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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ClarkeCountyLife.com Top 5 Features of 2018

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Every year we get the honor to tell stories about businesses and organizations throughout Clarke County, Iowa that impact the community. From new housing developments to city planning and recreational improvements, 2018 had a plethora of amazing features. As a “Snapshot of 2018,” our editors looked through

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New Osceola City Hall Intern Shines Bright

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The City of Osceola is helping to grow the next generation of leaders through their internship program at City Hall and have found a prime candidate in Diana Sagastizado. With a passion for politics and current events, Clarke Schools senior Diana jumped at the chance to be

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Clarke Student Cyber Warriors Attack Future Opportunities in Tech Security

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In a world dominated by technology, Clarke students are leading the information curve through a new competition program that focuses on global cyber security. Through the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program, Clarke Schools is entering their second year of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The CyberPatriot

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Urgent Route Driver Shortage Signals Call on Community for Help

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Already short on bus route drivers, Clarke Community Schools is looking to district family members and the community for help. With last school year’s shortage of qualified drivers rolling into the 2018/19 school year, staff and administrators worked diligently to cover or combine yellow bus routes to

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Clarke’s Industrial Arts Sparks Brilliance in First Annual Welding Competition

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While the Clarke School District schedule called for a day off for students and teachers on Friday, over two dozen dedicated Industrial Arts students, their instructor, Mr. Lyden, local manufacturing mentors, and other professionals gathered early at Clarke’s Industrial Arts department doors to kick off the final

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The Village Improvements Continue to Create Opportunities for South Central Iowa Families

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The Village, Osceola’s community preschool and childcare center, continues to work on improvements to provide the best opportunities for south central Iowa and Clarke County children and their families. In 2018, The Village with the support from Clarke County Development Corporation, Clarke County, and the City of

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Come Cheer on Clarke Football at Homecoming on Their New Home Field

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It’s homecoming week for Clarke Community Schools and everyone is invited to cheer on the Indians this Friday as they face Saydel on the new home field. Check out some of the latest images of the new turf and where the Homecoming Game will be held this

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New Clarke Schools App Brings Activities and Academics Together

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In a world always on the go, Clarke Schools is streamlining communications for the Clarke students, parents, teachers, and the community. Today, we use smartphones for nearly everything. Studies have shown this “on-the-go” society rarely sit down to get their news and updates from a desktop computer

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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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Clarke County Hospital Supports Clarke Youth

As Clarke County Hospital reaches the end of its fiscal year, our organization likes to take a look back at the contributions we have made in the community we live and serve in. This past year has been really busy and we can’t say enough how exciting

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Clarke Schools Looks To Community For Much Needed Bus Drivers

Clarke Community School District is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. While the end of the school year is near, the transportation department and the school board are looking to get the application process started to fill much needed driving positions. With over 21 driver positions, including

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CCSB Supports “Leader In Me” Program for Clarke County’s Future

Clarke County State Bank, through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, continues to support Clarke Elementary School as an official school in “The Leader in Me” program. Since 2012, CCSB has been a strong contributor to the program providing the base funding for its launch with foundation grants

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Reynolds & Ernst Help Celebrate Clarke County Community & Business

Last night, braving the cold temps and a biting wind, Osceola community members, business leaders, and guests gathered at Lakeside Casino’s Event Center to celebrate Osceola, the community, and the businesses that make Osceola and Clarke County Iowa residents feel there’s “No Place Like Home.”  With a

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Clarke Community Schools Commits to Trauma Informed Instruction

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Over the past decade, schools across the country have seen a significant increase in the need for trauma training in the classroom. And with recent cuts in Medicaid and mental health programs, the trend for more mental health support within the schools continues to grow. Disruptions, whether

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