New Training Center Proposed for Osceola

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Local businesses and manufacturing companies have spoken. Workforce development is needed to meet their growing needs. As more skilled employees are needed, additional workforce needs have come to the surface. Clarke County Development (CCDC), in collaboration with Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG), Southwestern Community College (SWCC)

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CCRC Takes Critical Steps for Reservoir Project Completion

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Over the last several months, the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) has taken several additional actions in implementing a new water supply reservoir. The Commission entered into an agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that could lead to significant federal funding for construction, took

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Unique Post-Pandemic Options Develop for Osceola Building Incentive Program

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When announced in the fall of 2016, the Osceola Building Incentive Program showed great promise. Unfortunately, with materials and equipment costs skyrocketing through the pandemic, new development has slowed, even shutting down many planned projects. New homeowners and developers needed a solution for building that would not

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Clarke Area Arts Council Surveys Future of Warrior Osceola

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Standing watch over the city of Osceola off Highway 34, is the statue of Warrior Osceola, the city’s namesake and icon of pride for generations. As with many outdoor art installations, Warrior Osceola is starting to show the wear of decades out in the elements. As a

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Come Play In The Spray At Public Safety Night

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Osceola and surrounding communities are invited to don their swim wear and come out for Public Safety Night with OFD Splash Zone for Kids on July 29th. This week’s Thursday Night in the Park is an opportunity for the community to talk mental health with Clarke County

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Paul Mueller Company Announces Wage Increases Affecting Hundreds of Coworkers

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Springfield, MO. – In response to a comprehensive wage market analysis, Paul Mueller Company has implemented a significant wage increase for a large number of hourly coworkers in the United States. Effective June 28, 2021, a pay increase of up to $2.20 an hour went in to

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Affinity Gaming’s Lakeside Hotel Casino Announces Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Plans

(OSCEOLA, IOWA and LAS VEGAS June 17, 2021) – Lakeside Hotel Casino, an Affinity Gaming property, has announced that it will begin the first phase of their multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation project. The current phase of the multi- year project will include renovations to the land based

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Get Your Business Back on Track With SBA and PPSI

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Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) for several educational opportunities being held throughout the U.S. to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track. This is part of an effort to ensure that American small

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Clarke Industrial Arts Finishes Year with Annual Welding Event

Since 2018, the Clarke Schools’ Industrial Arts class, led by instructor Dave Lyden, has come together at the end of each year to showcase student achievements in an annual welding event. In partnership with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) and the Clarke Industrial Technology Advisory Board,

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Osceola Breaking Ground to Meet Increasing Workforce Housing Demand

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In a move to meet the demand for quality, affordable housing in Osceola, the City Council recently approved plans for the development of a new apartment complex on the South side of the city. The City worked closely with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), builders, local

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