Osceola’s Clarke County Fairgrounds Hosts JunctionTown Showdown

JUNCTIONTOWN SHOWDOWN TRUCK SHOW & TRACTOR PULL OSCEOLA IOWA

Get ready for the JunctionTown Showdown Truck Show and Tractor Pull, returning to the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Osceola, Iowa! This year, the event spans three exciting days: June 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2024.

Click through to check out their cool video and catch up on all that happening at this year’s event…

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CCDC Board Welcomes the Addition of Altec’s Nathan Grismore

CCDC Board Welcomes the Addition of Altec’s Nathan Grismore

At the May CCDC board meeting, members and those in attendance welcomed Altec’s Nathan Grismore to the board. As a representative from one of Osceola’s largest employers, Nathan is looking to bring a fresh perspective to the CCDC and help them create positive change throughout the community.

Click through to the latest feature more information about Nathan and his new position with the board…

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Clarke Community Schools Adopts Dual Language Program

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Clarke Community Schools will be implementing an adjustment for language acquisition for elementary students starting with the 2024-25 school year. With 54-56% of the district being Spanish-speaking, the administration is working to help those students as well as open more opportunities for native English-speaking students. The program will be open to all students through a drawing held from all interested applicants.

Click through to learn more about the program as well as an informational meeting (and downloadable PDF). The event is being held this Thursday in the elementary cafeteria…

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Special Osceola Water Works Bottled Water Giveaway – May 7th

On May 7th, 2024, in two public events, the Osceola Water Works’ team will be handing cases of bottled water to the community. This is in response to a generous donation received to help with the ongoing water conservation efforts throughout the community.

Check out the latest feature and the details surrounding the distribution of more than 36,000 bottles of water and the donation that helps support their customers…

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Clarke Community Schools Opens Preschool Interest Survey for 2024-25 School Year

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The Clarke Community Schools Preschool Interest Survey will help guide some of the policies and procedures for the upcoming school year and assist administrators and teachers in developing plans for a fulfilling and rewarding preschool experience for your child.

Please click through or share this with family members and friends who may have preschool-aged children…

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Clarke Community Schools Hosts Bike Rodeo

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Spring is in full swing and the weather just keeps getting better! That means fun on Osceola’s trails and families and children out on their bikes.

With that in mind, Clarke Community Schools is hosting a Bike Rodeo for all families to learn about bike safety, proper cycling safety equipment and more!

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Clarke County Organizations Partner to Offer Rain Barrel Workshop for Local Community Members

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Water and conservation have been hot topics across Iowa over the recent months. To help the Clarke County and Osceola community up their water conservation efforts, Clark County Hospital, along with Clarke County Conservation and Clarke County Extension put on a Rain Barrel Workshop to help concerned citizens learn how to recycle rain water …

Check out the latest release and video with tips on constructing your own rain barrel system… it also has a discount offer for rain barrel supplies!

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Osceola Water Board Approves Plans for the Future of Osceola’s Water Supply

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For more than 18-months, the Osceola Water Works team has been evaluating and researching the most impactful ways to supplement Osceola’s water supply and increase access to other raw water sources to serve the community. In Thursday’s monthly water board meeting, a plan was presented and approved with three focused stages, including estimated timelines and costs for the future of water in Osceola and Clarke County.

Check out the latest feature for more details on the plans for water within the community and surrounding areas…

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Big Business Concessions for Community Water Conservation

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Since the October water conservation ordinance update from Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees, the efforts surrounding reducing water use have shown how a community can really come together in emergency situations. That also means Osceola’s largest water users, commercial and industrial customers.

Check out the latest feature for what these large water customers have done to help with the conservation efforts throughout their businesses…

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CCDC Grants Provide Support for School Safety and Community Conservation

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The CCDC approved a pair of grants recently to help Clarke Community Schools cover costs related to new emergency response backpacks for school administrators and teachers as well as cover costs associated with the district’s water conservation efforts.

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Spring Has Sprung – Creative Gardening While Conserving Water

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With Spring gardening season upon us, how do Osceola’s green thumbs get their gardens to grow while conserving water? In a recent article submitted by the Osceola Water Works, their team helps with some gardening and water conservation tips to help through the season.

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CCDC Approves $75K Grant for Municipal Water Transport, Maintaining “Water Neutrality”

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At the March 13th board meeting of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), the grant committee reviewed and approved a discretionary grant request for up to $75,000 to help The City of Osceola cover the fees associated to keeping the City’s municipal recreational resources “Water Neutral.”

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Groundbreaking Event Celebrates a Focus on Future Success in South-Central Iowa

The groundbreaking event for the ORBIT Education and Training center may have been dampened with cold and rain, but the celebration in the SWCC Osceola Campus, where the event was relocated, was abuzz with excitement. Community members and officials from around the region joined SWCC and CCDC representatives to kick-off the construction phase of the new facility.

Click through to the latest to read more about the celebration and see new architectural renderings from Denovo as well as photos and info from the event…

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Osceola Chamber Main Street Kicks off Long-Awaited Façade Renovations

As many may have noticed, there’s been some renovation activity on Osceola’s Historic Square. This is through the Facade Project administered by Osceola Chamber Main Street.  After many months of planning and applying for grants and support, OCMS and local businesses have finally kicked off the renovation projects for the beautification of the square.

Click through to the latest for more about these exciting improvements …

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Groundbreaking Event Scheduled for Osceola’s ORBIT Education Center

Osceola's ORBIT Education Center Groundbreaking invitation

The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is holding a groundbreaking celebration for the new ORBIT Education and Training Center on March 8th. The community is invited to join in the event and celebrate with local businesses and officials to kick-off the next phase of construction.

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