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Free Land & Incentives for Builders Looking to Develop in Osceola, Iowa

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As part of a new housing development initiative, Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects as well as reimbursements on interest for construction loans for a 12-month period. The CCDC launched the Zero-Cost

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Clarke Superintendent Presents at Education Conference in China

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Steve Seid, Superintendent of Clarke Community Schools, recently had the great opportunity to present at the 2nd Annual Conference of Global K-12 Education Research Association held in Shijiazhuang, China. The education conference, focusing on Global Literacy, was held at the Shijiazhuang Foreign Language School, a private school of

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Late Algae Bloom Hits Osceola Water Works

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West Lake, which supplies water to the city of Osceola, is experiencing late season algae issues, requiring increased treatment and causing a change in the treatment needs of the city’s drinking water. Osceola Water Works crews detected a large algae bloom in West Lake on November 7,

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We’re Checking “The Pulse” of Clarke County

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Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is constantly striving to build a better place for the citizens they serve. Whether it’s finding industry to support the community or helping bring healthier and safer recreation solutions for local families, the CCDC wants the very best for the community. That’s

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Clarke County Hospital Unveils New Emergency Department

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As part of Clarke County Hospital’s recent renovations, those needing emergency services are now able to utilize the newly remodeled emergency department. The new department, with updated space and technology to better serve the community, is located just north of the original space on the hospital grounds.

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Clarke Schools’ Career Academy Focuses on Student Preparedness & Future Success

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The Clarke Community School district plans to make its highly-anticipated Career Academy available to students at the beginning of the 2017 school year. The program will provide students with hands-on experience in careers of interest and will allow students to focus their areas of study toward a

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Osceola Volunteer Fire Department to Acquire New Engine

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The Osceola Volunteer Fire Department (OVFD) is excited to be getting an updated fire engine to continue providing Osceola and surrounding areas with outstanding fire and emergency service. After a grueling search that began in 2014, the OVFD will be getting a new fire engine in mid to late

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Public Hearing on Clarke County Reservoir Wednesday, October 26th

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The Clarke County Reservoir Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30p.m at the Clarke County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to the open hearing to learn more about the project and its goals for serving Clarke County and the surrounding communities. According

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Don’t Just Talk the Talk – It’s Time to Walk the Block!

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Osceola sidewalks and walkways need some TLC, but we can’t do it without YOU! It’s time to Walk the Block! At the September 6th Osceola City Council meeting, a new program called “Walk the Block” that will benefit Osceola and all of its residents was approved. When

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2016 Clarke County Election Candidate Forum

Monday, October 17th, you’re invited to the Clarke County Election Candidate Forum held at the Lyric Theater in Osceola, Iowa. Starting at 4:00pm with a 15 minute “Meet-n-Greet” the forum will cover questions and answers from candidates for the following positions (listed with all candidates): Supervisor District II:

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Clarke Superintendent to Speak at Education Conference in China

Steve Seid, Clarke Community Schools Superintendent

Clarke Community Schools Superintendent Steve Seid has been invited to speak at a global education conference in Shijiazhuang, China in October. Steve Seid, Superintendent of Clarke Schools, and Carol Seid, the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources for the West Des Moines School District, have both been invited to

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NOTICE: Water Works Annual Treatment Change

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Starting in October, Osceola Water Works will begin transitioning to winter maintenance and will be making a change in the treatment process. Residents may notice a difference, but will have no cause for concern. In early October, the water works department will begin the annual fire hydrant

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Osceola City Council Approves Special Vote for November

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At the September 6 Osceola City Council meeting, a petition was passed approving a special vote to change the term length of the position of mayor. At the City Council meeting held on September 6, a petition was presented to the Council asking for a special vote to change the

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Support The Village And Get A Shirt!

Osceola’s early childhood center, The Village, needs YOUR help! The staff at The Village work tirelessly to ensure your children get the very best start in life, providing fun and educational opportunities, nutritious snacks and meals, and a safe environment to learn and play with others. Help them continue

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