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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New Non-Profit Established to Build Osceola Rec Center

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A recreation center for the people of Osceola is quickly becoming a reality thanks to a new non-profit called “Operation Recreation.” In 2016, Clarke County was ranked 98 out of 99 Iowa counties when it comes to health, and Osceola’s Mayor Thomas Kedley is taking the initiative

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Clarke County Life Special Feature – Ms. Fern Undewood

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As a part of Clarke County Life and the efforts being made through our weekly publication, ClarkeCountyLife.com, the administrators decided to seek out special feature commentary from locals whom have unique perspectives on Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa. From young to old, the Clarke county community has

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Join in Clarke Homecoming Activities!

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Clarke Community Schools has been celebrating Homecoming this week, with students -and staff – decorating hallways and cars, dressing in costume for theme days, and showing off their school spirit and pride! There’s still time for the community to show their support and to join in the

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Leon Film Company to Debut Latest Production at the Lyric Theater, September 24th

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Southern Iowa film-making duo travels thousands of miles to bring history to Osceola. Highway Walkers Media, an adventure documentary film company based in Leon, IA, will debut their film, “Less Traveled: A Journey from Pine to Palm” in a showing at the Lyric Theater, in Osceola September

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Baseball and Softball Fields Set to Get Needed Facelift

The Clarke Community School district is proud of its athletic programs and the students who participate and support their teams. But in recent years, the high school baseball and softball teams have struggled with facilities in need of upgrades. Neither the baseball or the softball field drains

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CCH Educates on Healthy Eating at Fern Underwood Free Swim

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Clarke County Hospital has been helping with the Fern Underwood Free Swim on Monday nights. The staff has handed out healthy snacks and offered healthy eating tips and education to everyone who chooses to stop by our table. Health education has included a handout of the MyPlate

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City of Osceola Provides Huge Boost for 4th of July Celebration

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With hopes set high, there’s still more you can do to help. Thank you, City of Osceola! At the City Council meeting on June 21, the council officially awarded the $10,000 matching fund contribution for our 4th of July Celebration! Our generous business donors and all of

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5th Annual Osceola Fire Department BBQ Contest

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Fire up your grill, get your sauces and spice rubs ready, and join the Osceola Fire Department for their 5th Annual BBQ Contest on July 2nd at the Osceola Fire Station! This is going to be the biggest and best year for this delicious BBQ contest that

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Volunteers Needed at The Village

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The Village Early Childhood Center needs YOUR help! Our community preschool and childcare center, The Village, needs a little spring TLC. We are looking for volunteers of all shapes and sizes – no specific skills are required, just a willingness to help! The Village houses Clarke Community

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Clarke Schools’ Lampe receives Distinguished Service Award

Brad Lampe received a high honor from his peers recently in DesMoines. The Karl King Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to two band directors by the Iowa Bandmasters Association. One award is given to an active band director and one award is given to a retired

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4th of July Fish Fry Fundraiser & Big Help from CCDC

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CCDC significantly increased their annual contribution to the 4th of July Committee this year. The Committee, in their annual request to the CCDC, asked for an increase. Over all giving in the past years has slightly declined and the cost of entertainment has slowly increased. The CCDC

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Your #ClarkePride Kicks Into High Gear

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It’s been a whirlwind of Clarke Community School activities this fall. All of the student body and community have really pulled together to support the Clarke activities and it’s showing great results! Last Saturday, the Clarke marching band receiving a “1” rating at State. The Cross Country

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How’s Your Health, Clarke County? We Want To Hear From You.

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Would you describe yourself as “Healthy?” Better yet, would you describe Clarke County, Iowa as “Healthy?” Think of it. Does your community provide the opportunity and encourage a good, healthy lifestyle? Do your personal choices make for a good, healthy living environment? These are serious questions and

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