Osceola’s The Village Receives Director’s Award for Job Creation & Retention

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In 1998, community members and leadership from throughout Clarke County came together to address the shortage of childcare access in south-central Iowa. With demand growing from local businesses, as well as an increase in families with infants and school-aged children, the need for more expansive childcare was

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Altec Osceola Pioneers High School Internship Program Through Industrial Tech Advisory Board

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When Altec’s Recruiter, Susan Miller, was pitched the idea of a joint venture between the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), Clarke Schools, and local manufacturers in forming an Industrial Tech Advisory Board for Clarke students, she knew there would be advantages. Not only did the collaboration give

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – Osceola Water Works Online Bill Paying Link Updates

Due to recent updates with the Osceola Water Works online bill payment and processing system, there have been some changes to where online payments are received. Those changes have been made on the Osceola Water Works web site, but it has been brought to the attention of

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Big Changes “Brewing” At Osceola’s Honey Hill Event Center

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In 2016, Iowa State Representative Rob Taylor and his wife, Dr. Christi Taylor, purchased the old winery across from Lakeside Casino, just east of I-35 on Clay Street. A southern Iowa native, and no strangers to Osceola, the Taylors saw the potential of the site – not

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CCDC Community Grants Break $1Million Mark in 2019

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The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) works tirelessly on improvement and promotion of Clarke County, Iowa, its local businesses, supporting the community in any way it can. As the Qualifying Sponsoring Organization for Lakeside Hotel and Casino, the CCDC receives a percentage of gaming revenues that, in

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Clarke County Hospital Now Offering Home Sleep Studies

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders include trouble falling (insomnia) or staying asleep, falling asleep at the wrong times (narcolepsy), too much sleep, or abnormal behaviors during sleep. One of the most common sleep disorders is sleep

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Clarke’s Jones-Webb Takes National Stage to Present Educational Sessions

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Becky Jones-Webb, English teacher at Osceola’s Clarke High School, was selected to present at the prestigious National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference held in Baltimore in November. Each year, the NCTE asks English educators from across the country to submit proposals to present a program

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Water Works Payment Convenience Fee to Take Effect December 27th

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In an effort to continue providing bill paying services through online card processing, as well as to offset service fees of over $7,500 annually to the utility customers, Osceola Water Works will be instating a convenience fee of 2.65% for each customer making their water utility payment

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Reynolds Announces Clarke County Hospital as Recipient of $25,000 Future Ready Iowa Grant

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Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, announced last week that Clarke County Hospital (CCH) was among 22 recipients to receive grants from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund. Awarded $25,000 out of a pool of $568,000, the sum is set up as a matching grant to help the

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Clarke Industrial Tech Students Spark A Bright Future in Osceola

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With the unemployment rate at an all-time low and college debt an ever-growing concern, making a decision on what to do after high school is a big challenge for many students. But for Clarke Community Schools’ Senior, TJ Woods, and others in the Clarke industrial tech program,

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