Meet Your New Clarke County Supervisor, Dean Robins

Clarke County has a new County Supervisor! Dean Robins has lived in Clarke County his whole life, where he and his wife raised three children. Dean spent the last 34 years with Agriland FS, Inc. in Murray, Iowa. He spent his career working with Southern Iowa growers

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Clarke Schools Looks To Community For Much Needed Bus Drivers

Clarke Community School District is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. While the end of the school year is near, the transportation department and the school board are looking to get the application process started to fill much needed driving positions. With over 21 driver positions, including

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New Osceola Wastewater Plant Kicks Off With City Council Budget Approval

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In the March 20th Osceola City Council meeting, the budget for 2018-2019 was presented and approved by a vote of the City Council. Within that budget was the first phase estimated cost for the design and development of Osceola’s new wastewater plant slated to begin construction in

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3rd Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids Nature Walk is April 21

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Clarke County Hospital and the Clarke County Conservation Board are partnering to host the 3rd Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids Nature Walk on Saturday, April 21 at 10 AM. This year’s event will be held at East Lake Park in Osceola, IA.   The 5k

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What Are the Next Steps for Clarke After the Bond Vote?

On April 3rd, the citizens of Clarke County were encouraged to get out the vote for two options concerning Clarke Community Schools. The PPEL levy vote, which needs renewal every 10 years was approved again this year. PPEL funds are focused on the school district’s transportation-related equipment,

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CCSB Supports “Leader In Me” Program for Clarke County’s Future

Clarke County State Bank, through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, continues to support Clarke Elementary School as an official school in “The Leader in Me” program. Since 2012, CCSB has been a strong contributor to the program providing the base funding for its launch with foundation grants

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Osceola Volunteer Fire Department in Recruitment Campaign

The Osceola Volunteer Fire Department is currently undergoing a transformation. The OVFD is a 100% volunteer fire department providing 24-hour 365 day a year fire and rescue protection to the district. Osceola’s district is comprised of about 6,500 people, Interstate 35, two major highways, railway, school district,

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Clarke County’s CROSS Region – Providing Mental Health Support Throughout South Central Iowa

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At the end of 2017, the city of Osceola and local business leaders sat down to a comprehensive planning meeting to research and plan for the greatest needs for Osceola and Clarke County. The combined efforts of Clarke Community Schools, Clarke County Supervisors, the Clarke County Development

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Get the Kids Ready for Spring with Safety Night!

Warmer spring weather brings with it the chance for families to spend evenings and weekends outside once again! Bicycles, skateboards and scooters will be dusted off and the sidewalks and streets will start to fill up with little ones enjoying the fresh air and longer days. To

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Osceola’s Clarke Elementary Students Show Off Leadership and Confidence

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Over 100 parents, business and community leaders, and others from around south-central Iowa filtered into the Clarke Community Schools Elementary gymnasium Friday morning. Waiting for them was an excited group of students prepared to give a presentation for their fourth annual Leader in Me Day. As the

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