Clarke’s Industrial Arts Sparks Brilliance in First Annual Welding Competition

While the Clarke School District schedule called for a day off for students and teachers on Friday, over two dozen dedicated Industrial Arts students, their instructor, Mr. Lyden, local manufacturing mentors, and other professionals gathered early at Clarke’s Industrial Arts department doors to kick off the final

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Drone Tech For Clarke County Increases Safety and Response Benefits

Clarke County Emergency Management has filled a technology gap in Southern Iowa with the acquisition of a new, high-tech drone, and now has an efficient, safe tool for a variety of emergency situations. In the fall of 2017, Stephens State Forest was the scene of a search-and-rescue

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Clarke Middle School Named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education

Leadership and Life Skills at Clarke Middle School Inspire Young Students to Become 21st Century Leaders with the Leader in Me Process Clarke Middle School announced today the school has been certified and named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education. This recognition is

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Are You Ready for the 2018 Nonprofit Community Forum?

Each fall the Clarke County Development Corporation puts together and hosts a Nonprofit Community Forum for local groups to network, share their successes and put forth their plans for the upcoming year. At the event, local nonprofits and community organizations are invited to present their greatest success

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The Village Improvements Continue to Create Opportunities for South Central Iowa Families

The Village, Osceola’s community preschool and childcare center, continues to work on improvements to provide the best opportunities for south central Iowa and Clarke County children and their families. In 2018, The Village with the support from Clarke County Development Corporation, Clarke County, and the City of

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Don’t Miss Manufacturer’s Day 2018!

In recognition of October’s Manufacturer’s Month, businesses from Osceola and south-central Iowa will be taking part in a unique event focused on local and regional manufacturing employment opportunities. Osceola and south-central Iowa is a hotbed for manufacturing jobs. Skilled employees are a premium to employers like Salford,

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Clarke Industrial Arts Advisory Board to Hold First Annual Welding Art Sculpture Event

In cooperation with Clarke County Development Corporation, local manufacturers will be working with Clarke Industrial Arts students to create works of art for the first annual Welding Art Sculpture Event. Starting October 5, teams of 2-3 students will begin meeting with a welding mentor from one of

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Come Cheer on Clarke Football at Homecoming on Their New Home Field

It’s homecoming week for Clarke Community Schools and everyone is invited to cheer on the Indians this Friday as they face Saydel on the new home field. Check out some of the latest images of the new turf and where the Homecoming Game will be held this

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New Clarke Schools App Brings Activities and Academics Together

In a world always on the go, Clarke Schools is streamlining communications for the Clarke students, parents, teachers, and the community. Today, we use smartphones for nearly everything. Studies have shown this “on-the-go” society rarely sit down to get their news and updates from a desktop computer

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Eckels takes over as new OCMS Executive Director

Osceola Chamber Main Street has been in search of a new director over the summer and has recently hired Ashleigh Eckels for the job. Eckels, 27, is from Murray and an ISU graduate. She has a degree in event management, which is a great background for her

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