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June 11, 2015
Home Base Iowa provides opportunities for veterans
SIBLEY, Iowa — Following a military career, many soldiers are left with the task of rebuilding their civilian lives by finding jobs and homes....
June 11, 2015 - 8:18pm
June 9, 2015
Urban renewal amendments pass
SIBLEY, Iowa — Finalizing agreements with both JRJ Hospitality and Capital Armament (Cap Arms), the Osceola County Board of Supervisors approved resolutions adding both entities to an amended urban renewal district. Likewise, the resolutions authorized tax increment payments for...
June 9, 2015 - 9:09pm
May 13, 2015
Supervisors approve budget, urban renewal changes
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Osceola County Board of Supervisors had a public hearing Tuesday on a budget amendment and voted on changes to the current urban renewal area established in the Kirk Grau Addition, which includes Noteboom Implement and Jackrabbit Junction. Budget amendment A...
May 13, 2015 - 8:08pm
May 12, 2015
Four new cases of avian flu in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responding to three probable cases and one confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Buena Vista, Lyon and Osceola counties. With these new announcements, Iowa now has 49 cases of...
May 12, 2015 - 8:34pm
April 21, 2015
Bird flu brings financial strain
DES MOINES, Iowa — The discovery of avian influenza in a major egg-laying chicken farm in Osceola County will cause significant financial loss to the farmer, but the impacts will likely reverberate through the communities where its employees live and the businesses who supplied...
April 21, 2015 - 9:37pm
April 20, 2015
Osceola County chicken farm tests positive for avian flu
HARRIS, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed Monday the presence of the...
April 20, 2015 - 10:10pm
April 14, 2015
Supervisors discuss urban renewal, construction bids
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Osceola County Board of Supervisors discussed litigation, urban renewal and construction bids Tuesday morning, then met via teleconference with the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors to move forward with work on their shared drainage district. Osceola Economic...
April 14, 2015 - 9:12pm
April 9, 2015
Osceola County part of FTZ, offers potential business boost
SIBLEY, Iowa — Joined by five counties in northwest Iowa, Osceola County is a part of a foreign trade zone. The idea was hatched years ago by the late Kirk Grau, former Osceola County Economic Development director. Grau’s vision has come to life in recent years, offering an incentive...
April 9, 2015 - 3:28pm
March 27, 2015
Primghar man arrested on burglary charges
PRIMGHAR, Iowa — Numerous northwest Iowa law enforcement agencies — including the O’Brien, Osceola, Lyon and Sioux County sheriff’s offices and the Sheldon, Sutherland and Paullina police departments —have worked jointly on a series of burglary and theft investigations that...
March 27, 2015 - 9:51pm
March 24, 2015
Supervisors say ‘yes’ to Harris
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Osceola County Board of Supervisors listened to a request Tuesday morning from Harris Mayor Greg Spaethe to help the town establish an urban renewal district and TIF (tax increment financing) with windmills to pay for a mandated sewer project. “We could...
March 24, 2015 - 8:40pm
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...
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...
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,...
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