New Buses at Clarke Need More Drivers

In a drive towards continual improvement, Clarke Community Schools has recently purchased two new school buses to service the students of Clarke County. The school district puts a lot of miles on their buses due to regular bus routes as well as transporting student athletes and performing

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County Supervisors’ Bond Vote Keeps Reservoir Plan Moving Forward

The Clarke County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on Monday to take public comments concerning the issuance of Local Option Sales and Services (LOSST) revenue bonds.   The one-cent LOSST has been approved by citizen votes in Osceola, Woodburn, and Murray, and is dedicated to the

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Clarke’s Career Academy Focuses Students on Future Success

Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa is developing a Career Academy that will provide a specialized course pathway for career-minded students. Aligned with Governor Branstad’s new Future Ready Iowa initiative, this program is the genesis of Clarke’s new curriculum director Jean Bahls and Bill Trickey of Clarke

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Clarke County Hospital’s Expansion Project Continues With Great Development

Clarke County Hospital’s expansion project is progressing well. Over the last several weeks, the hospital has had as many as 70 workers a day working on-site. Concrete crews are capitalizing on the favorable temperatures and finishing up the last bit of outside concrete work for the winter.

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Clarke Schools Teacher Wins Golden Apple

Clarke Community Schools has a lot to be proud of, but yesterday they really raised the bar, demonstrating the pride our students have in their school, and in their teachers. Twenty-two years ago, WHO-TV 13 and Nationwide Insurance started asking students at all grade levels to tell

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City of Osceola Receives A+ Bond Rating

The city of Osceola was recently awarded an A+ bond rating from Standard & Poor’s, following a second rating call. This score was originally upgraded from A to A+ in 2014 and was affirmed last month. An A+ rating allows the city to acquire bonding to fund

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Questions and Answers Abound at Lt. Governor’s Town Hall Meeting

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa

Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds visited Clarke County via her Town Hall tour on November 3. An Osceola, Iowa native, Lt. Governor Reynolds gave opening remarks about her passion for helping her home community as well as what she and Governor Brandstad’s administration have accomplished in regards

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Osceola Continues Setting The Path for A Healthier Future

The City of Osceola, along with Clarke County, continues to build on the “Let’s Move Osceola” program and improve on the beauty and draw of our community through the construction of an intricate trail system. These trails will ultimately connect area parks to the “Safe Routes to

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DON’T MISS: Veterans Memorial Ribbon Cutting / Dedication Ceremony

Wednesday the 11th of November is Veteran’s Day. So what could be a better way to honor those that have served by attending the Clarke County Veterans Memorial Improvement Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 5pm to 6:30pm Wednesday evening? For almost 3 years, now, the renovations for

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IFA $5,000 Prize Handed To Osceola’s Amanda Blair

Vicky Halvorsen, Real Estate Lender at Clarke County State Bank recently had the pleasure of participating in the presentation of a $5000 prize to Amanda Blair.  Amanda recently purchased a home in Ames and with Vicky’s assistance she participated in the Iowa Finance Authority program for first

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