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Groundbreaking Event Scheduled for Osceola’s ORBIT Education Center

Osceola's ORBIT Education Center Groundbreaking invitation

The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is holding a groundbreaking celebration for the new ORBIT Education and Training Center on March 8th. The community is invited to join in the event and celebrate with local businesses and officials to kick-off the next phase of construction.

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Video Update: Comparison of Water Levels in Osceola’s West Lake

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Over the recent “Nice weather break,” Osceola Water Works sent up a drone to get a “bird’s-eye view” of the water levels at West Lake. The visual level comparisons from late fall are something to see.

With little precipitation in the forecast, the officials are asking everyone to recommit themselves to water conservation and be vigilant about every gallon of water used.

Click through to watch the video and get the latest updates on efforts to help the community through this water crisis…

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Clarke County Hospital Launches New Program aimed at Optimizing Pain Management and Reducing Opioid Use

Clarke County Hospital (CCH) is proud to announce participation in the Billion Pill Pledge program, launched in conjunction with Goldfinch Health. Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird led a panel discussion at CCH, where she was joined by representatives from Goldfinch Health and Clarke County Hospital to make the announcement.

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CCDC Opens Search for New Executive Director

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The CCDC board has been in full swing to find a replacement for Bill Trickey, who’d been at the Development Corporation for 18-years. The open Executive Director position job description and application have officially been posted.

For those interested and more information, click through to read more…

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Clarke Looks to School’s Community for Elementary Leadership Feedback

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Clarke Community Schools is looking to their Elementary school community for input on the next Principal for the building. District administrators, teachers, elementary students and families have been asked for insights for what they’d like to see in the next Elementary School Principal.

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Bill Trickey Closes Out Long Career with CCDC

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After more than 18-years with the Clarke County Development Corporation, Bill Trickey is bidding farewell. His tenure saw an impressive collection of development successes including additions and improvements to local trail systems, new workforce housing, stronger connections with schools, students, and manufacturers as well as building and planning for the future of the region.

Click through to the latest feature to read more about Trickey’s time with the CCDC as well as his plans after …

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Osceola Water Works – Breaking Down Your Osceola Utility Bill

After recent conversations the team at Osceola Water Works had some of their customers, there was the realization that there is still some confusion on the breakout of the utility bill they administer. While the bill customers receive includes fees for Water, Sewage, and Garbage, rates and management for the water portion is the sole responsibility of the Osceola Water Works. Any other utility rates and/or service management fees are controlled through the City of Osceola.

To help, they’ve provided a more detailed breakout with additional information on the Osceola utility bill…

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Home Repair Grant Opportunities Available for Clarke County Residents

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SICOG shared a wonderful opportunity that could impact homeowners across Clarke County. The Iowa Finance Authority’s Home Repair Pilot Program is offering grants for homeowners who may be struggling to keep their homes up due to income disparity or disability. With grant sums up to $35,000, this could be a real game changer for many of our neighbors.

Click through to the latest feature to read more about the grant program and download eligibility information…

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A Positive Conservation Outlook, as Data Shows Lake Levels Holding Steady

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Osceola Water Works and City Officials are sharing a positive outlook at trending lake levels in Osceola’s West Lake. With seasonal usage down and steady conservation commitment from the community and local businesses, engineering data, physical water level measurements in West Lake and more show levels stabilizing.

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Funding Helps Clarke Facilitate Much-Needed HVAC Updates and More

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Clarke Elementary, Middle, and High school buildings have seen a flurry of renovations over the past year. With the assistance of Federal ESSER grant funds, building HVAC systems and other projects have seen a considerable overhaul.

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Community Businesses and Leadership Gather for a Galloping Good Time

At the OCMS / CCDC Annual Dinner Friday night, there was plenty of celebration adding up to a “Galloping Good Time!” 😉

With area businesses, community members and local leadership coming together to celebrate the past year’s achievements and offer awards and recognition to those who made a significant impact to the community, the evening was full of warmth and joy (even with negative temperatures outside).

Click through to check out the latest feature to see a slew of photos, some video and more on the 2024 OCMS/CCDC Annual Dinner!

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Fletcher Honored With 75th Annual Community Service Award

Friday night was an evening of celebration at the OCMS and CCDC Annual Dinner. One celebration that stood out was the 75th Annual Community Service Award that went to Mr. Duayne Fletcher from Osceola, Iowa. With heart-felt nominations from the community and his family, a humble Mr. Fletcher received Friday Night’s award.

Click through to the most recent update to read about Duayne and his award-winning dedication to the community…

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Osceola’s Miller Products Company Kicks off New Year under New Ownership

Osceola's Miller Products Company under new ownership.

Since moving to Osceola in 1964, Miller Products Company has been an integral part of the local manufacturing community. As they ring in a new year, the Miller team also celebrates new ownership with Kerry Richardson taking the helm.

Join us in celebrating with Miller Products and congratulating Kerry on his new role in Osceola!

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Development Corporation Tops 2023 Goals – Looks Forward to 2024

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In 2023, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) saw many long-term projects come to fruition. Additional workforce housing and amenities were topped the list.

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Clarke County Hospital Encourages Community-wide CHNA Survey Participation

Clarke County Health Needs Assessment

Clarke County Hospital continues to promote the importance of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Survey to the citizens of Clarke County, Iowa. The information gathered through this survey will help health and safety organizations develop strategies and programming for the entire county.

Click through to the latest update to learn more about the assessment and to get started on your feedback today…

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