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City of Osceola News

Planning For The Future, Osceola Wastewater Plant, City Move On Renovations

A city’s growth and continued development relies on up-to-date, effective wastewater treatment and regulation. This is always a priority for city administrators, managers, and their employees. How they manage the updates and costs associated with them is often a reflection of the care and commitment they have

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“Fern is My Friend” A Beautiful Feature By KCCI

We’ve spoken about Fern Underwood’s Free Swim night in a recent post. It’s a wonderful gift from a beautiful person, showing care, compassion, and acceptance for everyone in Osceola. At 100, there’s not a lot that Fern Underwood hasn’t heard, but this beautiful tribute from KCCI’s Eric Hanson

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Clarke Grad Recognized By President for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching

July 2, 2015 – White House announced the latest recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The 108 winners are selected from finalists nominated throughout the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense. One of

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Clarke Lady Indians: Start of A Softball Dynasty

When do people start referring to a team in terms of “Dynasty,” two consecutive winning seasons, three? After the decidedly strong win over Saydel Monday, the Clarke Lady Indians softball team may be destined for the label. Even after losing valuable starters from last season, Clarke arrived

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Clarke County Job Opportunities Thrive After The Recession

It’s been just shy of a decade since the recession hit. In 2007 and on into ’08 and ’09, employment rates plummeted across the nation, jobs disappeared taking their highly valued tax bases with them. Retail shops closed their doors. What seemed like long-standing, stable local businesses

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Clarke County Fair Schedule of Events

If there’s one thing we love about summer, it’s that summer means CLARKE COUNTY FAIR TIME! The Clarke County Fair begins Monday, the 13th of July, and we can barely contain our excitement.  This year’s fair has so many activities, from animal and livestock exhibits to food and

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For Rural Iowa Schools, Branstad’s Veto “Just Doesn’t Cut It”

After a long-fought school funding battle at the Iowa State House and Senate, Governor Branstad wielded his mighty pen and vetoed a bill that would have given Iowa schools additional funding for the upcoming year. The proposed $55.7 million funding would have been distributed to schools as

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Don’t Forget Osceola Free Swim Night

A few years ago, free family passes were given to families in the Osceola community so they could give their children the opportunity to experience the city’s pool. Many families were issued passes, but the guidelines to receive a pass left some without. A new twist to

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Clarke Community Schools loses Ridgely as curriculum director

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Clarke Community School District is looking for a new curriculum director. Lance Ridgely, the district’s curriculum director, accepted the position of East Union (EU) Community School District superintendent Tuesday, June 16. His resignation was approved during a Clarke Community School Board meeting Thursday, June 25. In a

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4th of July Activity Roundup in Osceola & Clarke County, Iowa

If there’s something Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa can take pride in, it’s our exuberance in celebrating the 4th of July. From bands and fun runs to parades and fireworks, the activities surrounding the 4th in Osceola and the surrounding communities seem to be never-ending. To help

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