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Osceola Is On The Right Trail

Osceola is on the right trail… The City of Osceola has taken big leaps in the last few years to improve recreational opportunities for the community. One of the most notable changes to the landscape has been the increase in the number of walking trails.  The trails

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Dog Park Coming to Osceola

(OSCEOLA, IA – December 1, 2021) The City of Osceola is excited about a new park coming to town…a dog park. The dog park is under construction. It will be located at 801 E McLane Street and will eventually have a connection to the East Lake Trail.

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Changes for the Clarke County Fairgrounds Events Center Property

(OSCEOLA, IA – November 15, 2021) The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is hard at work on one of its goals…to help make Clarke County a great place to live, work and play. Improvements to community facilities is one way CCDC works towards this goal. Recently, during

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You Just Can’t Ignore Osceola, Iowa

(OSCEOLA, IA – NOVEMBER 9, 2021) It’s well known that rural Iowa takes the brunt of many economic downturns. From business closures due to staff shortages to unpredictable battles like a pandemic, rural areas seem to suffer worse than their metro counterparts. Over the past decade, though,

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Clarke County Hospital Welcomes Pulmonologist

Clarke County Hospital Welcomes Pulmonologist Pulmonologist Megan Ng (ARNP) began providing services to Clarke County patients in October 2021. Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. Megan is certified by the Iowa Board of Nursing and is an advanced Registered Nurse

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New Training Center Proposed for Osceola

Local businesses and manufacturing companies have spoken. Workforce development is needed to meet their growing needs. As more skilled employees are needed, additional workforce needs have come to the surface. Clarke County Development (CCDC), in collaboration with Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG), Southwestern Community College (SWCC)

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CCRC Takes Critical Steps for Reservoir Project Completion

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Over the last several months, the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) has taken several additional actions in implementing a new water supply reservoir.  The Commission entered into an agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that could lead to significant federal funding for construction, took

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Clarke Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

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Clarke Community High School senior John Reynoldson has been named a National Merit semifinalist. Reynoldson, son of Robert and Elisabeth Reynoldson of Osceola, is one of the 16,000 semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. According to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship

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Clarke County Hospital Offers Free Well Woman Exams

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Utilizing funding awarded to the Hospital by Bras for the Cause, Clarke County Hospital is offering free Well Woman Exams.  The exam includes: 3D Mammogram Screening and Image Reading Cervical Screening Lab Screening All women who would like to take advantage of this free service must mention

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Clarke County Hospital Schedules COVID-19 PFIZER Vaccine Booster Update

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Following the CDC’s recent recommendation on the PFIZER vaccine COVID-19 booster shots, Clarke County Hospital has scheduled a PFIZER vaccine booster dose clinic on Thursday, October 14, 2021.  Booster dose recipients must have received the PFIZER primary series (2 doses) vaccination and fit in one of the

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Unique Post-Pandemic Options Develop for Osceola Building Incentive Program

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When announced in the fall of 2016, the Osceola Building Incentive Program showed great promise. Unfortunately, with materials and equipment costs skyrocketing through the pandemic, new development has slowed, even shutting down many planned projects. New homeowners and developers needed a solution for building that would not

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Clarke Community Schools ‘We’re Back!’

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Students and staff at Clarke Schools are past the doldrums that come with the end of summer and are settling into a familiar routine. As a sense of normalcy descends, faculty and kids alike are back to being excited about what they’re doing and are looking forward

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Osceola Fire Dept. Awarded Grant for New State of the Art Training Trailer

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Osceola Fire Department has been awarded a FEMA grant for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Fire Prevention and Safety. This grant provides a 34ft state of the art fire safety training trailer. This training trailer contains multiple scenario options that match the most common threats in our community

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2020 Census Numbers Show Strong Local Growth and More Opportunity

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The 2020 Census numbers are in and, on the surface, the results for the nation seem to be right on line with expectations. Metropolitan populations outgrew rural areas. The Midwest and central U.S. saw a slight decline in population compared to the coasts. And the average age

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Clarke Kicks off New Year with Refreshed Vision

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Dr. Al Dykens, Clarke Community School district’s new Superintendent, has a vision. As he prepares for his first year with the district, he has been spending much of his time working with Clarke team members, students, and community members to create a culture of pride in Clarke

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