Come Play In The Spray At Public Safety Night

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Osceola and surrounding communities are invited to don their swim wear and come out for Public Safety Night with OFD Splash Zone for Kids on July 29th. This week’s Thursday Night in the Park is an opportunity for the community to talk mental health with Clarke County

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America’s SBDC-Iowa Launches Rural Business Innovators™

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AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) is pleased to announce Rural Business Innovators™, a new initiative for technology and innovation entrepreneurs that live in rural Iowa. This is a start-up accelerator that helps individuals develop their innovative business ideas and connects them to resources, partners and

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NEW: February 17, 2021 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2021-1

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From Mayor Kedley: Due to the continued concerns and in an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I, Mayor Thomas J. Kedley, do hereby declare another Emergency Proclamation for the city of Osceola, IA. We’re not through this pandemic yet and we cannot let down

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With Clarke County Unemployment Down, Local Manufacturers Get Creative to Hire

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March of 2020 and the COVID-19 crisis hit the job market in Clarke County like a hammer. Many local businesses, who depend on the area’s deep workforce pool, were forced to reduce staff or shut down completely. This took the pre-COVID unemployment rate that had been hovering

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Summer Cleanup? Notes on Trash, Recycling Pick-up for Osceola, Iowa

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Whether it’s been an abundance of home improvements from those home during quarantine or that Summer tends to bring out the cleaning bug in Osceola, a lot of questions have been submitted to the city about trash and recycling pick-ups, their schedules, and what can and can

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NEW: May 27, 2020 – City of Osceola Emergency Proclamation – 2020-7

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The limits within are getting fewer and fewer, which is a good thing. Park closures have ended, as have any limits on the golf course facilities. The library continues to operate per State guidelines. However, note under #4 that the aquatic center will be closed for the

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City Opens Applications for up to $30,000 in Housing Rehabilitation Assistance

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Partnering with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) and the Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG), The City of Osceola is opening the application process for the Owner-Occupied Housing Sustainability program. The program, developed to assist low-to-moderate income homeowners looking to make repairs to their homes, is

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Clarke County Reservoir Project Starts Technical Design Phase

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The Clarke County Reservoir project continues to move forward, reaching the end of the acquisition phase and kicking off the draft design phase. With these steps in motion, the project stays on track for a completion date near the end of 2024. In October, the Clarke County

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Clarke Students Tour & Take In The Impact of Osceola Manufacturing

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October is National Manufacturer’s Month and high school students from Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke Community School district spent some time learning how their community is supported through local manufacturers. Companies like Miller Products, makers of pins and fasteners as well as international provider of CNC and Swiss CNC

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Celebrating 50 Years of Building for A Strong Clarke Future

Sunday evening, the event center at Lakeside Resort and Casino was the location of a gathering to celebrate the milestones made by the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) over the last 50 years. With CCDC board members – past and present – local leadership, regional business owners,

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