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Osceola Rec Center Plan Moves to Next Stage

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The September 19th Osceola City Council meeting will prove to be a pivotal moment for the future of the Osceola Recreation Center. With the commitment of the non-profit Operation Recreation, The Arts and Rec Council, Osceola’s Parks and Recreation department and board, local businesses and volunteers, a

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Osceola Businesses Support Clarke’s Industrial Technology Program

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With the cost of college on the rise and the saturation of many employment markets, Clarke Community Schools and local businesses have come together to help students discover and build career paths that provide better security as well as lower potential costs as they enter the workforce.

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September is National Preparedness Month – What You Can Do TODAY

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Recent events in the Gulf and on the West Coast remind us how vulnerable a community can be in the face of disaster. Whether it’s a category 5 hurricane, wildfires or Iowa’s familiar tornadoes, the more a community can prepare, the more lives will be saved. That’s

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CCDC Grants Continue to Impact County and Community

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For over four decades The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has worked to foster local improvement projects and spur opportunities to create a warm and welcoming community for Clarke County, its businesses, and citizens. Over the past few months, with the help of considerable grant opportunities, the

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Familiar Drought Conditions Emphasize Need for New Reservoir

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With a dry Spring and little to no measurable rain in June and July, Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent is looking at West Lake water levels with an impatient eye. While recent rains have helped green up a few lawns, water main breaks from the dry,

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Clarke Community Schools Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

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Adriana Reyna, a parent liaison and native tutor at Clarke Elementary School has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees

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Osceola Parks & Recreation Works Toward Easier Registration

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This time of year, parents with school-age children have their work cut out for them. From school preparation to scheduling after-school activities, being able to find the details on sports and recreation for the kids shouldn’t add to the work. That’s why, wen we spoke to Tim

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CERT: Looking for Emergency Services Support – 8/21/17

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Are you prepared for an emergency that would affect our entire community? The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency is looking for those special volunteers to receive certification for a Community Emergency Response Team. In 95% of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance

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Osceola’s Safe Routes Program Continues to Grow

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As we look at the start date for school creeping ever-closer, we’re pleased to report that Osceola’s Safe Routes to School program — the sidewalk improvement initiative launched in 2015 by Clarke Community Schools, Clarke County Hospital, The City, and Clarke County Development Corporation — received a

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Do I Need a Permit to Build in Clarke County, Iowa?

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The answer may be yes. The Clarke County Board of Supervisors adopted an updated version of the zoning ordinance. One of the most common responses I get is “I didn’t know the County had zoning”. The previous version was adopted in 1994. It had several amendments to

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