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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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As Waiting Lists Grow, The Village Looks For More Team Members

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Clarke County parents and local businesses are in a bind. With school starting in just days and the workforce transitioning away from working-at-home, waiting lists for quality daycare services are growing and becoming a concern for everyone. The Village Early Childhood Center in Osceola is doubly concerned.

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Join Clarke Schools and Community Partners for Back to School Wellness Fair

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Clarke Schools will hold their 3rd annual Back to School Wellness Fair this Thursday, August 12, from 4-7pm in the Clarke Elementary Gym. This event is an opportunity for students and their families to learn about resources and services available, ranging from dental, vision, and hearing screenings

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JOB ALERT! Numerous Employment Opportunities at Miller Products Company

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With manufacturing companies implementing “Back-to-work” strategies and production departments evaluating current inventory and supplies, the increased demand for stock parts as well as custom CNC and Swiss CNC parts continues to increase. While that’s fantastic news for the Miller team, it also means additional staffers are needed

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Clarke Area Arts Council Surveys Future of Warrior Osceola

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Standing watch over the city of Osceola off Highway 34, is the statue of Warrior Osceola, the city’s namesake and icon of pride for generations. As with many outdoor art installations, Warrior Osceola is starting to show the wear of decades out in the elements. As a

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Employment Opportunities Abound as Lakeside Looks for Quality Security Team Members

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Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel and Casino in Osceola, Iowa is in the process of restaffing their security team in an effort to meet the demand of returning patrons as well as new and upcoming renovation projects kicked off by management in June. Their primary focus is on

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Come Play In The Spray At Public Safety Night

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Osceola and surrounding communities are invited to don their swim wear and come out for Public Safety Night with OFD Splash Zone for Kids on July 29th. This week’s Thursday Night in the Park is an opportunity for the community to talk mental health with Clarke County

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New East Union & Murray Superintendent Announced

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The East Union and Murray School Boards recently hosted three finalists for the shared superintendent position. The formal interviews included mixed interview teams from Murray and East Union, tours of both districts and a school board interview. Based on a review of all the feedback provided to

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Paul Mueller Company Announces Wage Increases Affecting Hundreds of Coworkers

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Springfield, MO. – In response to a comprehensive wage market analysis, Paul Mueller Company has implemented a significant wage increase for a large number of hourly coworkers in the United States. Effective June 28, 2021, a pay increase of up to $2.20 an hour went in to

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Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel Casino Assures Old Glory Fills the Skies Once Again

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(OSCEOLA, IA – JULY 2, 2021) Just in time for Independence Day, the team at Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola, Iowa set out to repair their damaged flagpole – once, a truly patriotic landmark for the south central Iowa community. With a lot of hard work, some

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New Clarke Superintendent Prepares to Spark Culture of Community Pride

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The Clarke Community School District welcomes Dr. Alan Dykens as the incoming Superintendent on July 1st, filling the role vacated by the retirement of Steve Seid. Dr. Dykens comes to Clarke Schools after five successful years as PK-12 Principal of Lamoni Community Schools. Building pride in education

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Meet the City of Osceola’s Summer Intern & Future Trailblazer, Sophia Hicks.

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Amidst ACT tests, summer volleyball, and work at The Junction Creamery, Clarke senior Sophia Hicks is gathering some practical experience this summer as the latest intern for the City of Osceola. Sophia and her family moved to Osceola when she was in the third grade. Over the

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Upgrades to Emergency Notification System Benefit Residents of Clarke County

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Upgrades to Iowa’s emergency notification system, Alert Iowa, are making it easier for residents of Clarke County to sign up and receive alerts about severe weather and other emergencies. Alert Iowa is a statewide emergency notification system the county uses to send alerts to residents. Improvements to

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