Clarke Schools Asking for Public Input in Selection of New Superintendent

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The Clarke Community School board is looking to the public for guidance and input regarding the selection of the next district Superintendent. The board of education has partnered with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, Executive Recruitment and Development to assist in the important job of finding qualified superintendent

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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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Clarke Schools Calls on Community for Driver Support

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With a new bus barn and updated facilities, Clarke Community Schools has been reviewing and evaluating the need for bus drivers for the 2020-2021 school year. As in years past, route drivers are in short supply all over the state. Ed Stoll, Clarke’s incoming Transportation Director, decided

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Laborshed Study to be Conducted in Clarke County, IA

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The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for Osceola and the Clarke County, Iowa area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to the local workforce, regardless of political boundaries.

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City Council Green Lights Contractor Bidding on New Wastewater Plant

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The Osceola City Council has approved a schedule for taking bids on construction of the updated wastewater treatment facility. A recent pre-bid meeting brought in a handful of interest, but with design and budgeting finalized, the City is now able to open the call for bids to

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Laborshed Study to be Conducted in Osceola

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The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Osceola area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Osceola’s workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called

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Lakeside Casino Hires Local Talent as New Sales Manager

Lakeside Casino in Osceola is seeing some big changes recently, and one of them is the addition of a new Sales Manager. Monika Davis was born and raised in Osceola, graduating from Clarke Schools in 1996. Until recently, she was the owner and director of the Wild

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CCDC Celebrates 50 Years of Community, Commitment, and Success

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC). In August of 1969, the development corporation that has brought Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa numerous business and economic successes including Jimmy Dean and Hormel as well as the boon of

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New Osceola City Hall Intern Shines Bright

The City of Osceola is helping to grow the next generation of leaders through their internship program at City Hall and have found a prime candidate in Diana Sagastizado. With a passion for politics and current events, Clarke Schools senior Diana jumped at the chance to be

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Urgent Route Driver Shortage Signals Call on Community for Help

Already short on bus route drivers, Clarke Community Schools is looking to district family members and the community for help. With last school year’s shortage of qualified drivers rolling into the 2018/19 school year, staff and administrators worked diligently to cover or combine yellow bus routes to

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