Meet the City of Osceola’s Summer Intern & Future Trailblazer, Sophia Hicks.

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Amidst ACT tests, summer volleyball, and work at The Junction Creamery, Clarke senior Sophia Hicks is gathering some practical experience this summer as the latest intern for the City of Osceola. Sophia and her family moved to Osceola when she was in the third grade. Over the

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Upgrades to Emergency Notification System Benefit Residents of Clarke County

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Upgrades to Iowa’s emergency notification system, Alert Iowa, are making it easier for residents of Clarke County to sign up and receive alerts about severe weather and other emergencies. Alert Iowa is a statewide emergency notification system the county uses to send alerts to residents. Improvements 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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Choking Response Devices Delivered to Clarke County

(Clarke County, Iowa) — 51 LifeVac choking devices have been purchased via a grant from the E.F. & Silvia Schildberg Foundation and a donation by LifeVac LLC. Emergency Management will begin distributing the devices throughout the County. The LifeVac is a non-powered, non-invasive, single-use only airway clearance

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SWCC To Hold July SolidWorks Training at Osceola Campus

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) continuing education department will be offering a SolidWorks Training in July at the SWCC Osceola Center. This 32-hour hands-on training will meet from 8 am – noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting July 12 through July 28. This training will be good

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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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Ready to Run? The Firecracker 5K Fun Run is Back!

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The annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K Fun Run is back! Organizers at Clarke County Hospital are in the heat of getting participant sign-ups and coordinating to make it a spectacular addition to this years’ 4th of July events. Interested participants are encouraged to register early so

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Residential Knox Box options for Osceola Fire District

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Press Release from Osceola Fire Department Osceola, Iowa – Osceola Fire Department adds residential Knox Box as options to homeowners. The Knox HomeBox™ is a secure key box for individual residences that can only be opened with one of 2 keys. These keys are secured in mounted

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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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