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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Comes Home for Big Launch

It seems like it was just yesterday we were cheering on Clarke County Iowa’s favorite daughter, Kim Reynolds, when she accepted the appointment of Governor of Iowa. Well, it was back in May of 2017 and there certainly has been a lot to look back on. When

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Dry Winter and Low Water Levels Indicate Need for Water Conservation

The Osceola Water Works strongly encourages residents to watch water consumption in this dry winter weather. So far, Iowa’s weather hasn’t delivered on the necessary average snowfall of 25 inches that South-Central Iowa usually receives. While Osceola has seen some snow recently, totals are well below what

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Osceola’s Square Recognized by National Register of Historic Places

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Osceola’s Historic Commercial District has been officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places, effective January 19, 2018. The area recognized includes the city square around the Clarke County Courthouse from West Jefferson Street on the south, West Washington Street on the north and bordered on

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Osceola Streetscape Project Gets Council Green Light

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Osceola City Council took action on the downtown street project plans at its meeting Jan. 2. With a 3-2 vote the council decided to go forward with two proposed plans for the Osceola downtown streets. The original plan drawn up in 2014 called for elimination of the

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A Legacy of Local Leadership – Sandy Kale Steps Down as Commission Chair

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Sandy Kale, Chairperson for the Clarke County Reservoir Commission since its inception, stepped down from the position in July. Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent, was elected as the new CCRC Chairperson to complete the vision that began nearly 30 years ago. Sandy has spent much of

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Osceola's Melissa Snell Receives Governor's Volunteer Award

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Melissa Snell of Osceola received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held September 25 in Pleasant Hill. Melissa Snell, an employee of Clarke County State Bank, was honored with a 10 year individual length of

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NOTICE: Watch for Water Works Annual Treatment Change

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Starting in October, Osceola Water Works will begin transitioning to winter maintenance and will be making a change in the water treatment process. While residents may notice a difference, there will be no cause for alarm. In early October, the water works department will begin their annual fire

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Osceola Rec Center Plan Moves to Next Stage

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The September 19th Osceola City Council meeting will prove to be a pivotal moment for the future of the Osceola Recreation Center. With the commitment of the non-profit Operation Recreation, The Arts and Rec Council, Osceola’s Parks and Recreation department and board, local businesses and volunteers, a

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Familiar Drought Conditions Emphasize Need for New Reservoir

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With a dry Spring and little to no measurable rain in June and July, Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent is looking at West Lake water levels with an impatient eye. While recent rains have helped green up a few lawns, water main breaks from the dry,

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Osceola Parks & Recreation Works Toward Easier Registration

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This time of year, parents with school-age children have their work cut out for them. From school preparation to scheduling after-school activities, being able to find the details on sports and recreation for the kids shouldn’t add to the work. That’s why, wen we spoke to Tim

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