Students and Industry Collaborate to Create Bike Repair Stations

Student fabricating bike repair station

(OSCEOLA, IA May, 2, 2022) Clarke Community Schools’ students use their skills to design and manufacture bicycle repair stations in Osceola, Iowa. The students of the Clarke Community High School welding class is working with local manufacturers to create bicycle repair stations on the different trails around

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The 1st round of Lakeside Hotel Casino renovations is now complete, including the addition of Lakeside’s fully owned DRF Sportsbook.

(OSCEOLA, IA – March 31, 2022) Lakeside Hotel Casino recently underwent $4,000,000 in property enhancements including the introduction of DRF Sportsbook. If you haven’t been to Lakeside Hotel Casino in a while, it is time to make your return. Recent changes to the facility have brought not

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Clarke County Awarded $100,000 Grant

Improved communication is coming to Clarke County essential services thanks to a grant from Clarke County Development Corp (CCDC). CCDC has awarded $100,000 towards the counties efforts to update their current emergency radio system. The CCDC funding was leveraged with $652,666 in federal funding from the American

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Clarke County Awarded $100,000 Grant

Improved communication is coming to Clarke County essential services thanks to a grant from Clarke County Development Corp (CCDC). CCDC has awarded $100,000 towards the counties efforts to update their current emergency radio system. The CCDC funding was leveraged with $652,666 in federal funding from the American

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SBDC is Open for Business

(OSCEOLA, IA – February 3, 2022) The Small Business Development Center is here to help. Clarke County Development Corp, in association with Southwestern Community College and eight other counties, provides services through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to both existing and potential businesses. Jamie David is

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Osceola Is On The Right Trail

Osceola is on the right trail… The City of Osceola has taken big leaps in the last few years to improve recreational opportunities for the community. One of the most notable changes to the landscape has been the increase in the number of walking trails.  The trails

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Changes for the Clarke County Fairgrounds Events Center Property

(OSCEOLA, IA – November 15, 2021) The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is hard at work on one of its goals…to help make Clarke County a great place to live, work and play. Improvements to community facilities is one way CCDC works towards this goal. Recently, during

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You Just Can’t Ignore Osceola, Iowa

(OSCEOLA, IA – NOVEMBER 9, 2021) It’s well known that rural Iowa takes the brunt of many economic downturns. From business closures due to staff shortages to unpredictable battles like a pandemic, rural areas seem to suffer worse than their metro counterparts. Over the past decade, though,

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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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