar Cabin...
December 9, 2014 - 7:53pm
December 8, 2014
One step closer: Sibley’s Council approves MOU with Osceola County
SIBLEY, Iowa — The second hurdle to bring Capital Armament to Osceola County has been crossed. The Sibley City Council, during its Monday evening meeting, approved a memorandum of understanding with Osceola County to assist the county in its offer of property to the Minnesota-based...
December 8, 2014 - 10:02pm
November 5, 2014
Osceola County election results
FEDERAL U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, 1680; Bruce Braley, 399; Bob Quast, 4; Rick Stewart, 64; Douglas Butzier, 13; Ruth Smith, 2 U.S. Representative District 4 Steve King, 1730; Jim Mowrer, 450 STATE Governor and Lieutenant Governor Terry E. Branstad and Kim Reynolds, 1845;...
November 5, 2014 - 2:25pm
Osceola County says ‘no’ to board reduction
SIBLEY, Iowa — While the races in Osceola County were uncontested, one public measure on the ballot has created a divide amongst voters. A petition presented to the board of supervisors in August by Ed Jones of May City led to the question of reducing the Osceola County Board...
November 5, 2014 - 1:38am
November 2, 2014
TIF is not a four-letter word
SIBLEY, Iowa — In the past few years, Osceola County has made strides to increase job growth and economic development utilizing tax increment financing (TIF). While the practice has garnered some scrutiny, it is undeniable that efforts made by the Osceola County Board of Supervisors...
November 2, 2014 - 8:27pm