Lights, Camera, OSCEOLA – A Wheel of a Good Time!

When you say Pat and Vanna, most people know exactly what you’re talking about – America’s Game®, Wheel of Fortune!  And while Pat and Vanna weren’t there, Osceola’s Lakeside Casino was the location of the latest Wheelmobile stop for auditions for the popular T.V. Gameshow. After months

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CCDC Bids Farewell to Two Long-Time Board Members

At the January 9th CCDC board meeting the announcement was made that long-time board members Ryan Lundquist and Dave Walkup decided to not seek reelection for additional terms on the CCDC board to focus on other opportunities.   Mr. Lundquist, owner and operator of Highway Lumber decided

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SWCC & Clarke County Hospital Work to Answer EMT Demand

Starting in January of 2019, SWCC, along with support from Clarke County Hospital, will be offering classes for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). With the success of last year’s Emergency Medical Responder training, and with ever-increasing demand, the new EMT program will be open to anyone who qualifies

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CCDC Provides Over $480,000 in Grant Windfall for Local Organizations

Local organizations throughout Osceola and Clarke County look to the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) for grants and other assistance to make improvements that will benefit the communities they serve. These grants make a tremendous difference in Osceola and throughout the county in a variety of ways.

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New Osceola Wastewater Plant Kicks Off With City Council Budget Approval

In the March 20th Osceola City Council meeting, the budget for 2018-2019 was presented and approved by a vote of the City Council. Within that budget was the first phase estimated cost for the design and development of Osceola’s new wastewater plant slated to begin construction in

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Osceola’s Clarke Elementary Students Show Off Leadership and Confidence

Over 100 parents, business and community leaders, and others from around south-central Iowa filtered into the Clarke Community Schools Elementary gymnasium Friday morning. Waiting for them was an excited group of students prepared to give a presentation for their fourth annual Leader in Me Day. As the

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Osceola’s Square Recognized by National Register of Historic Places

Osceola’s Historic Commercial District has been officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places, effective January 19, 2018. The area recognized includes the city square around the Clarke County Courthouse from West Jefferson Street on the south, West Washington Street on the north and bordered on

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Drone Program Coming to Clarke County

The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency accepts its first grant from CCOPS for a public safety drone program. Clarke County Emergency Management has begun their fundraising efforts to acquire and implement a public safety unmanned aerial craft or drone. The $2000 CCOPS (Clarke County Organization or Philanthropic

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