Changes at Osceola Food Bring New Leadership and Future Growth

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Osceola Food is seeing a changing of the guard, as one plant manager, John Hoag, moves on to new opportunities within the organization, a new leader with new opportunities takes his place. John Kempen has been part of the Hormel Foods family for almost thirty years, and

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Clarke County Hospital – Preparation for Moving Forward in a Pandemic

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As the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to be a concern, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Robert E. Weissinger, DO, Chief Medical Officer at Clarke County Hospital to share information about what the hospital has been doing to manage this health issue and

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Clarke Schools Calls on Community for Driver Support

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With a new bus barn and updated facilities, Clarke Community Schools has been reviewing and evaluating the need for bus drivers for the 2020-2021 school year.  As in years past, route drivers are in short supply all over the state. Ed Stoll, Clarke’s incoming Transportation Director, decided

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Clarke County Hospital Awarded Funding from the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program

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In early April, Clarke County Hospital applied for telehealth equipment funding from the FCC, and last week CCH was notified it had been awarded $170,072 from the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program. “Clarke County Hospital, in Osceola, Iowa, was awarded $170,072 for tablet computers, network upgrades, and remote

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Lakeside Announces Expanded Hours, Reopening of Table Games & Restaurant

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OSCEOLA, IOWA and LAS VEGAS (JUNE 12, 2020) – Lakeside Hotel Casino, an Affinity Gaming property, today announced that it has expanded its casino hours of operation on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 4am, and Sundays – Thursdays, 10am – 2am. Table Games will reopen this

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CCH Partners with Local Health Officials to Hold COVID-19 Testing Event

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Drive Thru COVID-19 Test Site On Thursday, June 4, a drive-thru COVID-19 testing event was held at the Clarke County Fairgrounds and Event Center. Two testing sessions were offered to south-central Iowa residents by appointment, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Fifty-four people were

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NEW: May 27, 2020 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2020-7

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The limits within are getting fewer and fewer, which is a good thing.  Park closures have ended, as have any limits on the golf course facilities.  The library continues to operate per State guidelines.  However, note under #4 that the aquatic center will be closed for the

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Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel Casino Announces Casino Reopening

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Lakeside Hotel Casino, an Affinity Gaming property, today announced that it will have a soft reopening to invited guests June 1 – 2, 2020 and will open to the general public on June 3, 2020 at 10AM. When the Lakeside Hotel Casino opens there will be increased

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OCMS, Osceola Foods & 4th Of July Fireworks – The Show Must Go On!

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As the Governor moves the state to re-open, many scheduled events are still feeling the impact of social distancing and the COVID-19 crisis. Many budgets have become stressed from months of inactivity, dwindling sponsorships, or fear of a secondary surge. So, when Osceola Chamber Main Street announced

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Kading Supports Osceola with 50 Free Meals to its Residents

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Even as Iowa re-opens, people remain cautious and local businesses—especially locally-owned restaurants—remain challenged.  With 190 front doors in Osceola, family-owned Kading Property Management is helping many residents, helping a local restaurant, and encouraging other businesses to lend a hand. Beginning Tuesday, May 19, Kading will pay for

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City Opens Applications for up to $30,000 in Housing Rehabilitation Assistance

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Partnering with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) and the Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG), The City of Osceola is opening the application process for the Owner-Occupied Housing Sustainability program. The program, developed to assist low-to-moderate income homeowners looking to make repairs to their homes, is

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Commercial Building Reopening Tips from CDC and Osceola Water Works

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As the state of Iowa looks at reopening businesses after an extended COVID-19 shutdown, there are a number of preparation steps to be taken to ensure the safety of employees and customers. One thing that may not be top of mind for many people is the condition

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NEW: May 15, 2020 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2020-6

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From Mayor Kedley: I am sincerely proud of how our community has stepped up to battle this invisible enemy! It’s not over yet and we must continue pushing forward for a safer tomorrow! I ask everyone to continue doing their part and leading where their strengths are.

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Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Clarke County

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(OSCEOLA, IA – MAY 11, 2020) The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified 2 additional cases of COVID-19 in the county. This is a total of 8 cases in Clarke County and 2 people have fully recovered. All of the

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What if I Think I Have COVID-19?

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(OSCEOLA, IA – MAY 8, 2020) The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified 2 additional cases of COVID-19 in the county. COVID-19 is a new virus and many Clarke County residents aren’t sure how to know if they have been

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