Students and Industry Collaborate to Create Bike Repair Stations

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(OSCEOLA, IA May, 2, 2022) Clarke Community Schools’ students use their skills to design and manufacture bicycle repair stations in Osceola, Iowa. The students of the Clarke Community High School welding class is working with local manufacturers to create bicycle repair stations on the different trails around

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The 1st round of Lakeside Hotel Casino renovations is now complete, including the addition of Lakeside’s fully owned DRF Sportsbook.

(OSCEOLA, IA – March 31, 2022) Lakeside Hotel Casino recently underwent $4,000,000 in property enhancements including the introduction of DRF Sportsbook. If you haven’t been to Lakeside Hotel Casino in a while, it is time to make your return. Recent changes to the facility have brought not

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Dog Park Coming to Osceola

(OSCEOLA, IA – December 1, 2021) The City of Osceola is excited about a new park coming to town…a dog park. The dog park is under construction. It will be located at 801 E McLane Street and will eventually have a connection to the East Lake Trail.

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Grant Moves Clay Street Park Project into Major Fundraising Stage

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For over five years, the City of Osceola has been developing their Safe Routes to School program as well as making extensive updates to the area’s trail systems to provide healthier activity options and easier access to schools, parks, and the best the City has to offer.

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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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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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CCDC Commits Additional $45K To Boost Local Trail System

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Osceola and Clarke County’s parks and trails have seen substantial improvements over the past year-and-a-half. With the submission of an additional $45,000 from the Clarke County Development Corporation, the final steps to completion of the Q-Pond park trail system are in the works. With the fantastic weather

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Osceola City Council Approves Special Vote for November

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At the September 6 Osceola City Council meeting, a petition was passed approving a special vote to change the term length of the position of mayor. At the City Council meeting held on September 6, a petition was presented to the Council asking for a special vote to change the

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Join in Clarke Homecoming Activities!

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Clarke Community Schools has been celebrating Homecoming this week, with students -and staff – decorating hallways and cars, dressing in costume for theme days, and showing off their school spirit and pride! There’s still time for the community to show their support and to join in the

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Baseball and Softball Fields Set to Get Needed Facelift

The Clarke Community School district is proud of its athletic programs and the students who participate and support their teams. But in recent years, the high school baseball and softball teams have struggled with facilities in need of upgrades. Neither the baseball or the softball field drains

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Osceola 4th Of July Wins Hearts Across The State

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Osceola is famous for their 4th of July celebration. From the carnival atmosphere to one of the biggest parades and fireworks shows in south-central Iowa, the celebration put on by the Osceola 4th of July Committee is second to none. And over the past few years, the

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City of Osceola Provides Huge Boost for 4th of July Celebration

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With hopes set high, there’s still more you can do to help. Thank you, City of Osceola! At the City Council meeting on June 21, the council officially awarded the $10,000 matching fund contribution for our 4th of July Celebration! Our generous business donors and all of

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5th Annual Osceola Fire Department BBQ Contest

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Fire up your grill, get your sauces and spice rubs ready, and join the Osceola Fire Department for their 5th Annual BBQ Contest on July 2nd at the Osceola Fire Station! This is going to be the biggest and best year for this delicious BBQ contest that

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Volunteers Needed at The Village

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The Village Early Childhood Center needs YOUR help! Our community preschool and childcare center, The Village, needs a little spring TLC. We are looking for volunteers of all shapes and sizes – no specific skills are required, just a willingness to help! The Village houses Clarke Community

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Our Top 10 Summer Activities in Osceola Iowa!

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If you’re looking for some fun activities in Osceola and around Clarke County, Iowa, you’ll have a hard time picking from this list! From festivals to parades, and even some recreational “grown-up” fun, local residents and visitors have the opportunity to entertain themselves from morning through midnight and

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