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

Diane Ogbourne CCSB Osceola Iowa

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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Clarke County Prepares for Housing Boom and Continued Growth

The Clarke County Development Corporation recently published its updated Economic Dashboard showing the year-to-year economic changes for Clarke County and Osceola. From population numbers to employment and taxable retail sales, the dashboard offers a snapshot of the progress being seen in the area – by the numbers.

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Reynolds & Ernst Help Celebrate Clarke County Community & Business

Last night, braving the cold temps and a biting wind, Osceola community members, business leaders, and guests gathered at Lakeside Casino’s Event Center to celebrate Osceola, the community, and the businesses that make Osceola and Clarke County Iowa residents feel there’s “No Place Like Home.”  With a

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CCDC/OCMS Annual Dinner 2018 Tickets Now Available!

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Clarke County Development Corporation and Osceola Chamber Main Street are co-hosting an Annual Dinner to applaud a great 2017 with local businesses and leadership. Community members are invited to join in the celebration and learn what 2018 has in store for the community! The dinner and celebration

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Our Top 5 of 2017 – Life in Clarke County and Osceola, Iowa

THE TOP 5 Features of 2017: ClarkeCountyLife.com had a busy and exciting 2017 helping to spread inspirational stories and important news about living in Clarke County, Osceola, and Southern Iowa. Since the official launch in July 2015, ClarkeCountyLife has had the honor to tell the rest of

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A Passion for Clarke County Iowa Non-Profits

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It’s well known that the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) supports and promotes non-profits throughout the county and surrounding areas. From the Non-Profit forum hosted by the CCDC each November to donating and helping promote awareness for local non-profits, the development corporation makes sure those that need

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Clarke County State Bank Pumps Over $75,000 Into the Local Holiday Economy

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The Clarke County State Bank 2017 Christmas Club fund, distributed in November, paid out over $75,000 across participants in the program. This not only computes to big seasonal savings for those in the program, but it also means tens of thousands of dollars that will be funneled

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CCDC Commits Additional $45K To Boost Local Trail System

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Osceola and Clarke County’s parks and trails have seen substantial improvements over the past year-and-a-half. With the submission of an additional $45,000 from the Clarke County Development Corporation, the final steps to completion of the Q-Pond park trail system are in the works. With the fantastic weather

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Clarke County Development Corporation Targets New Programs for 2018

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For over a decade the Clarke County Development Corporation has been working with leadership from local businesses, local and regional government, school boards, the community and more to help build a better quality of life for Clarke County and its citizens. Each year, the CCDC board members

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Governor Kim Reynolds Scheduled to Honor Veterans at Clarke County Freedom Rock Dedication

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Clarke County, Iowa’s favorite daughter, Governor Kim Reynolds will join hundreds of community members, leaders and veterans in a ceremonial dedication of the Clarke County Freedom Rock. On Saturday, November 11th, from 11am to 12pm, the latest installment by Freedom Rock painter, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, will be

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Osceola Businesses & SWCC Partner to Boost Adult Education & Job Skills

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC), with the support of several Osceola, Iowa businesses and the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering a free applied mathematics course for adults looking to advance their careers. Kim Oaks, Director of Business and Industry Workforce Preparation in the Continuing Education Department

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Clarke County Nonprofit Forum Deadline Quickly Approaching

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Each year, the Clarke County Development Corporation puts together a Community Development Forum for local nonprofit groups to network, share their successes and put forth their plans for the next year. It’s a great event that gives tremendous exposure to local charitable groups and the important work

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October Job Fair to Feature Regional Businesses and Job Opportunities

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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 pair of unique, two-day job fair focused on manufacturing and regional employment opportunities. Thursday, October 5th at Lakeside Casino from 9:00am to 3:00pm, businesses will gather to meet with

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