$718,600 CCDC Grant Kicks off Initial Development of Osceola’s Effluent Pipeline

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In May’s CCDC Board meeting, the City made the request to kick off the first phase of the Effluent Recirculated Water pipeline to pull water from the new Osceola Wastewater Treatment Plant to other parts of the city. This will help lower the burden on West Lake’s raw water supply. With a grant of more than $700K, the CCDC was able to get this “First in the State” venture started and help fund the project.

Click on the latest feature to read how what this grant means for the future of Osceola’s water and the ongoing pursuit of a sustainable water supply for the community…

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Miller Partners with Clarke Industrial Tech Students to Celebrate History

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Miller Products, Co., recently under new ownership, has been reflecting on their 8+ decade history and the relationships they’ve made and built along the way. As part of the Clarke County Industrial Tech Advisory Board, they had the help of Clarke Community Schools’ industrial tech students in the fabrication of some very unique signs to help commemorate their impressive history

Take a look at our latest feature and see what these talented students and the Miller team created…

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Recent Rains Ease Drought Concerns, But Water Works Encourages Continued Conservation

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With the recent rains, the relief felt at the May 9th Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees meeting was palpable. With a jump in lake levels of more than 3.75 feet, the board unanimously decided to exit Section 3 – Water Emergency of the Osceola Water Works Conservation Ordinance and enter into Section 2 – Water Warning. 

Click through to the latest update from the Osceola Water Works team and learn more about what Section 2 – Water Warning means to you and your water use…

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Clean-Up Week — City Strongly Encourages Community-Wide Participation

With city-wide Spring Clean-Up taking place this week, city officials wanted to make sure the public was updated on the event details as well as additional information about recent city nuisance ordinance updates made in the May 7th city council meeting.

Click on the latest feature to read how you can participate in the clean-up event and learn about the nuisance mitigation efforts by the city …

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Eight Additional Counties Impacted by Recent Severe Weather

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In a recent Disaster Proclamation, Iowa Governor Reynolds included Clarke County in a list of 8 hard hit counties, allowing resources to be made available for those impacted by recent storms. These funds will be provided through the The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 per household based on property and income levels. The funds can go toward recovery from damage caused by recent storms.

Click through to the announcement to read more and access a link to the grant application…

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Clarke Community Schools Adopts Dual Language Program

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Clarke Community Schools will be implementing an adjustment for language acquisition for elementary students starting with the 2024-25 school year. With 54-56% of the district being Spanish-speaking, the administration is working to help those students as well as open more opportunities for native English-speaking students. The program will be open to all students through a drawing held from all interested applicants.

Click through to learn more about the program as well as an informational meeting (and downloadable PDF). The event is being held this Thursday in the elementary cafeteria…

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SPECIAL SBDC – Iowa EVENT: How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup

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Jamie David, Regional Director at the SBDC – Iowa out of Creston shared the following information:
Have a small business or start-up? You need to attend the “How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup” EVENT

The event is this week and, even with the short notice, it should be an exciting program for those interested in growing and developing better business practices for their own business or startup.

Click through to read the details and register today!

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Osceola, Iowa’s Housing Boom: Working to Meet All Levels of Housing Needs

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Osceola is experiencing a boom in housing development. From the latest foundations being poured through the Osceola Building Incentive Program, to workforce housing efforts and more, by the end of the year, Osceola will be looking at more than 160 new front doors and new opportunities for growth across the community.

To learn more about the latest developments and what’s coming on the market over the coming months, check out the latest feature…

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Special Osceola Water Works Bottled Water Giveaway – May 7th

On May 7th, 2024, in two public events, the Osceola Water Works’ team will be handing cases of bottled water to the community. This is in response to a generous donation received to help with the ongoing water conservation efforts throughout the community.

Check out the latest feature and the details surrounding the distribution of more than 36,000 bottles of water and the donation that helps support their customers…

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Clarke County Community Gardens Kick off Spring and New Membership Drive

Clarke County Community Gardens is looking to grow their membership (see what we did there? 🙂 ) … After more than 20 years, the members of the Clarke County Community Gardens continue to offer gardening plots and supportive, collaborative spaces for green-thumbs of all kinds. With regional drought conditions looming, they say community efforts and collaboration are a welcome invitation to those who love gardening while looking to conserve water at home. 

Click through to the latest for more information about the organization and how to apply for membership…

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Clarke County Historical Museum Grand Opening – May 5th

The Clarke Co. Historical Society is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the Clarke Co. Historical Museum on Sunday, May 5th from 1-5 pm! Click the image to view/download the promotional information. After receiving an outpouring of support from the local community, CCDC, OCMS, and many

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Clarke Community Schools Opens Preschool Interest Survey for 2024-25 School Year

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The Clarke Community Schools Preschool Interest Survey will help guide some of the policies and procedures for the upcoming school year and assist administrators and teachers in developing plans for a fulfilling and rewarding preschool experience for your child.

Please click through or share this with family members and friends who may have preschool-aged children…

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Clarke Community Schools Hosts Bike Rodeo

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Spring is in full swing and the weather just keeps getting better! That means fun on Osceola’s trails and families and children out on their bikes.

With that in mind, Clarke Community Schools is hosting a Bike Rodeo for all families to learn about bike safety, proper cycling safety equipment and more!

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Clarke County Organizations Partner to Offer Rain Barrel Workshop for Local Community Members

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Water and conservation have been hot topics across Iowa over the recent months. To help the Clarke County and Osceola community up their water conservation efforts, Clark County Hospital, along with Clarke County Conservation and Clarke County Extension put on a Rain Barrel Workshop to help concerned citizens learn how to recycle rain water …

Check out the latest release and video with tips on constructing your own rain barrel system… it also has a discount offer for rain barrel supplies!

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Osceola Water Board Approves Plans for the Future of Osceola’s Water Supply

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For more than 18-months, the Osceola Water Works team has been evaluating and researching the most impactful ways to supplement Osceola’s water supply and increase access to other raw water sources to serve the community. In Thursday’s monthly water board meeting, a plan was presented and approved with three focused stages, including estimated timelines and costs for the future of water in Osceola and Clarke County.

Check out the latest feature for more details on the plans for water within the community and surrounding areas…

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