CCDC and Clarke Students Focus on Future Skills and Future Careers

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For the last three years, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has been working with administrators, staff, and students at Osceola’s Clarke Community High School to build a stronger focus on career path planning and post-secondary school job opportunities. With manufacturing, hospitality, and medical fields being the

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Clarke Schools Turns Industrial Tech Program to Future-Focused Success

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In just a few short years, the Clarke Community Schools Industrial Technology program has been converted from a floundering ancillary elective to one of rural Iowa’s leading technology programs. Through hard work, collaboration and a future-focus, the district and Clarke’s Industrial Technology Instructor, Dave Lyden, are preparing

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CCDC Bids Farewell to Two Long-Time Board Members

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At the January 9th CCDC board meeting the announcement was made that long-time board members Ryan Lundquist and Dave Walkup decided to not seek reelection for additional terms on the CCDC board to focus on other opportunities. Mr. Lundquist, owner and operator of Highway Lumber decided to

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Clarke County Manufacturing Interns Welcomed Through CCDC / City CEO Luncheon Event

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Clarke County and Osceola, Iowa businesses have a long history of welcoming college students into their operations as interns and this year is no different. Coming from all around the Midwest, the latest influx of interns were welcomed to Osceola during the CCDC’s monthly CEO Luncheon on

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Clarke County Prepares for Housing Boom and Continued Growth

The Clarke County Development Corporation recently published its updated Economic Dashboard showing the year-to-year economic changes for Clarke County and Osceola. From population numbers to employment and taxable retail sales, the dashboard offers a snapshot of the progress being seen in the area – by the numbers.

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Reynolds & Ernst Help Celebrate Clarke County Community & Business

Last night, braving the cold temps and a biting wind, Osceola community members, business leaders, and guests gathered at Lakeside Casino’s Event Center to celebrate Osceola, the community, and the businesses that make Osceola and Clarke County Iowa residents feel there’s “No Place Like Home.”  With a

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Clarke County Development Corporation Targets New Programs for 2018

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For over a decade the Clarke County Development Corporation has been working with leadership from local businesses, local and regional government, school boards, the community and more to help build a better quality of life for Clarke County and its citizens. Each year, the CCDC board members

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A Legacy of Local Leadership – Sandy Kale Steps Down as Commission Chair

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Sandy Kale, Chairperson for the Clarke County Reservoir Commission since its inception, stepped down from the position in July. Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent, was elected as the new CCRC Chairperson to complete the vision that began nearly 30 years ago. Sandy has spent much of

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New Clarke County Bike Share Program Up & Running

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Clarke County Public Health is proud to announce their new Bike Share program is ready for Osceola and surrounding communities! Osceola boasts some beautiful parks and colorful scenery at this time of year, and Clarke County Public Health has made it easy for you to get out

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You Can “Walk the Block” With Osceola’s Sidewalk Assistance Program

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Osceola sidewalks and walkways need some TLC, but we can’t do it without YOU! It’s time to Walk the Block with your neighbors! Last year, Osceola City Council approved a new program called “Walk the Block” that will benefit Osceola and all of its residents. When residents

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