SWCC Needs You! Osceola Center Looks to Expand Adjunct Instructor Offerings

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The Osceola Center of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is looking to expand class offerings with the help of experienced professionals in Clarke County and surrounding communities. With plans to add courses as well as increase face-to-face instruction, campus administrators are confident that Osceola and Clarke County have

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Clarke Industrial Tech Students Continue to Excel in Manufacturing Internships

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The Clarke Community Schools’ Industrial Technology program continues to help introduce talented Clarke students and local manufacturers, making life-changing opportunities for the students and community alike. Whether in the form of in-class, academic and curriculum advancement, or through finding the real-world experiences of internships and job shadowing,

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Clarke County Public Health and Emergency Management: “Sign up for COVID-19 Vaccine Alerts”

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As vaccination schedules for COVID-19 progress, Clarke County Emergency Management and the Clarke County Public Health want to help reduce any confusion surrounding vaccine availability in Clarke County and who will be receiving it. So, starting Thursday, January 21st, Clarke County residents can sign up to receive

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With Clarke County Unemployment Down, Local Manufacturers Get Creative to Hire

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March of 2020 and the COVID-19 crisis hit the job market in Clarke County like a hammer. Many local businesses, who depend on the area’s deep workforce pool, were forced to reduce staff or shut down completely. This took the pre-COVID unemployment rate that had been hovering

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Lakeside Casino and OCMS Join to Bring ‘Holiday Giving Trees’ to Osceola

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The management team at Lakeside Hotel & Casino in Osceola, Iowa could sense the need for a little extra holiday cheer in their community this year. So, they placed a quick call to Ashleigh Eckels, Executive Director at Osceola Chamber Main Street to discuss a festive idea

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Shop with a Cop Focused on Giving and Overcoming COVID Challenges

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Since 2016, the Shop with a Cop program has been bringing the community together to help those who may need a little support through the holiday season and to build relationships with local law enforcement. This year, the Clarke County Sheriff’s office, along with the Osceola Police

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TAKE ACTION: 2020 Census Participation Means More for Osceola

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The U.S. Census is a way for citizens within the community to affect change and increase representation at all levels of government. Since 1790, the population of the United States has been counted as mandated in the U.S. Constitution. A complete and accurate count of the citizens

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OCMS, Osceola Foods & 4th Of July Fireworks – The Show Must Go On!

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As the Governor moves the state to re-open, many scheduled events are still feeling the impact of social distancing and the COVID-19 crisis. Many budgets have become stressed from months of inactivity, dwindling sponsorships, or fear of a secondary surge. So, when Osceola Chamber Main Street announced

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Osceola Volunteer Fire Department Receives State approval to operate Basic Life Support Ambulance

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The Osceola Fire Department received notification that they are cleared by the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services to operate a basic life support ambulance. The Fire Department ambulance will run as a backup and support to Clarke County Ambulance Offering additional

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