Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel Casino Assures Old Glory Fills the Skies Once Again

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(OSCEOLA, IA – JULY 2, 2021) Just in time for Independence Day, the team at Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola, Iowa set out to repair their damaged flagpole – once, a truly patriotic landmark for the south central Iowa community. With a lot of hard work, some

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Clarke County Hospital Announces 2021 Daisy Award Winner, Vicki Lande!

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Created in 1999, nurses are nominated for the Daisy Award by anyone in the organization – patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians, and staff – anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse. The 2021 CCH Daisy Award was presented

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Grassley’s Annual Tour Stops at Osceola’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc.

Iowa’s Senior Senator, Chuck Grassley, took time out of his busy schedule in Washington DC to visit the team from SIMCO Drilling Equipment in Osceola, Iowa. As part of his annual 99 County Tour, a tradition of his 41 years in office, Grassley and his team stopped

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Lampe Announces Retirement After Long Career With Clarke Schools

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Brad Lampe, long-time Clarke High School Band Director who has performed as an Instructional Coach for the district for the past five years, will take retirement from Clarke Schools at the end of the 2020 – 21 school year. Coming to Clarke Schools in 1987 as the

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CCDC Grant Bolsters Osceola Airport and Regional Access

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In their most recent board meeting, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) approved a discretionary grant to assist the Osceola Municipal Airport with an unexpected and essential repair project. In the middle of ongoing FAA priority updates, the Airport Management Commission uncovered a leak in one of

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Clarke County Hospital Honored by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

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Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, IA, today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the

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Clarke Schools’ Superintendent Seid Opts for Retirement After 2020-21 School Year

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Clarke Schools will bid farewell to Steve Seid this summer as he steps down as superintendent and into retirement. Having served over his thirty-seven yeas as an educator, 31 as a school administrator, Seid held positions around central Iowa including Des Moines, Saydel and Keota. With a

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NEW: February 17, 2021 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2021-1

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From Mayor Kedley: Due to the continued concerns and in an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I, Mayor Thomas J. Kedley, do hereby declare another Emergency Proclamation for the city of Osceola, IA. We’re not through this pandemic yet and we cannot let down

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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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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

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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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VIDEO: Clarke Community Schools Kicks off 2020-21 With Virtual Tour of Renovations

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The Clarke Community School District is in the midst of finishing up some much-needed renovations and updates to the High School / Middle School campus as well as the Elementary School and Bus Barn locations. Because of restrictions on visitors due to COVID-19, much of the progress

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Summer Cleanup? Notes on Trash, Recycling Pick-up for Osceola, Iowa

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Whether it’s been an abundance of home improvements from those home during quarantine or that Summer tends to bring out the cleaning bug in Osceola, a lot of questions have been submitted to the city about trash and recycling pick-ups, their schedules, and what can and can

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TAKE ACTION: 2020 Census Participation Means More for Osceola

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The U.S. Census is a way for citizens within the community to affect change and increase representation at all levels of government. Since 1790, the population of the United States has been counted as mandated in the U.S. Constitution. A complete and accurate count of the citizens

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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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