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Don’t Miss Clarke FAMILY NIGHT Tuesday, November 13th

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Since the start of the 2018-19 school year, Clarke School District has been hosting Family Nights for Clarke Students and their families. On the second Tuesday of each month organizers work to provide an evening where families can come together at the school to join in community,

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Agreement on Gas Line Extension Means Boost In Business Development Potential

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This fall has seen a lot of progress for the City of Osceola. The city has seen successful, city-wide events like Wine Walk and Trunk-or-Treat as well as community and quality-of-life improvements like the trail additions at East Lake Park. One significant change, approved by City Council

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Clarke’s Industrial Arts Sparks Brilliance in First Annual Welding Competition

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While the Clarke School District schedule called for a day off for students and teachers on Friday, over two dozen dedicated Industrial Arts students, their instructor, Mr. Lyden, local manufacturing mentors, and other professionals gathered early at Clarke’s Industrial Arts department doors to kick off the final

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Drone Tech For Clarke County Increases Safety and Response Benefits

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Clarke County Emergency Management has filled a technology gap in Southern Iowa with the acquisition of a new, high-tech drone, and now has an efficient, safe tool for a variety of emergency situations. In the fall of 2017, Stephens State Forest was the scene of a search-and-rescue

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Clarke Middle School Named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education

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Leadership and Life Skills at Clarke Middle School Inspire Young Students to Become 21st Century Leaders with the Leader in Me Process Clarke Middle School announced today the school has been certified and named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education. This recognition is

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Are You Ready for the 2018 Nonprofit Community Forum?

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Each fall the Clarke County Development Corporation puts together and hosts a Nonprofit Community Forum for local groups to network, share their successes and put forth their plans for the upcoming year. At the event, local nonprofits and community organizations are invited to present their greatest success

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The Village Improvements Continue to Create Opportunities for South Central Iowa Families

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The Village, Osceola’s community preschool and childcare center, continues to work on improvements to provide the best opportunities for south central Iowa and Clarke County children and their families. In 2018, The Village with the support from Clarke County Development Corporation, Clarke County, and the City of

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Don’t Miss Manufacturer’s Day 2018!

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In recognition of October’s Manufacturer’s Month, businesses from Osceola and south-central Iowa will be taking part in a unique event focused on local and regional manufacturing employment opportunities. Osceola and south-central Iowa is a hotbed for manufacturing jobs. Skilled employees are a premium to employers like Salford,

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Clarke Industrial Arts Advisory Board to Hold First Annual Welding Art Sculpture Event

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In cooperation with Clarke County Development Corporation, local manufacturers will be working with Clarke Industrial Arts students to create works of art for the first annual Welding Art Sculpture Event. Starting October 5, teams of 2-3 students will begin meeting with a welding mentor from one of

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Come Cheer on Clarke Football at Homecoming on Their New Home Field

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It’s homecoming week for Clarke Community Schools and everyone is invited to cheer on the Indians this Friday as they face Saydel on the new home field. Check out some of the latest images of the new turf and where the Homecoming Game will be held this

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New Clarke Schools App Brings Activities and Academics Together

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In a world always on the go, Clarke Schools is streamlining communications for the Clarke students, parents, teachers, and the community. Today, we use smartphones for nearly everything. Studies have shown this “on-the-go” society rarely sit down to get their news and updates from a desktop computer

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Eckels takes over as new OCMS Executive Director

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Osceola Chamber Main Street has been in search of a new director over the summer and has recently hired Ashleigh Eckels for the job. Eckels, 27, is from Murray and an ISU graduate. She has a degree in event management, which is a great background for her

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Reservation Systems Updated, Clarke Co. Bike Share Program Rolls On

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After what seemed like weeks of updates to the reservation application and its integration, Clarke County Public Health is happy to announce the Clarke County bike share program, located on the east side of the Clarke County Courthouse, is set up and ready to roll. There’s plenty of

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Manufacturing Feature – Osceola’s SIMCO Reaches Worldwide

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For more than 45 years, SIMCO Drilling Equipment has been designing and manufacturing top of the line hydraulic drill rigs in the heart of Clarke County. Founder Thayne Croston was born in Hazard, Nebraska in 1917. He owned and operated Metalcraft Engineering in Lincoln Nebraska, manufacturing metal

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Clarke Schools Introduces New Staff Focused on Student Support

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Clarke Schools has been working hard to support their students and to provide them with the tools they need to be successful long after they have left the district. To that end, the school district has filled two positions that will focus on identifying and meeting students’

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