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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Lakeside Casino and OCMS Join to Bring ‘Holiday Giving Trees’ to Osceola

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The management team at Lakeside Hotel & Casino in Osceola, Iowa could sense the need for a little extra holiday cheer in their community this year. So, they placed a quick call to Ashleigh Eckels, Executive Director at Osceola Chamber Main Street to discuss a festive idea

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Shop with a Cop Focused on Giving and Overcoming COVID Challenges

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Since 2016, the Shop with a Cop program has been bringing the community together to help those who may need a little support through the holiday season and to build relationships with local law enforcement. This year, the Clarke County Sheriff’s office, along with the Osceola Police

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Osceola’s New Trail System Connector Ties Safe Routes to Family Fun

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Bringing easy access to local parks and playgrounds along with safely connecting Clarke Community school campuses within the city, Osceola’s recreational trail system continues to flourish. With unanimous approval in a recent school board meeting, another crucial section of the trails system was given the green light

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Clarke Elementary Calling On Community for Playground Fundraising Help

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The Clarke Elementary School lower elementary playground allows the preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students a much-needed break during the school day. Unfortunately, the playground hasn’t been updated since 1995 and is in need of developmental and safety upgrades. That’s why the administration and a committee of

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Osceola Water Works Researching Plans for Improved Water Quality

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It seems to be an annual occurrence. As soon as the heat of late summer hits, surface water sources around the midwest become victims of algae blooms, causing treatment challenges for municipalities and water departments and giving citizens concern for their water quality. In Osceola’s West Lake,

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