Clarke Elementary Renovations Create Change in Security and Traffic

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With the closure of schools in the spring of 2020, the Clarke district took advantage of the reduced traffic at the elementary building to kick off some much needed renovations. To improve security, the main office has moved from the south-central side of the building to the

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Clarke Schools Prepares for 2020-21 With Return to Learn Plan

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The administrative team at Clarke Schools has been working tirelessly since March to have their Return-to-Learn plans ready to give students and staff the tools they need to continue learning safely in 2020 and beyond. Watch the video: Return To Learn Plan & Updates from Steve Seid,

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TAKE ACTION: 2020 Census Participation Means More for Osceola

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The U.S. Census is a way for citizens within the community to affect change and increase representation at all levels of government. Since 1790, the population of the United States has been counted as mandated in the U.S. Constitution. A complete and accurate count of the citizens

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Changes at Osceola Food Bring New Leadership and Future Growth

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Osceola Food is seeing a changing of the guard, as one plant manager, John Hoag, moves on to new opportunities within the organization, a new leader with new opportunities takes his place. John Kempen has been part of the Hormel Foods family for almost thirty years, and

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Clarke County Courthouse Reopens with Some Safety Measures

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In response to the immediate threat of the COVID Pandemic, the Clarke County Board of Supervisors implemented several temporary safety measures in accordance with the Governor’s Proclamation involving Social Distancing and Building Capacity guidelines. From the outset, the County has pursued the dual goals of reducing exposure

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Clarke County Hospital – Preparation for Moving Forward in a Pandemic

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As the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to be a concern, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Robert E. Weissinger, DO, Chief Medical Officer at Clarke County Hospital to share information about what the hospital has been doing to manage this health issue and

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Clarke Schools Calls on Community for Driver Support

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With a new bus barn and updated facilities, Clarke Community Schools has been reviewing and evaluating the need for bus drivers for the 2020-2021 school year.  As in years past, route drivers are in short supply all over the state. Ed Stoll, Clarke’s incoming Transportation Director, decided

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Clarke County Hospital Awarded Funding from the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program

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In early April, Clarke County Hospital applied for telehealth equipment funding from the FCC, and last week CCH was notified it had been awarded $170,072 from the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program. “Clarke County Hospital, in Osceola, Iowa, was awarded $170,072 for tablet computers, network upgrades, and remote

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Lakeside Announces Expanded Hours, Reopening of Table Games & Restaurant

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OSCEOLA, IOWA and LAS VEGAS (JUNE 12, 2020) – Lakeside Hotel Casino, an Affinity Gaming property, today announced that it has expanded its casino hours of operation on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 4am, and Sundays – Thursdays, 10am – 2am. Table Games will reopen this

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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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Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel Casino Announces Casino Reopening

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Lakeside Hotel Casino, an Affinity Gaming property, today announced that it will have a soft reopening to invited guests June 1 – 2, 2020 and will open to the general public on June 3, 2020 at 10AM. When the Lakeside Hotel Casino opens there will be increased

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OCMS, Osceola Foods & 4th Of July Fireworks – The Show Must Go On!

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As the Governor moves the state to re-open, many scheduled events are still feeling the impact of social distancing and the COVID-19 crisis. Many budgets have become stressed from months of inactivity, dwindling sponsorships, or fear of a secondary surge. So, when Osceola Chamber Main Street announced

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Kading Supports Osceola with 50 Free Meals to its Residents

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Even as Iowa re-opens, people remain cautious and local businesses—especially locally-owned restaurants—remain challenged.  With 190 front doors in Osceola, family-owned Kading Property Management is helping many residents, helping a local restaurant, and encouraging other businesses to lend a hand. Beginning Tuesday, May 19, Kading will pay for

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Osceola Food Sponsors Local Graduation Recognition Poster Project

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Osceola Food, LLC announced today that it sponsored a Clarke High School Graduation recognition poster project. “We know that seniors around the country are not getting to experience some of the traditions that go with it, like prom and a graduation ceremony,” said John Hoag, Osceola Food

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Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Clarke County

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(OSCEOLA, IA – MAY 11, 2020) The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified 2 additional cases of COVID-19 in the county. This is a total of 8 cases in Clarke County and 2 people have fully recovered. All of the

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