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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TAKE ACTION: 2020 Census Participation Means More for Osceola

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The U.S. Census is a way for citizens within the community to affect change and increase representation at all levels of government. Since 1790, the population of the United States has been counted as mandated in the U.S. Constitution. A complete and accurate count of the citizens

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Clarke County Courthouse Reopens with Some Safety Measures

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In response to the immediate threat of the COVID Pandemic, the Clarke County Board of Supervisors implemented several temporary safety measures in accordance with the Governor’s Proclamation involving Social Distancing and Building Capacity guidelines. From the outset, the County has pursued the dual goals of reducing exposure

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Lakeside Announces Expanded Hours, Reopening of Table Games & Restaurant

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OSCEOLA, IOWA and LAS VEGAS (JUNE 12, 2020) – Lakeside Hotel Casino, an Affinity Gaming property, today announced that it has expanded its casino hours of operation on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 4am, and Sundays – Thursdays, 10am – 2am. Table Games will reopen this

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NEW: May 27, 2020 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2020-7

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The limits within are getting fewer and fewer, which is a good thing.  Park closures have ended, as have any limits on the golf course facilities.  The library continues to operate per State guidelines.  However, note under #4 that the aquatic center will be closed for the

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OCMS, Osceola Foods & 4th Of July Fireworks – The Show Must Go On!

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As the Governor moves the state to re-open, many scheduled events are still feeling the impact of social distancing and the COVID-19 crisis. Many budgets have become stressed from months of inactivity, dwindling sponsorships, or fear of a secondary surge. So, when Osceola Chamber Main Street announced

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Kading Supports Osceola with 50 Free Meals to its Residents

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Even as Iowa re-opens, people remain cautious and local businesses—especially locally-owned restaurants—remain challenged.  With 190 front doors in Osceola, family-owned Kading Property Management is helping many residents, helping a local restaurant, and encouraging other businesses to lend a hand. Beginning Tuesday, May 19, Kading will pay for

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City Opens Applications for up to $30,000 in Housing Rehabilitation Assistance

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Partnering with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) and the Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG), The City of Osceola is opening the application process for the Owner-Occupied Housing Sustainability program. The program, developed to assist low-to-moderate income homeowners looking to make repairs to their homes, is

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Commercial Building Reopening Tips from CDC and Osceola Water Works

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As the state of Iowa looks at reopening businesses after an extended COVID-19 shutdown, there are a number of preparation steps to be taken to ensure the safety of employees and customers. One thing that may not be top of mind for many people is the condition

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NEW: May 15, 2020 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2020-6

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From Mayor Kedley: I am sincerely proud of how our community has stepped up to battle this invisible enemy! It’s not over yet and we must continue pushing forward for a safer tomorrow! I ask everyone to continue doing their part and leading where their strengths are.

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Osceola Volunteer Fire Department Receives State approval to operate Basic Life Support Ambulance

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The Osceola Fire Department received notification that they are cleared by the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services to operate a basic life support ambulance. The Fire Department ambulance will run as a backup and support to Clarke County Ambulance Offering additional

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NEW: April 29, 2020 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2020-5

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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. I am strongly encouraging all citizens to continue to stay home

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