Familiar Drought Conditions Emphasize Need for New Reservoir

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With a dry Spring and little to no measurable rain in June and July, Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent is looking at West Lake water levels with an impatient eye. While recent rains have helped green up a few lawns, water main breaks from the dry,

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Clarke Community Schools Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

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Adriana Reyna, a parent liaison and native tutor at Clarke Elementary School has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees

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CERT: Looking for Emergency Services Support – 8/21/17

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Are you prepared for an emergency that would affect our entire community? The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency is looking for those special volunteers to receive certification for a Community Emergency Response Team. In 95% of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance

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Osceola’s Safe Routes Program Continues to Grow

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As we look at the start date for school creeping ever-closer, we’re pleased to report that Osceola’s Safe Routes to School program — the sidewalk improvement initiative launched in 2015 by Clarke Community Schools, Clarke County Hospital, The City, and Clarke County Development Corporation — received a

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Do I Need a Permit to Build in Clarke County, Iowa?

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The answer may be yes. The Clarke County Board of Supervisors adopted an updated version of the zoning ordinance. One of the most common responses I get is “I didn’t know the County had zoning”. The previous version was adopted in 1994. It had several amendments to

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Clarke Community Schools Takes Registration Online

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Can you believe we’re talking registration for school already? We just celebrated the 4th of July and poof, classes will be starting in just a few weeks. Well, ready or not, Clarke Community Schools has been doing some work behind the scenes to get ready for you.

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4th of July Activities – 2017 Blast from the Past

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It’s well known that Osceola has one of the Iowa’s best Independence Day celebrations — FOR GOOD REASON! With a huge parade, family activities on the square, Fun Runs, live music, and more, it’s the community activities that take place around the 4th of July that really

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Website Connects Osceola Job Seekers to Employment Opportunities

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Searching for jobs in Osceola, Iowa is easy. While traditional jobs, job boards, and newspaper listings show you an occasional handful of opportunities, the Web site, OsceolaIowaJobs.com, allows job seekers to post their employment information – resumes, education information, job history, salary requirements, and more – anonymously

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New Food & Clothing Pantry Assists Clarke Students in Need

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For some students, extensive course offerings, extra-curricular choices and pre-employment training opportunities just aren’t enough to reach school success. Outside circumstances that weigh on a student’s mind can have a detrimental effect on his or her education. Brad Lampe, the Instructional Coach for Clarke Schools, heard from

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Osceola Growth Depends on the Clarke County Reservoir Project

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In an effort to grow the city of Osceola and to draw more businesses and residents to Clarke County, the need for a safe, secure and sufficient water supply to sustain the area well into the future has become evident. With the current water supply, Osceola isn’t

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