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Stream Osceola’s City Council Meetings Live from Your Home Computer

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Osceola City Council and local officials have been working on implementing the technology needed for the streaming of City Council meetings through the City’s Web site for over a year. With the assistance of Terry Taylor and his team from Communications Solutions, a camera with audio support

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Clarke Student Cyber Warriors Attack Future Opportunities in Tech Security

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In a world dominated by technology, Clarke students are leading the information curve through a new competition program that focuses on global cyber security. Through the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program, Clarke Schools is entering their second year of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The CyberPatriot

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Urgent Route Driver Shortage Signals Call on Community for Help

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Already short on bus route drivers, Clarke Community Schools is looking to district family members and the community for help. With last school year’s shortage of qualified drivers rolling into the 2018/19 school year, staff and administrators worked diligently to cover or combine yellow bus routes to

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Second Annual Shop With a Cop Ready or Your Nominations

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For the second consecutive year, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Osceola Police Department to sponsor the Shop With a Cop program. This program may be new to Clarke County, but it has been taking place across the country for close to twenty years.

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Osceola & CCDC Work With Developers to Meet Growing Housing Demand

Osceola has heard the call for affordable, available housing options. The City of Osceola has partnered with Clarke County Development Corporation to meet the needs of the growing Clarke County community. Join Kading Properties at a ribbon cutting event to unveil the brand-new houses available in the

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Osceola’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. Digs Into Tornado Safety

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Osceola, Iowa’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. took steps last week to address the risks surrounding dangerous weather – specifically tornado incidents like those seen in Pella and the Vermeer plant recently. With over two dozen employees housed in a steel-frame building, along with tons of manufacturing equipment, you

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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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