Assistant Parks and Recreation Director

The City of Osceola is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the Assistant Parks and Recreation Director position.  Reporting to the Parks and Recreation Director, this position shall be responsible for assisting in the hiring/training of seasonal staff, coordinating and oversight of youth and adult recreational programing,

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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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Clarke Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

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Clarke Community High School senior John Reynoldson has been named a National Merit semifinalist. Reynoldson, son of Robert and Elisabeth Reynoldson of Osceola, is one of the 16,000 semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. According to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship

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Clarke County Hospital Offers Free Well Woman Exams

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Utilizing funding awarded to the Hospital by Bras for the Cause, Clarke County Hospital is offering free Well Woman Exams. The exam includes: 3D Mammogram Screening and Image Reading Cervical Screening Lab Screening All women who would like to take advantage of this free service must mention

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Clarke County Hospital Schedules COVID-19 PFIZER Vaccine Booster Update

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Following the CDC’s recent recommendation on the PFIZER vaccine COVID-19 booster shots, Clarke County Hospital has scheduled a PFIZER vaccine booster dose clinic on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Booster dose recipients must have received the PFIZER primary series (2 doses) vaccination and fit in one of the

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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 Community Schools ‘We’re Back!’

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Students and staff at Clarke Schools are past the doldrums that come with the end of summer and are settling into a familiar routine. As a sense of normalcy descends, faculty and kids alike are back to being excited about what they’re doing and are looking forward

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Osceola Fire Dept. Awarded Grant for New State of the Art Training Trailer

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Osceola Fire Department has been awarded a FEMA grant for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Fire Prevention and Safety. This grant provides a 34ft state of the art fire safety training trailer. This training trailer contains multiple scenario options that match the most common threats in our community

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2020 Census Numbers Show Strong Local Growth and More Opportunity

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The 2020 Census numbers are in and, on the surface, the results for the nation seem to be right on line with expectations. Metropolitan populations outgrew rural areas. The Midwest and central U.S. saw a slight decline in population compared to the coasts. And the average age

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