Clarke County Committed to Excellence

Clarke County has earned multiple statewide designations in recent years, establishing the county as a hub for residents and businesses of Southern Iowa. Connected Community In 2014, Osceola became the 7th community in the state—and 30th in the nation—to earn a Connected Community certification. Connect Iowa, an organization that

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CCDC Housing Survey Open

Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is recording housing data for the community in an effort to develop a better picture of community demographics for development and business inquiries. This data will go toward future planning, evaluations for housing developments, and assist in establishing stronger industry and businesses

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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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4th of July Fish Fry Fundraiser & Big Help from CCDC

CCDC significantly increased their annual contribution to the 4th of July Committee this year. The Committee, in their annual request to the CCDC, asked for an increase. Over all giving in the past years has slightly declined and the cost of entertainment has slowly increased. The CCDC

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Clarke County Hospital Receives Highest National Quality Ranking

iVantage, the company that performs analytics for the National Rural Healthcare Association, has rated Clarke County Hospital through the overall Hospital Strength INDEX, as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for 2016!  The Hospital Strength INDEX compares over seventy publicly reported metrics from 2,078 rural

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Grow Your Business Idea into a Livelihood

Clarke County Development Corporation hosted its CEO Luncheon at Lakeside Casino this month. The event attracted area CEOs, entrepreneurs and managers interested in economic growth and development in Osceola. Presenters spoke about the abundance of resources available to Clarke County residents who want to grow an idea

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Clarke Students in Touch with Tech

Clarke Community Schools is leaps and bounds ahead of many other Iowa school districts with the polished integration of technology into curriculum from elementary through high school. Since 2012, the school has incorporated several new technologies into the classroom to aid students’ learning. Clarke students in grades

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Join us for the 1st Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Kids Nature Walk

Join us for the 1st Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Kids Nature Walk in Stephens Forest! Sponsored by Lucas County Health Center and Clarke County Hospital. Online registration will close Wednesday, April 20 at 11:30 pm. Participants who register on or before Sunday, April 10 will receive an

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Current Reservoir Plan Tops Alternatives

As questions continue to circulate concerning the Clarke County Reservoir project, recent discussions have brought to light much of the hard work being put in by the CCRC. While the commission continues working to build the new reservoir, additional pressures have risen concerning immediate water supplies, quality

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Working to Further Enhance Clarke Schools Nutrition Program

Clarke County has applied for a grant from Wellmark that will enable the elementary school to continue its Nutrition Education Program (NEP). If the school receives the grant, it plans to purchase vending machines with healthy snack options. The grant will also be used to fund models

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