The Village Receives CCDC Director’s Award for Job Creation and Retention

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In 1998, community members and leadership from throughout Clarke County came together to address the shortage of childcare access in south-central Iowa. With demand growing from local businesses, as well as an increase in families with infants and school-aged children, the need for more expansive childcare was

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Altec Pioneers High School Internship Program Through Clarke Industrial Tech Advisory Board

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When Altec’s Recruiter, Susan Miller, was pitched the idea of a joint venture between the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), Clarke Schools, and local manufacturers in forming an Industrial Tech Advisory Board for Clarke students, she knew there would be advantages. Not only did the collaboration give

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Kimes Receives Honored Community Service Award

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Each year, Osceola Chamber Main Street and the Clarke County Development Corporation join in hosting a celebration of local business and achievements for the past year. Tuesday’s event saw leadership from Osceola and Clarke County government, local businesses and non-profits joining together to celebrate – in 20’s-era

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Big Changes “Brewing” At Osceola’s Honey Hill Event Center

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In 2016, Iowa State Representative Rob Taylor and his wife, Dr. Christi Taylor, purchased the old winery across from Lakeside Casino, just east of I-35 on Clay Street. A southern Iowa native, and no strangers to Osceola, the Taylors saw the potential of the site – not

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CCDC Community Grants Break $1Million Mark in 2019

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The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) works tirelessly on improvement and promotion of Clarke County, Iowa, its local businesses, supporting the community in any way it can. As the Qualifying Sponsoring Organization for Lakeside Hotel and Casino, the CCDC receives a percentage of gaming revenues that, in

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Clarke County Hospital Now Offering Home Sleep Studies

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The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders include trouble falling (insomnia) or staying asleep, falling asleep at the wrong times (narcolepsy), too much sleep, or abnormal behaviors during sleep. One of the most common sleep disorders is sleep

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Community Comes Together to Help Celebrate CHCSI Grand Opening

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Winter winds and frigid temperatures showed up just in time for the grand opening of Osceola and Clarke County’s newest mental health and medical support access center. That didn’t keep Governor Kim Reynolds, leadership from the state, city, and county, as well as dozens of community members

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Clarke’s Jones-Webb Takes National Stage to Present Educational Sessions

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Becky Jones-Webb, English teacher at Osceola’s Clarke High School, was selected to present at the prestigious National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference held in Baltimore in November. Each year, the NCTE asks English educators from across the country to submit proposals to present a program

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Reynolds Announces Clarke County Hospital as Recipient of $25,000 Future Ready Iowa Grant

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Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, announced last week that Clarke County Hospital (CCH) was among 22 recipients to receive grants from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund. Awarded $25,000 out of a pool of $568,000, the sum is set up as a matching grant to help the

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Clarke Industrial Tech Students Spark A Bright Future in Osceola

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With the unemployment rate at an all-time low and college debt an ever-growing concern, making a decision on what to do after high school is a big challenge for many students. But for Clarke Community Schools’ Senior, TJ Woods, and others in the Clarke industrial tech program,

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Nonprofit Forum Highlights Organizations and Opportunities to Give Back

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Each year, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) puts together a Community Development Forum for local nonprofit groups to network, share their successes and present plans for the upcoming year. It’s a great event that gives tremendous exposure to local charitable groups and the important work they

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City Council Green Lights Contractor Bidding on New Wastewater Plant

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The Osceola City Council has approved a schedule for taking bids on construction of the updated wastewater treatment facility. A recent pre-bid meeting brought in a handful of interest, but with design and budgeting finalized, the City is now able to open the call for bids to

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Clarke County Reservoir Project Starts Technical Design Phase

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The Clarke County Reservoir project continues to move forward, reaching the end of the acquisition phase and kicking off the draft design phase. With these steps in motion, the project stays on track for a completion date near the end of 2024. In October, the Clarke County

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CCDC’s Annual Planning Retreat Focuses on Big Development Vision

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The Clarke County Development Corporation board, leadership from the City and County as well as business owners and economic development professionals from around the State came together Friday for the Development Corporation’s annual planning retreat. This year’s event, held at Honey Hill Event Center in Osceola, Iowa,

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Clarke County Supervisors Work Toward Solution for Rural Road Safety

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The winter and spring thaw from the 2018-19 winter made rural road conditions throughout the Midwest terrible. In Iowa, from border to border, gravel roads and the spring thaw combined for a muddy, rutted mess that also raised concerns for vehicle safety and drivability for school busses

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