Osceola Wastewater Plant Updates Show Innovative Growth and Future Savings

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The city of Osceola is well on its way to meeting new Federal Clean Water regulations with renovation plans for the Osceola wastewater plant. Plans for the future plant show great potential for self-sustainability through methane conversion options not available in similar sized communities. In 2015, the

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4th of July Activities – 2017 Blast from the Past

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It’s well known that Osceola has one of the Iowa’s best Independence Day celebrations — FOR GOOD REASON! With a huge parade, family activities on the square, Fun Runs, live music, and more, it’s the community activities that take place around the 4th of July that really

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Kick Off Iowa’s Future at a Hometown Celebration for Kim Reynolds

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Thursday the 25th will be a landmark day for Clarke County and the City of Osceola. With great fanfare The Clarke County Fairgrounds will be a-buzz with activities honoring their favorite daughter, Kim Reynolds, celebrating her historic appointment as the first female Governor of the State of

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Osceola’s Operation Recreation Is In Full Swing – How Can You Help?

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Osceola’s Mayor, Thomas Kedley, is on a mission. Over the past few months, discussions of a new Recreation Center for the City of Osceola have gained momentum. From a side note on his administrative wish list to go along with recent community trail updates and park improvements

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New Bike Share Program Kicks Off This Spring In Osceola

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Clarke County Public Health recently received a $10,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to develop and implement a new Bike Share program in the city of Osceola. The program, set to launch in the Spring of 2017, will give residents access to bicycles to rent for exercise

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City of Osceola Unveils New Website

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The City of Osceola’s new website can be seen at: OsceolaIA.net The City of Osceola is excited to share the new and improved City website! Incorporating the new Osceola brand mark (logo) being utilized around the city, this new site is designed to be more user-friendly and

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Late Algae Bloom Hits Osceola Water Works

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West Lake, which supplies water to the city of Osceola, is experiencing late season algae issues, requiring increased treatment and causing a change in the treatment needs of the city’s drinking water. Osceola Water Works crews detected a large algae bloom in West Lake on November 7,

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Osceola Volunteer Fire Department to Acquire New Engine

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The Osceola Volunteer Fire Department (OVFD) is excited to be getting an updated fire engine to continue providing Osceola and surrounding areas with outstanding fire and emergency service. After a grueling search that began in 2014, the OVFD will be getting a new fire engine in mid to late

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Don’t Just Talk the Talk – It’s Time to Walk the Block!

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Osceola sidewalks and walkways need some TLC, but we can’t do it without YOU! It’s time to Walk the Block! At the September 6th Osceola City Council meeting, a new program called “Walk the Block” that will benefit Osceola and all of its residents was approved. When

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NOTICE: 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 treatment process. Residents may notice a difference, but will have no cause for concern. In early October, the water works department will begin the annual fire hydrant

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Osceola City Council Approves Special Vote for November

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At the September 6 Osceola City Council meeting, a petition was passed approving a special vote to change the term length of the position of mayor. At the City Council meeting held on September 6, a petition was presented to the Council asking for a special vote to change the

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Leon Film Company to Debut Latest Production at the Lyric Theater, September 24th

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Southern Iowa film-making duo travels thousands of miles to bring history to Osceola. Highway Walkers Media, an adventure documentary film company based in Leon, IA, will debut their film, “Less Traveled: A Journey from Pine to Palm” in a showing at the Lyric Theater, in Osceola September

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RAGBRAI: Where to Stay in South-Central Iowa

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Where can riders on RAGBRAI stay? RAGBRAI kicked off its 2016 ride and this year Southern Iowa has a front-row seat. Tens of thousands of cyclists, their support teams, friends, families, and all of the fun and frivolity that comes along with them will soon be rolling

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Osceola 4th Of July Wins Hearts Across The State

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Osceola is famous for their 4th of July celebration. From the carnival atmosphere to one of the biggest parades and fireworks shows in south-central Iowa, the celebration put on by the Osceola 4th of July Committee is second to none. And over the past few years, the

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City of Osceola Provides Huge Boost for 4th of July Celebration

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With hopes set high, there’s still more you can do to help. Thank you, City of Osceola! At the City Council meeting on June 21, the council officially awarded the $10,000 matching fund contribution for our 4th of July Celebration! Our generous business donors and all of

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