Kick Off Iowa’s Future at a Hometown Celebration for Kim Reynolds

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Thursday the 25th will be a landmark day for Clarke County and the City of Osceola. With great fanfare The Clarke County Fairgrounds will be a-buzz with activities honoring their favorite daughter, Kim Reynolds, celebrating her historic appointment as the first female Governor of the State of

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Clarke Community Dollars for Scholars Celebrates 15 Years of Scholarships

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The Clarke Community Dollars for Scholars has proudly supported higher education for Clarke graduates for 15 years. Clarke Community Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit organization that supports academic success in the community. As part of Scholarship America’s® national network of locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters, the mission

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Osceola’s Operation Recreation Is In Full Swing – How Can You Help?

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Osceola’s Mayor, Thomas Kedley, is on a mission. Over the past few months, discussions of a new Recreation Center for the City of Osceola have gained momentum. From a side note on his administrative wish list to go along with recent community trail updates and park improvements

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Clarke Middle School Teacher Implements Active Learning Stools

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Ronda Wishon, a 7th and 8th grade teacher at Clarke Community Middle School, is using a new technique to help her students excel in her class – Active Learning Stools. Through a Community Action Fund grant from Clarke County Development Corporation, Mrs. Wishon was able to purchase

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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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Clarke County Freedom Rock Project Update

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You still have time to order your memorial plaque for Clarke County’s Freedom Rock! Since the beginning of the Clarke County Freedom Rock project, over 250 plaques have been pre-ordered in recognition of our service men and women. Ensure your loved one is recognized for their service and sacrifice

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New Non-Profit Established to Build Osceola Rec Center

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A recreation center for the people of Osceola is quickly becoming a reality thanks to a new non-profit called “Operation Recreation.” In 2016, Clarke County was ranked 98 out of 99 Iowa counties when it comes to health, and Osceola’s Mayor Thomas Kedley is taking the initiative

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East Lake Park Shaping Up as Travel Destination For Southern Iowa

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With the expansion of trails and the number of events being held at East Lake Park growing, the Clarke County Conservation Board is partnering with local leadership to put East Lake Park on the map of travel and tourism destinations in Southern Iowa. Scott Kent, Director of

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Central Iowa Builder Locks In On Osceola Free Land Promotion

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Since its initial announcement, the “Free Land” builders’ incentive program through the City of Osceola and Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has gained a lot of attention.  Much of the local conversations centered around land values vs. tax abatements as well as the impact on other programs

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