Standard Nutrition Company Introduces Passel Farms, Announces Acquisition Of Cactus Family Farms

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Standard Nutrition Company (SNC) is pleased to announce the newly-formed Passel Farms, a reorganization of SNC’s investments, resources, and partnerships dedicated to pork production. Osceola’s Cactus Family Farms will become the latest addition to Passel Farms organization.

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CCDC Grant Continues Support for Clarke County GIS Program

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The CCDC recently committed to an additional six years of financial support for the Clarke County Assessor’s office and the Clarke County GIS mapping system. With a grant of more than $40,000 the CCDC’s board will help fund imaging and base data updates for the heavily used mapping and information program.

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CCDC Board Welcomes the Addition of Altec’s Nathan Grismore

CCDC Board Welcomes the Addition of Altec’s Nathan Grismore

At the May CCDC board meeting, members and those in attendance welcomed Altec’s Nathan Grismore to the board. As a representative from one of Osceola’s largest employers, Nathan is looking to bring a fresh perspective to the CCDC and help them create positive change throughout the community.

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$718,600 CCDC Grant Kicks off Initial Development of Osceola’s Effluent Pipeline

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In May’s CCDC Board meeting, the City made the request to kick off the first phase of the Effluent Recirculated Water pipeline to pull water from the new Osceola Wastewater Treatment Plant to other parts of the city. This will help lower the burden on West Lake’s raw water supply. With a grant of more than $700K, the CCDC was able to get this “First in the State” venture started and help fund the project.

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Eight Additional Counties Impacted by Recent Severe Weather

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In a recent Disaster Proclamation, Iowa Governor Reynolds included Clarke County in a list of 8 hard hit counties, allowing resources to be made available for those impacted by recent storms. These funds will be provided through the The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 per household based on property and income levels. The funds can go toward recovery from damage caused by recent storms.

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SPECIAL SBDC – Iowa EVENT: How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup

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Jamie David, Regional Director at the SBDC – Iowa out of Creston shared the following information:
Have a small business or start-up? You need to attend the “How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup” EVENT

The event is this week and, even with the short notice, it should be an exciting program for those interested in growing and developing better business practices for their own business or startup.

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Osceola, Iowa’s Housing Boom: Working to Meet All Levels of Housing Needs

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Osceola is experiencing a boom in housing development. From the latest foundations being poured through the Osceola Building Incentive Program, to workforce housing efforts and more, by the end of the year, Osceola will be looking at more than 160 new front doors and new opportunities for growth across the community.

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Clarke County Historical Museum Grand Opening – May 5th

The Clarke Co. Historical Society is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the Clarke Co. Historical Museum on Sunday, May 5th from 1-5 pm! Click the image to view/download the promotional information. After receiving an outpouring of support from the local community, CCDC, OCMS, and many

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CCDC Grants Provide Support for School Safety and Community Conservation

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The CCDC approved a pair of grants recently to help Clarke Community Schools cover costs related to new emergency response backpacks for school administrators and teachers as well as cover costs associated with the district’s water conservation efforts.

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CCDC Approves $75K Grant for Municipal Water Transport, Maintaining “Water Neutrality”

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At the March 13th board meeting of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), the grant committee reviewed and approved a discretionary grant request for up to $75,000 to help The City of Osceola cover the fees associated to keeping the City’s municipal recreational resources “Water Neutral.”

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Groundbreaking Event Celebrates a Focus on Future Success in South-Central Iowa

The groundbreaking event for the ORBIT Education and Training center may have been dampened with cold and rain, but the celebration in the SWCC Osceola Campus, where the event was relocated, was abuzz with excitement. Community members and officials from around the region joined SWCC and CCDC representatives to kick-off the construction phase of the new facility.

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Groundbreaking Event Scheduled for Osceola’s ORBIT Education Center

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The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is holding a groundbreaking celebration for the new ORBIT Education and Training Center on March 8th. The community is invited to join in the event and celebrate with local businesses and officials to kick-off the next phase of construction.

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CCDC Opens Search for New Executive Director

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The CCDC board has been in full swing to find a replacement for Bill Trickey, who’d been at the Development Corporation for 18-years. The open Executive Director position job description and application have officially been posted.

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Bill Trickey Closes Out Long Career with CCDC

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After more than 18-years with the Clarke County Development Corporation, Bill Trickey is bidding farewell. His tenure saw an impressive collection of development successes including additions and improvements to local trail systems, new workforce housing, stronger connections with schools, students, and manufacturers as well as building and planning for the future of the region.

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Home Repair Grant Opportunities Available for Clarke County Residents

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SICOG shared a wonderful opportunity that could impact homeowners across Clarke County. The Iowa Finance Authority’s Home Repair Pilot Program is offering grants for homeowners who may be struggling to keep their homes up due to income disparity or disability. With grant sums up to $35,000, this could be a real game changer for many of our neighbors.

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