SWCC & Clarke County Hospital Work to Answer EMT Demand

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Starting in January of 2019, SWCC, along with support from Clarke County Hospital, will be offering classes for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). With the success of last year’s Emergency Medical Responder training, and with ever-increasing demand, the new EMT program will be open to anyone who qualifies

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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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Clarke County Hospital Awarded Federal Grant to Help Families

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Regional training Network to Address Childhood Trauma The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded Clarke County Hospital (CCH) a $314,742 grant to help families in Southern Iowa affected by childhood trauma. The grant will be used to upgrade and extend CCH’s regional video distance learning network

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Stream Osceola’s City Council Meetings Live from Your Home Computer

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Osceola City Council and local officials have been working on implementing the technology needed for the streaming of City Council meetings through the City’s Web site for over a year. With the assistance of Terry Taylor and his team from Communications Solutions, a camera with audio support

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Clarke Student Cyber Warriors Attack Future Opportunities in Tech Security

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In a world dominated by technology, Clarke students are leading the information curve through a new competition program that focuses on global cyber security. Through the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program, Clarke Schools is entering their second year of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The CyberPatriot

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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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Second Annual Shop With a Cop Ready or Your Nominations

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For the second consecutive year, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Osceola Police Department to sponsor the Shop With a Cop program. This program may be new to Clarke County, but it has been taking place across the country for close to twenty years.

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Osceola & CCDC Work With Developers to Meet Growing Housing Demand

Osceola has heard the call for affordable, available housing options. The City of Osceola has partnered with Clarke County Development Corporation to meet the needs of the growing Clarke County community. Join Kading Properties at a ribbon cutting event to unveil the brand-new houses available in the

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Osceola’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. Digs Into Tornado Safety

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Osceola, Iowa’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. took steps last week to address the risks surrounding dangerous weather – specifically tornado incidents like those seen in Pella and the Vermeer plant recently. With over two dozen employees housed in a steel-frame building, along with tons of manufacturing equipment, you

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Don’t Miss Clarke FAMILY NIGHT Tuesday, November 13th

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Since the start of the 2018-19 school year, Clarke School District has been hosting Family Nights for Clarke Students and their families. On the second Tuesday of each month organizers work to provide an evening where families can come together at the school to join in community,

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Agreement on Gas Line Extension Means Boost In Business Development Potential

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This fall has seen a lot of progress for the City of Osceola. The city has seen successful, city-wide events like Wine Walk and Trunk-or-Treat as well as community and quality-of-life improvements like the trail additions at East Lake Park. One significant change, approved by City Council

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Clarke’s Industrial Arts Sparks Brilliance in First Annual Welding Competition

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While the Clarke School District schedule called for a day off for students and teachers on Friday, over two dozen dedicated Industrial Arts students, their instructor, Mr. Lyden, local manufacturing mentors, and other professionals gathered early at Clarke’s Industrial Arts department doors to kick off the final

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Drone Tech For Clarke County Increases Safety and Response Benefits

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Clarke County Emergency Management has filled a technology gap in Southern Iowa with the acquisition of a new, high-tech drone, and now has an efficient, safe tool for a variety of emergency situations. In the fall of 2017, Stephens State Forest was the scene of a search-and-rescue

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Are You Ready for the 2018 Nonprofit Community Forum?

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Each fall the Clarke County Development Corporation puts together and hosts a Nonprofit Community Forum for local groups to network, share their successes and put forth their plans for the upcoming year. At the event, local nonprofits and community organizations are invited to present their greatest success

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Clarke Industrial Arts Advisory Board to Hold First Annual Welding Art Sculpture Event

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In cooperation with Clarke County Development Corporation, local manufacturers will be working with Clarke Industrial Arts students to create works of art for the first annual Welding Art Sculpture Event. Starting October 5, teams of 2-3 students will begin meeting with a welding mentor from one of

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