New Training Center Proposed for Osceola

Local businesses and manufacturing companies have spoken. Workforce development is needed to meet their growing needs. As more skilled employees are needed, additional workforce needs have come to the surface. Clarke County Development (CCDC), in collaboration with Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG), Southwestern Community College (SWCC)

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CCRC Takes Critical Steps for Reservoir Project Completion

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Over the last several months, the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) has taken several additional actions in implementing a new water supply reservoir.  The Commission entered into an agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that could lead to significant federal funding for construction, took

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Unique Post-Pandemic Options Develop for Osceola Building Incentive Program

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When announced in the fall of 2016, the Osceola Building Incentive Program showed great promise. Unfortunately, with materials and equipment costs skyrocketing through the pandemic, new development has slowed, even shutting down many planned projects. New homeowners and developers needed a solution for building that would not

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2020 Census Numbers Show Strong Local Growth and More Opportunity

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The 2020 Census numbers are in and, on the surface, the results for the nation seem to be right on line with expectations. Metropolitan populations outgrew rural areas. The Midwest and central U.S. saw a slight decline in population compared to the coasts. And the average age

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JOB ALERT! Numerous Employment Opportunities at Miller Products Company

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With manufacturing companies implementing “Back-to-work” strategies and production departments evaluating current inventory and supplies, the increased demand for stock parts as well as custom CNC and Swiss CNC parts continues to increase. While that’s fantastic news for the Miller team, it also means additional staffers are needed

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Employment Opportunities Abound as Lakeside Looks for Quality Security Team Members

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Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel and Casino in Osceola, Iowa is in the process of restaffing their security team in an effort to meet the demand of returning patrons as well as new and upcoming renovation projects kicked off by management in June. Their primary focus is on

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Come Play In The Spray At Public Safety Night

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Osceola and surrounding communities are invited to don their swim wear and come out for Public Safety Night with OFD Splash Zone for Kids on July 29th. This week’s Thursday Night in the Park is an opportunity for the community to talk mental health with Clarke County

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Paul Mueller Company Announces Wage Increases Affecting Hundreds of Coworkers

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Springfield, MO. – In response to a comprehensive wage market analysis, Paul Mueller Company has implemented a significant wage increase for a large number of hourly coworkers in the United States. Effective June 28, 2021, a pay increase of up to $2.20 an hour went in to

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Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel Casino Announces Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Plans

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(OSCEOLA, IOWA and LAS VEGAS June 17, 2021) – Lakeside Hotel Casino, an Affinity Gaming property, has announced that it will begin the first phase of their multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation project. The current phase of the multi- year project will include renovations to the land based

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Job Opportunity: Sales Professionals, Join the SIMCO Team TODAY!

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Do you have Ag or mechanical experience? Are you looking for a new, challenging career opportunity? You may be the perfect fit for a sales position with the SIMCO team! SIMCO Drilling Equipment in Osceola, Iowa builds all-hydraulic drilling rigs and is looking to fill the position

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Get Your Business Back on Track With SBA and PPSI

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Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) for several educational opportunities being held throughout the U.S. to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track. This is part of an effort to ensure that American small

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Salford Bids a Fond Farewell to Mike Wuthrich

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(OSCEOLA, IA – MAY 26, 2021) After more than 17 years (3 with MacLander Trailers), Mike Wuthrich is hanging up his manufacturing hat at Salford and preparing to spend time relaxing in retirement. Having started his tenure with MacLander in 2004, Mike worked tirelessly through company growth

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Osceola Breaking Ground to Meet Increasing Workforce Housing Demand

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In a move to meet the demand for quality, affordable housing in Osceola, the City Council recently approved plans for the development of a new apartment complex on the South side of the city. The City worked closely with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), builders, local

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Grassley’s Annual Tour Stops at Osceola’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc.

Iowa’s Senior Senator, Chuck Grassley, took time out of his busy schedule in Washington DC to visit the team from SIMCO Drilling Equipment in Osceola, Iowa. As part of his annual 99 County Tour, a tradition of his 41 years in office, Grassley and his team stopped

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Mayberry’s: Making Family Memories for Mother’s Day

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Mayberry’s Coffee House and Eatery, located on the south side of the Osceola square, has become a staple for locals and visitors alike. When looking for tasty, homemade goodness along with coffee or specialty drinks and smoothies, there’s no other place in south central Iowa as unique

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