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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Clarke County Awarded $100,000 Grant

Improved communication is coming to Clarke County essential services thanks to a grant from Clarke County Development Corp (CCDC). CCDC has awarded $100,000 towards the counties efforts to update their current emergency radio system. The CCDC funding was leveraged with $652,666 in federal funding from the American

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Clarke County Awarded $100,000 Grant

Improved communication is coming to Clarke County essential services thanks to a grant from Clarke County Development Corp (CCDC). CCDC has awarded $100,000 towards the counties efforts to update their current emergency radio system. The CCDC funding was leveraged with $652,666 in federal funding from the American

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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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You Just Can’t Ignore Osceola, Iowa

(OSCEOLA, IA – NOVEMBER 9, 2021) It’s well known that rural Iowa takes the brunt of many economic downturns. From business closures due to staff shortages to unpredictable battles like a pandemic, rural areas seem to suffer worse than their metro counterparts. Over the past decade, though,

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New Training Center Proposed for Osceola

Local businesses and manufacturing companies have spoken. Workforce development is needed to meet their growing needs. As more skilled employees are needed, additional workforce needs have come to the surface. Clarke County Development (CCDC), in collaboration with Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG), Southwestern Community College (SWCC)

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CCRC Takes Critical Steps for Reservoir Project Completion

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Over the last several months, the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) has taken several additional actions in implementing a new water supply reservoir.  The Commission entered into an agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that could lead to significant federal funding for construction, took

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Unique Post-Pandemic Options Develop for Osceola Building Incentive Program

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When announced in the fall of 2016, the Osceola Building Incentive Program showed great promise. Unfortunately, with materials and equipment costs skyrocketing through the pandemic, new development has slowed, even shutting down many planned projects. New homeowners and developers needed a solution for building that would not

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2020 Census Numbers Show Strong Local Growth and More Opportunity

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The 2020 Census numbers are in and, on the surface, the results for the nation seem to be right on line with expectations. Metropolitan populations outgrew rural areas. The Midwest and central U.S. saw a slight decline in population compared to the coasts. And the average age

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Join Clarke Schools and Community Partners for Back to School Wellness Fair

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Clarke Schools will hold their 3rd annual Back to School Wellness Fair this Thursday, August 12, from 4-7pm in the Clarke Elementary Gym. This event is an opportunity for students and their families to learn about resources and services available, ranging from dental, vision, and hearing screenings

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Clarke Area Arts Council Surveys Future of Warrior Osceola

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Standing watch over the city of Osceola off Highway 34, is the statue of Warrior Osceola, the city’s namesake and icon of pride for generations. As with many outdoor art installations, Warrior Osceola is starting to show the wear of decades out in the elements. As a

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New East Union & Murray Superintendent Announced

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The East Union and Murray School Boards recently hosted three finalists for the shared superintendent position. The formal interviews included mixed interview teams from Murray and East Union, tours of both districts and a school board interview. Based on a review of all the feedback provided to

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Get Your Business Back on Track With SBA and PPSI

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Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) for several educational opportunities being held throughout the U.S. to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track. This is part of an effort to ensure that American small

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Salford Bids a Fond Farewell to Mike Wuthrich

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(OSCEOLA, IA – MAY 26, 2021) After more than 17 years (3 with MacLander Trailers), Mike Wuthrich is hanging up his manufacturing hat at Salford and preparing to spend time relaxing in retirement. Having started his tenure with MacLander in 2004, Mike worked tirelessly through company growth

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Clarke Industrial Arts Finishes Year with Annual Welding Event

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Since 2018, the Clarke Schools’ Industrial Arts class, led by instructor Dave Lyden, has come together at the end of each year to showcase student achievements in an annual welding event. In partnership with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) and the Clarke Industrial Technology Advisory Board,

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