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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Dog Park Coming to Osceola

(OSCEOLA, IA – December 1, 2021) The City of Osceola is excited about a new park coming to town…a dog park. The dog park is under construction. It will be located at 801 E McLane Street and will eventually have a connection to the East Lake Trail.

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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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Clarke Area Arts Council Surveys Future of Warrior Osceola

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Standing watch over the city of Osceola off Highway 34, is the statue of Warrior Osceola, the city’s namesake and icon of pride for generations. As with many outdoor art installations, Warrior Osceola is starting to show the wear of decades out in the elements. As a

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Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel Casino Assures Old Glory Fills the Skies Once Again

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(OSCEOLA, IA – JULY 2, 2021) Just in time for Independence Day, the team at Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola, Iowa set out to repair their damaged flagpole – once, a truly patriotic landmark for the south central Iowa community. With a lot of hard work, some

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Meet the City of Osceola’s Summer Intern & Future Trailblazer, Sophia Hicks.

Sophia Hicks Osceola Iowa City Hall Intern

Amidst ACT tests, summer volleyball, and work at The Junction Creamery, Clarke senior Sophia Hicks is gathering some practical experience this summer as the latest intern for the City of Osceola. Sophia and her family moved to Osceola when she was in the third grade. Over the

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CCDC Grant Bolsters Osceola Airport and Regional Access

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In their most recent board meeting, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) approved a discretionary grant to assist the Osceola Municipal Airport with an unexpected and essential repair project. In the middle of ongoing FAA priority updates, the Airport Management Commission uncovered a leak in one of

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NEW: February 17, 2021 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2021-1

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From Mayor Kedley: Due to the continued concerns and in an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I, Mayor Thomas J. Kedley, do hereby declare another Emergency Proclamation for the city of Osceola, IA. We’re not through this pandemic yet and we cannot let down

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2020 Challenges Motivate Osceola Water Works Team For 2021 Progress

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Osceola Water Works (OWW) and the customers they serve faced a number of unprecedented challenges in 2020. While it was understandably a tough year, there were also a number of positives to look back on as 2021 planning starts. The weather at the start of the year

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Lakeside Casino and OCMS Join to Bring ‘Holiday Giving Trees’ to Osceola

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The management team at Lakeside Hotel & Casino in Osceola, Iowa could sense the need for a little extra holiday cheer in their community this year. So, they placed a quick call to Ashleigh Eckels, Executive Director at Osceola Chamber Main Street to discuss a festive idea

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Osceola Water Works Researching Plans for Improved Water Quality

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It seems to be an annual occurrence. As soon as the heat of late summer hits, surface water sources around the midwest become victims of algae blooms, causing treatment challenges for municipalities and water departments and giving citizens concern for their water quality. In Osceola’s West Lake,

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“Halloween like We’ve Never Seen” – Osceola, IA Halloween Guidelines and Updates

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In a campaign collaboration between the city of Osceola and Clarke County Hospital, “Halloween like We’ve Never Seen” offers some guidelines and updates on trick-or-treating for the community and tips centered around keeping children and families safe during the festivities. You can click the image to the

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Osceola Receives over $250,000 from IEDA Community Development Block Grant Housing Sustainability Award

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On September 15th, the city of Osceola was notified by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) that they were the latest recipient of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for $252,200. The CDBG program is a Federally Funded program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban

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Summer Cleanup? Notes on Trash, Recycling Pick-up for Osceola, Iowa

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Whether it’s been an abundance of home improvements from those home during quarantine or that Summer tends to bring out the cleaning bug in Osceola, a lot of questions have been submitted to the city about trash and recycling pick-ups, their schedules, and what can and can

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