CCDC and Clarke Students Focus on Future Skills and Future Careers

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For the last three years, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has been working with administrators, staff, and students at Osceola’s Clarke Community High School to build a stronger focus on career path planning and post-secondary school job opportunities. With manufacturing, hospitality, and medical fields being the

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New Apprenticeship Program Helps Osceola’s Miller Products Co. Build Stronger Future

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Miller Products Company, an Iowa manufacturing staple for more than eighty years, is leading the charge to build a stronger manufacturing base in South-Central Iowa. A new apprentice program for employees is serving to create a workforce that meets the growing demand for CNC machined products well

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ClarkeCountyLife.com Top 5 Features of 2018

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Every year we get the honor to tell stories about businesses and organizations throughout Clarke County, Iowa that impact the community. From new housing developments to city planning and recreational improvements, 2018 had a plethora of amazing features. As a “Snapshot of 2018,” our editors looked through

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Urgent Route Driver Shortage Signals Call on Community for Help

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Already short on bus route drivers, Clarke Community Schools is looking to district family members and the community for help. With last school year’s shortage of qualified drivers rolling into the 2018/19 school year, staff and administrators worked diligently to cover or combine yellow bus routes to

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Don’t Miss Manufacturer’s Day 2018!

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In recognition of October’s Manufacturer’s Month, businesses from Osceola and south-central Iowa will be taking part in a unique event focused on local and regional manufacturing employment opportunities. Osceola and south-central Iowa is a hotbed for manufacturing jobs. Skilled employees are a premium to employers like Salford,

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Manufacturing Feature: Miller Products Co. Continues Decades’ Tradition of Manufacturing in Iowa

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For decades, Miller Products Company has been producing high-quality machined parts in South-Central Iowa, proudly filling their workforce with employees from Osceola, Clarke County, and surrounding areas. As a start-up, in 1936, the Don Miller Cycle Company set up shop in Central Iowa. Offering a variety of

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Lakeside Progress Offers A Bright Future For Osceola & Clarke County

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Lakeside Casino in Osceola, Iowa is an integral supporter of the community. For over a decade, Lakeside has been an entertainment destination in Clarke County and has provided employment and career growth opportunities for workers from all over Iowa. Click the images below to navigate through larger

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Come Meet Osceola and Clarke County Manufacturers June 28th

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When major manufacturers and businesses integral to the community, economic success, and future growth of south-central Iowa gather, it’s an event to behold. With almost a dozen businesses, from local manufacturers to electrical cooperatives, business development professionals, and even a food vendor or two in attendance, the

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Clarke Schools Looks To Community For Much Needed Bus Drivers

Clarke Community School District is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. While the end of the school year is near, the transportation department and the school board are looking to get the application process started to fill much needed driving positions. With over 21 driver positions, including

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Reynolds & Ernst Help Celebrate Clarke County Community & Business

Last night, braving the cold temps and a biting wind, Osceola community members, business leaders, and guests gathered at Lakeside Casino’s Event Center to celebrate Osceola, the community, and the businesses that make Osceola and Clarke County Iowa residents feel there’s “No Place Like Home.”  With a

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Osceola Businesses & SWCC Partner to Boost Adult Education & Job Skills

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC), with the support of several Osceola, Iowa businesses and the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering a free applied mathematics course for adults looking to advance their careers. Kim Oaks, Director of Business and Industry Workforce Preparation in the Continuing Education Department

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October Job Fair to Feature Regional Businesses and Job Opportunities

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In recognition of October’s Manufacturer’s Month, businesses from Osceola and south-central Iowa will be taking part in a pair of unique, two-day job fair focused on manufacturing and regional employment opportunities. Thursday, October 5th at Lakeside Casino from 9:00am to 3:00pm, businesses will gather to meet with

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Clarke Students Weigh Future Employment Opportunities

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Over the past four years, the Juniors and Seniors in Osceola’s Clarke Community School District have taken a special day out of their study routine to learn more about the local employment landscape in Osceola and Clarke County. On Friday, with the partnership of Clarke County Development

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SICOG Revolving Loan Fund Helps Build Business in Clarke County

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The Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) offers a revolving loan fund to assist businesses with financing necessary to retain or create jobs.  Established with grant funds from the US Economic Development Administration, this RLF was established in 1987 primarily directed toward industrial businesses to help existing,

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We’re Checking “The Pulse” of Clarke County

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Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is constantly striving to build a better place for the citizens they serve. Whether it’s finding industry to support the community or helping bring healthier and safer recreation solutions for local families, the CCDC wants the very best for the community. That’s

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