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Get Your Business Back on Track With SBA and PPSI

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Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) for several educational opportunities being held throughout the U.S. to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track. This is part of an effort to ensure that American small

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Choking Response Devices Delivered to Clarke County

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(Clarke County, Iowa) — 51 LifeVac choking devices have been purchased via a grant from the E.F. & Silvia Schildberg Foundation and a donation by LifeVac LLC. Emergency Management will begin distributing the devices throughout the County. The LifeVac is a non-powered, non-invasive, single-use only airway clearance

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Salford Bids a Fond Farewell to Mike Wuthrich

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(OSCEOLA, IA – MAY 26, 2021) After more than 17 years (3 with MacLander Trailers), Mike Wuthrich is hanging up his manufacturing hat at Salford and preparing to spend time relaxing in retirement. Having started his tenure with MacLander in 2004, Mike worked tirelessly through company growth

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SWCC To Hold July SolidWorks Training at Osceola Campus

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) continuing education department will be offering a SolidWorks Training in July at the SWCC Osceola Center. This 32-hour hands-on training will meet from 8 am – noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting July 12 through July 28. This training will be good

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Clarke Industrial Arts Finishes Year with Annual Welding Event

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Since 2018, the Clarke Schools’ Industrial Arts class, led by instructor Dave Lyden, has come together at the end of each year to showcase student achievements in an annual welding event. In partnership with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) and the Clarke Industrial Technology Advisory Board,

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Ready to Run? The Firecracker 5K Fun Run is Back!

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The annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K Fun Run is back! Organizers at Clarke County Hospital are in the heat of getting participant sign-ups and coordinating to make it a spectacular addition to this years’ 4th of July events. Interested participants are encouraged to register early so

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Residential Knox Box options for Osceola Fire District

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Press Release from Osceola Fire Department Osceola, Iowa – Osceola Fire Department adds residential Knox Box as options to homeowners. The Knox HomeBox™ is a secure key box for individual residences that can only be opened with one of 2 keys. These keys are secured in mounted

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Osceola Breaking Ground to Meet Increasing Workforce Housing Demand

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In a move to meet the demand for quality, affordable housing in Osceola, the City Council recently approved plans for the development of a new apartment complex on the South side of the city. The City worked closely with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), builders, local

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Clarke County Hospital Announces 2021 Daisy Award Winner, Vicki Lande!

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Created in 1999, nurses are nominated for the Daisy Award by anyone in the organization – patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians, and staff – anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse. The 2021 CCH Daisy Award was presented

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Grassley’s Annual Tour Stops at Osceola’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc.

Iowa’s Senior Senator, Chuck Grassley, took time out of his busy schedule in Washington DC to visit the team from SIMCO Drilling Equipment in Osceola, Iowa. As part of his annual 99 County Tour, a tradition of his 41 years in office, Grassley and his team stopped

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Mayberry’s: Making Family Memories for Mother’s Day

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Mayberry’s Coffee House and Eatery, located on the south side of the Osceola square, has become a staple for locals and visitors alike. When looking for tasty, homemade goodness along with coffee or specialty drinks and smoothies, there’s no other place in south central Iowa as unique

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Tough Decision-Making: Insights from the Clarke Schools’ Superintendent Hiring Process

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In a recent announcement from the Clarke Community School Board, the decision was made to hire Dr. Alan Dykens, currently the Pre-K – 12 Principal at Lamoni Schools, as the new superintendent for the district. While many outside the halls of Clarke Community Schools were unaware of

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Lampe Announces Retirement After Long Career With Clarke Schools

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Brad Lampe, long-time Clarke High School Band Director who has performed as an Instructional Coach for the district for the past five years, will take retirement from Clarke Schools at the end of the 2020 – 21 school year. Coming to Clarke Schools in 1987 as the

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Osceola Foods Job Fair – This Saturday, May 8

The team at Osceola Foods continues to grow. With the Osceola facility adding even more jobs, the HR Department is offering incentives for new hires and referrals for numerous positions. This is a great opportunity for a great paying job at a local manufacturer with very competitive

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Clarke County Manufacturing Jobs Surplus Means Big Opportunity

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It’s been a year since Clarke County was hit by the COVID-19 crisis and local manufacturers had to creatively manage their workforce assets. In April of 2020, the county’s unemployment rate jumped from 3.4% to 11.8%, and more than 100,000 workers across the state were displaced, laid

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