Clarke County Reservoir Project Starts Technical Design Phase

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The Clarke County Reservoir project continues to move forward, reaching the end of the acquisition phase and kicking off the draft design phase. With these steps in motion, the project stays on track for a completion date near the end of 2024. In October, the Clarke County

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CCDC’s Annual Planning Retreat Focuses on Big Development Vision

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The Clarke County Development Corporation board, leadership from the City and County as well as business owners and economic development professionals from around the State came together Friday for the Development Corporation’s annual planning retreat. This year’s event, held at Honey Hill Event Center in Osceola, Iowa,

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Laborshed Study to be Conducted in Osceola

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The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Osceola area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Osceola’s workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called

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Iowa Select Farms Celebrates Grand Opening With Governor Reynolds and More

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Tuesday’s ceremonies marking the grand opening of Iowa Select Farms’ training center, warehouse and distribution facility was well attended with local Clarke County and Osceola leadership, political figures as well as a special guests Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, Iowa Senator Jack Whitver, and

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CCDC Awards Pair of Public Safety Grants

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In the September 11th board meeting for the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), Clarke County Emergency Management’s Byron Jimmerson was informed that two CCDC grants applied for in August had been approved. The grant money was in response to requests made by Jimmerson for funding of additional

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Special Veteran Honors Kick Off Sports Betting at Osceola’s Lakeside Casino

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Joe Reynolds and his wife Francelya have been fixtures in Osceola, Iowa for well over 50 years. From Joe’s early years as Postmaster and his involvement with the Clarke County VFW Chapter, to the couple’s weekly Lakeside visits and social engagements – they are related to a

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Celebrating 50 Years of Building for A Strong Clarke Future

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Sunday evening, the event center at Lakeside Resort and Casino was the location of a gathering to celebrate the milestones made by the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) over the last 50 years.  With CCDC board members – past and present – local leadership, regional business owners,

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Osceola Manufacturing Interns See a Bright Future

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When it comes to helping a community grow, the future choices of its young workforce and their families makes a big difference. At Wednesday’s CEO Luncheon, sponsored by the Clarke County Development Corporation, over 35 professionals, including Paul Dunnwald from Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research

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CCRC Moves to Final Stages with Reservoir Project Finish Line In Sight

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After decades of planning, studies, and hard work, the Clarke County Reservoir project is on schedule and ready to move on to its next phase. In the mid 1990s, a study was commissioned to evaluate the viability of a new, larger reservoir to meet the growing needs

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New Digital Updates Help Users Find Local Activities

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The latest updates to the Web site ClarkeCountyLife.com have been made to help users find Osceola and Clarke County’s local activities through a simple, mobile information portal. With the growth of the community and organized groups becoming more abundant, tracking and coordinating information for activities throughout the

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Clarke Welding Event Bolsters Student Community Connection

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For the past three years, Clarke Community Schools and the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) have collaborated with local business leaders to create advisory boards that will help students participate in activities that could lead to future careers in Clarke County. Friday afternoon, the Industrial Tech Advisory

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IA Rep. Loebsack Talks Workforce and Tariffs With Miller Products Company

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On April 12th, 2019, Iowa Congressional Representative Dave Loebsack announced his decision to retire at the end of this current term. In 2020, after 15 years in the House, the seat representing Iowa’s 2nd District will be handed off to a new representative. That in no way

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Lakeside Casino Hires Local Talent as New Sales Manager

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Lakeside Casino in Osceola is seeing some big changes recently, and one of them is the addition of a new Sales Manager. Monika Davis was born and raised in Osceola, graduating from Clarke Schools in 1996. Until recently, she was the owner and director of the Wild

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CCDC Helps Clarke County Sheriff K-9 Unit Hit the Ground Running

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The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was awarded a grant from the CCDC to facilitate the purchase, training, and outfitting of a K-9 tactical unit. Deputy Brian Akers is in the process of securing a dual-purpose canine from Canine Tactical in Chariton, Iowa, to better serve the communities

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New Apprenticeship Program Helps Osceola’s Miller Products Co. Build Stronger Future

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Miller Products Company, an Iowa manufacturing staple for more than eighty years, is leading the charge to build a stronger manufacturing base in South-Central Iowa. A new apprentice program for employees is serving to create a workforce that meets the growing demand for CNC machined products well

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