Agreement on Gas Line Extension Means Boost In Business Development Potential

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This fall has seen a lot of progress for the City of Osceola. The city has seen successful, city-wide events like Wine Walk and Trunk-or-Treat as well as community and quality-of-life improvements like the trail additions at East Lake Park. One significant change, approved by City Council

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The Village Improvements Continue to Create Opportunities for South Central Iowa Families

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The Village, Osceola’s community preschool and childcare center, continues to work on improvements to provide the best opportunities for south central Iowa and Clarke County children and their families. In 2018, The Village with the support from Clarke County Development Corporation, Clarke County, and the City of

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Clarke County Development Corporation Targets New Programs for 2018

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For over a decade the Clarke County Development Corporation has been working with leadership from local businesses, local and regional government, school boards, the community and more to help build a better quality of life for Clarke County and its citizens. Each year, the CCDC board members

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Free Land & Incentives for Builders Looking to Develop in Osceola, Iowa

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As part of a new housing development initiative, Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects as well as reimbursements on interest for construction loans for a 12-month period. The CCDC launched the Zero-Cost

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We’re Checking “The Pulse” of Clarke County

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Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is constantly striving to build a better place for the citizens they serve. Whether it’s finding industry to support the community or helping bring healthier and safer recreation solutions for local families, the CCDC wants the very best for the community. That’s

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Osceola City Council Approves Special Vote for November

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At the September 6 Osceola City Council meeting, a petition was passed approving a special vote to change the term length of the position of mayor. At the City Council meeting held on September 6, a petition was presented to the Council asking for a special vote to change the

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Join in Clarke Homecoming Activities!

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Clarke Community Schools has been celebrating Homecoming this week, with students -and staff – decorating hallways and cars, dressing in costume for theme days, and showing off their school spirit and pride! There’s still time for the community to show their support and to join in the

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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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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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5th Annual Osceola Fire Department BBQ Contest

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Fire up your grill, get your sauces and spice rubs ready, and join the Osceola Fire Department for their 5th Annual BBQ Contest on July 2nd at the Osceola Fire Station! This is going to be the biggest and best year for this delicious BBQ contest that

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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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City of Osceola is Mapping a Better Future

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The City of Osceola, along with the Osceola Water Works department, is excited to begin utilization of a new mapping system that will streamline utility work and record keeping for Osceola, Iowa. Midland GIS, a geographical information system company, will work with the city of Osceola and

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Your #ClarkePride Kicks Into High Gear

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It’s been a whirlwind of Clarke Community School activities this fall. All of the student body and community have really pulled together to support the Clarke activities and it’s showing great results! Last Saturday, the Clarke marching band receiving a “1” rating at State. The Cross Country

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One Simple Energy Saving Idea Will Save Clarke County Thousands

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Clarke County projects thousands in energy savings this next year. Clarke County Courthouse is getting an upgrade, on that will save the county an estimated $5,663 a year and a total savings of just under $109,000 in reduced costs over the next 19 years. But, don’t look

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