Grant Moves Clay Street Park Project into Major Fundraising Stage

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For over five years, the City of Osceola has been developing their Safe Routes to School program as well as making extensive updates to the area’s trail systems to provide healthier activity options and easier access to schools, parks, and the best the City has to offer.

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Special Veteran Honors Kick Off Sports Betting at Osceola’s Lakeside Casino

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Joe Reynolds and his wife Francelya have been fixtures in Osceola, Iowa for well over 50 years. From Joe’s early years as Postmaster and his involvement with the Clarke County VFW Chapter, to the couple’s weekly Lakeside visits and social engagements – they are related to a

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Celebrating 50 Years of Building for A Strong Clarke Future

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Sunday evening, the event center at Lakeside Resort and Casino was the location of a gathering to celebrate the milestones made by the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) over the last 50 years.  With CCDC board members – past and present – local leadership, regional business owners,

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August 6th Special Vote on Clarke County Supervisors – Options and Information

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NOTICE:  In the Osceola Sentinel’s print version of this feature, it was inadvertently stated that “Plan 2” would remove the requirement for the representative to live in the district for which they represent. That was a misstatement and has been retracted from this posting. The information in

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Osceola Manufacturing Interns See a Bright Future

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When it comes to helping a community grow, the future choices of its young workforce and their families makes a big difference. At Wednesday’s CEO Luncheon, sponsored by the Clarke County Development Corporation, over 35 professionals, including Paul Dunnwald from Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research

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Clarke Industrial Tech Advisory Board Members Team Up To Support Backpack Program

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Members from the Clarke Industrial Tech Advisory Board have joined forces with the United Methodist Church in Osceola to help students in Clarke County get off on the right foot this school year. For the last seventeen years, the United Methodist Church has been running a program

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Call To Action: Clarke County Health Needs Assessment Survey

How can you help Clarke County get and stay more healthy? The walking paths, bike sharing program, health and wellness classes and activities available to the community have made a tremendous impact on where Clarke County and Osceola ranks for health in the state (improving from 98th

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Mayberry’s Coffee House Awarded Sub-State Grant and Qualifies for State Final

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Mayberry’s Coffee House & Eatery in Osceola, Iowa, was one of five statewide finalists of the Open 4 Business Grant program, winning a grant for expansion, revitalization, and community growth. After submitting a video and application, Mayberry’s was selected out of twenty-two candidates from across the state,

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Osceola 4th of July Celebrations Need Your Help

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Osceola has long been known as host of one of the biggest and best Independence Day celebrations in Iowa. With over three days of festivities, next week’s celebrations are gearing up to be some of Osceola’s grandest yet. But Osceola Chamber Main Street is looking for a

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CCRC Moves to Final Stages with Reservoir Project Finish Line In Sight

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After decades of planning, studies, and hard work, the Clarke County Reservoir project is on schedule and ready to move on to its next phase. In the mid 1990s, a study was commissioned to evaluate the viability of a new, larger reservoir to meet the growing needs

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Monday Night Free Swim with Fern Kicks Off June 17th

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School is out, the weather is warming up, and it’s time to get out and enjoy the summer. What better way to spend fun quality time with your family and friends then to join them at the Fern Underwood Family Aquatic Center on Mondays? Started back in

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May 30th Clarke County Hospital Hosts Mental Health and Wellness Night – Thursday Night in The Park

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The 2019 Thursday Night in the Park events are around the corner and May 30th’s Mental Health and Wellness Night is a great way to kick off the season! The evening is presented by Clarke County Hospital and Crossroads Behavioral Health Services. Make sure you read below

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New Digital Updates Help Users Find Local Activities

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The latest updates to the Web site ClarkeCountyLife.com have been made to help users find Osceola and Clarke County’s local activities through a simple, mobile information portal. With the growth of the community and organized groups becoming more abundant, tracking and coordinating information for activities throughout the

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Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa to Host Access Center Groundbreaking Ceremony in Osceola

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Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa will break ground this week on a new access center, a 7,400 square foot facility that will offer a unique opportunity to provide behavioral health services to south central Iowans experiencing mental health or substance use crises. The concept of access

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Lights, Camera, OSCEOLA – A Wheel of a Good Time!

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When you say Pat and Vanna, most people know exactly what you’re talking about – America’s Game®, Wheel of Fortune!  And while Pat and Vanna weren’t there, Osceola’s Lakeside Casino was the location of the latest Wheelmobile stop for auditions for the popular T.V. Gameshow. After months

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