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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“Paint the Town Red” With CCDC Demolition Grant

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Do you own a building that is so far beyond repair that demolition would be a mercy? Structures that fall into disuse and disrepair can fall apart pretty quickly, making them nothing more than hazards and eyesores. But demolition can get a bit costly. So what are

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CCDC’s Bill Trickey Appointed to State Advisory Board

Clarke County Development Corporation’s Executive Director, Bill Trickey, was recently appointed to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Advisory Board. The Iowa SBDC offers high quality assistance to current and future Iowa business owners. As a member, Trickey will influence decisions that benefit businesses and job

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CCDC Board Sees Dedicated Leadership Change Hands

Outgoing president Helen Kimes dedicated years to service in Clarke County and Osceola and is excited for the future opportunities in the capable hands of the board’s new president, Dr. Kimball. As acting president of the Clarke County Development Corporation Board for 2 non-consecutive terms, Helen was instrumental in

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Clarke’s Career Academy Focuses Students on Future Success

Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa is developing a Career Academy that will provide a specialized course pathway for career-minded students. Aligned with Governor Branstad’s new Future Ready Iowa initiative, this program is the genesis of Clarke’s new curriculum director Jean Bahls and Bill Trickey of Clarke

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Osceola Continues Setting The Path for A Healthier Future

The City of Osceola, along with Clarke County, continues to build on the “Let’s Move Osceola” program and improve on the beauty and draw of our community through the construction of an intricate trail system. These trails will ultimately connect area parks to the “Safe Routes to

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Iowa Ag Sec. Northey Sees Business Standing Strong In Soft Ag Market

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey made a stop at Salford USA in Osceola, Iowa Wednesday afternoon. Taking time from his busy schedule, Secretary Northey wanted to make sure he continued his discussions with agribusiness professionals and hear, firsthand, the issues they face during the downturn in

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New Scoreboard Will Loom Large For Future Clarke Events!

When Clarke’s football team takes the field at home against Saydel this Friday, it will be in the shadow of a new, high-tech scoreboard. The players and fans alike will now be able to track the Indians on a wireless scoreboard that includes animated graphics, 25-second clocks

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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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