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Clarke County Fairgrounds To Be Stop on ISU’s PrISUm Solar Car Iowa Tour

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As Iowa State University’s “#SunRun18” embarks on their 99-county tour showcasing Penumbra, “the world’s first practical Solar Utility Vehicle,” Clarke County Fairgrounds will be a special stop Monday afternoon focused on celebrating local manufacturing, advanced power innovations, and tech education. The event is hosted by Alec Osceola,

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Manufacturing Feature: Altec Osceola Continues to Build a Better Future

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The Altec Osceola body plant has experienced tremendous growth in the five years it has been operating in Southern Iowa and is looking for the right candidates to join their exceptional team. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL since 1929, Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for

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Osceola Summer Activities Start With Fern’s Free Swim Mondays!

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School is out, the temperatures are rising, and summer is in full swing! Summer in Osceola brings a lot of fun to the city, including baseball games, fair time, fishing, camping, and family fun. But one event that tops the list of activities for most families –

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Clarke Elementary Students Participate in Girls on the Run

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Forty Clarke Elementary girls participated in the Girls on the Run 5k program on May 24 in Des Moines. Girls on the Run is an extracurricular program coached by Clarke Elementary teachers and parents that teaches girls life skills through interactive lessons and running games. Meeting twice

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Be on the Lookout. ‘Tis The Season for Criminal Currency

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The city of Osceola benefits greatly from being positioned at the junction of I35, Highway 34 and a bustling commuter and industrial railway. It allows exposure to travelers stopping by for gas, a bite to eat or to take advantage of any of the great Osceola amenities.

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$75,000 CCDC Grant Launches Murray Schools Tech Advancements

Clarke County Development Corporation’s (CCDC) Board of Directors has awarded Murray Community School District a $75,000.00 Pillars Grant to help meet the district’s commitment to the integration of School Tech Advancements throughout the Murray district. Technology upgrades throughout the school district are essential to ensure Murray Schools

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Clarke County Hospital Supports Clarke Youth

As Clarke County Hospital reaches the end of its fiscal year, our organization likes to take a look back at the contributions we have made in the community we live and serve in. This past year has been really busy and we can’t say enough how exciting

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Clarke Students to be Featured in 2018 Iowa High School Theater Awards Showcase

Clarke Community High School theater department will participate in the 2018 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, in honor of the school’s achievements for its November production of Disney’s, The Little Mermaid. Produced by Des Moines Performing Arts as the culmination

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Meet Your New Clarke County Supervisor, Dean Robins

Clarke County has a new County Supervisor! Dean Robins has lived in Clarke County his whole life, where he and his wife raised three children. Dean spent the last 34 years with Agriland FS, Inc. in Murray, Iowa. He spent his career working with Southern Iowa growers

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Clarke Schools Looks To Community For Much Needed Bus Drivers

Clarke Community School District is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. While the end of the school year is near, the transportation department and the school board are looking to get the application process started to fill much needed driving positions. With over 21 driver positions, including

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New Osceola Wastewater Plant Kicks Off With City Council Budget Approval

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In the March 20th Osceola City Council meeting, the budget for 2018-2019 was presented and approved by a vote of the City Council. Within that budget was the first phase estimated cost for the design and development of Osceola’s new wastewater plant slated to begin construction in

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3rd Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids Nature Walk is April 21

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Clarke County Hospital and the Clarke County Conservation Board are partnering to host the 3rd Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids Nature Walk on Saturday, April 21 at 10 AM. This year’s event will be held at East Lake Park in Osceola, IA.   The 5k

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What Are the Next Steps for Clarke After the Bond Vote?

On April 3rd, the citizens of Clarke County were encouraged to get out the vote for two options concerning Clarke Community Schools. The PPEL levy vote, which needs renewal every 10 years was approved again this year. PPEL funds are focused on the school district’s transportation-related equipment,

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CCSB Supports “Leader In Me” Program for Clarke County’s Future

Clarke County State Bank, through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, continues to support Clarke Elementary School as an official school in “The Leader in Me” program. Since 2012, CCSB has been a strong contributor to the program providing the base funding for its launch with foundation grants

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Osceola Volunteer Fire Department in Recruitment Campaign

The Osceola Volunteer Fire Department is currently undergoing a transformation. The OVFD is a 100% volunteer fire department providing 24-hour 365 day a year fire and rescue protection to the district. Osceola’s district is comprised of about 6,500 people, Interstate 35, two major highways, railway, school district,

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