Murray Emergency Vehicle Finally Delivered with Help of 2020 CCDC Grant

Murray Volunteer Fire Department

After more than three years, the Murray Fire Department has their new emergency vehicle! After receiving a 2020 CCDC Pillars grant for more than $50K, the process of building and acquiring the equipment for the new vehicle was stalled out by COVID and increasing materials costs.

Click through to read about the long journey for the Murray Fire Department and how the new Emergency Vehicle will help to serve an expanding south-central Iowa community …

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With CCDC Support, County Moves Forward with Records Digitization

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ith funding earmarked from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) as well as a discretionary grant from the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), the Clarke County Supervisors decided to move forward with the completion of records digitization and archiving for both the Clarke County Recorder’s and the Clarke County Auditor’s offices.

Check out the latest feature to learn more about the County’s plans and the digitization project…

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With a Chance for a $5000 Donation, Nonprofits Should Plan Now for November Event

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The 2023 Clarke County Development Corporation’s Community Nonprofit Forum is upon us. With a chance to receive a donation of $5000, nonprofits should start planning for the November 13th event today!

Click through to the latest feature to see more details surrounding the annual event and how you can help the community…

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Local Support Pushes Clarke iJag Program to Success Beyond Expectations

iJag students at Clarke High School in Osceola, Iowa

The iJag program that was implemented in the Clarke Community School district just last year has seen some spectacular results. With the support from local businesses and organizations, the fledgling startup program more than doubled their student enrollment and saw some spectacular results for program participants as well as those supporting businesses!

Check out the latest feature on how the new iJag program is inspiring local students to envision (and effectively pursue) brighter and more rewarding futures…

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Osceola’s Infinity Health Dental Clinic Move Leads to Dental Care for More

Infinity Health Dental Clinic Osceola Iowa

Earlier this Summer, Infinity Health’s Dental Clinic relocated to Osceola’s historic square. With the help of a $50K Pillars Grant from the CCDC, the clinic is now offering dental care for those who may be under- or uninsured.

Click through to learn more about the Dental Clinic’s recent move and how its impacting dental care in the area …

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CCDC Grant Supports New Technology for Murray Students and Teachers

Murray community schools tech grant from CCDC

In the July board meeting, the CCDC approved a discretionary grant for Murray Community Schools that helped in the purchase of more than $54,000 of new technology. Through the hard work of Jeanie Bower, Murray’s Technology Integrationist and the grant, Murray students and teachers will start the 2023-24 school year with new Chromebooks and classroom smart boards!

Check out the latest feature to learn more about the new Murray technology and the grant process that made is possible….

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EVENT UPDATE – SWCC Osceola Center Open House Moved to August 2nd

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The SWCC team has announced an updated schedule for their Open House for the Osceola Center. On Wednesday, August 2nd the Osceola Center will hold their 2023 Open House for those interested in learning more about the programs available at the center.

Click through to the most recent submission to learn more…

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Visioning Session Continues Impressive Community Response

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Thursday night, at an open house at Revelton Distillery, local leadership and the community gathered to discuss and add more ideas for for the future development of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The event was very well attended and many exciting ideas were exchanged.

Take a look at the latest feature for more on the ideas proposed as well as next steps for the plan…

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Discovery Leads to Next Steps on Comprehensive Plan: A Vision for Osceola

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After their initial discovery phase, the City of Osceola is embarking on the next stage in their comprehensive planning strategy. City leadership, business owners, and stakeholders across Osceola plan to come together in a public visioning session where they’ll review initial input and look to gather more suggestions from the community to help guide the 2045 comprehensive plan.

Click through to the latest feature to read more about the visioning session and how you can participate…

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June 30th – New Truck Show & Tractor Pull Coming to Osceola’s Clarke County Fairgrounds

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Can you hear the engines roar? Well, wait until June 30th… The JunctionTown Showdown, a new tractor pull and truck show event for the whole family, will take place at the Clarke County fairgrounds in Osceola Iowa. Event details and more on how you can see and participate are all in the latest feature…

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SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference

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Are you a Veteran? Are you looking to start, build or grow a business? … THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!

As a representative of Home Base Iowa and supporter of America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the CCDC is encouraging all local Clarke County, Iowa Veterans interested in starting their own business or currently have a business to join some of the best minds in entrepreneurship at the Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference.

Click through to the feature event listing for more information…

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CCDC May Community Grants and Donations Exceed $100,000

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In May’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) board meeting, a handful of non-profits and organizations from around the community took advantage of more than $100,000 of approved grants and donation support through the CCDC. Organizations throughout Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa look to the CCDC for support

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Clarke Industrial Tech Students Show Off Real-World Skills

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Clarke Industrial tech students came together with local manufacturing mentors to showcase student achievements in an annual welding event. The students teamed up with local experts to test skills and showcase talents on new projects for the city.

Click through to the latest feature to read more about the growing student participation and the skills they’re picking up for their futures…

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Join the Conversation: City Encouraging Community Input on Comprehensive Plan 2045

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION! The City of Osceola is embarking on the input and discovery phase in their comprehensive planning strategy. City leadership, business owners, and stakeholders across the city are looking to gather insights, information, and suggestions from the community to help focus the 2045 comprehensive plan via an online portal.

The City provided detailed information on how the community can come together to participate in the plan. Click through to read more and get involved…

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SPECIAL EVENT – Grow Your Community’s Tree Canopy

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With the recent storms and Spring on the way, it’s really time to start thinking about your trees and, if damaged or in danger of pest infections, how to strengthen the community tree canopy. Osceola Master Gardeners recently reached out to Trees Forever to coordinate a special event to discuss exactly that.

Click through to learn more about the special April 10th event and how you can participate…

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