Clarke County Manufacturing Interns Welcomed Through CCDC / City CEO Luncheon Event

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Clarke County and Osceola, Iowa businesses have a long history of welcoming college students into their operations as interns and this year is no different. Coming from all around the Midwest, the latest influx of interns were welcomed to Osceola during the CCDC’s monthly CEO Luncheon on

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Osceola attorney wins The Iowa State Bar Association’s President’s Award

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Elisabeth Reynoldson, an attorney at Reynoldson & Van Werden LLP in Osceola, was presented The Iowa State Bar Association’s President’s Award on Wednesday, June 20 at the ISBA’s Annual Awards Gala. A University of Iowa College of Law graduate, Reynoldson passed the bar in 1992 and has

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Be on the Lookout. ‘Tis The Season for Criminal Currency

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The city of Osceola benefits greatly from being positioned at the junction of I35, Highway 34 and a bustling commuter and industrial railway. It allows exposure to travelers stopping by for gas, a bite to eat or to take advantage of any of the great Osceola amenities.

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New Osceola Wastewater Plant Kicks Off With City Council Budget Approval

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In the March 20th Osceola City Council meeting, the budget for 2018-2019 was presented and approved by a vote of the City Council. Within that budget was the first phase estimated cost for the design and development of Osceola’s new wastewater plant slated to begin construction in

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Osceola Volunteer Fire Department in Recruitment Campaign

The Osceola Volunteer Fire Department is currently undergoing a transformation. The OVFD is a 100% volunteer fire department providing 24-hour 365 day a year fire and rescue protection to the district. Osceola’s district is comprised of about 6,500 people, Interstate 35, two major highways, railway, school district,

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Comes Home for Big Launch

It seems like it was just yesterday we were cheering on Clarke County Iowa’s favorite daughter, Kim Reynolds, when she accepted the appointment of Governor of Iowa. Well, it was back in May of 2017 and there certainly has been a lot to look back on. When

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Dry Winter and Low Water Levels Indicate Need for Water Conservation

The Osceola Water Works strongly encourages residents to watch water consumption in this dry winter weather. So far, Iowa’s weather hasn’t delivered on the necessary average snowfall of 25 inches that South-Central Iowa usually receives. While Osceola has seen some snow recently, totals are well below what

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Osceola’s Square Recognized by National Register of Historic Places

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Osceola’s Historic Commercial District has been officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places, effective January 19, 2018. The area recognized includes the city square around the Clarke County Courthouse from West Jefferson Street on the south, West Washington Street on the north and bordered on

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Osceola Streetscape Project Gets Council Green Light

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Osceola City Council took action on the downtown street project plans at its meeting Jan. 2. With a 3-2 vote the council decided to go forward with two proposed plans for the Osceola downtown streets. The original plan drawn up in 2014 called for elimination of the

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A Legacy of Local Leadership – Sandy Kale Steps Down as Commission Chair

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Sandy Kale, Chairperson for the Clarke County Reservoir Commission since its inception, stepped down from the position in July. Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent, was elected as the new CCRC Chairperson to complete the vision that began nearly 30 years ago. Sandy has spent much of

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Osceola’s Melissa Snell Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

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Melissa Snell of Osceola received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held September 25 in Pleasant Hill. Melissa Snell, an employee of Clarke County State Bank, was honored with a 10 year individual length of

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NOTICE: Watch for Water Works Annual Treatment Change

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Starting in October, Osceola Water Works will begin transitioning to winter maintenance and will be making a change in the water treatment process. While residents may notice a difference, there will be no cause for alarm. In early October, the water works department will begin their annual fire

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Osceola Rec Center Plan Moves to Next Stage

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The September 19th Osceola City Council meeting will prove to be a pivotal moment for the future of the Osceola Recreation Center. With the commitment of the non-profit Operation Recreation, The Arts and Rec Council, Osceola’s Parks and Recreation department and board, local businesses and volunteers, a

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Familiar Drought Conditions Emphasize Need for New Reservoir

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With a dry Spring and little to no measurable rain in June and July, Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent is looking at West Lake water levels with an impatient eye. While recent rains have helped green up a few lawns, water main breaks from the dry,

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Osceola Parks & Recreation Works Toward Easier Registration

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This time of year, parents with school-age children have their work cut out for them. From school preparation to scheduling after-school activities, being able to find the details on sports and recreation for the kids shouldn’t add to the work. That’s why, wen we spoke to Tim

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