CCRC Moves to Final Stages with Reservoir Project Finish Line In Sight

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After decades of planning, studies, and hard work, the Clarke County Reservoir project is on schedule and ready to move on to its next phase. In the mid 1990s, a study was commissioned to evaluate the viability of a new, larger reservoir to meet the growing needs

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Monday Night Free Swim with Fern Kicks Off June 17th

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School is out, the weather is warming up, and it’s time to get out and enjoy the summer. What better way to spend fun quality time with your family and friends then to join them at the Fern Underwood Family Aquatic Center on Mondays? Started back in

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Clarke Schools’ Graduating Class Bursts With Bright Futures

Graduation is always a bittersweet time of year, saying goodbye to students as they branch out and make their own way in the world. Over the last several years, Clarke Community Schools has seen an upward trend in graduates, future planning, and overall academic and professional achievements.

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New Digital Updates Help Users Find Local Activities

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The latest updates to the Web site ClarkeCountyLife.com have been made to help users find Osceola and Clarke County’s local activities through a simple, mobile information portal. With the growth of the community and organized groups becoming more abundant, tracking and coordinating information for activities throughout the

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Clarke Welding Event Bolsters Student Community Connection

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For the past three years, Clarke Community Schools and the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) have collaborated with local business leaders to create advisory boards that will help students participate in activities that could lead to future careers in Clarke County. Friday afternoon, the Industrial Tech Advisory

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IA Rep. Loebsack Talks Workforce and Tariffs With Miller Products Company

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On April 12th, 2019, Iowa Congressional Representative Dave Loebsack announced his decision to retire at the end of this current term. In 2020, after 15 years in the House, the seat representing Iowa’s 2nd District will be handed off to a new representative. That in no way

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CCDC and Clarke Students Focus on Future Skills and Future Careers

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For the last three years, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has been working with administrators, staff, and students at Osceola’s Clarke Community High School to build a stronger focus on career path planning and post-secondary school job opportunities. With manufacturing, hospitality, and medical fields being the

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Lakeside Casino Hires Local Talent as New Sales Manager

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Lakeside Casino in Osceola is seeing some big changes recently, and one of them is the addition of a new Sales Manager. Monika Davis was born and raised in Osceola, graduating from Clarke Schools in 1996. Until recently, she was the owner and director of the Wild

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Free Land Incentives Hope to Spur on Spring New Home Construction

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Spring is finally here and with it comes the start of the building season. Families are looking to build new homes, developers are looking for prime real estate, and contractors are itching to get back in the field after a long, hard winter. As part of an

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CCDC Helps Clarke County Sheriff K-9 Unit Hit the Ground Running

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The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was awarded a grant from the CCDC to facilitate the purchase, training, and outfitting of a K-9 tactical unit. Deputy Brian Akers is in the process of securing a dual-purpose canine from Canine Tactical in Chariton, Iowa, to better serve the communities

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New Board Members Bring Diverse Perspectives to the CCDC

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This year is starting out as one of transition for the Clarke County Development Corporation. With two board members departing in January to pursue personal and professional paths (Dave Walkup to spend more time closer to family and Ryan Lundquist to focus on growing his business), the

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Clarke Schools Turns Industrial Tech Program to Future-Focused Success

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In just a few short years, the Clarke Community Schools Industrial Technology program has been converted from a floundering ancillary elective to one of rural Iowa’s leading technology programs. Through hard work, collaboration and a future-focus, the district and Clarke’s Industrial Technology Instructor, Dave Lyden, are preparing

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Clarke County Turns Out to Celebrate Local Business and Achievement

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Braving negative wind chills in the double-digits and dangerous winter conditions, over 150 Clarke County citizens, local business professionals, and community leaders gathered at the Clarke County Fair Grounds Tuesday for the 2019 Annual Dinner hosted by Osceola Chamber Mainstreet and Clarke County Development Corporation. The Annual

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CCDC Celebrates 50 Years of Community, Commitment, and Success

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC). In August of 1969, the development corporation that has brought Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa numerous business and economic successes including Jimmy Dean and Hormel as well as the boon of

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CCDC Bids Farewell to Two Long-Time Board Members

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At the January 9th CCDC board meeting the announcement was made that long-time board members Ryan Lundquist and Dave Walkup decided to not seek reelection for additional terms on the CCDC board to focus on other opportunities. Mr. Lundquist, owner and operator of Highway Lumber decided to

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