City of Osceola Receives A+ Bond Rating

The city of Osceola was recently awarded an A+ bond rating from Standard & Poor’s, following a second rating call. This score was originally upgraded from A to A+ in 2014 and was affirmed last month. An A+ rating allows the city to acquire bonding to fund

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Questions and Answers Abound at Lt. Governor’s Town Hall Meeting

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa

Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds visited Clarke County via her Town Hall tour on November 3. An Osceola, Iowa native, Lt. Governor Reynolds gave opening remarks about her passion for helping her home community as well as what she and Governor Brandstad’s administration have accomplished in regards

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Osceola Continues Setting The Path for A Healthier Future

The City of Osceola, along with Clarke County, continues to build on the “Let’s Move Osceola” program and improve on the beauty and draw of our community through the construction of an intricate trail system. These trails will ultimately connect area parks to the “Safe Routes to

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DON’T MISS: Veterans Memorial Ribbon Cutting / Dedication Ceremony

Wednesday the 11th of November is Veteran’s Day. So what could be a better way to honor those that have served by attending the Clarke County Veterans Memorial Improvement Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 5pm to 6:30pm Wednesday evening? For almost 3 years, now, the renovations for

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IFA $5,000 Prize Handed To Osceola’s Amanda Blair

Vicky Halvorsen, Real Estate Lender at Clarke County State Bank recently had the pleasure of participating in the presentation of a $5000 prize to Amanda Blair.  Amanda recently purchased a home in Ames and with Vicky’s assistance she participated in the Iowa Finance Authority program for first

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VOTE TODAY! – Campaign Insights By Candidate

mayor race in osceola iowa

As a courtesy to our community, ClarkeCountyLife.com would like to provide a single-stop resource for those looking to learn more about the candidates running for office in Osceola, Iowa. We have compiled all of the questionnaire pages originally published by The Osceola Sentinel into the following, easy-to-access

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Be A Part of Clarke County, Iowa’s Future! | Model & Open Casting Call

Clarke County, Iowa has a long history of community pride as well as a growing, diverse culture, and we’re looking for a few select individuals to help represent that story. From toddlers to retirees, mothers, fathers, farmers, and business professionals, the people that make up Clarke County

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Join In Celebration & Promotion of Clarke County Non-Profit Organizations

2015 has been a great year for Clarke County and Osceola’s community organizations. With the support from local businesses and help from our ever-involved citizens, the non-profit groups and organizations our community depends on most have flourished and provided services beyond expectation. In celebration of their achievements,

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CCRC’s Response to Oversight Committee

By Sandy Kale – Clarke County Reservoir Commission chair As citizens of the city of Osceola and Clarke County, you have likely seen recent letters about the development of the new water supply for Osceola and Clarke County. On behalf of the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC),

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Your #ClarkePride Kicks Into High Gear

It’s been a whirlwind of Clarke Community School activities this fall. All of the student body and community have really pulled together to support the Clarke activities and it’s showing great results! Last Saturday, the Clarke marching band receiving a “1” rating at State. The Cross Country

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