CROSS Ministries Expanding Facilities with CCDC Grant

OSCEOLA, IA – October 18, 2022 C.R.O.S.S. Ministries began 14 years ago when Mike Sitzman, the founder, saw medical supplies that were expired in a local hospital being discarded, even though they were still in working order. Supplies like unopened medication and even equipment like wheel chairs.

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SIMCO Drilling Equipment Inc. Celebrates Over 50 years in Osceola

  (OSCEOLA, IA – September 26, 2022) SIMCO Drilling Equipment Inc. has been a well-established member of the Osceola manufacturing community. In 1960 Thayne Croston conceived new ideas to build a drilling rig. He owned Metalcraft Engineering in Lincoln, Nebraska. At the same time, Clarke County Development

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Establish Workforce Regional Training Center in Osceola, Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Atwood Tuesday, September 6, 2022 JAtwood@eda.gov U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Establish Workforce Training Center in Osceola, Iowa WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration

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CCDC Awards $50,000 for New Infinity Health Dental Clinic

(OSCEOLA, IA – August 2, 2022)      The Infinity Health Access Center is an important part of the community. Opening in Osceola in 2019, the center has provided needed access to those experiencing a mental health crisis. The former Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa has

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Dog Park Trail Connector Coming to Osceola

(OSCEOLA, IA – July 18, 2022) The City of Osceola is excited about a new addition to the trail system, a connector to Lauren’s Bark Park. The dog park is located at 801 E McLane Street and will now have a connection to the East Lake Trail.

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Students and Industry Collaborate to Create Bike Repair Stations

(OSCEOLA, IA May, 2, 2022) Clarke Community Schools’ students use their skills to design and manufacture bicycle repair stations in Osceola, Iowa. The students of the Clarke Community High School welding class is working with local manufacturers to create bicycle repair stations on the different trails around

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Clarke County Awarded $100,000 Grant

Improved communication is coming to Clarke County essential services thanks to a grant from Clarke County Development Corp (CCDC). CCDC has awarded $100,000 towards the counties efforts to update their current emergency radio system. The CCDC funding was leveraged with $652,666 in federal funding from the American

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SBDC is Open for Business

(OSCEOLA, IA – February 3, 2022) The Small Business Development Center is here to help. Clarke County Development Corp, in association with Southwestern Community College and eight other counties, provides services through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to both existing and potential businesses. Jamie David is

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Join Clarke Schools and Community Partners for Back to School Wellness Fair

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Clarke Schools will hold their 3rd annual Back to School Wellness Fair this Thursday, August 12, from 4-7pm in the Clarke Elementary Gym. This event is an opportunity for students and their families to learn about resources and services available, ranging from dental, vision, and hearing screenings

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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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