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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New Clarke Teacher Recruited while Recruiting

Tara Duran was helping out at an Upper Iowa University softball camp when she stumbled upon a teaching job at Clarke. In her 5th year at Upper Iowa, Tara was earning her Masters after receiving a degree in elementary education. She decided to pursue another year of

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CCSB’S VICKY HALVORSEN RECOGNIZED BY IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) recognized the top lenders throughout Iowa for their efforts in advancing affordable homeownership through the Iowa Finance Authority’s programs in calendar year 2015. Vicky Halvorsen, Vice President / Real Estate Banking for Clarke County State Bank, was awarded the Iowa House Hunt

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Clarke County Hospital Receives Highest National Quality Ranking

iVantage, the company that performs analytics for the National Rural Healthcare Association, has rated Clarke County Hospital through the overall Hospital Strength INDEX, as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for 2016!  The Hospital Strength INDEX compares over seventy publicly reported metrics from 2,078 rural

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Grow Your Business Idea into a Livelihood

Clarke County Development Corporation hosted its CEO Luncheon at Lakeside Casino this month. The event attracted area CEOs, entrepreneurs and managers interested in economic growth and development in Osceola. Presenters spoke about the abundance of resources available to Clarke County residents who want to grow an idea

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Clarke Students in Touch with Tech

Clarke Community Schools is leaps and bounds ahead of many other Iowa school districts with the polished integration of technology into curriculum from elementary through high school. Since 2012, the school has incorporated several new technologies into the classroom to aid students’ learning. Clarke students in grades

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Join us for the 1st Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Kids Nature Walk

Join us for the 1st Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Kids Nature Walk in Stephens Forest! Sponsored by Lucas County Health Center and Clarke County Hospital. Online registration will close Wednesday, April 20 at 11:30 pm. Participants who register on or before Sunday, April 10 will receive an

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Current Reservoir Plan Tops Alternatives

As questions continue to circulate concerning the Clarke County Reservoir project, recent discussions have brought to light much of the hard work being put in by the CCRC. While the commission continues working to build the new reservoir, additional pressures have risen concerning immediate water supplies, quality

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Working to Further Enhance Clarke Schools Nutrition Program

Clarke County has applied for a grant from Wellmark that will enable the elementary school to continue its Nutrition Education Program (NEP). If the school receives the grant, it plans to purchase vending machines with healthy snack options. The grant will also be used to fund models

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CEO Luncheon March 9: Job Growth and Start-Up Forum

Join Clarke County Development Corporation next Wednesday, March 9, for an informational “lunch & learn” opportunity to learn more about the 21st Century approach to economic development and job growth for the state of Iowa. Business members of CCDC are invited to attend the quarterly CEO Luncheon on March

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