City of Osceola is Mapping a Better Future

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The City of Osceola, along with the Osceola Water Works department, is excited to begin utilization of a new mapping system that will streamline utility work and record keeping for Osceola, Iowa. Midland GIS, a geographical information system company, will work with the city of Osceola and

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IFA $5,000 Prize Handed To Osceola’s Amanda Blair

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Vicky Halvorsen, Real Estate Lender at Clarke County State Bank recently had the pleasure of participating in the presentation of a $5000 prize to Amanda Blair.  Amanda recently purchased a home in Ames and with Vicky’s assistance she participated in the Iowa Finance Authority program for first

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Join In Celebration & Promotion of Clarke County Non-Profit Organizations

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2015 has been a great year for Clarke County and Osceola’s community organizations. With the support from local businesses and help from our ever-involved citizens, the non-profit groups and organizations our community depends on most have flourished and provided services beyond expectation. In celebration of their achievements,

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CCRC’s Response to Oversight Committee

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By Sandy Kale – Clarke County Reservoir Commission chair As citizens of the city of Osceola and Clarke County, you have likely seen recent letters about the development of the new water supply for Osceola and Clarke County. On behalf of the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC),

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Osceola’s Manufacturing Impact Recognized By State and Local Officials

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(OSCEOLA, IA – OCTOBER 2, 2015) When you have the Governor and the Secretary of Agriculture from your State come to your community to discuss business growth and achievement, you may be doing something right. And for Osceola, the last month has seen just that. Over a

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Oversight Committee Letter Oversteps According to Some

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In a recent letter to the Editor of the Osceola Sentinel, The House Government Oversight Committee stated their position and perspective on the Clarke County Reservoir Project. The letter was published in the September 17, 2015 Sentinel and has quickly become a volatile talking point throughout the

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More Info As Clarke County Reservoir Project Proceeds

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Long-range planning for your future For over two decades, development efforts for the new Clarke County Reservoir have been a heated point of discussion. Where, when, why, and how much will it cost are all questions that predictably come up each time the project is discussed. And

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Iowa Ag Sec. Northey Sees Business Standing Strong In Soft Ag Market

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey made a stop at Salford USA in Osceola, Iowa Wednesday afternoon. Taking time from his busy schedule, Secretary Northey wanted to make sure he continued his discussions with agribusiness professionals and hear, firsthand, the issues they face during the downturn in

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Clarke County Labor Study Reveals Higher Income Potential

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(OSCEOLA, Iowa, August 4, 2015) – The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) recently released its “Scorecard on Jobs and Compensation Update for 2004 to 2014.” The report shows, over a the last decade, the average income level for manufacturing jobs in Clarke County consistently outpaced average county

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Clarke County Job Opportunities Thrive After The Recession

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It’s been just shy of a decade since the recession hit. In 2007 and on into ’08 and ’09, employment rates plummeted across the nation, jobs disappeared taking their highly valued tax bases with them. Retail shops closed their doors. What seemed like long-standing, stable local businesses

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Water Supply CALL TO ACTION

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The IA Legislature has turned its back on the welfare of the citizens of Osceola & Clarke County by passing legislation which will block the creation of our new drinking water supply. As we are now a net importer of water in Clarke County, this new water

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