Clarke Industrial Tech Students Spark A Bright Future in Osceola

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With the unemployment rate at an all-time low and college debt an ever-growing concern, making a decision on what to do after high school is a big challenge for many students. But for Clarke Community Schools’ Senior, TJ Woods, and others in the Clarke industrial tech program,

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Nonprofit Forum Highlights Organizations and Opportunities to Give Back

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Each year, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) puts together a Community Development Forum for local nonprofit groups to network, share their successes and present plans for the upcoming year. It’s a great event that gives tremendous exposure to local charitable groups and the important work they

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Clarke County Reservoir Project Starts Technical Design Phase

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The Clarke County Reservoir project continues to move forward, reaching the end of the acquisition phase and kicking off the draft design phase. With these steps in motion, the project stays on track for a completion date near the end of 2024. In October, the Clarke County

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CCDC’s Annual Planning Retreat Focuses on Big Development Vision

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The Clarke County Development Corporation board, leadership from the City and County as well as business owners and economic development professionals from around the State came together Friday for the Development Corporation’s annual planning retreat. This year’s event, held at Honey Hill Event Center in Osceola, Iowa,

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Laborshed Study to be Conducted in Osceola

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The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Osceola area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Osceola’s workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called

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Clarke Students Tour & Take In The Impact of Osceola Manufacturing

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October is National Manufacturer’s Month and high school students from Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke Community School district spent some time learning how their community is supported through local manufacturers. Companies like Miller Products, makers of pins and fasteners as well as international provider of CNC and Swiss CNC

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CCDC Awards Pair of Public Safety Grants

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In the September 11th board meeting for the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), Clarke County Emergency Management’s Byron Jimmerson was informed that two CCDC grants applied for in August had been approved. The grant money was in response to requests made by Jimmerson for funding of additional

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CCDC Awards Final $150,000 Pledge to Clarke County Hospital

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In 2015, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) Board committed to a $500,000 matching grant to Clarke County Hospital in support of the expansion efforts at the hospital. To be distributed in annual payments over five years (2015 – 2020), the grant helped kick off the $24

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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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Celebrating 50 Years of Building for A Strong Clarke Future

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Sunday evening, the event center at Lakeside Resort and Casino was the location of a gathering to celebrate the milestones made by the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) over the last 50 years.  With CCDC board members – past and present – local leadership, regional business owners,

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Osceola Manufacturing Interns See a Bright Future

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When it comes to helping a community grow, the future choices of its young workforce and their families makes a big difference. At Wednesday’s CEO Luncheon, sponsored by the Clarke County Development Corporation, over 35 professionals, including Paul Dunnwald from Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research

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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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