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Being A Community Bank Also Means Giving Back

The banking industry, while an integral part of any community, rarely gets recognized for the services they provide outside financial services. Through a memorial library book donation program, Clarke County State Bank, one of south-central Iowa’s longest standing financial institutions, has been giving back to their local

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Dry Winter and Low Water Levels Indicate Need for Water Conservation

The Osceola Water Works strongly encourages residents to watch water consumption in this dry winter weather. So far, Iowa’s weather hasn’t delivered on the necessary average snowfall of 25 inches that South-Central Iowa usually receives. While Osceola has seen some snow recently, totals are well below what

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Osceola’s Square Recognized by National Register of Historic Places

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Osceola’s Historic Commercial District has been officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places, effective January 19, 2018. The area recognized includes the city square around the Clarke County Courthouse from West Jefferson Street on the south, West Washington Street on the north and bordered on

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Clarke County Hospital Opens New Weekend Only Walk-In Clinic

Clarke County Hospital Walk In Clinic Weekends

As a way to expand service to our community, Clarke County Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of the new Clarke County Hospital Walk-In Clinic, a weekend only clinic designed for non-emergency medical care. The new hospital walk-in clinic will open in early February and complement

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Drone Program Coming to Clarke County

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The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency accepts its first grant from CCOPS for a public safety drone program. Clarke County Emergency Management has begun their fundraising efforts to acquire and implement a public safety unmanned aerial craft or drone. The $2000 CCOPS (Clarke County Organization or Philanthropic

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Clarke County Hospital to Form Patient and Family Advisory Council

Clarke County Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council

Clarke County Hospital is creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) which will have its inaugural meeting in March 2018. The Hospital is currently recruiting volunteers to be a part of the PFAC to help enhance patient experience and care delivery at Clarke County Hospital by

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Clarke County Hospital Offering New Emergency First Responders Training

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Clarke County Hospital will be offering First Responders Training starting February 6. A First Responder is a trained volunteer who is likely to be among the first people to arrive and assist at the scene of an emergency.  The primary focus of a First Responder is to

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Reynolds & Ernst Help Celebrate Clarke County Community & Business

Last night, braving the cold temps and a biting wind, Osceola community members, business leaders, and guests gathered at Lakeside Casino’s Event Center to celebrate Osceola, the community, and the businesses that make Osceola and Clarke County Iowa residents feel there’s “No Place Like Home.”  With a

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Osceola Streetscape Project Gets Council Green Light

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Osceola City Council took action on the downtown street project plans at its meeting Jan. 2. With a 3-2 vote the council decided to go forward with two proposed plans for the Osceola downtown streets. The original plan drawn up in 2014 called for elimination of the

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Clarke Community Schools Commits to Trauma Informed Instruction

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Over the past decade, schools across the country have seen a significant increase in the need for trauma training in the classroom. And with recent cuts in Medicaid and mental health programs, the trend for more mental health support within the schools continues to grow. Disruptions, whether

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CCDC/OCMS Annual Dinner 2018 Tickets Now Available!

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Clarke County Development Corporation and Osceola Chamber Main Street are co-hosting an Annual Dinner to applaud a great 2017 with local businesses and leadership. Community members are invited to join in the celebration and learn what 2018 has in store for the community! The dinner and celebration

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Our Top 5 of 2017 – Life in Clarke County and Osceola, Iowa

THE TOP 5 Features of 2017: ClarkeCountyLife.com had a busy and exciting 2017 helping to spread inspirational stories and important news about living in Clarke County, Osceola, and Southern Iowa. Since the official launch in July 2015, ClarkeCountyLife has had the honor to tell the rest of

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Clarke County Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Available

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Clarke County, Iowa – Clarke County Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Available for Public Comment A complete draft of the update to the Clarke County Comprehensive Plan is available for public review and comment.  Copies can be downloaded in PDF format at www.sicog.com.  This plan updates the previous

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A Passion for Clarke County Iowa Non-Profits

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It’s well known that the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) supports and promotes non-profits throughout the county and surrounding areas. From the Non-Profit forum hosted by the CCDC each November to donating and helping promote awareness for local non-profits, the development corporation makes sure those that need

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Clarke County State Bank Pumps Over $75,000 Into the Local Holiday Economy

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The Clarke County State Bank 2017 Christmas Club fund, distributed in November, paid out over $75,000 across participants in the program. This not only computes to big seasonal savings for those in the program, but it also means tens of thousands of dollars that will be funneled

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