You Can “Walk the Block” With Osceola’s Sidewalk Assistance Program

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Osceola sidewalks and walkways need some TLC, but we can’t do it without YOU! It’s time to Walk the Block with your neighbors! Last year, Osceola City Council approved a new program called “Walk the Block” that will benefit Osceola and all of its residents. When residents

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CERT: Looking for Emergency Services Support – 8/21/17

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Are you prepared for an emergency that would affect our entire community? The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency is looking for those special volunteers to receive certification for a Community Emergency Response Team. In 95% of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance

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Kick Off Iowa’s Future at a Hometown Celebration for Kim Reynolds

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Thursday the 25th will be a landmark day for Clarke County and the City of Osceola. With great fanfare The Clarke County Fairgrounds will be a-buzz with activities honoring their favorite daughter, Kim Reynolds, celebrating her historic appointment as the first female Governor of the State of

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Leon Film Company to Debut Latest Production at the Lyric Theater, September 24th

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Southern Iowa film-making duo travels thousands of miles to bring history to Osceola. Highway Walkers Media, an adventure documentary film company based in Leon, IA, will debut their film, “Less Traveled: A Journey from Pine to Palm” in a showing at the Lyric Theater, in Osceola September

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Business Development Opportunities Abound in Osceola

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Osceola is quickly becoming the destination city for new families, travelers and businesses in Southern Iowa. As a growing community, this Clarke County city is an ideal location with business development opportunities for new and expanding companies to lay a foundation. The E. Eddy Saylor Industrial Park

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Baseball and Softball Fields Set to Get Needed Facelift

The Clarke Community School district is proud of its athletic programs and the students who participate and support their teams. But in recent years, the high school baseball and softball teams have struggled with facilities in need of upgrades. Neither the baseball or the softball field drains

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Clarke Community Schools Welcomes Students Back With Improvements

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The beginning of a new school year brings many things with it: new schedules, new friends, new school supplies and lots of new opportunities for learning. But this year, Clarke Community Schools is also bringing many new improvements to showcase the growing district and enhance the overall learning

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Funding a Tribute to Our Soldiers – Clarke County Freedom Rock

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Have you heard of Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II?  How about the Freedom Rock?  For the last decade or so, Sorensen has been traveling from Iowa county to Iowa county painting beautiful murals on giant boulders as a way to honor our veterans for their military service.  His

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City of Osceola Provides Huge Boost for 4th of July Celebration

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With hopes set high, there’s still more you can do to help. Thank you, City of Osceola! At the City Council meeting on June 21, the council officially awarded the $10,000 matching fund contribution for our 4th of July Celebration! Our generous business donors and all of

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Volunteers Needed at The Village

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The Village Early Childhood Center needs YOUR help! Our community preschool and childcare center, The Village, needs a little spring TLC. We are looking for volunteers of all shapes and sizes – no specific skills are required, just a willingness to help! The Village houses Clarke Community

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Clarke County Committed to Excellence

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Clarke County has earned multiple statewide designations in recent years, establishing the county as a hub for residents and businesses of Southern Iowa. Connected Community In 2014, Osceola became the 7th community in the state—and 30th in the nation—to earn a Connected Community certification. Connect Iowa, an organization that

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Grow Your Business Idea into a Livelihood

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Clarke County Development Corporation hosted its CEO Luncheon at Lakeside Casino this month. The event attracted area CEOs, entrepreneurs and managers interested in economic growth and development in Osceola. Presenters spoke about the abundance of resources available to Clarke County residents who want to grow an idea

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Working to Further Enhance Clarke Schools Nutrition Program

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Clarke County has applied for a grant from Wellmark that will enable the elementary school to continue its Nutrition Education Program (NEP). If the school receives the grant, it plans to purchase vending machines with healthy snack options. The grant will also be used to fund models

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CEO Luncheon March 9: Job Growth and Start-Up Forum

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Join Clarke County Development Corporation next Wednesday, March 9, for an informational “lunch & learn” opportunity to learn more about the 21st Century approach to economic development and job growth for the state of Iowa. Business members of CCDC are invited to attend the quarterly CEO Luncheon on March

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Clarke County Hospital’s Expansion Project Continues With Great Development

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Clarke County Hospital’s expansion project is progressing well. Over the last several weeks, the hospital has had as many as 70 workers a day working on-site. Concrete crews are capitalizing on the favorable temperatures and finishing up the last bit of outside concrete work for the winter.

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