Pulling for Pork – When Community Comes Together, Businesses Win

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Timber Ridge Country Market’s experience with the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Pulled Pork Madness showed what real community support could do. The businesses in Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa thrive on community support. From small, family-owned shops to big manufacturers, businesses of all sizes depend on the

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With $50K CCDC Grant, OCMS Launches New Building Improvement Opportunities

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In the March 10th meeting of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), the board unanimously approved a $50,000 grant to Osceola Chamber Main Street (OCMS) to seed an exciting new building improvement program throughout the city. The program, designed and managed by the OCMS Board, is focused

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Lakeside Casino and OCMS Join to Bring ‘Holiday Giving Trees’ to Osceola

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The management team at Lakeside Hotel & Casino in Osceola, Iowa could sense the need for a little extra holiday cheer in their community this year. So, they placed a quick call to Ashleigh Eckels, Executive Director at Osceola Chamber Main Street to discuss a festive idea

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OCMS, Osceola Foods & 4th Of July Fireworks – The Show Must Go On!

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As the Governor moves the state to re-open, many scheduled events are still feeling the impact of social distancing and the COVID-19 crisis. Many budgets have become stressed from months of inactivity, dwindling sponsorships, or fear of a secondary surge. So, when Osceola Chamber Main Street announced

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Kimes Receives Honored Community Service Award

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Each year, Osceola Chamber Main Street and the Clarke County Development Corporation join in hosting a celebration of local business and achievements for the past year. Tuesday’s event saw leadership from Osceola and Clarke County government, local businesses and non-profits joining together to celebrate – in 20’s-era

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New Digital Updates Help Users Find Local Activities

The latest updates to the Web site ClarkeCountyLife.com have been made to help users find Osceola and Clarke County’s local activities through a simple, mobile information portal. With the growth of the community and organized groups becoming more abundant, tracking and coordinating information for activities throughout the

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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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Osceola’s Square Recognized by National Register of Historic Places

Osceola’s Historic Commercial District has been officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places, effective January 19, 2018. The area recognized includes the city square around the Clarke County Courthouse from West Jefferson Street on the south, West Washington Street on the north and bordered on

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Reynolds & Ernst Help Celebrate Clarke County Community & Business

Last night, braving the cold temps and a biting wind, Osceola community members, business leaders, and guests gathered at Lakeside Casino’s Event Center to celebrate Osceola, the community, and the businesses that make Osceola and Clarke County Iowa residents feel there’s “No Place Like Home.”  With a

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Osceola Streetscape Project Gets Council Green Light

Osceola City Council took action on the downtown street project plans at its meeting Jan. 2. With a 3-2 vote the council decided to go forward with two proposed plans for the Osceola downtown streets. The original plan drawn up in 2014 called for elimination of the

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