Clarke Schools’ Superintendent Seid Opts for Retirement After 2020-21 School Year

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Clarke Schools will bid farewell to Steve Seid this summer as he steps down as superintendent and into retirement. Having served over his thirty-seven yeas as an educator, 31 as a school administrator, Seid held positions around central Iowa including Des Moines, Saydel and Keota. With a

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NEW: February 17, 2021 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2021-1

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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. We’re not through this pandemic yet and we cannot let down

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SWCC Needs You! Osceola Center Looks to Expand Adjunct Instructor Offerings

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The Osceola Center of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is looking to expand class offerings with the help of experienced professionals in Clarke County and surrounding communities. With plans to add courses as well as increase face-to-face instruction, campus administrators are confident that Osceola and Clarke County have

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Teacher Leaders Shine In Spite Of Dark Pandemic Days

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(OSCEOLA, IA – Tuesday, JAN. 19, 2021) What can be said about the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) program? That it teams up mentors with new teachers to make them better educators quicker? Or that students’ academic deficiencies disappear faster? Or that it enables teachers to

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Clarke County Hospital To Address Childhood Trauma

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As a founding member of the Community Trauma Team serving Clarke and Decatur counties, Clarke County Hospital (CCH) has created a free resource center for the public and other communities in South-Central Iowa to support children living with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma. School districts, law

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Clarke Industrial Tech Students Continue to Excel in Manufacturing Internships

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The Clarke Community Schools’ Industrial Technology program continues to help introduce talented Clarke students and local manufacturers, making life-changing opportunities for the students and community alike. Whether in the form of in-class, academic and curriculum advancement, or through finding the real-world experiences of internships and job shadowing,

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‘Quick and Simple,’ Osceola Mayor Encourages COVID -19 Vaccination

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Thursday Evening, Osceola’s Mayor, Thomas Kedley sat for his first dose of the Maderna COVID-19 vaccination. Distributed through Clarke County Public Health, Kedley, who is also an educator, was able to schedule an appointment and receive the initial dose with ease. This dose prepares him for a

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Clarke County Hospital: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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Starting February 1st, Iowa Department of Public Health’s Phase 1b vaccination program will begin in Iowa. Clarke County Hospital is designated as the primary vaccination site for community members 65 years of age and older. Clarke County Public Health will be providing vaccinations to all the other

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Clarke County Public Health and Emergency Management: “Sign up for COVID-19 Vaccine Alerts”

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As vaccination schedules for COVID-19 progress, Clarke County Emergency Management and the Clarke County Public Health want to help reduce any confusion surrounding vaccine availability in Clarke County and who will be receiving it. So, starting Thursday, January 21st, Clarke County residents can sign up to receive

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Clarke Elementary Students See Ag Advantages in the Classroom and Beyond

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Clarke Alumna, Tara Norman, always cherished her life on the farm. The rewards of hard work in tending animals and growing sustainable produce showed her a life many students don’t get to see these days. So when she returned to Clarke to teach at the elementary she

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2020 Challenges Motivate Osceola Water Works Team For 2021 Progress

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Osceola Water Works (OWW) and the customers they serve faced a number of unprecedented challenges in 2020. While it was understandably a tough year, there were also a number of positives to look back on as 2021 planning starts. The weather at the start of the year

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COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives In Clarke County

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On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, Brian Evans (CEO) and Dr. Bob Weissinger (CMO), received the first vaccination of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Clarke County Hospital. 29 additional  CCH healthcare workers received their first dose of the vaccine later that afternoon. The vaccine requires a second dose

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Osceola Building Incentive Program Boosts New Home Construction and is Ready for More.

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In the Spring of 2020 the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) completed another development contract through the Osceola Building Incentive Program, making it the fourth home built in the city through the plan. The new home, located off Kossuth and Washington, was built using resources available through

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With Clarke County Unemployment Down, Local Manufacturers Get Creative to Hire

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March of 2020 and the COVID-19 crisis hit the job market in Clarke County like a hammer. Many local businesses, who depend on the area’s deep workforce pool, were forced to reduce staff or shut down completely. This took the pre-COVID unemployment rate that had been hovering

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Clarke Schools Taking Proactive Tech Measures for Potential Return to Virtual Learning

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In the November 17th school board meeting, Clarke Community Schools passed a proposal for the acquisition of additional technology for students in the district who may not have sufficient internet access. This action was taken as a preparatory measure in the case of increased COVID-19 rates and

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