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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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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City of Osceola Unveils New Website

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The City of Osceola’s new website can be seen at: OsceolaIA.net The City of Osceola is excited to share the new and improved City website! Incorporating the new Osceola brand mark (logo) being utilized around the city, this new site is designed to be more user-friendly and

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Clarke County Hospital Foundation Recognizes CCDC for Funding and Support

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During the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) January board meeting, Brian Evens, CEO of Clarke County Hospital, as representation of the Clarke County Hospital Foundation, presented the CCDC board a plaque recognizing CCDC’s support of the hospital. This honor not only provided recognition of the CCDC’s matching

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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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