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CERT: Looking for Emergency Services Support – 8/21/17

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Are you prepared for an emergency that would affect our entire community? The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency is looking for those special volunteers to receive certification for a Community Emergency Response Team. In 95% of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance

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Osceola’s Safe Routes Program Continues to Grow

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As we look at the start date for school creeping ever-closer, we’re pleased to report that Osceola’s Safe Routes to School program — the sidewalk improvement initiative launched in 2015 by Clarke Community Schools, Clarke County Hospital, The City, and Clarke County Development Corporation — received a

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Do I Need a Permit to Build in Clarke County, Iowa?

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The answer may be yes. The Clarke County Board of Supervisors adopted an updated version of the zoning ordinance. One of the most common responses I get is “I didn’t know the County had zoning”. The previous version was adopted in 1994. It had several amendments to

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Osceola’s Free Land Incentive Program Continues to Break New Ground

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Clarke County Development Corporation’s (CCDC) Free Land Incentive program continues to entice developers and individuals to help grow the city of Osceola. And through some recent discussions with local banks, there is even more benefit available to those looking to build a future in the area. Four

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Clarke Community Schools Takes Registration Online

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Can you believe we’re talking registration for school already? We just celebrated the 4th of July and poof, classes will be starting in just a few weeks. Well, ready or not, Clarke Community Schools has been doing some work behind the scenes to get ready for you.

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Osceola Wastewater Plant Updates Show Innovative Growth and Future Savings

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The city of Osceola is well on its way to meeting new Federal Clean Water regulations with renovation plans for the Osceola wastewater plant. Plans for the future plant show great potential for self-sustainability through methane conversion options not available in similar sized communities. In 2015, the

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Healthy Clarke County Challenge Kicks Off During Community Summer Events

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As part of a commitment to our community, Clarke County Hospital, along with Clarke County Public Health and the Clarke County Development Corporation are launching a yearlong community health and wellness challenge beginning this summer! The overall goal of this challenge is to encourage a healthier lifestyle

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4th of July Activities – 2017 Blast from the Past

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It’s well known that Osceola has one of the Iowa’s best Independence Day celebrations — FOR GOOD REASON! With a huge parade, family activities on the square, Fun Runs, live music, and more, it’s the community activities that take place around the 4th of July that really

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Website Connects Osceola Job Seekers to Employment Opportunities

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Searching for jobs in Osceola, Iowa is easy. While traditional jobs, job boards, and newspaper listings show you an occasional handful of opportunities, the Web site, OsceolaIowaJobs.com, allows job seekers to post their employment information – resumes, education information, job history, salary requirements, and more – anonymously

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New Food & Clothing Pantry Assists Clarke Students in Need

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For some students, extensive course offerings, extra-curricular choices and pre-employment training opportunities just aren’t enough to reach school success. Outside circumstances that weigh on a student’s mind can have a detrimental effect on his or her education. Brad Lampe, the Instructional Coach for Clarke Schools, heard from

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CCSB’s Nicole Jacobson Achieves Certificate From Iowa School of Banking

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Nicole Jacobson of Clarke County State Bank in Osceola successfully completed training and certification courses for the 2017 Iowa School of Banking held June 4-9, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville. The one-week, two-year school, offered by the Iowa Bankers Association, provides a challenging, educational experience

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Monday Nights Mean Fern Underwood Free Swim Night

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Summer in Osceola means a lot of things – baseball games, fair time, fishing, camping, and family fun. But to the kids and families of Osceola, Monday nights in the summer offer up a chance to swim and play at one of the area’s finest aquatic centers

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Osceola Growth Depends on the Clarke County Reservoir Project

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In an effort to grow the city of Osceola and to draw more businesses and residents to Clarke County, the need for a safe, secure and sufficient water supply to sustain the area well into the future has become evident. With the current water supply, Osceola isn’t

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Kick Off Iowa’s Future at a Hometown Celebration for Kim Reynolds

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Thursday the 25th will be a landmark day for Clarke County and the City of Osceola. With great fanfare The Clarke County Fairgrounds will be a-buzz with activities honoring their favorite daughter, Kim Reynolds, celebrating her historic appointment as the first female Governor of the State of

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Saylor Realty to Celebrate 40 Years of Serving Osceola

Saylor Realty has been proudly serving Clarke County and surrounding areas for over 40 years and they want to share this milestone with you! Join Helen Saylor-Kimes and the whole Saylor Realty team for an Open House at 320 West McLane in Osceola Friday, May 19th, from 3-6

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