Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel Casino Assures Old Glory Fills the Skies Once Again

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(OSCEOLA, IA – JULY 2, 2021) Just in time for Independence Day, the team at Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola, Iowa set out to repair their damaged flagpole – once, a truly patriotic landmark for the south central Iowa community. With a lot of hard work, some

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Upgrades to Emergency Notification System Benefit Residents of Clarke County

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Upgrades to Iowa’s emergency notification system, Alert Iowa, are making it easier for residents of Clarke County to sign up and receive alerts about severe weather and other emergencies. Alert Iowa is a statewide emergency notification system the county uses to send alerts to residents. Improvements to

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Choking Response Devices Delivered to Clarke County

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(Clarke County, Iowa) — 51 LifeVac choking devices have been purchased via a grant from the E.F. & Silvia Schildberg Foundation and a donation by LifeVac LLC. Emergency Management will begin distributing the devices throughout the County. The LifeVac is a non-powered, non-invasive, single-use only airway clearance

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Residential Knox Box options for Osceola Fire District

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Press Release from Osceola Fire Department Osceola, Iowa – Osceola Fire Department adds residential Knox Box as options to homeowners. The Knox HomeBox™ is a secure key box for individual residences that can only be opened with one of 2 keys. These keys are secured in mounted

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SPECIAL UPDATE: More than 1,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive In Clarke County

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Clarke County is scheduled to receive 1,170 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 15. Clarke County Hospital will administer these doses on Tuesday, March 16 through Friday, March 19, in the Hospital’s Vaccination Clinic. All persons 65 years of age and older currently on the

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Clarke County Hospital, Clarke County Health Department to Hold Online COVID-19 Vaccine Round-table

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After weeks of vaccination distribution across the country many communities are still struggling to get answers on availability, scheduling, distributions locations and more. Clarke County Hospital (CCH) and Clarke County Health Department have been working tirelessly to get vaccinations to those in need as well as keep

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Clarke County Public Health and Emergency Management: “Sign up for COVID-19 Vaccine Alerts”

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As vaccination schedules for COVID-19 progress, Clarke County Emergency Management and the Clarke County Public Health want to help reduce any confusion surrounding vaccine availability in Clarke County and who will be receiving it. So, starting Thursday, January 21st, Clarke County residents can sign up to receive

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Clarke County EMA, Osceola Fire Department Secure over $150K in Grants For Improvements

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The Department of Homeland Security and FEMA have awarded a substantial grant to the Osceola Fire Department for necessary updates to the radio communications equipment. Chief Byron Jimmerson and Jeremy Rounds of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) worked together to write the grant proposal. The

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CCH Partners with Local Health Officials to Hold COVID-19 Testing Event

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Drive Thru COVID-19 Test Site On Thursday, June 4, a drive-thru COVID-19 testing event was held at the Clarke County Fairgrounds and Event Center. Two testing sessions were offered to south-central Iowa residents by appointment, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Fifty-four people were

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Clarke County Grocery Delivery for High Risk Individuals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In order to achieve proper social distancing and safeguard our at-risk population, the Groceries to Go Program offers free delivery services for those ordering groceries online. Thanks to a grant we are able to provide this service. Eligibility for service: High-risk population Reside in Clarke County Service

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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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Drone Tech For Clarke County Increases Safety and Response Benefits

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Clarke County Emergency Management has filled a technology gap in Southern Iowa with the acquisition of a new, high-tech drone, and now has an efficient, safe tool for a variety of emergency situations. In the fall of 2017, Stephens State Forest was the scene of a search-and-rescue

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Team Effort Shows Health & Safety Preparedness In Clarke County

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You may have seen the advertisements or you may have driven by the square and seen the drive thru flu shot clinic occurring on the square and in the courthouse parking lot. On October 12th The Clarke County Public Health Department hosted a drive thru flu shot

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September is National Preparedness Month – What You Can Do TODAY

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Recent events in the Gulf and on the West Coast remind us how vulnerable a community can be in the face of disaster. Whether it’s a category 5 hurricane, wildfires or Iowa’s familiar tornadoes, the more a community can prepare, the more lives will be saved. That’s

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