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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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Clarke County State Bank Pumps Over $75,000 Into the Local Holiday Economy

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The Clarke County State Bank 2017 Christmas Club fund, distributed in November, paid out over $75,000 across participants in the program. This not only computes to big seasonal savings for those in the program, but it also means tens of thousands of dollars that will be funneled

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Clarke County Life Special Feature – Ms. Fern Undewood

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As a part of Clarke County Life and the efforts being made through our weekly publication,, the administrators decided to seek out special feature commentary from locals whom have unique perspectives on Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa. From young to old, the Clarke county community has

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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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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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Clarke County Committed to Excellence

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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4th of July Fish Fry Fundraiser & Big Help from CCDC

CCDC significantly increased their annual contribution to the 4th of July Committee this year. The Committee, in their annual request to the CCDC, asked for an increase. Over all giving in the past years has slightly declined and the cost of entertainment has slowly increased. The CCDC

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Get Your Southern Iowa Local Foods Initiative Farmers Market Guide

The Southern Iowa Resource Conservation and Development Area (SIRC&D) has been working with local growers and farmers market developers within many southern Iowa counties to create a comprehensive guide for locally grown foods and events where local products can be found. The result is a very useful

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