Clarke County Public Health and Emergency Management: “Sign up for COVID-19 Vaccine Alerts”

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As vaccination schedules for COVID-19 progress, Clarke County Emergency Management and the Clarke County Public Health want to help reduce any confusion surrounding vaccine availability in Clarke County and who will be receiving it. So, starting Thursday, January 21st, Clarke County residents can sign up to receive

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Clarke Elementary Students See Ag Advantages in the Classroom and Beyond

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Clarke Alumna, Tara Norman, always cherished her life on the farm. The rewards of hard work in tending animals and growing sustainable produce showed her a life many students don’t get to see these days. So when she returned to Clarke to teach at the elementary she

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2020 Challenges Motivate Osceola Water Works Team For 2021 Progress

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Osceola Water Works (OWW) and the customers they serve faced a number of unprecedented challenges in 2020. While it was understandably a tough year, there were also a number of positives to look back on as 2021 planning starts. The weather at the start of the year

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COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives In Clarke County

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On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, Brian Evans (CEO) and Dr. Bob Weissinger (CMO), received the first vaccination of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Clarke County Hospital. 29 additional  CCH healthcare workers received their first dose of the vaccine later that afternoon. The vaccine requires a second dose

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Clarke Schools Taking Proactive Tech Measures for Potential Return to Virtual Learning

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In the November 17th school board meeting, Clarke Community Schools passed a proposal for the acquisition of additional technology for students in the district who may not have sufficient internet access. This action was taken as a preparatory measure in the case of increased COVID-19 rates and

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Lakeside Casino and OCMS Join to Bring ‘Holiday Giving Trees’ to Osceola

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The management team at Lakeside Hotel & Casino in Osceola, Iowa could sense the need for a little extra holiday cheer in their community this year. So, they placed a quick call to Ashleigh Eckels, Executive Director at Osceola Chamber Main Street to discuss a festive idea

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Shop with a Cop Focused on Giving and Overcoming COVID Challenges

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Since 2016, the Shop with a Cop program has been bringing the community together to help those who may need a little support through the holiday season and to build relationships with local law enforcement. This year, the Clarke County Sheriff’s office, along with the Osceola Police

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Osceola’s New Trail System Connector Ties Safe Routes to Family Fun

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Bringing easy access to local parks and playgrounds along with safely connecting Clarke Community school campuses within the city, Osceola’s recreational trail system continues to flourish. With unanimous approval in a recent school board meeting, another crucial section of the trails system was given the green light

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Clarke Elementary Calling On Community for Playground Fundraising Help

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The Clarke Elementary School lower elementary playground allows the preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students a much-needed break during the school day. Unfortunately, the playground hasn’t been updated since 1995 and is in need of developmental and safety upgrades. That’s why the administration and a committee of

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Osceola Water Works Researching Plans for Improved Water Quality

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It seems to be an annual occurrence. As soon as the heat of late summer hits, surface water sources around the midwest become victims of algae blooms, causing treatment challenges for municipalities and water departments and giving citizens concern for their water quality. In Osceola’s West Lake,

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“Halloween like We’ve Never Seen” – Osceola, IA Halloween Guidelines and Updates

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In a campaign collaboration between the city of Osceola and Clarke County Hospital, “Halloween like We’ve Never Seen” offers some guidelines and updates on trick-or-treating for the community and tips centered around keeping children and families safe during the festivities. You can click the image to the

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Clarke County Hospital Offering Free Well Woman Exams

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Utilizing funding awarded to the Hospital by Bras for the Cause, Clarke County Hospital is offering free Well Woman Exams beginning October 5, 2020.  The exam includes: 3D Mammogram Screening and Image Reading Cervical Screening Lab Screening All women who would like to take advantage of this

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Osceola Receives over $250,000 from IEDA Community Development Block Grant Housing Sustainability Award

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On September 15th, the city of Osceola was notified by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) that they were the latest recipient of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for $252,200. The CDBG program is a Federally Funded program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban

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Clarke County Reservoir Project Engineering Reports Return with Added Costs

Clarke County Reservoir Project

On September 17, the latest engineering report, including revised cost projections for the Clarke County Reservoir, was submitted to the Clarke County Reservoir Commission by HDR Engineering. With initial engineering and construction costs estimated in 2013 and after geotechnical research revealed numerous unforeseen challenges, the reservoir project

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OCMS, CCDC Partner with IASBDC for #IASBDCMOBILE Communities Free Event

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On October 1st, local business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to a new #IASBDCMOBILE Community event from America’s SBDC Iowa. Held in partnership with Osceola Chamber Main Street and the Clarke County Development Corporation, business experts from around the area will be on hand to discuss unique

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