$718,600 CCDC Grant Kicks off Initial Development of Osceola’s Effluent Pipeline

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In May’s CCDC Board meeting, the City made the request to kick off the first phase of the Effluent Recirculated Water pipeline to pull water from the new Osceola Wastewater Treatment Plant to other parts of the city. This will help lower the burden on West Lake’s raw water supply. With a grant of more than $700K, the CCDC was able to get this “First in the State” venture started and help fund the project.

Click on the latest feature to read how what this grant means for the future of Osceola’s water and the ongoing pursuit of a sustainable water supply for the community…

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Miller Partners with Clarke Industrial Tech Students to Celebrate History

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Miller Products, Co., recently under new ownership, has been reflecting on their 8+ decade history and the relationships they’ve made and built along the way. As part of the Clarke County Industrial Tech Advisory Board, they had the help of Clarke Community Schools’ industrial tech students in the fabrication of some very unique signs to help commemorate their impressive history

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Osceola, Iowa’s Housing Boom: Working to Meet All Levels of Housing Needs

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Osceola is experiencing a boom in housing development. From the latest foundations being poured through the Osceola Building Incentive Program, to workforce housing efforts and more, by the end of the year, Osceola will be looking at more than 160 new front doors and new opportunities for growth across the community.

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Clarke County Historical Museum Grand Opening – May 5th

The Clarke Co. Historical Society is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the Clarke Co. Historical Museum on Sunday, May 5th from 1-5 pm! Click the image to view/download the promotional information. After receiving an outpouring of support from the local community, CCDC, OCMS, and many

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Big Business Concessions for Community Water Conservation

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Since the October water conservation ordinance update from Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees, the efforts surrounding reducing water use have shown how a community can really come together in emergency situations. That also means Osceola’s largest water users, commercial and industrial customers.

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CCDC Grants Provide Support for School Safety and Community Conservation

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The CCDC approved a pair of grants recently to help Clarke Community Schools cover costs related to new emergency response backpacks for school administrators and teachers as well as cover costs associated with the district’s water conservation efforts.

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CCDC Approves $75K Grant for Municipal Water Transport, Maintaining “Water Neutrality”

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At the March 13th board meeting of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), the grant committee reviewed and approved a discretionary grant request for up to $75,000 to help The City of Osceola cover the fees associated to keeping the City’s municipal recreational resources “Water Neutral.”

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Osceola Chamber Main Street Kicks off Long-Awaited Façade Renovations

As many may have noticed, there’s been some renovation activity on Osceola’s Historic Square. This is through the Facade Project administered by Osceola Chamber Main Street.  After many months of planning and applying for grants and support, OCMS and local businesses have finally kicked off the renovation projects for the beautification of the square.

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CCDC Opens Search for New Executive Director

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The CCDC board has been in full swing to find a replacement for Bill Trickey, who’d been at the Development Corporation for 18-years. The open Executive Director position job description and application have officially been posted.

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Bill Trickey Closes Out Long Career with CCDC

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After more than 18-years with the Clarke County Development Corporation, Bill Trickey is bidding farewell. His tenure saw an impressive collection of development successes including additions and improvements to local trail systems, new workforce housing, stronger connections with schools, students, and manufacturers as well as building and planning for the future of the region.

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Home Repair Grant Opportunities Available for Clarke County Residents

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SICOG shared a wonderful opportunity that could impact homeowners across Clarke County. The Iowa Finance Authority’s Home Repair Pilot Program is offering grants for homeowners who may be struggling to keep their homes up due to income disparity or disability. With grant sums up to $35,000, this could be a real game changer for many of our neighbors.

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Community Businesses and Leadership Gather for a Galloping Good Time

At the OCMS / CCDC Annual Dinner Friday night, there was plenty of celebration adding up to a “Galloping Good Time!” 😉

With area businesses, community members and local leadership coming together to celebrate the past year’s achievements and offer awards and recognition to those who made a significant impact to the community, the evening was full of warmth and joy (even with negative temperatures outside).

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Fletcher Honored With 75th Annual Community Service Award

Friday night was an evening of celebration at the OCMS and CCDC Annual Dinner. One celebration that stood out was the 75th Annual Community Service Award that went to Mr. Duayne Fletcher from Osceola, Iowa. With heart-felt nominations from the community and his family, a humble Mr. Fletcher received Friday Night’s award.

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Development Corporation Tops 2023 Goals – Looks Forward to 2024

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In 2023, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) saw many long-term projects come to fruition. Additional workforce housing and amenities were topped the list.

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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.

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