Second Annual Shop With a Cop Ready or Your Nominations

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For the second consecutive year, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Osceola Police Department to sponsor the Shop With a Cop program. This program may be new to Clarke County, but it has been taking place across the country for close to twenty years.

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Drone Tech For Clarke County Increases Safety and Response Benefits

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Clarke County Emergency Management has filled a technology gap in Southern Iowa with the acquisition of a new, high-tech drone, and now has an efficient, safe tool for a variety of emergency situations. In the fall of 2017, Stephens State Forest was the scene of a search-and-rescue

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Stop and See the Clarke County Courtyard Rain Garden

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Clarke County Courtyard Rain Garden Provides Unique Opportunities & Education With the booming 4th of July festivities on the horizon, Osceola residents are invited to view and show off to visitors the only Courtyard in Iowa to have a Rain Garden. While on a Clarke County Prairie

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Meet Your New Clarke County Supervisor, Dean Robins

Clarke County has a new County Supervisor! Dean Robins has lived in Clarke County his whole life, where he and his wife raised three children. Dean spent the last 34 years with Agriland FS, Inc. in Murray, Iowa. He spent his career working with Southern Iowa growers

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Being A Community Bank Also Means Giving Back

The banking industry, while an integral part of any community, rarely gets recognized for the services they provide outside financial services. Through a memorial library book donation program, Clarke County State Bank, one of south-central Iowa’s longest standing financial institutions, has been giving back to their local

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Drone Program Coming to Clarke County

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The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency accepts its first grant from CCOPS for a public safety drone program. Clarke County Emergency Management has begun their fundraising efforts to acquire and implement a public safety unmanned aerial craft or drone. The $2000 CCOPS (Clarke County Organization or Philanthropic

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Clarke County Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Available

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Clarke County, Iowa – Clarke County Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Available for Public Comment A complete draft of the update to the Clarke County Comprehensive Plan is available for public review and comment.  Copies can be downloaded in PDF format at www.sicog.com.  This plan updates the previous

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Governor Kim Reynolds Scheduled to Honor Veterans at Clarke County Freedom Rock Dedication

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Clarke County, Iowa’s favorite daughter, Governor Kim Reynolds will join hundreds of community members, leaders and veterans in a ceremonial dedication of the Clarke County Freedom Rock. On Saturday, November 11th, from 11am to 12pm, the latest installment by Freedom Rock painter, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, will be

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September is National Preparedness Month – What You Can Do TODAY

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Recent events in the Gulf and on the West Coast remind us how vulnerable a community can be in the face of disaster. Whether it’s a category 5 hurricane, wildfires or Iowa’s familiar tornadoes, the more a community can prepare, the more lives will be saved. That’s

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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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