New Recovery Grant Opportunities for Counties Under Federal Disaster Declarations

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In the past few months, southern Iowa has seen more than expected extreme weather. From tornadoes and isolated rain straight-line winds to severe hail incidents, residents and businesses alike have been financially impacted by the damaging weather.

Federal grant programs for residents in Clarke Country are now available to help recover from the impact and costs of these storms. Those interested can click through to the latest feature to read more and to start their grant process.

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After Weather Delays, Osceola’s ORBIT Center Kicks Off Structural Start

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Regional industry leaders, SWCC, the CCDC, and others have all been waiting patiently to see progress on Osceola’s new ORBIT Center being built on the southwest corner of the city. With recent weather delays, the new building materials have been delivered and the structural development for the technology center is underway.

The latest feature provides some insight to the ORBIT Center’s construction as well as expected curriculum to be starting as early as January!

Click through to see some of the latest activity as well as a full rendering and floor plan for the building…

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Osceola’s Clarke County Fairgrounds Hosts JunctionTown Showdown

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Get ready for the JunctionTown Showdown Truck Show and Tractor Pull, returning to the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Osceola, Iowa! This year, the event spans three exciting days: June 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2024.

Click through to check out their cool video and catch up on all that happening at this year’s event…

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CCDC Board Welcomes the Addition of Altec’s Nathan Grismore

CCDC Board Welcomes the Addition of Altec’s Nathan Grismore

At the May CCDC board meeting, members and those in attendance welcomed Altec’s Nathan Grismore to the board. As a representative from one of Osceola’s largest employers, Nathan is looking to bring a fresh perspective to the CCDC and help them create positive change throughout the community.

Click through to the latest feature more information about Nathan and his new position with the board…

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$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

Take a look at our latest feature and see what these talented students and the Miller team created…

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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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Clarke Community Schools Opens Preschool Interest Survey for 2024-25 School Year

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The Clarke Community Schools Preschool Interest Survey will help guide some of the policies and procedures for the upcoming school year and assist administrators and teachers in developing plans for a fulfilling and rewarding preschool experience for your child.

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Clarke Community Schools Hosts Bike Rodeo

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Spring is in full swing and the weather just keeps getting better! That means fun on Osceola’s trails and families and children out on their bikes.

With that in mind, Clarke Community Schools is hosting a Bike Rodeo for all families to learn about bike safety, proper cycling safety equipment and more!

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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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Groundbreaking Event Celebrates a Focus on Future Success in South-Central Iowa

The groundbreaking event for the ORBIT Education and Training center may have been dampened with cold and rain, but the celebration in the SWCC Osceola Campus, where the event was relocated, was abuzz with excitement. Community members and officials from around the region joined SWCC and CCDC representatives to kick-off the construction phase of the new facility.

Click through to the latest to read more about the celebration and see new architectural renderings from Denovo as well as photos and info from the event…

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The Village Opens Drop-In Childcare Services

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Just in time for Spring Break… The Village Early Childhood Center has added a service that’s been in high demand in the area for quite some time, Drop-In Childcare Services. This will provide the community with an on-call, short-term childcare environment that’s also State-certified, safe, and educational… all at a low hourly rate — perfect for busy parents and families.

Click through to read the full details on the Drop-in service and how you can take advantage of the program…

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Groundbreaking Event Scheduled for Osceola’s ORBIT Education Center

Osceola's ORBIT Education Center Groundbreaking invitation

The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is holding a groundbreaking celebration for the new ORBIT Education and Training Center on March 8th. The community is invited to join in the event and celebrate with local businesses and officials to kick-off the next phase of construction.

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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.

For those interested and more information, click through to read more…

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Clarke Looks to School’s Community for Elementary Leadership Feedback

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Clarke Community Schools is looking to their Elementary school community for input on the next Principal for the building. District administrators, teachers, elementary students and families have been asked for insights for what they’d like to see in the next Elementary School Principal.

To learn more about this community-focused approach, click through to read more…

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