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

Joe Reynolds Osceola Casino Sportsbook

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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Clarke Schools Ushers in New Year with New Administrators, Fresh Perspective

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Clarke Schools is ready for the new school year and is excited about the positive changes on the horizon. To help usher in those changes, there are some new faces in the district that will help Clarke continue to address changing needs. Lindsay Rains comes to Clarke

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New Osceola City Hall Intern Shines Bright

Diana Sagastizado Osceola City Intern Clarke Schools

The City of Osceola is helping to grow the next generation of leaders through their internship program at City Hall and have found a prime candidate in Diana Sagastizado. With a passion for politics and current events, Clarke Schools senior Diana jumped at the chance to be

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CCDC Provides Over $480,000 in Grant Windfall for Local Organizations

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Local organizations throughout Osceola and Clarke County look to the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) for grants and other assistance to make improvements that will benefit the communities they serve. These grants make a tremendous difference in Osceola and throughout the county in a variety of ways.

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Comes Home for Big Launch

It seems like it was just yesterday we were cheering on Clarke County Iowa’s favorite daughter, Kim Reynolds, when she accepted the appointment of Governor of Iowa. Well, it was back in May of 2017 and there certainly has been a lot to look back on. When

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Osceola’s Square Recognized by National Register of Historic Places

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Osceola’s Historic Commercial District has been officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places, effective January 19, 2018. The area recognized includes the city square around the Clarke County Courthouse from West Jefferson Street on the south, West Washington Street on the north and bordered on

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Clarke County State Bank Pumps Over $75,000 Into the Local Holiday Economy

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The Clarke County State Bank 2017 Christmas Club fund, distributed in November, paid out over $75,000 across participants in the program. This not only computes to big seasonal savings for those in the program, but it also means tens of thousands of dollars that will be funneled

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Clarke County Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership

Clarke County Hospital Leadership Award

Clarke County Hospital announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in

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New Clarke County Bike Share Program Up & Running

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Clarke County Public Health is proud to announce their new Bike Share program is ready for Osceola and surrounding communities! Osceola boasts some beautiful parks and colorful scenery at this time of year, and Clarke County Public Health has made it easy for you to get out

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Osceola’s Melissa Snell Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

Osceola Governor Volunteer Award

Melissa Snell of Osceola received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held September 25 in Pleasant Hill. Melissa Snell, an employee of Clarke County State Bank, was honored with a 10 year individual length of

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You Can “Walk the Block” With Osceola’s Sidewalk Assistance Program

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Osceola sidewalks and walkways need some TLC, but we can’t do it without YOU! It’s time to Walk the Block with your neighbors! Last year, Osceola City Council approved a new program called “Walk the Block” that will benefit Osceola and all of its residents. When residents

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CCDC Grants Continue to Impact County and Community

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For over four decades The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has worked to foster local improvement projects and spur opportunities to create a warm and welcoming community for Clarke County, its businesses, and citizens. Over the past few months, with the help of considerable grant opportunities, the

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Clarke Community Schools Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

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Adriana Reyna, a parent liaison and native tutor at Clarke Elementary School has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees

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CERT: Looking for Emergency Services Support – 8/21/17

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Are you prepared for an emergency that would affect our entire community? The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency is looking for those special volunteers to receive certification for a Community Emergency Response Team. In 95% of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance

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Osceola’s Free Land Incentive Program Continues to Break New Ground

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Clarke County Development Corporation’s (CCDC) Free Land Incentive program continues to entice developers and individuals to help grow the city of Osceola. And through some recent discussions with local banks, there is even more benefit available to those looking to build a future in the area. Four

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