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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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Don't Miss Manufacturer's Day 2018!

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In recognition of October’s Manufacturer’s Month, businesses from Osceola and south-central Iowa will be taking part in a unique event focused on local and regional manufacturing employment opportunities. Osceola and south-central Iowa is a hotbed for manufacturing jobs. Skilled employees are a premium to employers like Salford,

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Clarke Industrial Arts Advisory Board to Hold First Annual Welding Art Sculpture Event

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In cooperation with Clarke County Development Corporation, local manufacturers will be working with Clarke Industrial Arts students to create works of art for the first annual Welding Art Sculpture Event. Starting October 5, teams of 2-3 students will begin meeting with a welding mentor from one of

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Come Cheer on Clarke Football at Homecoming on Their New Home Field

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It’s homecoming week for Clarke Community Schools and everyone is invited to cheer on the Indians this Friday as they face Saydel on the new home field. Check out some of the latest images of the new turf and where the Homecoming Game will be held this

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New Clarke Schools App Brings Activities and Academics Together

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In a world always on the go, Clarke Schools is streamlining communications for the Clarke students, parents, teachers, and the community. Today, we use smartphones for nearly everything. Studies have shown this “on-the-go” society rarely sit down to get their news and updates from a desktop computer

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Eckels takes over as new OCMS Executive Director

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Osceola Chamber Main Street has been in search of a new director over the summer and has recently hired Ashleigh Eckels for the job. Eckels, 27, is from Murray and an ISU graduate. She has a degree in event management, which is a great background for her

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Reservation Systems Updated, Clarke Co. Bike Share Program Rolls On

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After what seemed like weeks of updates to the reservation application and its integration, Clarke County Public Health is happy to announce the Clarke County bike share program, located on the east side of the Clarke County Courthouse, is set up and ready to roll. There’s plenty of

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Manufacturing Feature – Osceola's SIMCO Reaches Worldwide

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For more than 45 years, SIMCO Drilling Equipment has been designing and manufacturing top of the line hydraulic drill rigs in the heart of Clarke County. Founder Thayne Croston was born in Hazard, Nebraska in 1917. He owned and operated Metalcraft Engineering in Lincoln Nebraska, manufacturing metal

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Clarke Schools Introduces New Staff Focused on Student Support

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Clarke Schools has been working hard to support their students and to provide them with the tools they need to be successful long after they have left the district. To that end, the school district has filled two positions that will focus on identifying and meeting students’

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Rural Iowa Veterans Gain Better Medical Access Through New Telemedicine Partnership

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Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa and the Veterans Administration in Des Moines recently partnered in a telemedicine exchange offering a rural Veteran a much-needed cardiology consultation. While telemedicine services are not unique to Clarke County Hospital nor the V.A. – both of whom have offered the

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