Students and Industry Collaborate to Create Bike Repair Stations

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(OSCEOLA, IA May, 2, 2022) Clarke Community Schools’ students use their skills to design and manufacture bicycle repair stations in Osceola, Iowa. The students of the Clarke Community High School welding class is working with local manufacturers to create bicycle repair stations on the different trails around

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Clarke County Awarded $100,000 Grant

Improved communication is coming to Clarke County essential services thanks to a grant from Clarke County Development Corp (CCDC). CCDC has awarded $100,000 towards the counties efforts to update their current emergency radio system. The CCDC funding was leveraged with $652,666 in federal funding from the American

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Clarke County Awarded $100,000 Grant

Improved communication is coming to Clarke County essential services thanks to a grant from Clarke County Development Corp (CCDC). CCDC has awarded $100,000 towards the counties efforts to update their current emergency radio system. The CCDC funding was leveraged with $652,666 in federal funding from the American

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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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Clarke County Supervisors Work Toward Solution for Rural Road Safety

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The winter and spring thaw from the 2018-19 winter made rural road conditions throughout the Midwest terrible. In Iowa, from border to border, gravel roads and the spring thaw combined for a muddy, rutted mess that also raised concerns for vehicle safety and drivability for school busses

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August 6th Special Vote on Clarke County Supervisors – Options and Information

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NOTICE:  In the Osceola Sentinel’s print version of this feature, it was inadvertently stated that “Plan 2” would remove the requirement for the representative to live in the district for which they represent. That was a misstatement and has been retracted from this posting. The information in

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CCRC Moves to Final Stages with Reservoir Project Finish Line In Sight

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After decades of planning, studies, and hard work, the Clarke County Reservoir project is on schedule and ready to move on to its next phase. In the mid 1990s, a study was commissioned to evaluate the viability of a new, larger reservoir to meet the growing needs

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Crossroads Mental Health & Substance Abuse Facility Opens in Osceola To Serve Southern Iowa

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Crossroads Behavioral Health is a Community Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Center dedicated to providing a multidisciplinary approach through psychiatric services, therapy and counseling services. Crossroad’s also provides care coordination services through their integrated home health team for those who have chronic mental illnesses. On February 11th

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Second Annual Shop With a Cop Ready or Your Nominations

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For the second consecutive year, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Osceola Police Department to sponsor the Shop With a Cop program. This program may be new to Clarke County, but it has been taking place across the country for close to twenty years.

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Drone Tech For Clarke County Increases Safety and Response Benefits

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Clarke County Emergency Management has filled a technology gap in Southern Iowa with the acquisition of a new, high-tech drone, and now has an efficient, safe tool for a variety of emergency situations. In the fall of 2017, Stephens State Forest was the scene of a search-and-rescue

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Stop and See the Clarke County Courtyard Rain Garden

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Clarke County Courtyard Rain Garden Provides Unique Opportunities & Education With the booming 4th of July festivities on the horizon, Osceola residents are invited to view and show off to visitors the only Courtyard in Iowa to have a Rain Garden. While on a Clarke County Prairie

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Meet Your New Clarke County Supervisor, Dean Robins

Clarke County has a new County Supervisor! Dean Robins has lived in Clarke County his whole life, where he and his wife raised three children. Dean spent the last 34 years with Agriland FS, Inc. in Murray, Iowa. He spent his career working with Southern Iowa growers

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Being A Community Bank Also Means Giving Back

The banking industry, while an integral part of any community, rarely gets recognized for the services they provide outside financial services. Through a memorial library book donation program, Clarke County State Bank, one of south-central Iowa’s longest standing financial institutions, has been giving back to their local

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Drone Program Coming to Clarke County

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The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency accepts its first grant from CCOPS for a public safety drone program. Clarke County Emergency Management has begun their fundraising efforts to acquire and implement a public safety unmanned aerial craft or drone. The $2000 CCOPS (Clarke County Organization or Philanthropic

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Clarke County Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Available

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Clarke County, Iowa – Clarke County Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Available for Public Comment A complete draft of the update to the Clarke County Comprehensive Plan is available for public review and comment.  Copies can be downloaded in PDF format at www.sicog.com.  This plan updates the previous

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