ClarkeCountyLife.com Top 5 Features of 2018

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Every year we get the honor to tell stories about businesses and organizations throughout Clarke County, Iowa that impact the community. From new housing developments to city planning and recreational improvements, 2018 had a plethora of amazing features. As a “Snapshot of 2018,” our editors looked through

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Osceola’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. Digs Into Tornado Safety

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Osceola, Iowa’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. took steps last week to address the risks surrounding dangerous weather – specifically tornado incidents like those seen in Pella and the Vermeer plant recently. With over two dozen employees housed in a steel-frame building, along with tons of manufacturing equipment, you

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Agreement on Gas Line Extension Means Boost In Business Development Potential

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This fall has seen a lot of progress for the City of Osceola. The city has seen successful, city-wide events like Wine Walk and Trunk-or-Treat as well as community and quality-of-life improvements like the trail additions at East Lake Park. One significant change, approved by City Council

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Are You Ready for the 2018 Nonprofit Community Forum?

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Each fall the Clarke County Development Corporation puts together and hosts a Nonprofit Community Forum for local groups to network, share their successes and put forth their plans for the upcoming year. At the event, local nonprofits and community organizations are invited to present their greatest success

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The Village Improvements Continue to Create Opportunities for South Central Iowa Families

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The Village, Osceola’s community preschool and childcare center, continues to work on improvements to provide the best opportunities for south central Iowa and Clarke County children and their families. In 2018, The Village with the support from Clarke County Development Corporation, Clarke County, and the City of

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Don’t Miss Manufacturer’s Day 2018!

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In recognition of October’s Manufacturer’s Month, businesses from Osceola and south-central Iowa will be taking part in a unique event focused on local and regional manufacturing employment opportunities. Osceola and south-central Iowa is a hotbed for manufacturing jobs. Skilled employees are a premium to employers like Salford,

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Clarke Industrial Arts Advisory Board to Hold First Annual Welding Art Sculpture Event

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In cooperation with Clarke County Development Corporation, local manufacturers will be working with Clarke Industrial Arts students to create works of art for the first annual Welding Art Sculpture Event. Starting October 5, teams of 2-3 students will begin meeting with a welding mentor from one of

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Manufacturing Feature – Osceola’s SIMCO Reaches Worldwide

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For more than 45 years, SIMCO Drilling Equipment has been designing and manufacturing top of the line hydraulic drill rigs in the heart of Clarke County. Founder Thayne Croston was born in Hazard, Nebraska in 1917. He owned and operated Metalcraft Engineering in Lincoln Nebraska, manufacturing metal

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Manufacturing Feature: Miller Products Co. Continues Decades’ Tradition of Manufacturing in Iowa

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For decades, Miller Products Company has been producing high-quality machined parts in South-Central Iowa, proudly filling their workforce with employees from Osceola, Clarke County, and surrounding areas. As a start-up, in 1936, the Don Miller Cycle Company set up shop in Central Iowa. Offering a variety of

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Lakeside Progress Offers A Bright Future For Osceola & Clarke County

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Lakeside Casino in Osceola, Iowa is an integral supporter of the community. For over a decade, Lakeside has been an entertainment destination in Clarke County and has provided employment and career growth opportunities for workers from all over Iowa. Click the images below to navigate through larger

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CCDC Provides Over $480,000 in Grant Windfall for Local Organizations

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Local organizations throughout Osceola and Clarke County look to the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) for grants and other assistance to make improvements that will benefit the communities they serve. These grants make a tremendous difference in Osceola and throughout the county in a variety of ways.

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Come Meet Osceola and Clarke County Manufacturers June 28th

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When major manufacturers and businesses integral to the community, economic success, and future growth of south-central Iowa gather, it’s an event to behold. With almost a dozen businesses, from local manufacturers to electrical cooperatives, business development professionals, and even a food vendor or two in attendance, the

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40 Years of Banking Excellence, CCSB Bids Ogbourne a Fond Farewell

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When you think of career longevity, especially in these days of remote working, low unemployment, and ever-evolving workforces, you rarely hear of decades-long tenures.  Clarke County State Bank, on the other hand, may just have the secret to the longevity formula. With a number of CCSB staff

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Manufacturing Feature: Altec Osceola Continues to Build a Better Future

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The Altec Osceola body plant has experienced tremendous growth in the five years it has been operating in Southern Iowa and is looking for the right candidates to join their exceptional team. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL since 1929, Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for

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$75,000 CCDC Grant Launches Murray Schools Tech Advancements

Clarke County Development Corporation’s (CCDC) Board of Directors has awarded Murray Community School District a $75,000.00 Pillars Grant to help meet the district’s commitment to the integration of School Tech Advancements throughout the Murray district. Technology upgrades throughout the school district are essential to ensure Murray Schools

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