U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Establish Workforce Regional Training Center in Osceola, Iowa

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Establish Workforce Training Center in Osceola, Iowa
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Clarke County Development Corporation, Osceola, Iowa, to support construction of a workforce training center in Osceola.

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Clarke County Historical Museum and Society Receives $500 Donation from CCDC

The Clarke County Historical Museum is a 10 acre campus located at 1030 S Main street, just south of the 4-corners on Hwy 69. The museum is full of treasures from days gone by. The contents range from beautiful stain glassed windows from the Methodist church to a Civil War era wedding dress. Walking through the doors it is easy to see that Clarke County has a rich history. There is something there for everyone.

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LABORSHED STUDY TO BE CONDUCTED IN OSCEOLA

Every year Iowa Workforce Development conducts Laborshed studies across the State. The purpose of this Laborshed study is to measure the availability and characteristics of Osceola area workers. The Surveys are being mailed to Clarke County residents.

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Revelton Distilling Company Puts Osceola on a Larger Geographic Stage

The beautiful copper roofs and 33 foot tall still of the Revelton Distilling Company catch the eye of travelers exiting Interstate 35 in Osceola. The exterior beauty of the building is the first indication that this place is something special. Revelton is putting Clarke County on the national and global stage. One look inside the property confirms that the Revelton Distilling Company is indeed special.

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CCDC Awards $50,000 for New Infinity Health Dental Clinic

Infinity Health’s mission is to help the communities in which they serve meet their healthcare needs. The shortage of dental professionals in the area dictated the move to add dental care.

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American Legion Loans Medical Equipment to Those in Need

Osceola American Legion Hall

(OSCEOLA, IA June 22, 2022) The Davis-Pence American Legion Post #69 in Osceola is providing a needed service to Clarke County veterans. The veterans that are members of the Davis-Pence American Legion post 69 in Osceola are hard at work providing medical equipment to local area people

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Students and Industry Collaborate to Create Bike Repair Stations

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(OSCEOLA, IA May, 2, 2022) Clarke Community Schools’ students use their skills to design and manufacture bicycle repair stations in Osceola, Iowa. The students of the Clarke Community High School welding class is working with local manufacturers to create bicycle repair stations on the different trails around

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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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SBDC is Open for Business

(OSCEOLA, IA – February 3, 2022) The Small Business Development Center is here to help. Clarke County Development Corp, in association with Southwestern Community College and eight other counties, provides services through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to both existing and potential businesses. Jamie David is

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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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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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