Osceola Free Land Incentive Signs First Builder Deal

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Pens and plans were busy Friday with the first builder buy-in of the Osceola Free Land Incentive program. Jeff Smyser, owner of JLS Builders, LLC out of Council Bluffs, Iowa is the first builder to sign to receive their free plot of land through the promotion. Smyser

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Clarke Students Weigh Future Employment Opportunities

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Over the past four years, the Juniors and Seniors in Osceola’s Clarke Community School District have taken a special day out of their study routine to learn more about the local employment landscape in Osceola and Clarke County. On Friday, with the partnership of Clarke County Development

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Did You Catch The Special Features on Clarke County’s Radio Station – 91.9 KSOI?

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We’ve recently seen (and heard) great news for Clarke County. Specifically in the regional and national coverage of Murray’s “diamond in the rough” radio station 91.9 KSOI. Not only did Central Iowa’s largest news station, KCCI, come out to cover Joe Hynek and his dream station in

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New Tech Advisory Board Helps Launch Career Academy Program

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2017 marks the inaugural year for the Clarke Community Schools Career Academy tracks. School administration, instructors, and local businesses have set forth a program focused on helping local students build a deeper understanding of how their education is integrated into future career options as well as learning

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Clarke County Life Special Feature – Ms. Fern Undewood

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As a part of Clarke County Life and the efforts being made through our weekly publication, ClarkeCountyLife.com, the administrators decided to seek out special feature commentary from locals whom have unique perspectives on Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa. From young to old, the Clarke county community has

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New Bike Share Program Kicks Off This Spring In Osceola

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Clarke County Public Health recently received a $10,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to develop and implement a new Bike Share program in the city of Osceola. The program, set to launch in the Spring of 2017, will give residents access to bicycles to rent for exercise

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CCDC “Free Land” Builders Incentive Program Receives Big Response

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Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) announced at the end of 2016 plans for an aggressive builders incentive program geared at gaining the interest of builders and developers throughout the Midwest to build in Osceola and Clarke County. The builders incentive focuses on providing land with a zero-cost

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SICOG Revolving Loan Fund Helps Build Business in Clarke County

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The Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) offers a revolving loan fund to assist businesses with financing necessary to retain or create jobs.  Established with grant funds from the US Economic Development Administration, this RLF was established in 1987 primarily directed toward industrial businesses to help existing,

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Free Land & Incentives for Builders Looking to Develop in Osceola, Iowa

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As part of a new housing development initiative, Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects as well as reimbursements on interest for construction loans for a 12-month period. The CCDC launched the Zero-Cost

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2016 Clarke County Election Candidate Forum

Monday, October 17th, you’re invited to the Clarke County Election Candidate Forum held at the Lyric Theater in Osceola, Iowa. Starting at 4:00pm with a 15 minute “Meet-n-Greet” the forum will cover questions and answers from candidates for the following positions (listed with all candidates): Supervisor District II:

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