Do I Need a Permit to Build in Clarke County, Iowa?

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The answer may be yes. The Clarke County Board of Supervisors adopted an updated version of the zoning ordinance. One of the most common responses I get is “I didn’t know the County had zoning”. The previous version was adopted in 1994. It had several amendments to

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Clarke County Freedom Rock Project Update

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You still have time to order your memorial plaque for Clarke County’s Freedom Rock! Since the beginning of the Clarke County Freedom Rock project, over 250 plaques have been pre-ordered in recognition of our service men and women. Ensure your loved one is recognized for their service and sacrifice

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Our Top 5 of 2015 – Life in Clarke County and Osceola, Iowa

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THE TOP 5 of 2015 for ClarkeCountyLife.com: 2015 was a spectacular year for ClarkeCountyLife.com. Since our official launch in July, we’ve seen over 6,500 unique users and 16,500 page views on the site alone. And the reach doesn’t stop with those digital connections. The Osceola Sentinel and

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County Supervisors’ Bond Vote Keeps Reservoir Plan Moving Forward

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The Clarke County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on Monday to take public comments concerning the issuance of Local Option Sales and Services (LOSST) revenue bonds.   The one-cent LOSST has been approved by citizen votes in Osceola, Woodburn, and Murray, and is dedicated to the

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DON’T MISS: Veterans Memorial Ribbon Cutting / Dedication Ceremony

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Wednesday the 11th of November is Veteran’s Day. So what could be a better way to honor those that have served by attending the Clarke County Veterans Memorial Improvement Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 5pm to 6:30pm Wednesday evening? For almost 3 years, now, the renovations for

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County Supervisors Move On Stronger Financial Management Opportunities

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In an effort taken by the Clarke County Board of Supervisors to lower debt and reduce funds required to run the county, duties for road and bridge maintenance throughout Clarke County have seen a change. With these updates as well as capital investments made based on these

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One Simple Energy Saving Idea Will Save Clarke County Thousands

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Clarke County projects thousands in energy savings this next year. Clarke County Courthouse is getting an upgrade, on that will save the county an estimated $5,663 a year and a total savings of just under $109,000 in reduced costs over the next 19 years. But, don’t look

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How’s Your Health, Clarke County? We Want To Hear From You.

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Would you describe yourself as “Healthy?” Better yet, would you describe Clarke County, Iowa as “Healthy?” Think of it. Does your community provide the opportunity and encourage a good, healthy lifestyle? Do your personal choices make for a good, healthy living environment? These are serious questions and

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Clarke County Fair Schedule of Events

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If there’s one thing we love about summer, it’s that summer means CLARKE COUNTY FAIR TIME! The Clarke County Fair begins Monday, the 13th of July, and we can barely contain our excitement.  This year’s fair has so many activities, from animal and livestock exhibits to food and

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4th of July Activity Roundup in Osceola & Clarke County, Iowa

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If there’s something Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa can take pride in, it’s our exuberance in celebrating the 4th of July. From bands and fun runs to parades and fireworks, the activities surrounding the 4th in Osceola and the surrounding communities seem to be never-ending. To help

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Water Supply CALL TO ACTION

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The IA Legislature has turned its back on the welfare of the citizens of Osceola & Clarke County by passing legislation which will block the creation of our new drinking water supply. As we are now a net importer of water in Clarke County, this new water

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Safe Route to School Project Gets Underway!

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS: The Safe Route to School project which will be commencing June 2nd. The project entails the removal and replacement of existing 4’ sidewalk with concrete, reinforced 6’ sidewalk. All work will take place in existing city right-of-way. There will be no further easement acquisition or

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