Rick’s Shelter: A Lasting Memorial for a True Community Leader

Rick's Shelter - Osceola Parks and recreation

For those who don’t frequent the Osceola Sports Complex, the latest addition may come as a special surprise. In 2020, Osceola’s Rick Courcier passed from a long battle with cancer. In his memory, and to help carry his spirit and dedication to the community through to future generations, Rick’s friends and family as well as the City, Parks and Rec. Department and others, all came together to help memorialize him with “Rick’s Shelter.”

Click through to the latest feature and read about their mission to honor Rick and the special meaning it has to the entire community…

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Clarke County Reservoir Commission Launches New Informational Website

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In their June 20th meeting, The Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) board approved the launch of a new informational website. The new site will contain the vision and history of the CCRC as well as provide ongoing updates from the board and its members.

Check out the latest post to learn more…

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Osceola Water Works Exits Conservation Ordinance

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At the June 6th 2024 Osceola Water Works Board meeting, the board voted to exit Section 1 – Water Watch of the Osceola Water Conservation ordinance. This means Osceola water customers are not under a conservation ordinance after more than a year of community-wide conservation efforts.

Click through to the latest to read more about the levels in Osceola’s West Lake and the future of water for the community…

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Osceola’s Clarke County Fairgrounds Hosts JunctionTown Showdown

JUNCTIONTOWN SHOWDOWN TRUCK SHOW & TRACTOR PULL OSCEOLA IOWA

Get ready for the JunctionTown Showdown Truck Show and Tractor Pull, returning to the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Osceola, Iowa! This year, the event spans three exciting days: June 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2024.

Click through to check out their cool video and catch up on all that happening at this year’s event…

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Recent Rains Ease Drought Concerns, But Water Works Encourages Continued Conservation

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With the recent rains, the relief felt at the May 9th Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees meeting was palpable. With a jump in lake levels of more than 3.75 feet, the board unanimously decided to exit Section 3 – Water Emergency of the Osceola Water Works Conservation Ordinance and enter into Section 2 – Water Warning. 

Click through to the latest update from the Osceola Water Works team and learn more about what Section 2 – Water Warning means to you and your water use…

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Clean-Up Week — City Strongly Encourages Community-Wide Participation

With city-wide Spring Clean-Up taking place this week, city officials wanted to make sure the public was updated on the event details as well as additional information about recent city nuisance ordinance updates made in the May 7th city council meeting.

Click on the latest feature to read how you can participate in the clean-up event and learn about the nuisance mitigation efforts by the city …

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Special Osceola Water Works Bottled Water Giveaway – May 7th

On May 7th, 2024, in two public events, the Osceola Water Works’ team will be handing cases of bottled water to the community. This is in response to a generous donation received to help with the ongoing water conservation efforts throughout the community.

Check out the latest feature and the details surrounding the distribution of more than 36,000 bottles of water and the donation that helps support their customers…

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Osceola Water Board Approves Plans for the Future of Osceola’s Water Supply

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For more than 18-months, the Osceola Water Works team has been evaluating and researching the most impactful ways to supplement Osceola’s water supply and increase access to other raw water sources to serve the community. In Thursday’s monthly water board meeting, a plan was presented and approved with three focused stages, including estimated timelines and costs for the future of water in Osceola and Clarke County.

Check out the latest feature for more details on the plans for water within the community and surrounding areas…

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Big Business Concessions for Community Water Conservation

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Since the October water conservation ordinance update from Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees, the efforts surrounding reducing water use have shown how a community can really come together in emergency situations. That also means Osceola’s largest water users, commercial and industrial customers.

Check out the latest feature for what these large water customers have done to help with the conservation efforts throughout their businesses…

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Spring Has Sprung – Creative Gardening While Conserving Water

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With Spring gardening season upon us, how do Osceola’s green thumbs get their gardens to grow while conserving water? In a recent article submitted by the Osceola Water Works, their team helps with some gardening and water conservation tips to help through the season.

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Osceola Chamber Main Street Kicks off Long-Awaited Façade Renovations

As many may have noticed, there’s been some renovation activity on Osceola’s Historic Square. This is through the Facade Project administered by Osceola Chamber Main Street.  After many months of planning and applying for grants and support, OCMS and local businesses have finally kicked off the renovation projects for the beautification of the square.

Click through to the latest for more about these exciting improvements …

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Video Update: Comparison of Water Levels in Osceola’s West Lake

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Over the recent “Nice weather break,” Osceola Water Works sent up a drone to get a “bird’s-eye view” of the water levels at West Lake. The visual level comparisons from late fall are something to see.

With little precipitation in the forecast, the officials are asking everyone to recommit themselves to water conservation and be vigilant about every gallon of water used.

Click through to watch the video and get the latest updates on efforts to help the community through this water crisis…

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Osceola Water Works – Breaking Down Your Osceola Utility Bill

After recent conversations the team at Osceola Water Works had some of their customers, there was the realization that there is still some confusion on the breakout of the utility bill they administer. While the bill customers receive includes fees for Water, Sewage, and Garbage, rates and management for the water portion is the sole responsibility of the Osceola Water Works. Any other utility rates and/or service management fees are controlled through the City of Osceola.

To help, they’ve provided a more detailed breakout with additional information on the Osceola utility bill…

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A Positive Conservation Outlook, as Data Shows Lake Levels Holding Steady

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Osceola Water Works and City Officials are sharing a positive outlook at trending lake levels in Osceola’s West Lake. With seasonal usage down and steady conservation commitment from the community and local businesses, engineering data, physical water level measurements in West Lake and more show levels stabilizing.

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Community-Wide Water Conservation Efforts Show Commitment

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Since the water conservation ordinance was increased in October to Section 3 – Water Emergency, the Osceola Water Works team has been working with customers from their largest water users to residential customers to help conserve. In just two months, the results have been quite impressive.

Click through to their latest update to see how the community has come together to help conserve water…

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