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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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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Manufacturing Feature: Altec Osceola Continues to Build a Better Future

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The Altec Osceola body plant has experienced tremendous growth in the five years it has been operating in Southern Iowa and is looking for the right candidates to join their exceptional team. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL since 1929, Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for

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Clarke County Committed to Excellence

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Clarke County has earned multiple statewide designations in recent years, establishing the county as a hub for residents and businesses of Southern Iowa. Connected Community In 2014, Osceola became the 7th community in the state—and 30th in the nation—to earn a Connected Community certification. Connect Iowa, an organization that

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CEO Luncheon March 9: Job Growth and Start-Up Forum

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Join Clarke County Development Corporation next Wednesday, March 9, for an informational “lunch & learn” opportunity to learn more about the 21st Century approach to economic development and job growth for the state of Iowa. Business members of CCDC are invited to attend the quarterly CEO Luncheon on March

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Clarke’s Career Academy Focuses Students on Future Success

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Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa is developing a Career Academy that will provide a specialized course pathway for career-minded students. Aligned with Governor Branstad’s new Future Ready Iowa initiative, this program is the genesis of Clarke’s new curriculum director Jean Bahls and Bill Trickey of Clarke

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Clarke County Job Opportunities Thrive After The Recession

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It’s been just shy of a decade since the recession hit. In 2007 and on into ’08 and ’09, employment rates plummeted across the nation, jobs disappeared taking their highly valued tax bases with them. Retail shops closed their doors. What seemed like long-standing, stable local businesses

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