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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Water Supply CALL TO ACTION

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The IA Legislature has turned its back on the welfare of the citizens of Osceola & Clarke County by passing legislation which will block the creation of our new drinking water supply. As we are now a net importer of water in Clarke County, this new water

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Applications Available for Preschool at The Village

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Clarke Preschool, located at The Village, is taking applications for children that are four years old by Sept. 15, 2015. Families may apply for transportation scholarships. Please stop by The Village to pick up a registration packet. You can choose from the morning session 8-11:00 or the

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9TH Grade Openings for Washington DC Trip

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Parents of incoming 9th graders at Clarke High School: GREAT NEWS! We have now opened up the Washington DC trip (July 11-15, 2016) to incoming 9th graders at Clarke (you can still sign up of you are going into 7th or 8th grade). For a $100 discount

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NOTICE: Osceola Municipal Airport Announces DBE for ’16, ’17, and ’18

The Osceola Municipal Airport hereby announces its fiscal years 2016, 2017, and 2018 goal of 2.41% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects. The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the City Administrator’s Office,

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