CCDC Opens Search for New Executive Director

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The CCDC board has been in full swing to find a replacement for Bill Trickey, who’d been at the Development Corporation for 18-years. The open Executive Director position job description and application have officially been posted.

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Clarke Looks to School’s Community for Elementary Leadership Feedback

clarke community schools elementary school

Clarke Community Schools is looking to their Elementary school community for input on the next Principal for the building. District administrators, teachers, elementary students and families have been asked for insights for what they’d like to see in the next Elementary School Principal.

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Bill Trickey Closes Out Long Career with CCDC

Bill Trickey Osceola Iowa Clarke County Development Coropration

After more than 18-years with the Clarke County Development Corporation, Bill Trickey is bidding farewell. His tenure saw an impressive collection of development successes including additions and improvements to local trail systems, new workforce housing, stronger connections with schools, students, and manufacturers as well as building and planning for the future of the region.

Click through to the latest feature to read more about Trickey’s time with the CCDC as well as his plans after …

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Osceola Water Works – Breaking Down Your Osceola Utility Bill

After recent conversations the team at Osceola Water Works had some of their customers, there was the realization that there is still some confusion on the breakout of the utility bill they administer. While the bill customers receive includes fees for Water, Sewage, and Garbage, rates and management for the water portion is the sole responsibility of the Osceola Water Works. Any other utility rates and/or service management fees are controlled through the City of Osceola.

To help, they’ve provided a more detailed breakout with additional information on the Osceola utility bill…

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A Positive Conservation Outlook, as Data Shows Lake Levels Holding Steady

osceola's west lake water levels

Osceola Water Works and City Officials are sharing a positive outlook at trending lake levels in Osceola’s West Lake. With seasonal usage down and steady conservation commitment from the community and local businesses, engineering data, physical water level measurements in West Lake and more show levels stabilizing.

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Funding Helps Clarke Facilitate Much-Needed HVAC Updates and More

renovations at clarke community schools elementary

Clarke Elementary, Middle, and High school buildings have seen a flurry of renovations over the past year. With the assistance of Federal ESSER grant funds, building HVAC systems and other projects have seen a considerable overhaul.

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Community Businesses and Leadership Gather for a Galloping Good Time

At the OCMS / CCDC Annual Dinner Friday night, there was plenty of celebration adding up to a “Galloping Good Time!” 😉

With area businesses, community members and local leadership coming together to celebrate the past year’s achievements and offer awards and recognition to those who made a significant impact to the community, the evening was full of warmth and joy (even with negative temperatures outside).

Click through to check out the latest feature to see a slew of photos, some video and more on the 2024 OCMS/CCDC Annual Dinner!

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Fletcher Honored With 75th Annual Community Service Award

Friday night was an evening of celebration at the OCMS and CCDC Annual Dinner. One celebration that stood out was the 75th Annual Community Service Award that went to Mr. Duayne Fletcher from Osceola, Iowa. With heart-felt nominations from the community and his family, a humble Mr. Fletcher received Friday Night’s award.

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Osceola’s Miller Products Company Kicks off New Year under New Ownership

Osceola's Miller Products Company under new ownership.

Since moving to Osceola in 1964, Miller Products Company has been an integral part of the local manufacturing community. As they ring in a new year, the Miller team also celebrates new ownership with Kerry Richardson taking the helm.

Join us in celebrating with Miller Products and congratulating Kerry on his new role in Osceola!

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Development Corporation Tops 2023 Goals – Looks Forward to 2024

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In 2023, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) saw many long-term projects come to fruition. Additional workforce housing and amenities were topped the list.

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Clarke County Hospital Encourages Community-wide CHNA Survey Participation

Clarke County Health Needs Assessment

Clarke County Hospital continues to promote the importance of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Survey to the citizens of Clarke County, Iowa. The information gathered through this survey will help health and safety organizations develop strategies and programming for the entire county.

Click through to the latest update to learn more about the assessment and to get started on your feedback today…

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Collaborative Building Efforts Support Students, Community Growth

video showing clarke community schools building trades students

In partnerships with the City of Osceola, SWCC, CCDC, local contractors and more, Students at Clarke Community School are participating in a renewed Building Trades program. With projects on campus as well an exciting new home just off Osceola’s historic square, the students are gaining real-life experience.

Check out the latest update for a fun video and more information about the program…

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2024 Clarke County Health Needs Assessment Survey Launches

Clarke County HEalth Needs Assessmsnt

Clarke County Hospital, along with the City of Osceola and others have embarked on the 2024 Clarke County Health Needs Assessment. Similar to county assessments conducted in 2019 and 2015 this effort provides is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of all of the residents we serve.

The information you provide will go to determining how we better serve our community. Click the link to get started today!

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Current Drought Conditions Can Cause Increase in Water Infrastructure Disruptions

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Osceola Water Works has been aware of the recent rise in water main breaks throughout the city. With temps fluctuating and ground shifting from freezing and thawing, breaks seem to be more pervasive than in the past, but that isn’t actually the case.

The most recent update from Osceola Water Works discusses the conditions that lead to infrastructure disruptions, gives a little history on Osceola’s updates and how you can help report.

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Clarke Schools Food Pantry Sees Overwhelming Support, Updated Holiday Hours

Clarke Schools Food Pantry Osceola Iowa

The Holidays mean giving and helping those in need. The Clarke Schools Food Pantry has been recipients of overwhelming charity this season. With recent donations from local businesses and organizations as well as incredible support from the community, the pantry will be adding hours in the week before Christmas and hosting other opportunities for children and families to participate in.

Please take a minute to click through and read about their recent updates and how you can help the pantry’s more than 100 weekly families this holiday season and beyond…

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